HB 421 – Physician Immunity (2011-2012)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_421
This bill seeks to grant immunity to physicians who report a patient’s use of drugs to some individuals, government entities, and employers.
Primary Sponsors:Rep. O’Brien (D), Rep. Slaby (R)
Secondary Sponsors:Rep. Anielski (R), Rep. Combs (R), Rep. Johnson (R), Rep. Maag (R), Rep. McGregor (R), Rep. Stebelton (R)
Committee:Criminal Justice (H)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0421?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
The ACLU of Ohio recognizes the need for both public safety and the right of individuals to have medical privacy kept in strict confidence with their doctors. With this in mind, the ACLU of Ohio continues to monitor this legislation as it develops.
Possible amendments and vote (05/23/2012)