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Alternative Medicine Law Approved in Ohio

From: "Saul Pressman" saul@...
Date: Mon Oct 2, 2000 6:56 am
Subject: Ohio Makes #12

Dear oxyplusers,

Good news !


Alternative Medicine Law Approved in Ohio

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2000

Governor Robert Taft of Ohio has signed into law House Bill 90, opening the doors for licensed physicians to offer responsible alternative medical care to their patients. The bill states that alternative medicine is part of the acceptable practice of medicine as long as there is informed consent and the risks and potential benefits are reasonable when compared with those of conventional medicine. House Bill 90 goes into effect on October 9, 2000.

Ohio becomes the 12th state to pass similar legislation. Ohio doctors have been reluctant to provide alternatives for their patients, in large part because they feared that they might be sanctioned by the Medical Board for going outside what is considered a "usual and customary" conventional treatment for various medical problems.

The Ohio bill is unique because the chief sponsors of the bill, Senator Charles Horn from Dayton and Representative George Terwillager from Hamilton, urged the Medical Board to meet with leading proponents of alternative medicine in Ohio to work out language that was acceptable to both points of view. The result was a bill that passed 91-3 in the House and 33-0 in the Senate.

Source: OsteoMed II

Best of Health! Dr. Saul Pressman, DCh

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