The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
The OPPA has joined several other medical groups, including the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio Osteopathic Association, to fight a law that was to go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. The flawed law invites confusion for all stakeholders and would result in provider non-compliance and delays in patient care.
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A statewide partnership with the national Crisis Text Line has resulted in 243 "active rescues" of Ohioans in danger of harming themselves or others, state and local mental health officials said this week. Read More
More than 220,000 people in Ohio may be unable to afford care for mental illness or drug addiction if congressional Republicans scrap the 2010 health-care law without passing a substitute measure, according to a new national report. Read More
A new feature has been added to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting (OARRS) that allows physicians (and their designees) to see which prescriptions for their patients were not checked. Read More
Help determine the future of APA by selecting its next leaders. Learn about this year’s slate of candidates, their priorities, backgrounds and watch video interviews! Read More
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