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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...
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....

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