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.

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APA applauds US Reps. Murphy and Johnson for reintroducing comprehensive MH reform legislation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) praised U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) for their reintroduction of comprehensive mental health reform legislation, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. The revamped bill builds upon the previous bipartisan version. H.R. 2646 breaks down federal barriers to care, clarifies privacy standards for families and caregivers; reforms outdated programs, expands parity accountability, and invests in services for the most difficult to treat cases while driving evidence-based care.


Pharmacy board releases semiannual OARRS report on prescribed/dispensed opioids

Pursuant to section 4729.85 of the Revised Code, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy recently submitted its semiannual report on opioid pain relievers dispensed by Ohio pharmacies or personally furnished by prescribers. Read More


ASAM releases practice guideline for the use of medications involving opioid use

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has released its National Practice Guidelines for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (Practice Guideline). The Practice Guideline will assist clinicians prescribing pharmacotherapies to patients with addiction related to opioid use. It addresses knowledge gaps about the benefits of treatment medications and their role in recovery, while guiding evidence-based coverage standards by payers. Read More


APA dues deadline is June 30

The APA, OPPA and our members are shaping the role of psychiatry in our health care system and advocating for our patients. Remain a part of the American Psychiatric Association and support its important work. Renew before June 30 and continue to receive the benefits that keep you at the top of your profession. Sign in to your online account or call 703-907-7322 to renew today!


OhioMHAS Nominations sought: Howard H Sokolov Award

The OhioMHAS Forensic Services Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2015 Howard H. Sokolov Mental Health Leadership Award. Given in memory of Dr. Howard Sokolov, a pioneering psychiatrist and scholar who passed away in 2014, the award recognizes an individual or program that consistently demonstrates a commitment to excellence, recognition of dignity and worth of the consumer, security and safety of the community and dedication to providing quality forensic mental health services. Read More

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 June 2015 
July 13, 2015

OPPA Government Relations Committee


July 20, 2015

OPPA Executive Committee


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