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House Bill 394 would allow pharmacists to administer CDC recommended immunizatio…

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House Bill 394 would allow pharmacists to administer CDC recommended immunizations with a prescription to kids 7-12 and without a prescription to individuals 13 and older. The bill would allow pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to kids 7 and older without a prescription. HB 394 just passed on the senate floor. Vote on the bill: 28-3. Now back to the house for concurrence and on to the governor for his signature!

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HB 326 to exempt diabetic shoe fitters from licensure, passed today on floor of…

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HB 326 to exempt diabetic shoe fitters from licensure, passed today on floor of the Ohio Senate. Vote:28-4.

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Two bills were recommended for passage by the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human…

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Two bills were recommended for passage by the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee. HB 394 allows Pharmacists to administer CDC recommended immunizations to kids age 13 and older without a prescription and 12 and younger with a prescription. The bill will be voted on today on the Senate floor. HB 412 was also recommended for passage. It would allow Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to delegate medication administration to medical assistants. ...

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COHCA is following two pharmacy bills which are slated for vote this afternoon o…

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COHCA is following two pharmacy bills which are slated for vote this afternoon on Senate floor. We’ll share more details later:

HB326
DIABETIC SHOE FITTERS (ROEGNER K, REECE A) To exempt diabetic shoe fitters from licensure.

HB394
IMMUNIZATIONS (SMITH R, ANTONIO N) Regarding the authority of pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer immunizations.

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Bills Pass Senate Committee

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Good Day at the Statehouse for COHCA Providers!

Today at the Statehouse legislation passed out of the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee to allow  APRNs and PAs to delegate medication administration to medical assistants.  In the same hearing, HB 394 was amended and passed out of committee to allow pharmacists to administer CDC recommended immunizations to kids age 8 to 12 with a prescription and 13 and older without a prescription.  That legislation would also address mandatory immunizations for ...

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We look forward to meeting many of you at the COHCA Conference this afternoon. D…

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We look forward to meeting many of you at the COHCA Conference this afternoon. Drive safely!

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COHCA wishes a happy National CRNA Week to our Nurse Anesthetist members: Januar…

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COHCA wishes a happy National CRNA Week to our Nurse Anesthetist members: January 19-25

Nurse anesthetists have a documented history of providing safe, high-quality anesthesia care. Today, nearly 150 years after the profession’s start, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the hands-on providers of more than 34 million anesthetics given to patients each year in the United States.

In Ohio, there are over 1,800 CRNAs practicing in a variety of settings, including traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms; ...

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From today's Columbus Dispatch: Kasich appoints medical director for Health Dep…

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From today’s Columbus Dispatch:

Kasich appoints medical director for Health Deparment –
Critics had questioned experience of health director appointed earlier this year


Kasich appoints state medical director
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Gov. John Kasich has appointed Dr. Mary DiOrio as medical director at the Ohio Department of Health. DiOrio will work with Rich Hodges, the former head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, whom Kasich appointed earlier this ...

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Information Regarding Ebola

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The Ohio Board of Nursing is committed to providing the public, including health care providers, with information about Ebola. Having accurate information is important for optimal care of patients, for nurse safety in managing this infectious disease, and public protection.

The Ohio Department of Health has set up a 24/7 call line for the public, staffed by registered nurses: 866-800-1404.

Links to important sources of information are listed below:

▪   What You Need to Know about Ebola: Click here to view the ...

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FYI http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_101414.asp

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FYI
http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_101414.asp


Conference Call October 14, 2014|Clinicians Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
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CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA). Providing clinicians the most current and reliable information on emerging public health threats, such as pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism.

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