UPDATE. Legislative session developments can happen quickly! Today HB 1967 moved from Subcommittee #1 to Subcommittee #2 of the House Commerce and Labor Committee.
We have a new list of legislators for you to contact! Please use the updated link and information below to contact members of Subcommittee #2.
Thank you! Speaking out makes a difference.
Good News! The Virginia legislature is considering a new bill that seeks to increase patient choice and access by limiting the imposition of onerous (Maintenance of Certification) MOC mandates on physicians.
HB 1967 also aims to encourage the recognition of MOC alternatives, like the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), and end the virtual monopoly currently enjoyed by ABMS and AOA member boards.
Stay up-to-date on the status of the legislation and opportunities to speak out at https://vamocinfo.com/
Here’s an action you can take today:
The bill is now assigned to the House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2.
Please contact the subcommittee members with a short message asking them to support HB 1967.
For many email apps, clicking here will launch a new message with suggested text and addresses for Subcommittee #2 already filled in.
Feel free to customize the message and add your name and contact information at the end.
If the link doesn’t work for you please copy and paste the template text and addresses provided below.
Here is a short message to use as a template:
Subject: Yes on HB 1967: Lower the Cost of High-Quality Care
Dear Chair Hugo and Members of House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2,
I am writing today to ask for your support of HB 1967. This bill will help protect patients’ access to quality medical care while lowering costs. Counterproductive requirements imposed by out-of-state boards on physicians in Virginia are currently increasing costs to patients, and the state, without a corresponding gain in quality. A simple step HB 1967 takes is to encourage competition among specialty certification boards to improve the continuing education options available for physicians and spur innovation. Help decrease costs and increase the availability of high-quality medical care in the Commonwealth by favorably reporting HB 1967.
Here are the email addresses of Subcommittee #2 members you can copy and paste into the “To:” line of a new message: