January 12, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: President's Message January 2024 | RSVP For the CMA's Emerging Trends Program Today | Ohio Legislative Update | Medical Supplies and Furniture Available | Welcome New Members

Present's Message | January 2024

CMA president, Dr. Mehran Mostafavifar, is back this month to talk about the upcoming Emerging Trends program on January 30th as well as ask for nominations for the CMA Board of Directors and the OSMA House of Delegates.

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Ohio Legislative Update

Ohio House Overrides Governor’s Veto of HB 68. Rules Posted For Comment.

This week the Ohio House voted to reject Governor DeWine’s veto of legislation that prohibited gender transition medical care for Ohioans under 18 years of age. The vote was 65-28. 


The Ohio Senate is expected to consider completing the override attempt at its next scheduled Session on January 24th. The Senate passed the bill originally by a vote of 24-8 and is widely expected to also override the veto. 


If the Senate votes this way, the bill would take effect 90 days after the Senate’s action.


As a part of the Governor’s efforts to head off an override, the administration issued an executive order to ban surgeries and also posted draft rules for gender-affirming care services. This link contains access for comments to be submitted back to the administration as a part of the rule adoption process. Comments must be received by January 19th.


The Ohio Senate is not currently in session and is not scheduled to reconvene until January 24th. The House is not scheduled to meet again until February 7th.


Future Public Policy Updates

Next week this column is planning to provide updates on various constitutional amendment efforts that are attempting to qualify for this November’s ballot.


To suggest a topic for these updates or for information about any of the CMA’s Public Policy and Advocacy work, contact CMA Executive Director Lisa Oyer (loyer@columbusmedicalassociation.org) or Advocacy Consultant Malcolm Porter (malcolmjporter@aol.com)

Emerging Trends | Forgotten Vital Signs: Working Together to Humanize and Support Physicians and their Families

RSVP Today for the CMA's Annual Emerging Trends Speaker Series on January 30th from 6 - 8 pm. This year's topic is Forgotten Vital Signs: Working together to humanize and support physicians and their families.

The Columbus Medical Association is hosting a panel of experts who have personally walked in your shoes. They’ll share how to inform, empower, and provide resources to physicians and families that can quickly make a difference.

By attending, you will:  

  • Better understand why physicians have a hard time asking for and receiving help;
  • Recognize the unique stress families of physicians sometimes go through;
  • Learn how to tactfully approach a colleague in need of help;
  • Understand the big changes for Ohio physicians needing help for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. 

Be a part of this important discussion and bring your spouse/partner if able! RSVP Today!

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Medical Supplies & Furniture Available

Longtime CMA medical practice Central Ohio Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Services is closing its doors. We wish the physicians and practice manager Diane Seiple lots of luck in their future endeavors!

The practice has medical supplies and furniture to donate to anyone interested. To learn more, contact Diane Seiple at dseiple@copeds.com to learn more.

Issak Abdulfatah, MD

Ohio Gastro

Jeng Jennifer, DO

Ohio Gasto

Kasey Parker, MD

Ohio Gastro

Shah Raj, MD

Ohio Gastro

Kapoor Sumit, MD

Ohio Gasto

Adil Faqih, MD

Ohio Gastro

Dacia Russell Goman, MD

Emergency Medicine

Sergio A. Carrillo Melendez, MD

Nationwide Children's

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