OHSAM focuses its advocacy efforts on state legislation and regulation that impact the field of addiction medicine in Ohio.

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21st Century Cures Act

Ohio’s Funding Application Summary
The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


SB 319

The bill establishes a system of registration for two kinds of pharmacy technicians (registered pharmacy technicians and certified pharmacy technicians) and pharmacy technician trainees.


SB 319 Amendment


Section 4729.45 of the Ohio Revised Code

Pursuant to section 4729.45 of the Ohio Revised Code (effective 4.6.2017), the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is required to adopt rules regarding the administration of certain injectable drugs by pharmacists pursuant to both a physician protocol and a prescription.

For more information on this new law, please visit: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-SB-332