Legislative Short Session Winds Down; Now Is the Time to Plan Ahead

Dr. Richard M. Wardrop, III, and six UNC School of Medicine students attended the first White Coat Wednesday of 2018’s legislative short session.

As the General Assembly concludes its business this short session, the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is already planning ahead for the upcoming long legislative session, which begins in January 2019. Catch up on what has been accomplished this session on our Legislative Blog, and by watching our most recent Bowtie Briefing legislative update video.

Issues sure to be on the agenda during the long session include: scope of practice legislation, truth in advertising, reimbursement for telemedicine, birth center regulations, further legislation addressing the opioid abuse epidemic. Please share your thoughts with us on these and other issues important to you as we plan.

We encourage you to use the remainder of this year to begin or to continue to build a relationship with your local legislator and to be sure to vote in the November mid-term elections. If you’re not registered to vote or if you have moved since the last election, now is the time to get your registration in order. Learn more and register at the NC Board of Elections.

Also, check your calendar and sign up for a White Coat Wednesday to come to Raleigh and meet with your representatives as they are considering legislation that can impact your practice. Learn more about this valuable and rewarding activity and sign up today.


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