COLUMBUS— Today, State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) gave sponsor testimony on House Bills (HB) 534 and 611, two pieces of legislation that put families first and ensure Ohioans can achieve the Ohio Promise.

HB 534, with joint sponsor Rep. Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland), regardsprovider identifying information in workers' compensation claims. The bill would remove the requirement mandating that providers use their social security numbers for workers’ compensation claims.

HB 611, joint-sponsored with Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), would provide Medicaid reimbursement to birthing people in Ohio who utilize doula services.

“My first priority is serving Ohioans. While HB 534 focuses on medical providers, HB 611 focuses on doula support,” said Crawley. “Both pieces of legislation address gaps within the system that affect my neighbors. As a legislator, I have a responsibility to ensure that they are protected.”

HB 534 and 611 both await further hearings in the House Insurance Committee.

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