A major strategic goal of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association is to advocate on behalf of our patients and our profession.
The legislative and government agencies impact significantly both our profession and our patients. Hundreds of laws are introduced each legislative session - some good, some not so good. Regulatory agencies, such as the State Medical Board, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and others, promulgate rules to which we are required to adhere.
It is vital that we make our voices heard and our position known. We do this by lobbying activities, OPPAC contributions, and testifying before the Ohio General Assembly (the legislature). But the most effective way requires active participation of individual members of the OPPA.