OSTEOFACTS | Wellness Seminar On-Demand; Telehealth Rules
January 28, 2022
Wellness Seminar Available On Demand
The Physician Wellness Seminar held earlier this month received excellent evaluations from attendees. If you missed it, the entire seminar is now available on demand! We encourage you to take this opportunity to prioritize yourself.
ODH Officials Cautiously Optimistic about COVID Decline
At the press briefing this week Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, noted many hospitals are still strained but the state can be “cautiously optimistic that we may be reaching the other side.”
Explore Your Options
If you’re considering another professional opportunity or just want to see what might be available, have a look at the OOA website. On the Jobs Forum you’ll find a listing of OOA institutional members with direct links to each organization’s vacancies.
New Edition of Advance Directives Issued
The Honoring Wishes Task Force, a collaboration of health organizations and provider groups dedicated to improving end-of-life care, completed the 8th edition of Choices: Living Well at End of Life this week.
The booklet includes an advance directives packet and the most recent amendments per state law. Specifically, this edition reflects changes included in HB 7, which removed organ donation information from Ohio’s living will. An Ohio Donor Registry Enrollment form is still included in the booklet.
Your Input Needed on Telehealth Rules
The State Medical Board has shared proposed telehealth rules for preliminary input with the OOA and other stakeholder groups. The proposed rules are here and here. Note that proposed OAC rule 4731-37-01 is new, and proposed OAC rule 4731-11-09 is a new rule to replace current OAC rule 4731-11-09.
Final Call! Abstracts Due January 31
Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2022 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium Research Competition. There is one category, biomedical/clinical research, for the competition.
The poster competition will be held virtually, similar to last year. Authors of the top 20 abstracts will be invited to submit a pre-recorded three-minute thesis for peer-review and the top three will invited to give a live virtual podium presentation during the Symposium. Each author presenting live will receive a cash prize.
OHIO OSTEOPATHIC SYMPOSIUM
April 28-May 1 • Columbus Hilton • 28 credits
Registration coming soon!
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