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Medigram: December 13, 2018

Top Story

Lame duck legislation awaits possible vetoes, approval
While the drama of last week’s two-day, overnight extraordinary session approving three lame duck session bills is over, the final fate of those proposals remains unknown. Read more.

News Briefs

Help match the $10,000 challenge; donate by Dec. 31
David Falk, MD, and his wife JoAnne Robbins, PhD, have teamed up with Clarence Chou, MD, to donate $10,000 to the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and challenge others to collectively match their donation by December 31. Read more.

Worker’s Comp administrator open to ‘separate agreed-to bills’
The administrator for the state’s Worker’s Compensation (WC) program signaled support for multiple “agreed-to” bill proposals in the upcoming 2019-2020 state legislative biennium. Read more.

Changes in license renewal for DO physicians coming soon
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has announced there will soon be changes in the license renewal date for credentialed DO physicians. Read more.

Society’s Council on Legislation meets Friday
The agenda for the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Council on Legislation quarterly meeting includes a preview of the upcoming 2019-2020 state biennial session, featuring a new Democratic executive branch and a Republican legislature. Read more.

Still have 2018 CME funds to use or need CME credits? We can help!
As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, there’s still time to use remaining CME funds and satisfy the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board’s (MEB) mandate. Read more.

Deadline nears for Society officer nominations
The nomination deadline for open Wisconsin Medical Society offices is fast approaching. All materials are due to the Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee by Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Read more.