Changes made to HB 153 since the substitute bill was accepted on Thursday include an omnibus amendment as well as four amendments approved during debate:
- Omnibus Amendment
- Amendment 1 (legal notices)
- Amendment 2 (Ohio College Opportunity Grant)
- Amendment 3 (Central State University)
- Amendment 4 (Civil Rights Commission)
A Summary of the omnibus changes was also released.
According to Hannah News, changes affecting health, human service, and early care & education programs include:
- Restores $750,000 in each fiscal year to the Help Me Grow program. Also specifies that the program is to provide family-centered parenting education and support. Requires the Department of Health to obtain written consent before providing services and specifies in-home visits are voluntary.
- Provides an additional $2.5 million per year to Local Mental Health Systems of Care.
- Restores funding for Free Clinics Safety Net Services to the executive-proposed level.
- Creates the Nursing Facility Capacity Council to study current and future capacity, and to make recommendations regarding existing capacity.
- Requires that the anti-psychotic anti-depressant drugs exempted from prior authorization in the sub bill must be approved by the FDA.
- Provides for various reforms of regulations and rules related to child care.
- Eliminates the requirement that an Accountable Care Organization meet the same financial requirements under the Department of Insurance as a Managed Care Organization.