Medicaid, Health, and Human Services Committee, Ohio State Senate (Decommissioned)

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The Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee (formerly, the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee) was a standing committee of the Ohio State Senate. In 2015, this committee was split into the Medicaid Committee and Health and Human Services Committee.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Ohio State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate. The rules do not give a specific date to which committees are assigned but committee appointments occur after the organization of the Senate.[1] The President shall appoint a chair and vice-chair of each standing committee as well as a ranking minority member.[2] The Minority Leader can recommend minority membership and a ranking minority member for each committee.[1] The President can be substituted as a voting member on any standing committee. The Minority Leader shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member of each committee, and at the Minority Leader's request, the President can substitute for the Minority Leader as a voting member on any committee.[2] A majority of members in a committee is considered quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Senate


The Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee reviews legislation pertaining to the Medicaid and health care industries in Ohio, which encompasses urgent care centers, out-of-pocket co-payment and traditional fee-for-service systems. In addition, the committee makes recommendations to the full Senate for the advice and consent of governor's appointments to the director's position of the Ohio Department of Health, members of the Ohio State Medical Board, the Dental Board, the Nursing Board, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, and the Ohio Board of Dietetics.[4][5]

Committee members


Medicaid, Health and Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (6)
Capri S. Cafaro, Ranking Minority MemberShannon Jones, Chair
Edna BrownDave Burke, Vice Chair
Charleta B. TavaresRandy Gardner
Kris Jordan
Peggy Lehner
Scott Oelslager



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