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SLMMS Advocacy Committee Drafts 2021 Legislative Priorities

The SLMMS Political Advocacy Committee met on December 9, 2020 to draft the Medical Society’s 2021 Legislative Priorities. Their report was adopted by the SLMMS Council at their meeting on December 15, 2020.

SLMMS 2021 Legislative Priorities

The top priorities for the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS) for the upcoming 2021 legislative session have been developed by the SLMMS Political Advocacy Committee.  They include the following:

  • Support legislative efforts to ensure that physicians who follow established COVID-19 guidelines and practice in good faith are protected from COVID-19 related professional and business liability
  • Promote coverage of drug addiction (including screening, prevention and treatment) by insurance providers as a medical condition, and encourage physicians to acquire greater understanding of the issues involved; support extending the St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) statewide
  • Continue to oppose attempts by non-physicians to manage the practice of medicine, as well as support efforts that protect patients from misrepresentations by health care providers; seek clarification of the definition of surgery
  • Protect collaborative practice and the physician-led health care team approach to patient care
  • Concentrate on aspects of tort reform laws that remain to be addressed
  • Represent patient and physician interests in the expansion and reforming of the state’s Medicaid program so that it is administered in an equitable fashion for all participants

2021 Calendar for Resolutions

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – Delegates’ Briefing – 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (RSVP required) – First review of proposed resolutions

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – SLMMS February Council Meeting – 6:00 p.m. via Zoom – Second review and Council approval of resolutions

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to submit to MSMA for inclusion in convention materials

Saturday, April 10, 2021 and Saturday, April 17, 2021 – MSMA Annual Convention (Virtual)

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Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone 314-786-5473

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