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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....
Turn your VMS Annual Meeting resolutions into Advocacy March 29, 2018 VMS is doing something completely different and we need your help! Come to Montpelier and take part in a great opportunity to meet with your lawmakers. You have the power to make a difference with your voice.  Come share your...
Last week, the Senate Institutions Committee received a joint letter of support from the American Medical Association and the Vermont Medical Society for S.166, a bill that would expand medication-assisted-treatment(MAT) for Vermont inmates. Both of our organizations strongly support the aim of...
On behalf of our 2,000 physician and physician assistant members of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT), we would like to express our concern regarding S.216, as amended by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Sec. 3. 18 V.S.A. § 4472 (C), as...
Montpelier – Along with thirteen key Vermont health care organizations, the Vermont Medical Society sent the House Health Care and Senate Health and Welfare Committees a letter last week urging them to pass legislation requiring a currently or recently-practicing health care professional get a seat...

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