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Please join the VMS Council on Saturday, July 14, at Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee, VT, members will engage in priority planning from 9 AM until noon in order to prepare for the 2018 VMS Annual Meeting. From noon until 4:00 PM, we will offer our next VMS Education and Research Foundation...
Legislators passed the FY2019 budget and tax bills with little debate or protest except from the Scott Administration, who is demanding that $34 million in one-time funding be used to buy down a projected property tax increase. Lawmakers responded to the impasse by refusing to schedule a veto-...
VMS was made aware last week that Keene Medical Products will only provide a limited set of products to Vermont Medicaid Beneficiaries effective May 14.  VMS along with other health care organizations reached out to the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA), which responded with a summary of...
H.912 was heard in the House Healthcare Committee this morning and Jessa Barnard, Executive Director of VMS, urged the Committee to support having a clinician's voice on the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB). Please urge them to support the language in Section 18, as passed by the Senate Health and...
Please Take Action: Ask Senate Committees to Keep APRN Transition to Practice VMS Members are asked to contact members of the Senate Government Operations and Health & Welfare Committees and ask them to keep a transition-to-practice requirement for new graduate APRNs.   Please ask members...
Thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual VMS Advocacy Day at the Statehouse in Montpelier Thursday, March 29th! VMS members started the day with a VMS Education & Research Foundation advocacy training called "Leadership: Influence, Power & Politics,"  presented by Linda...
Wednesday, April 11th, amidst a rowdy bunch of supporters and protestors, Governor Phil Scott kept a steady gaze and a clear voice as he told the crowd why he would be signing S.55, S.221 and S.422, the three gun safety bills that had passed the Vermont Legislature and had been sent to his desk....
We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the progress for firearm safety and violence protection in Vermont.  We also wanted to make you aware of what VMS, in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, is doing and what YOU can do to get involved!   Take Action...
Please click here to find the latest VMS Legislative Bulletin from March 13, 2018.  The Vermont Legislature is nearing the half-way mark of the 2018 Legislative session and the VMS Policy team has prepared this VMS Legislative Bulletin. Below you’ll find summaries of legislation that VMS has...
Last week, in a historic about-face, the Vermont Senate passed several measures aimed at protecting public safety through gun control legislation. S.221, a bill that would temporarily remove guns in cases of "extreme risk," passed unanimously by a roll call vote of 30-0. A more contentious bill, S....

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