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Ohio SB 121

All - we are excited to announce that SB 121 was introduced today to require Tomosynthesis to be included as part of the required screening mammography benefits under health insurance policies.
You can view the legislation under "current version" at the link posted below.

We will be encouraging legislative hearings and will need witnesses to testify so please let me know if you have an interest or could try to make yourself available.  Hearings wouldn't likely be until later this Spring or possibly Fall.

I will also notify you when the bill is referred to committee so you can reach out to the Chairman and encourage hearings on the bill.

Thank you,

Rachel G. Winder

Government Relations Manager

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

41 South High Street, Suite 2600

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3506


Advocacy Resources

ONS Health Policy Advocacy: https://www.ons.org/advocacy-policy
United State House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/
United State Senate: http://www.senate.gov/
White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative: https://www.whitehouse.gov/CancerMoonshot
NCI Moonshot: http://www.cancer.gov/research/key-initiatives/moonshot-cancer-initiative
American Nurses Association: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy
Nursing Community: http://www.thenursingcommunity.org/
US House Nursing Caucus http://www.aacn.nche.edu/government-affairs/House-Nursing-Caucus-Members.pdf
US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/
CMS https://www.cms.gov/
NIH https://www.nih.gov/
NINR https://www.ninr.nih.gov/
FDA http://www.fda.gov/
HRSA http://www.hrsa.gov/index.html

2017 ONS Capital Hill Days

The 2017 ONS Capitol Hill Days will be held Wednesday, September 6–Thursday, September 7, in Washington, DC.

What to Expect

On Day 1, attendees will spend the day earning continuing nursing education contact hours and learning about advocacy, the current political environment, CMS and the Oncology Care Model, ONS’s policy agenda, and more. Day 2 will find attendees on Capitol Hill meeting with their state representative or senators.

As a bonus, all ONS Capitol Hill Days attendees are invited to the launch of the ONS Center for Advocacy and Health Policy on the evening of Tuesday, September 5. 

Application Process

ONS will be seeking applications, including a letter of recommendation, from members across the United States to join us for these two days of education, networking, and advocacy. With only 100 slots available for this educational training conference, one representative per chapter is urged to apply. We are also seeking a wide geographic representation to demonstrate ONS’ national appeal, so don’t be shy in applying from the farthest reaches of the country.

Apply Now

The application process for the 2017 ONS Capitol Hill Days is now open. Talk to your chapter leaders, and apply to represent your chapter in DC before Monday, July 17. Please contact hilldays@ons.org with any questions.