2020 VMS Legislative Preview and Priorities

Legislation VMS will advocate for in 2020 includes:

  • Insurance Practices - Advancing meaningful out-of-network coverage and charges for patients; protecting physicians from unfair contracting and reimbursing practices.
  • Suicide Gun Violence Prevention - Supporting a waiting period and assault weapon restrictions.
  • Marijuana Policy - Opposing commercial sales of marijuana and emphasizing prevention funding and after-school programming.
  • Mental Health – Supporting the creation of a forensic mental health system.
  • Tobacco Control – Supporting a flavor ban for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and menthol combustible products.
  • Reproductive Health – Allowing minors to consent to STI prevention services. 

Click here for the full list of VMS 2020 Legislative Priorities. Please reach out to Jill at jsudhoffguerin@vtmd.org to learn more. 

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