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  • Illinois Acts to Combat Measles; New Protections for Abused Children Expected Soon

    The scheduled May 31 adjournment of the spring legislative session is fast approaching. Your ISMS legislative team continues to work hard in Springfield advocating for Illinois physicians.

    Find out how Illinois plans to address the measles outbreak and learn the latest about ISMS-backed legislation pertaining to child abuse and to the Medical Practice Act. 

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  • Get the Attention of Those Who Represent you in Springfield!

    When a critical issue that could affect your practice is being debated in Springfield, do you know how to connect with your legislators?

    ISMS has developed a hot new online resource – a how-to guide that will help you build relationships with your lawmakers so that you can advocate effectively for your profession!

    Access the How-To Guide today!   


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  • Responding to Adverse Outcomes – What Every Physician Should Know

    Physicians have an ethical obligation to be honest and forthright in communicating with patients. Unanticipated outcomes – whether or not they resulted from a medical error – should be disclosed to the patient.

    ISMS partnered with ISMIE Mutual to develop a medical legal guideline covering how to discuss an adverse outcome with a patient. This resource also includes a checklist of what to do in the event of an unanticipated outcome. 

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  • Sign Up for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Designed to Fulfill Licensure Requirement

    A new law requires all Illinois licensed professionals who need continuing education to renew their licenses to complete 1 hour of education related to sexual harassment prevention. 

    IDFPR has proposed the rules for what fulfills this educational requirement, applicable to license renewals starting Jan. 1, 2020.  

    ISMS offers coursework designed to meet this requirement!

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  • Patients Must Be Notified When Mammogram Indicates Dense Breast Tissue

    A new law, which took effect Jan. 1, 2019, requires providers of mammography services to notify patients if their mammogram indicates that they have dense breast tissue. 

    The law requires patient notification to include a summary of the mammography report, and does not establish additional obligations for mammography services providers. 

    To learn more, access ISMS’ newest Issue Brief, covering the law’s requirement for notification, insurance coverage, and the link between dense breast tissue and cancer.

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