The Vermont Medical Society, which represents doctors across the state, has selected its lobbyist to run the organization when the current leader retires. Jessa Barnard, who has been the organization’s general counsel and vice president for policy since March, will replace Paul Harrington as executive vice president of the organization Dec. 1. Harrington retires Nov. […]
News Release — Vermont Medical Society June 27, 2017 Contact: Justin Campfield [email protected] (802) 683-9889 The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) opposes the passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) by the United States Senate. The Society’s position is based on the belief that affordable, high-quality health care should be available to all Vermonters and […]
News Release — Vermont Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter June 22, 2017 Contact: Justin Campfield [email protected] (802) 683-9889 VMS and AAPVT statement on the failure of legislation legalizing marijuana The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) are pleased that our policymakers have chosen not […]
May 11, 2017 The Honorable Phil Scott Office of the Governor Phil Scott 109 State Street, Pavilion Montpelier, Vermont 05609 Dear Governor Scott, On behalf of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont, we urge you to veto S.22, an act relating to increased penalties for possession, sale, and dispensation of fentanyl. This bill could […]
News Release — Vermont health care organizations coaltion May 9, 2017 Contacts: See below A coalition of Vermont health care organizations has formed to oppose the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and clearly state that its passage by the United States House of Representatives is a major setback for health care in our country. The […]
At least 60,000 Vermonters could lose coverage, and the state could lose $200 million a year in Medicaid money, they say. “The House bill is a bad bill,” says Rutland hospital CEO Tom Huebner.
News Release — Vermont Medical Society May 5, 2017 Contact: Justin Campfield (802) 683-9889 [email protected] The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) opposes yesterday’s passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the United States House of Representatives. The Society’s position is based on the belief that affordable, high-quality health care should be available to all […]
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health is hosting a series of presentations in the coming weeks to help familiarize health care professionals with new rules for prescribing opioids. A new law limiting the number of opioid painkillers a doctor can prescribe and requiring providers to counsel patients on the risk of addiction will take […]
The executive vice president of the Vermont Medical Society has announced his retirement. Paul Harrington, who has served in the position since 2002, will leave at the end of 2017. The Vermont Medical Society will conduct a nationwide search for his replacement. “It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege to have served the Society […]
A bill, S.45, would allow doctors and other health care providers to eat food paid for by pharmaceutical companies at large conferences.
The passing of S.45 that would allow doctors and other health care providers to accept “the gift” of food a sad day for patients and for the health of all Vermonters.
he Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would allow doctors and other health care providers to eat food paid for by pharmaceutical companies. The Senate approved S.45 in a voice vote, with a handful of voices dissenting. The bill is scheduled to be read the third time, and possibly passed, on […]
The Vermont Senate passed a bill, S.14, on Friday that would extend the scope of a program that helps doctors recover from substance abuse. The voluntary Vermont Practitioner Health Program was designed to protect the public. Many doctors are referred to it by the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. If the bill becomes law, Vermont […]
News Release — Vermont Medical Society Nov. 15, 2016 Contact: Justin Campfield (802) 683-9889 Montpelier, Vt. (Nov. 15, 2016) – The Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation (VMSERF) has awarded $5,000 scholarships to Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont students Margaret Graham and Grace Adamson. The recipients were honored […]