The first hearing of SB 258, the Ohio legislative bill to join the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, had its’ first hearing in the Ohio House Health Committee on November 18,2020. Proponent testimony was given by Senator Teresa Gavarone, the sponsor of the bill, who responded to questions from the committee. A link to the committee hearing that includes the testimony is at http://www.ohiochannel.org/collections/ohio-house-health-committee
Previous supportive testimony was presented during a Ohio Senate hearing by Ron Ross, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Ohio Board of Psychology, Mark Babula, Ph.D., Ohio Psychological Association, and Alex Seigel, Ph.D., J.D., Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards and can be downloaded at https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-committee-documents?id=GA133-SB-258
The hope is for SB 258 to be approved by the Senate prior to the end of the current legislative session that ends in December 2020.