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Stop Dentists from Providing Immunizations; Simplify the Power of Attorney Health Care Form; and More - Update from Springfield
Posted on: 3/21/2014

With the legislative session in full swing, the ISMS legislative team continues to work hard in Springfield, advocating on behalf of Illinois physicians and their patients.

Here's the latest:

Dentists should not be allowed to provide immunizations 

ISMS, along with public health advocates and groups representing other health care professionals, is opposed to legislation (S.B. 3409 and H.B. 5574) that would allow dentists to provide certain immunizations to individuals aged 10 years and older, including the human papillomavirus (HPV); hepatitis B; influenza; and shingles.

ISMS believes that the Senate bill currently has more traction than the House bill and will be considered by the Senate Public Health Committee next week.

Call to Action: Please let your state Senator know that you oppose any legislation or amendment that would allow dentists to provide any immunizations!

Simplify language in power of attorney health care form

Your medical society is working with the Illinois Bar Association to advocate for legislation (S.B. 3228) that would simplify language in the current power of attorney health care form so that many more Illinois residents would understand it and plan for health care emergencies.

The bill would amend the Illinois Power of Attorney Act, and has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now before the full Senate.

Insulin injection should be allowed in public

An ISMS initiative (S.B. 3149) has been introduced in Springfield to ensure that a person with diabetes, or parent or legal guardian of a person with diabetes, may self-administer insulin or administer insulin for his or her child in any location, public or private.This bill would create the Public Self-Care of Diabetes Act and has been approved by the Senate Public Health Committee and is now before the full Senate.



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