Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501
Ohio HOSA Weekly Newsletter
In This Issue

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Regional Competitive Event Guideline Changes and Clarifications

Ohio HOSA Gold Emblem Chapter Award Guidelines

Membership Deadline

Regional Competitive Events Sign Up Closes

2020-21 State Officer Application

Ohio HOSA Scholarship Application
Important information about the upcoming regional competitive events is listed in this newsletter. Please take a moment and read it carefully as your students prepare for the competitions.

Our next newsletter will be sent Monday, January 6th.

In the meantime please feel free to contact me over the holiday break as I will be working on regional and SLC details throughout the holiday and will be readily available. Let me know how I can be of assistance to you.

Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year

Jim Scott, Ohio HOSA State Advisor 

December 20, 2019
2020-21 State Officer Intent to Serve Forms Due

January 1, 2020
First Semester Membership Deadline

January 5, 2020
Regions 1,2,3,7 Competitive Events Sign Up Closes

January 11, 2020
Region 6 Competitive Events Sign Up Closes

February 1, 2020
Region 4, 5 Competitive Event Sign Up Closes
Special Note: OHIO Specific Competitive Events Guidelines
The Competitive Events Committee met this past week and has made a major change in the competitive events guidelines for OHIO's regional and state competitions. Please note these change and clarifications.
  1. Competitors in the following competitive events that involve skills and/or secret scenarios will not be permitted to access their cell phones in the holding rooms. They will need to turn their phones off and place them in a common area within the holding room. When the student leaves to go to the competition room they will be allowed to take their cell phone with them as some guidelines allow them to use electronic notes. Click on the below link for a complete listing of competitive events and the events that do and do not permit access to their cell phones.
  2. Competitors may have their cell phone into the written test room but must have it turned off and follow the policy in the National HOSA competitive events Appendix G.
  3. Competitors in Personal Care, Interviewing Skills, Life Support Skills, and Speaking Skills are required to turn in their Eligibility Form to the judges. This form must be brought to the judges by the student in order to be eligible to compete. Do not bring the student's IEP. A reminder, a student with a 504 plan does not qualify for these four competitions.
  4. Competitors do not need to bring or show a copy of the General Rules and Regulations( GRR).
  5. Competitors do not need to have a photo id at the regional or state levels.
  6. Competitors at the regional level are not required to use the official HOSA notebook/portfolio in order to compete and gain points. However, those who advance to the state level must use the official HOSA notebook/portfolio.

Direct all questions about the above items to the state advisor.
Ohio HOSA Gold Emblem School Award
A slight change in the interpretation of the guidelines. This award is presented to Ohio HOSA schools. The award title is changed so to better represent the intent. This award is given to each school that has met the guidelines of the recognition program.
Schools with multiple chapters within the same building are encouraged to work collaboratively in meeting the guidelines in order to earn the recognition. Click on the below button to access the guidelines.
Important Reminder: Membership Deadline
Affiliation applications for state and national levels must be submitted to National HOSA no later than January 1st if the student is enrolled in the fall semester; spring membership must be affiliated by March 1 or within thirty (30) days of the beginning of a program initiated during the spring semester. Dues must be paid prior to competing in regional competitions.  
Regional Events Sign Up and School Listing
It is time to begin registering your students for regional competitions. Please note the closing date for registering for your respective regional events. Attached is a listing of the schools that comprise each region. We continue to have new chapters each year added to our association. If your chapter is not listed on the attachment please excuse the oversight and contact the State Advisor to find out your region.

Sign Up Closes for:
Region 1, 2, 3, and 7: January 5, 2020
Region 6: January 11, 2020 ( Note: Changed date )
Region 4, 5: February 1, 2020

Note: Please observe the above deadlines in order to allow ample time for planning, organizing and securing supplies for your regional event.

Who can compete? Any HOSA member who has affiliated and dues are paid by January 1, 2020.

How many events can a member compete in? Members may compete in one team or individual competitive event.

How many competitors may a chapter have? Each chapter is allowed to enter up to three individuals in individual events and up to three teams in team events.

Questions about the location and schedule should be directed to your regional captain.

Direct all questions regarding eligibility, registration, and guidelines to the State Advisor.
2020-21 State Officer Application Process
Do you have members who are ready to lead Ohio HOSA?

Ohio HOSA is looking for members who are ready to provide leadership at the state level and serve as a member of the 2020-21 State Officer Team. Click on the below buttons to access the required forms and share with your members.

Key dates include:
December 20, 2019 - Intent to Serve Form mailed to the State Advisor
January 23, 2020 - State Officer Application and the local Advisor Recommendation Form mailed to the State Advisor
February 29, 2020 - State Officer Interviews, Columbus

Specific details, expectations, and a calendar of event dates for 2020-21 school year are enclosed in the below attachments. Please contact me as questions may arise.
Ohio HOSA Scholarships
The Ohio HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors voted to again sponsor 2- $1,000 college scholarships for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in the healthcare field upon graduation from high school. Click on the below button to access the application. Applications are to be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than March 6, 2020. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Awardees must attend the State Leadership Conference.
Send an email to Jim Scott to sign up another teacher or your administrators that may benefit from this weekly newsletter.
Ohio HOSA, Inc.

Phone: 614-638-5501