The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association works diligently to monitor and act on legislation that affects osteopathic medicine in Oklahoma.
We are encouraged by last year’s state appropriation of $13.25 million to the OSU Medical Center (OSUMC). OSUMC will also receive no less than $5 million in federal matching funds. The OOA will continue to fight for a much-needed recurring annual appropriation for the OSU Medical Center to ensure unparalleled service to the public well into the future. With your continued commitment, we will work to make this a reality.
The OOA will also work to defend against scope of practice overreaches. Direct access to non-physician health care professionals endangers patients' health and puts the patient in the unfortunate and confusing position of being forced to choose among the series of health care professionals, not all of whom are adequately trained to make well-informed diagnoses. We will continue these efforts to increase the quality of health care for our patients.
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