Texas ALERT: Yes to SB 1502 – Stop MOC Red Tape

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Dear AAPS Members and Friends in Texas,

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is considering an important bill today to help further reduce the counterproductive burden of MOC (Maintenance of Certification).  

SB 1502, introduced by Senator Dawn Buckingham, MD, would make the important change of requiring the Texas Medical Board to recognize a physician as board certified, irrespective of their MOC status.  

Please help support this bill by sending a short note to the committee in support of SB 1502.

For most email apps, clicking here, will launch a new message addressed to the committee clerk. Be sure to add your name, city, state, and entity you are representing (if applicable) at the end of the note.

If the above link does not work for you, please copy and paste the below draft message and email it to the committee clerk, Avery Kostic, at [email protected]  Please feel free to customize the letter if you have time to do so.


TEMPLATE MESSAGE:

To: [email protected]

Subject: Support for SB 1502 by Sen. Buckingham

Dear Chair Kolkhorst and Members of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services,

I am a physician in the state of Texas writing today to ask you to please consider supporting SB 1502 introduced by Senator Buckingham.  This simple bill would help cut through counterproductive red tape that increases costs and reduces access to care without any meaningful improvement to quality. Thank you for your consideration of this good proposal that will benefit Texas patients and their doctors.

With appreciation,

[NAME]
[ADDRESS]
[CITY, STATE ZIP]

AND PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR TEXAS CHAPTER MEETING TONIGHT!

We are pleased to invite you to a special meeting of the Texas Chapter of AAPS to be held by Zoom on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 7pm to 9pm Central Daylight Time.

The first hour will include important updates you will not want to miss, including the following topics and presenters:

  • AAPS Texas Chapter Past, Present and Future
    Gil Robinson, MD, Chapter President
     
  • Texas Chapter AAPS 87th Legislature Update
    Darren Meyer, MD, Chapter Legislative Coordinator
     
  • AAPS Advocacy for Physicians and Good Medical Care
    John Dale Dunn, MD, JD, Chapter Board Member
     
  • Pathophysiologic and Clinical Rationale for Early Ambulatory Treatment of COVID-19 – Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

The second hour will feature your questions for the presenters and discussion on other topics of interest you’d like to raise.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

Save your place at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-6hpzIiHNbnLKQvg88ueSlX6FO5xL8L

Please also note that handouts for the meeting will be available in the shared folder at: 
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OfHKAQI8QmoJWn8DqrRP80IMt6518Joa?usp=sharing

Hope to see you there!