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Medigram: March 29, 2018

Top Story

School Safety law includes reporting requirement
The $100 million school safety package signed into Wisconsin law this week (2017 Act 143) includes a provision requiring teachers, counselors and health care professionals to report school violence safety threats to law enforcement. Read more.

News Briefs

Society members testify on 1332 waiver proposal
Wisconsin Medical Society members Clarence Chou, MD, and Jacob Prunuske, MD, testified in support of Gov. Scott Walker’s “Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan” (WIHSP) during public hearings held the past two weeks in Milwaukee and Wausau, respectively. Read more.

Special legislative wrap-up episode of WisMed OnCall available now
A special episode of WisMed OnCall, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s biweekly podcast, is now available online. Read more.

Reference Committee reports online April 2
Reference Committee hearings to discuss resolutions and other items of business that will be considered by the Wisconsin Medical Society’s 2018 House of Delegates (HOD) were held at Society headquarters in Madison on Saturday. Read more.

Vision Initiative survey seeks physician input on board certification
The “Vision Initiative” Commission is currently seeking physician feedback regarding continuing board certification. Read more.

Nominations open for leadership roles in Young Physician and Resident Fellow Sections
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Young Physician Section (YPS) and Resident Fellow Section (RFS) are both seeking nominees for leadership positions. Read more.

Get out and vote: Supreme Court election is April 3
Spring elections are next Tuesday, and physicians are urged to get out and vote. Read more.