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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...
Please contact the House Government Operations Committee: APRN LicensureStarting Tuesday, February 6, the House Government Operations Committee is scheduled to take more testimony and possibly vote on the proposed elimination of APRN licensing requirements included in H.684.   This bill, proposed...
Governor Scott Signs Marijuana Bill into Law On Monday, January 22, 2018, Governor Phil Scott signed H.511 into law and Vermont became the first state to pass marijuana legalization through legislation, rather than citizen referendum. On Monday, Scott stated, “While this legislation eliminates...
The Vermont Practitioner Health Program (VPHP) is seeking an experienced psychiatrist, psychologist, or other appropriately experienced physician for a part-time Medical Director position.  VPHP is a service of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS).  Its mission to protect the public and assist...
http://digital.vpr.net/post/vermont-medical-society-shifts-end-life-poli... The Vermont Medical Society has dropped its opposition to the state's "death with dignity" law. At the group's annual meeting this month the members adopted a resolution that says doctors have a right to decide if they...
Governor appoints non-clinician as next Green Mountain Care Board member "It makes a big difference if at least one member is a health care professional," says Jessa Barnard, the medical society's incoming executive vice president. "It's conceptual versus reality. Are concepts going to work on the...

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