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  • What New Laws Pertaining to Medicine Kicked in on January 1?

    In between the negotiations to end Illinois' longest budget impasse in history, lawmakers managed to pass about 200 laws that took effect on January 1.  Among them, corn is now the official grain of Illinois, bike riding is the official exercise and pet owners can create partial or joint custody for pets as part of a divorce agreement!

    Here are highlights of new laws as they pertain to medicine.



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  • Got Questions on Illinois' New PMP Law?

    One of Illinois' new laws for 2018 requires all prescribers possessing an Illinois controlled substance license to register with Illinois' Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). There is also a new requirement to access the PMP before writing an initial prescription for a Schedule II narcotic, such as an opioid (some exceptions apply).

    These requirements took effect Jan. 1, 2018.

    That's why ISMS developed a comprehensive "PMP Q & A" for our members. Get your questions answered! Click here for personal assistance.


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  • What If Your Patient is Incapable of Making Health Care Decisions – and Has No Designee?

    Health care has become increasingly complicated and health law must evolve with medical breakthroughs. For nearly three decades Illinois courts have followed the Health Care Surrogate Act for guidance on life-sustaining medical treatment decisions.

    How does the Act impact doctors?


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  • Don't Get Dropped - Renew Your ISMS Membership Before February 1

    Renew your membership before February 1 to avoid a disruption in your member benefits.

    Don't delay – RENEW TODAY!

    Renew online, or call the Division of Membership at 800-782-4767 ext. 1900


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  • Save the Date: ISMS Annual Meeting and HOD Coming to Oak Brook April 20-22

    The 2018 ISMS Annual Meeting and House of Delegates will be held on Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center in Oak Brook.

    Watch future editions of Physician Advocate for HOD updates.




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