The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association is encouraged by the recently adjourned 2013 legislative session. The OSU Medical Center received a $13.25 million appropriation and will receive no less than $5 million in federal matching funds. This is the largest appropriation in the history of our medical center and will be used to upgrade and modernize systems and equipment.
The OOA enjoyed other legislative successes as well. With the support of like-minded organizational partners, the OOA was also able to successfully defeat HB 1020. This legislation would have given physical therapists the right to practice without a prescription from a licensed physician. It is essential for the wellbeing of all Oklahomans that patients receive exams from licensed physicians and we were able to guarantee this patient protection.
The OOA will continue to fight for a much-needed recurring annual appropriation for the OSU Medical Center to ensure it will serve the public well into the future. With your continued commitment, we will work to make this a reality.
The OOA remains active in our advocacy efforts all year long, so please consider a contribution to OOPAC today!
The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association works diligently to monitor and act on legislation that affects osteopathic medicine in Oklahoma.
If you are interested in finding out more about specific legislation, you can see a bill in its entirety by clicking here. When you enter the legislative site, click on House (HB) or Senate (SB) based on the bill you’re researching and click on search. Please allow the list to download, then find and select the bill to see it in its entirety.
To find detailed information, current status, and a full-text copy of bills in the Oklahoma Legislature you may go to the Oklahoma Legislative web site OLIN (Oklahoma Legislative Information Network).
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