Amicus Briefs

The OSMA regularly participates as an amicus party in selected state and federal appellate court cases, often at the request of the plaintiff or defendant or another interested party. The Legal Services Group uses the following criteria to determine whether the OSMA will participate in a particular matter.

  1. Membership status of the affected physicians
  2. The case has broad policy implications for physicians or their patients
  3. The case supports or contravenes OSMA policy
  4. Availability of resources, including the expected cost of participating in the litigation

Click here to access Ohio Supreme Court filings, including OSMA amicus briefs, and case decisions.