Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Track issues the Wisconsin Medical Society is following during the current biennium below. Click here if you wish to view legislation of importance to the Society in past budget years.

Legislative Bills/Resolutions


Assembly Bill 69 and Senate Bill 84
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use. Read more.

Assembly Bill 206 and Senate Bill 154
Relating to: prohibiting performance of and funding or providing property for abortions and other services by certain employees and entities. (FE) Read more.


Assembly Bill 275 and Senate Bill 202
Relating to: the prohibition against adults knowingly permitting or failing to take action to prevent the illegal consumption of alcohol beverages by underage persons. Read more.


Assembly Bill 128 and Senate Bill 81
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services. Read more.

Public Health

January 2017 Special Session
Assembly and Senate Bills 1-11 (The Society has no position on AB 10 or SB 10) Read more.

Assembly Bill 49 and Senate Bill 10
Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol. Read more.

Assembly Bill 78 and Senate Bill 48
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE) Read more.

Assembly Bill 96 and Senate Bill 209
Relating to: supply and use of epinephrine auto-injectors by certain authorized individuals. (FE) Read more.

Assembly Bill 125 and Senate Bill 116
Relating to: prescription order extensions for when a refill authorization cannot be obtained. Read more.

Assembly Bill 260 and Senate Bill 232
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services by a chiropractor; modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Chiropractic Examining Board; and granting rule-making authority. (FE) Read more.

Assembly Bill 293 and Senate Bill 242
Relating to: communicable disease control and prevention funding. (FE) Read more.

Assembly Bill 247 and Senate Bill 169
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE) Read more.

Assembly Bill 335 and Senate Bill 262
Relating to: fentanyl analogs and providing a criminal penalty. Read more.


Assembly Bill 308 and Senate Bill 235
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE) Read more.

Assembly Bill 371 and Senate Bill 287
Relating to: various changes to birth defect prevention and surveillance system. Read more.


Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Controlled Substances Board (CSB):

  • Additions to schedules in chapter 961.
  • Removing [123I]ioflupane as a controlled substance.

Medical Examining Board (Med)

  • Continuing medical education for prescribing opioids
  • Telemedicine


Budget Bill Subjects

When the Budget Bill is introduced in the legislature, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau assigns subject areas to the bill on which the Lobbying Principals report interests. The Society has reported an interest in the subject areas:

  • Administration: General Agency Provisions
  • Administration: Transfers
  • Budget Management and Compensation Reserves
  • Corrections: Adult Corrections
  • General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
  • Health Services: Medicaid Services
  • Health Services: Mental Health, Public Health, and Other Programs
  • Justice
  • Labor and Industry Review Commission
  • Revenue: Tax Administration
  • Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
  • Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Professions
  • Transportation: Motor Vehicles
  • University of Wisconsin System
  • Workforce Development: Other Programs


Topics Not Yet Assigned a Bill or Rule Number

  • Maintenance of Certification
  • Support for nomination of Padmaja Doniparthi, MD to the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.
  • Support for nomination of Linda J. Seemeyer as Secretary of Department of Health Services.
  • “Right to Try” experimental drugs
  • CBD oil
  • Nursing practice act & related rules
  • Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse