Ohio Physician Contribution Limits Struck Down - State and Federal Communications

August 6, 2012  •  

Ohio Physician Contribution Limits Struck Down

Seal of OhioThe Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Ohio’s ban on political contributions from doctors who treat Medicaid patients to candidates for state attorney general or county prosecutor is unconstitutional.

The provision was designed to prevent fraud by banning contributions to those officials who prosecute Medicaid fraud, but the court held that the prohibition was a violation of doctors’ free speech rights.

The secretary of state’s office announced it was reviewing the decision and had no further comment on the case.

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