Advocacy



CMA's Virtual Legislative Program

What is it? 
30-minute virtual meeting with a state legislator, 1-3 physicians, and CMA public policy staff consultant. These meetings are for education and awareness that will help prepare for any potential future request for support. Topics will be tailored to balance our agenda and legislators' interests/position. Topics will be outlined in writing to all meeting participants.

What are we trying to achieve?
  1. Physician/Legislator Relationship - help give doctors the opportunity to interact directly with legislators and for legislators to get to know doctors who are a part of their district/community.
  2. Program/Legislator Relationship - relationship building with legislators about CMA and its affiliates - COTS/PCC/HCGC - that prepares us for future advocacy "asks" related to supporting work of physicians through the CMA and its affiliates.
How does it come together? CMA public policy staff consultants will schedule all meetings and prepare briefing material for physicians. We will then work to match the availability of physicians who are interested to participate in these types of meetings. Whenever possible, we hope to link physicians who live, work, or affiliated with a facility from the legislator's district.
Are you interested in participating? There is an open invitation to any Central Ohio physician to participate in this program. We need a pool of interested doctors, as matching schedules of busy legislators and physicians is challenging.



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Public Policy/Advocacy Updates and Blogs


March 9, 2021  |  March Public Policy Update

February 8, 2021 |  February Public Policy Update


February 12, 2021 |  Policy and Politics

The CMA's Public Policy Consultant, Malcolm Porter, is back this week with another awesome update on Ohio's 134th General Assembly. This time he briefly covers the Governor's proposed budget. Watch the update (1.5 minutes)
 

January 29, 2021 |  Policy and Politics Update

Malcolm Porter, the CMA's Public Policy Consultant, is back this week with another great Central Ohio Policy and Politics update.This week Malcolm covers early Ohio Senate legislation regarding limiting emergency health orders, joining the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, and implementing new protocols for stroke patients to emergency services. Watch the update (2 minutes)
 

November 2020  |  Election Endorsements

Recently the OSMA released its list of endorsed Ohio candidates for the upcoming 2020 election. The CMA's PAC was involved in the recommendation process for the legislators in Central Ohio. Over the next few weeks, we will be providing quick 1-minute video overviews of each of the endorsed Central Ohio candidates so you can be more informed when it comes time to vote. See endorsements
 

October 8, 2020  |  Why Do Some Doctors Care So Much about “Judicial Philosophy” and “Tort Reform”?

This update is to provide background and history on the issue of medical liability insurance and Ohio’s tort reform law – items that have potential relevance in the Ohio Supreme Court races on the November ballot. Read more