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Licensure for Certified Midwives, Liability Protection for Physicians

The legislation includes provisions that doctors and healthcare facilities cannot be held liable for a poor outcome resulting from the midwife’s services solely on the basis that they consulted with or accepted a referral from a licensed certified professional midwife.
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Changes to the Secretary of State’s Medical Report Form
Changes to the Secretary of State’s Medical Report Form
The Illinois Secretary of State's Medical Report form has been modified to address the most frequently asked questions by physicians.
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ACA Open Enrollment
ACA Open Enrollment
The open enrollment period for 2022 insurance will begin on November 1 and run one month longer than in previous years – to Jan. 15, 2022.
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Unpacking Illinois' New Telemedicine Law
Unpacking Illinois' New Telemedicine Law
ISMS is taking a deep dive into the various components of this important ISMS-backed legislation. This week’s installment will highlight coverage for telemedicine services.
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Use of Illinois’ PMP Has Skyrocketed!
Use of Illinois’ PMP Has Skyrocketed!
Despite this sharp decline in opioid prescribing, the epidemic of overdose deaths continues to rise.
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Recent Articles

A Successful Year Already and More to Come for ISMS

I’m only a third of the way through my term as ISMS president, but so far I can say that one of the best parts of the job is being the bearer of good news. Lucky for me, our strong and effective advocacy has yielded a steady stream of good news this year.

Part 3: How Does the New Telemedicine Law Address Equal Payment for Telemedicine and In-Person Visit

Governor Pritzker recently signed House Bill 3308 into law, expanding access to telemedicine services for patients in Illinois. The new law makes permanent many of the emergency telemedicine rules that were authorized during COVID-19.

Sign Up to Administer the COVID-19 Vaccines in Your Office

Here in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is monitoring the state closely for the spread of identified variants.

Lyme Disease Cases Are Peaking Now!

Ticks are very active at certain times of the year, with the peak months being June and July. Physicians should be on the lookout for possible symptoms of Lyme disease.

Bills Recently Signed into Law Champion Patients and Physicians

Your ISMS governmental affairs team overcame enormous challenges to score significant wins in Springfield this year! View the ISMS-supported bills that were recently signed into law.

New Executive Order Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

Last Friday afternoon Governor Pritzker revised the requirements previously issued in his Executive Order 2021-20 concerning mandated COVID-19 vaccine deadlines for health care workers.

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