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The Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation is proud to announce its new partnership with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and Lumunos to deliver an inaugural Physician Executive Leadership Institute Foundational Course commencing this November.   The Foundational...
Last week, the VMS held a press conference with AAPVT, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS), and Vermont prevention specialists. We joined Al Gobeille, the Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services, to urge lawmakers to prioritize evidence-based prevention...
S.169 , the gun violence prevention bill that includes a 24-hr waiting period, passed the Senate last week and heads to the House. Next Tuesday, April 2nd there will be a public hearing at the Vermont Statehouse from 5-7pm in the house Chamber. Please look below for the official notice:  The...
Last Friday, the Senate passed S.42, a bill that would require at least one health care professional be appointed to the Green Mountain Care Board. The bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and has now been assigned to the House Health Care Committee, where they have many competing priorities....
This is an extremely busy week in the legislature, as it is the last week before the legislature goes home to their districts for the week and Town Meeting Day. When lawmakers come back, they will be in the last week before the crossover deadline, in which all bills that have not been taken up this...
Abortion Access Bill Passed the House By a Vote of 106-37 Last week, after fielding roughly two dozen amendments that would have added restrictions to the current practice of abortion in Vermont, the Vermont House passed H.57, the bill that would codify in state statute the right to abortion...
Please Take Action! Share Your Support for H.57 and Protect Vermont Women's Access to Reproductive Rights The House Human Services Committee needs to hear from Vermonters that supportH.57, a bill that would codify in state statute the right to reproductive health, including abortion services....
The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning testimony this week on S. 54, a bill that would allow commercial sales of recreational marijuana. In its current form, the bill also overhauls the marijuana for symptom relief program. VMS opposes these changes and urges members to contact the Senate...
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed S.54, the bill to create a tax and regulate system for cannabis and also contains proposals regarding the marijuana for symptom relief program. THis bill heads to the Senate floor this week. The Judiciary Committee will consider another bill this week, S....
Valentine's Day was that much sweeter spent with all of the Vermont Medical Society members and residents who participated in the VMS Advocacy Day 2019 last week! We started out our snowy day with an interactive breakfast panel in a packed room in the Statehouse. Dr. Kat McGraw, Dr. Steve Leffler,...

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