Medical society taps lobbyist as new leader

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. […]



Vermont Medical Society statement on Better Care Reconciliation Act

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 […]



Vermont Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics on failure of legal marijuana legislation

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 […]






Vermont Medical Society Statement on the U.S. House’s Passage of the American Health Care Act

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 […]



State hosting sessions on new opioid prescription rules

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 […]



Harrington leaving Vermont Medical Society

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 […]






Senate passes bill to expand doctor recovery program

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 […]



Vermont Medical Society Foundation Awards Scholarship to UVM College of Medicine Students

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 […]