On March 31, 2020, Ohio Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, MD, issued an order, requiring all entities with ventilators to report their inventory by no later than 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday beginning April 1, 2020 until further notice.
The order defines ventilator as a machine, equipment or device designed to move breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breathing assistance to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or has difficulty breathing. This includes machines such as:
Any entity (including physicians’ offices and surgery centers) should report their inventory online here:
As always, if you have questions about this information or OSMA’s services to physicians:
Call 800-766-6762 or email OSMA.