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  • Have Your Patients Designated a Person They Trust to Carry Out Their Final Wishes?

    Experts say that holiday visiting could be the ideal time for discussions about advance directives. 

    Start the conversation by offering your patients ISMS’ resource, A Personal Decision. This booklet provides sample forms and the latest guidance on advance directives – current with Illinois law. 

    Your patients can download this resource at no cost. ISMS members may also request up to 300 FREE print copies per year by contacting the ISMS Purchasing Department at 800-782-4767 or sending an email.

    Questions? Please contact ISMS' legal department at 800-782-4767 or by email.  

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  • Trial Court Decision Could Place Abused Children at Higher Risk and Remove Good Faith Immunity Protections for Mandated Reporters

    A recent trial court decision paves the way to improperly change the interpretation of Illinois’ Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. If allowed to stand, modifications to the law could put abused children at greater risk and remove good faith immunity protections for physicians. 

    These potential interpretations of the law arise from a case in which a jury returned a $48 million verdict against a board-certified child abuse pediatrician. 

    ISMS was joined by eight other organizations in filing an amicus brief in the case and urging the appellate court to overturn the trial court ruling.

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  • #GivingTuesday: Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to ISMS' Educational and Scientific Foundation

    Following the "power shopping" events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday ushers in the charitable season when many focus on their end-of-year giving. 

    For the fourth year in a row, ISMS' Educational and Scientific Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, and you can join this campaign with your tax-deductible donation!

    While #GivingTuesday for 2019 officially took place December 3, you can still make a contribution.

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  • Renew Your ISMS Membership for 2020!

    Save 5%  

    Attention physicians: Before the busy holiday season arrives, take care of protecting your profession by renewing your ISMS membership!

    Hard copy invoices have already been mailed out from ISMS headquarters. 

    You also have the option to renew online.

    While you’re at it, switch to Continuous Membership and save 5% off your regular dues rate!

    Questions? Call the ISMS Division of Membership at 800-782-4767 ext. 1900. 


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  • A Look Back in Time: Locate a Licensed Physician Online … from 1877!

    Have you ever wanted to look up names of physicians and surgeons licensed back in the late 1800s and early 1900s? Now you can! 

    Volunteers from the Illinois State Genealogical Society compiled a database of physicians licensed from 1877 to 1937, with supervision and editing by the Illinois State Archives staff. 

    This searchable index contains more than 62,700 names and is available here

    This is an ongoing project and eventually the index will extend through November 1952.

    Stay tuned!

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