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Ohio Legislature Medical Immunity Legislation Moving Forward

  • 1.  Ohio Legislature Medical Immunity Legislation Moving Forward

    Posted 06-03-2020 02:01 PM
    Per previous updates, there is consideration of extending/expanding medical immunity.

    At this point, SB 308 is a likely candidate to be the legislative vehicle for these provisions. This bill would provide immunity from civil liability and professional discipline for health care providers during disasters or emergencies, to provide qualified civil immunity to service providers providing services during and after a government-declared disaster.

    The bill passed out of committee today and is scheduled for a vote of the full Senate tomorrow.

    This is a complex area of law, but here is a link to a very readable Legislative Service Commission analysis that highlights the key provisions around standards and exceptions:

    Should SB 308 pass the Senate, then the bill moves to the House for consideration.

    Malcolm Porter
    CMA Public Policy/Political Consultant