Upcoming Meetings

2018 OCACS Annual Meeting The 2018 OCACS Annual Chapter Meeting will be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Westin Cincinnati. We look forward to seeing you there!   FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UPCOMING MEETING, PLEASE VISIT THE EVENTS PAGE.

Legislative Update for January 16, 2018

CRNA Scope of Practice, Anti-MOC Bills Could See Movement The 132nd General Assembly returns to action this month for a busy spring work period. The legislature is expected to tackle a handful of contentious issues before departing at the end of May. Lawmakers will consider a state capital budget, Congressional redistricting reform, legislation to shore […]

Legislative Update for November 2, 2017

State Controlling Board Votes to Sustain Medicaid Expansion Earlier this week, the State Controlling Board approved the release of $264 million in state funding for the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM). These funds represent the state share of funding for coverage of the Expansion population for State Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019. Monday’s unanimous vote […]

Legislative Update for August 31, 2017

Ohio Senate Follows Through on Veto Overrides; More Votes Looming As previously reported, the Ohio House of Representatives met in July and voted to override 11 of Governor Kasich’s 47 line item vetoes in House Bill 49, the State Operating Budget for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019. The Ohio Senate did not immediately convene to […]

Legislative Update for July 27, 2017

General Assembly Considers Line Item Veto Overrides We previously reported that the Ohio General Assembly was considering override votes on several of Governor Kasich’s line-item vetoes in HB 49, the State Operating Budget for FY 18/19. Kasich vetoed 47 provisions prior to signing the budget late last month. Many of these vetoes struck down provisions […]

Legislative Update for June 29, 2017

General Assembly Wraps Up State Budget Earlier this week, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget for FY18 and FY19. The republican-led state legislature approved HB 49 largely along party lines, wrapping up nearly six months of committee hearings, debates, and amendments. Governor Kasich must sign the budget by June […]

Ohio Medical Marijuana Officially Becomes Law in September

Medical marijuana will be legal in Ohio on Sept. 8, 2016. But it may still be another two years before patients will gain access to the drug for medicinal purposes. In the meantime, authorities from several different state agencies have the task of drafting and establishing specific rules, regulations and guidelines for how the drug […]

2016 Ohio Chapter, ACS Annual Meeting

The 2016 OHACS Annual Meeting was held May 6 – 7 at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport hotel in Columbus, OH.  Initial feedback leads to the meeting being successful in that presentations were timely and pertinent as well as adequate networking time was afforded for attendees.  Thank you to all that attended.

Congratulations to the OCOT Paper Competition Winners

First Place Multiple Methods to Increase Sphingosine Rescue Burn Mice from Lung Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection Presented by Dr. Teresa C. Rice, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Second Place Endothelial Cells Endocytose Microparticles from Aged Red Blood Cells Presented by Dr. Young Kim, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati