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.
The fiscal year 2018-19 operating budget (HB 49) requires Ohio Medicaid to seek federal approval to require Medicaid enrollees in the expansion group to work unless they are over age 55, enrolled in school or occupational training, participating in an alcohol or drug addiction treatment program, or have intensive physical health care needs or serious mental illness.
Join your colleagues at the Ohio Statehouse in April to advocate on behalf of your patients and your profession. During Advocacy Day, psychiatrists will learn about it means to advocate and why it's important, as well as current legislative priorities of the OPPA. Then, members will be well prepared to meet with their individual legislators in the afternoon. Read More
Comments must be received by Mon. Feb. 26
The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) has filed proposed rules with the Common Sense Initiative Office. If enacted, the proposed rules will establish a confidential monitoring program that allows licensees with mental or physical illnesses, other than substance use disorders, to be monitored by the SMBO without being subjected to formal public disciplinary action. Read More
Physicians are invited to provide feedback about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements through an online survey being conducted by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Read More
FREE to OPPA members; non-members $39
The OPPA will be holding two concurrent workshops that you won't want to miss on Sat., March 3, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton (Columbus, OH). Register online today as both workshops are almost full! Read More
February 27, 2018
March 3, 2018
Hilton Columbus at Easton