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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-12
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Ohio
  • Organisation
    Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    17 South High Street
    Suite 400
    Colombus
    OHIO 43215-3413

    Location Address
    17 South High Street
    Suite 400
    Colombus
    OHIO 43215-3413

  • Phone
    +1 614 466 3947
  • Fax
    +1 614 466 0388
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Betsy J Houchen RN, MS, JD
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body
    The mission of the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) is to actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care. http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/ (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    It is an agency of state government established through enactment by the Ohio General Assembly (the state legislature) of a law that mandates both the structure of the Board and the Board’s functions. Board members are public officials and their meetings are open to the public as are virtually all of their records.

    The Board exists to enforce the law and rules regulating practice. The Board has authority to establish requirements individuals must meet to obtain a license or certificate to practice nursing or provide dialysis care in Ohio.

    The Board approves pre-licensure nursing education programs and dialysis training programs, oversees the licensure examination of nurses, and takes disciplinary action when a licensee or certificate holder violates the law. These activities help to assure that only qualified individuals provide care to the public. http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/role.htm (accessed on 22.04.2009)
    The OBN is authorized by the Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 4723 of the Ohio Revised Code Title[47[ XLV11 Occupations and Professions) http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4723 (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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