Planning Ahead for the 2019 Legislative Session

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

While January 2019 may seem far away, the start of the North Carolina General Assembly’s long legislative session will be here before you know it. Now is the time to plan how you want to be involved this coming year.

  • Sign up now for a White Coat Wednesday. This popular day at the State Capitol allows you to meet with your legislators to discuss the health care policy issues that concern you and your patients. Our legislative affairs staff will offer pointers on how to effectively communicate with legislators and build a good working relationship. Learn more and sign-up now.
  • Serving as Doctor of the Day at the General Assembly is a distinct personal honor and an honor for the profession of medicine. Volunteering to serve allows you a seat on the floor where legislators conduct the state’s important business. Contact the Speaker of the House Tim Moore’s office (919-733-3451) or his legislative assistant, Brittany Eller, to inquire about becoming Doctor of the Day during the upcoming session.
  • If you’re not already registered to receive our Action Alerts, be sure to do now. When physicians and PAs most need to make their voices heard with legislators, you’ll receive an email alert from us. Sign up now.
  • Finally, be sure to vote in the upcoming elections on Nov. 6. Look up the candidates who will appear on your ballot and educate yourself on the amendments here.

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