Senate District 6
Peggy Lehner
Lehner to Hold Press Conference Highlighting Need for Step Therapy Reform
November 8, 2018

COLUMBUS—State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) will join members from the Ohio Step Therapy Coalition on Tuesday, November 13 to highlight the importance of passing Senate Bill 56, which aims to minimize barriers to treatment by improving the step therapy process also known as "fail first." The press conference is being held in conjunction with the Ohio Step Therapy Coalition's annual advocacy day, which is also being held at the Ohio Statehouse. 


State Senator Peggy Lehner

Members of the Ohio Step Therapy Coalition


12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 


Senate Press Room, Ohio Statehouse

Senate Bill 56 seeks to improve, not do away with, the step therapy process by requiring that an insurer’s process for requesting a step therapy override is transparent and made known to the provider and patient and would allow automatic exemptions to step therapy requirements under certain circumstances.

Additionally, it requires that override requests from the physician are responded to within 72 hours and, in the case of an emergency, within 24 hours.

For more information, contact Senator Lehner's office at (614) 466-4538 or at

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