February 20, 2014

COLUMBUS—Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into law:

SB 198 (Jones, Tavares) designates October as “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month” and encourages the completion of a sudden unexplained infant death investigation reporting form (SUIDI reporting form) developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whenever a child one year of age or younger dies suddenly when in apparent good health;

Am. SB 98 (Obhof, Kearney) expands the list of entities that may serve as statutory agents;

Am. Sub. HB 139 (Gonzales, Wachtmann) permits certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to admit patients to hospitals;

Am. HB 123 (Gonzales) addresses health care peer review committee proceedings and Medicaid coverage of telehealth services.