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Ohio State Resources:

1. State Insurance Commissioner:

Consumer Affairs provides services to Ohio insurance consumers and providers by answering questions, investigating complaints, and distributing educational material.

2. State Medical Board:

To protect and enhance the health and safety of the public through effective medical regulation.

3. State Minority Office:

The Equal Opportunity Division, within the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, provides assistance to state agencies to ensure equal access to state employment and contracting opportunities.

4. State Nursing Board Complaint:

The mission of the Ohio Board of Nursing is to actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care.

5. State Midwifery Organization:

Founded in 1984, Ohio Midwives Alliance (OMA) is a professional organization of midwives and their advocates who recognize and support the practice of midwifery in all settings.

6. State Friends of Midwives site:

The Ohio Friends of Midwives (OFOM) is a non-profit, grassroots, consumer-based organization dedicated to supporting and promoting midwifery, particularly direct-entry midwifery, also known as “lay midwifery”, as a quality health care option for Ohio women and their families. OFOM serves as an educational resource for the public and for both professional and non-professional groups who share an interest in the Midwives Model of Care for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:

Ohio Medicaid offers two programs for children, families and pregnant women with limited income to get health care.

8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:

Unable to locate

9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:

http://jfs.ohio.gov/Ohp/bmhc/overview.stm, 1-800-324-8680

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