Diabetic Shoe Fitting Bill Passes House Unanimously, Would Increase Access To Therapeutic Devices
Rep. Reece applauds the House's approval of the bipartisan legislation
January 15, 2014
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State Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) applauded the passage of her diabetic shoe-fitters bill, House Bill 326, from the Ohio House today. HB 326 would increase access to therapeutic devices used by diabetic Ohioans. 

“My mom was diabetic, and I understand the need to increase access to therapeutic devices,” said Rep. Reece. “By exempting diabetic shoe-fitters from the licensure requirement, HB 326 would address the need for better access to these devices, reduce the cost of these shoes and shoe inserts and make them more affordable for diabetes patients.”

HB 326, jointly sponsored by Reps. Reece and Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), aims to exempt diabetic shoe-fitters who complete specified training from the requirement to be licensed by the State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. The bill received support from both sides of the aisle, passing the House unanimously.

“I am delighted that the Ohio House passed this bi-partisan, common sense piece of legislation that will help diabetics across our state,” said Rep. Roegner.

HB 326 now moves to the Senate for further consideration.


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