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Council on Legislation meets Dec. 5

The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation will meet on Friday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at Society headquarters. The Council’s tentative agenda includes the review of possible legislation for the 2015-2016 state legislative biennium, including bills criminalizing intoxicated co-sleeping, creation of an ignition interlock restricted driver’s license and adding certain classes of nurses into the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund. The council also will hear the latest news regarding the most important legislation to pass each session: the biennial budget.

In addition, the Council will discuss recent Wisconsin court decisions that could have an impact on the state’s relatively stable medical liability climate. Members also will receive an update on the November elections and what the new make-up means for the state and federal health policy landscape.

An agenda and meeting materials will be available in the members-only section of the Society’s website*. Contact Mark Grapentine, JD, in the Society’s Government and Legal Affairs Department with any questions.

*(Member log-in is required to access council materials. Click here to access the log-in page. Additional member log-in information is here.)

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