130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 245  As Passed by the House
As Passed by the House

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 245


Representative Yuko 

Cosponsors: Representatives Ashford, Mecklenborg, Derickson, Combs, Fende, Ramos, Antonio, Gerberry, Letson, Lundy, Goodwin, Barnes, Carney, Celeste, Garland, Hackett, Johnson, Schuring, Sears, Adams, R., Anielski, Blair, Blessing, Buchy, Budish, Clyde, DeGeeter, Driehaus, Fedor, Foley, Gentile, Goyal, Hagan, C., Hagan, R., Hall, Heard, Huffman, Landis, Mallory, McKenney, Milkovich, Murray, Okey, Patmon, Pillich, Reece, Slesnick, Stinziano, Szollosi, Weddington, Williams, Winburn Speaker Batchelder 



A BILL
To enact section 5.2267 of the Revised Code to designate September as "Pain Awareness Month."

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 5.2267 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Section 5.2267. The month of September is designated as "Pain Awareness Month" to raise public awareness and understanding of physical pain and pain management.
Section 2. In declaring September "Pain Awareness Month" by the enactment of section 5.2267 of the Revised Code, the General Assembly recognizes that physical pain affects tens of millions of Americans and that untreated or inadequately treated pain can diminish quality of life and result in economic loss to Ohio through medical expenses, lost wages, reduced productivity, and other costs. The General Assembly considers increasing public awareness of physical pain and promoting access to appropriate pain treatment for all Ohioans vital to reducing suffering and removing barriers to pain-free living.
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