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The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.

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08/22/2016

General Assembly, AG form study committee on opiate epidemic

Republican leaders of the state House and Senate joined with Attorney General Mike DeWine to create a citizen study committee to recommend ways to effectively drive home an anti-drug message from the time a student first steps on a bus for kindergarten. Read More

08/22/2016

State agencies request funding to oversee Ohio's medical marijuana program

The Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy, two of the three state agencies that will regulate the program, plan to request money for the new Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program next week from the state controlling board. Read More

08/22/2016

Medicaid releases report card on managed care plans

Medicaid officials released the state’s second annual report card of managed-care plans last week. The managed-care report card was based on data provided by the plans and patient surveys. CareSource received the highest marks, earning 13 of a possible 15 stars. Read More

08/22/2016

Letter to editor: Pass the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016

OPPA President, Alan Levy, MD, in a letter to the editor published by The Columbus Dispatch, urges U.S. Senators to pass the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 to help enforce an existing law that mental health be covered just like physical health. Read More

08/18/2016

Gov. Kasich appoints new member to state medical board

On August 12, Governor John Kasich appointed Ronan M. Factora, MD, of North Royalton, OH, to the State Medical Board of Ohio for a term beginning August 12, 2016, and ending Monday, March 18, 2019.

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August 25, 2016
8:00-9:00PM

OPPA Resident-Fellow Member Committee

Teleconference

August 31, 2016
7:00-8:00PM

OPPA Program & Continuing Education Committee

Teleconference

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