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The VMS Committee on Awards is accepting nominations for annual awards until July 26, 2019. Awards include: the Distinguished Service Award, the Physician of the Year Award, the Physician Award for Community Service, the Citizen of the Year Award, and the Founders’ Award.  Click here for the awards...
The VMS will host three legislative receptions in order for members to get to know their lawmakers in three specific districts this Fall, through the generous financial support of the Scope of Practice Partnership. Each event is free and available to physicians, physician assistants, and their...
The Vermont Medical Society is pleased to announce, effective as of July 1, 2019, Joseph Lasek, MD, assumed the Medical Director role of the Vermont Practitioner Health Program (VPHP). Joe Lasek, MD is a board certified psychiatrist. He received his M.D. from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse...
Get your application in today for the Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation's Physician Executive Leadership Institute Foundational Course, as we are only accepting applications until August 16th. This unique opportunity is only open to a small cohort of 15-20 Vermont...
The Governor also took action on Monday to sign H.57, the bill that codifies Vermont’s current practice on abortion. The Vermont Medical Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter applauded the Governor’s actions, stating that H.57 protects shared decision making between a...
Yesterday, Governor Phil Scott vetoed S.169, a bill that would have required a 24-hr waiting period for handgun purchases. The VMS and AAPVT released the statement below expressing disappointment and saying that while no single intervention will solve the problem of gun violence, the requirement of...
The VMS Policy team has prepared this final 2019 VMS Legislative Bulletin to provide you with the status of 2019 legislation regarding health reform, public health, scope of practice, mental health and the practice of medicine. As this is the first year of the 2019-2020 biennium, most bills that...
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee took up S.169, the bill that would require a 24-hr waiting period before anyone can complete the purchase of a handgun. The bill had previously been stalled, but this week House leadership signaled they potentially have the votes necessary for the bill to...
H.57, the bill to protect a women's right to abortion in Vermont, passed the Senate by a vote of 24-6 last week, was approved as amended by the House and is on its way to the Governor's desk. Please email the Governor to ask him to pass H.57 and email your lawmakers to thank them for their vote on...

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