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.
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
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
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
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
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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