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Time is right to contact State Senate on chiropractor bill

If you haven’t already (or even if you have), now is the time for physicians to contact their Wisconsin State Senator on Assembly Bill 260, which would mandate that schools, technical colleges and two-year University of Wisconsin colleges accept sports physicals performed by a chiropractor. Currently those entities can set their own requirements for which health care professionals can conduct the exams.

AB 260 passed the State Assembly in a late-night session on June 21, with no legislator speaking in support of the bill. The bill was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services committee on July 13, so contacting your state senator with your opposition to the bill is timely. Most Society members received a legislative alert about the bill on Tuesday afternoon that contained links to talking points and other materials.

Physicians also are urged to contact Gov. Scott Walker’s office to register concerns over the bill. Simply call the Governor’s office switchboard at 608.266.1212 and leave your name, where you’re calling from and that you’re opposed to the bill. The Governor often asks his policy staff to keep track of issues that are making the phones ring—getting the medical profession’s opposition to AB 260 on the Governor’s radar would be helpful.

Contact Mark Grapentine, JD,, with any questions.

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