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H. B. No. 245 As Passed by the HouseAs Passed by the House
|129th General Assembly|
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
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.