This week in a surprise move, the Ohio Senate amended a long-stalled autism mandate bill into an unrelated bill dealing with palliative care licensing (HB 470). This type of amendment activity frequently occurs during lame duck session before a General Assembly term is set to expire.
The bill did not advance, but is likely to be placed up for vote next week. As we have done in prior sessions, the OMA has communicated concerns about the autism mandate legislation. Concerned manufacturers can contact your member of the Senate and ask them to oppose the autism mandate contained in HB 470.
Here is a summary of HB 470. 12/1/2016