At its mid-September meeting, the Vermont Medical Society Council considered and voted to support six policy resolutions and a proposed bylaws change. All six resolutions will now proceed to a vote at the VMS annual membership meeting, 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4th, at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vt.
The following resolutions will be put forward for debate and vote:
- Ensuring a Health Professional Member of the Green Mountain Care Board (submitted by the VMS Executive Committee);
- Ensuring an Adequate and Effective Health Care Workforce to Meet the Increased Demand for Health Services from an Aging Population (submitted by the VMS Executive Committee)
- Vermont Medical Society Policy on End of Life Care (submitted by Fred Crowley, MD)
- Improving the Safety of the Medical Marijuana System (submitted by Catherine Antley, MD, David Rettew, MD & John Hughes, MD)
- Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Vermont (submitted by Catherine Antley, MD, David Rettew, MD & John Hughes, MD)
- Implementation of VDH Opioid Rules (submitted by Ed Haak, DO)
In addition, the Council voted to support a bylaws change that will remove a term limit from the elected VMS secretary-treasurer position.
For more informaiton about the 204th VMS annual meeting, click here.