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Medigram: February 8, 2018

Top Story

Society launches new podcast: ‘WisMed OnCall’
The Wisconsin Medical Society has launched a new podcast for physicians, residents, medical students and others interested in health care in Wisconsin. Read more.

News Briefs

Health Committee to amend chiro/sports physicals bill
State legislation that includes a requirement for Wisconsin’s high schools and some University of Wisconsin colleges to accept pre-participation athletic physicals conducted by a chiropractor faces a key committee vote this week. Read more.

Society supports latest HOPE Agenda bill; requests amendment on CME requirement
The latest Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda bill in the Wisconsin State Legislature gained unanimous approval Thursday from the powerful Joint Committee on Finance. Read more.

Society seeks legislative sponsors for bill to create advance directive registry
The Wisconsin Medical Society is currently asking state lawmakers to sign on as cosponsors to LRB 5134/1, which would allow for the creation of a statewide directory for Advance Directives, Health Care Powers of Attorney and other critical documents. Read more.

Supreme Court sets date to hear arguments on cap on damages
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on April 19 in Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, a case involving a constitutional challenge to Wisconsin’s $750,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases. Read more.

Nominees for Society offices announced
The Nominating Committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (HOD) prepared a slate of nominees for Society offices during its meeting Jan. 26. Read more.

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If you plan to give your special someone a special gift this Valentine’s Day—an engagement ring or some other valuable piece of jewelry or other gift—take the additional step of protecting your investment. Read more.