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Resolutions Considered at the 2021 Annual Meeting

We are pleased to provide this resolution tracking resource. Below you will find links and information regarding resolutions reviewed at the 2021 Annual Meeting. For more information about submitting a resolution or the status of items listed below, contact am@isms.org.

Up-to-date as of May 14, 2021

2021 RESOLUTIONS

Number Title Author Council or Committee Assignment Board Action Annual Meeting Action  Disposition
02.2020-01 Total Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products Howard Axe, MD and A. Jay Chauhan, DO  Governmental Affairs  Board Adopted Resolution 02.2020-01 (A-21) (October 2020)  Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 02.2020-01 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
04.2020-02 Retired Volunteer Healthcare Organization Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD  Communications & Membership Advocacy  Board Adopted Substitute Resolution 04.2020-02 (A-21) in lieu of Resolution 04.2020-02 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Substitute Resolution 04.2020-02 (A-21) Adopted in lieu of Resolution 04.2020-02 (A-21)  (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
04.2020-03 Over the Counter (OTC) Hormonal Birth Control Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD  Medical Service  Board Adopted Resolution 04.2020-03 (A-21) (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 04.2020-03 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
04.2020-04 Physician Owned and Managed Healthcare Company Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD Executive Committee Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 04.2020-04 (A-21) (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 04.2020-04 (A-21) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
07.2020-05 Lot Number Replacement on Dispensed Medication Raymond A. Dieter, Jr., MD Medical Legal Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 04.2020-05 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 04.2020-05 (A-21) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final 
09.2020-06 Medical License Renewal Fees for Graduating Residents William Weber, MD Governmental Affairs Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-06 (A-21) (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-06 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
09.2020-07 Asset Protection for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Amir H. Vafa, MD Medical Legal  Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 09.2020-07 (A-21) (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-07 (A-21) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
09.2020-08 Statewide Brain Death Protocol Megan Finneran, DO, MS Medical Legal  Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-08 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-08 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
09.2020-09 Increasing Education for School Staff to Recognize Prodromal Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Teens and Young Adults to Increase Early Intervention Leighton Kraft and Matthew Riley Medical Service Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-09 (A-21) as Amended (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-09 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
09.2020-10 Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Rural Communities Emilee Gibson and Alexandria Wellman Medical Service Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-10 (A-21) as Amended (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-10 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
09.2020-11 Advocating Against Nurse Practitioners Ordering and Interpreting Diagnostic Imaging Madeline Jentink, Alexandria Wellman, Matthew Riley Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Substitute Resolution 09.2020-11 (A-21) in lieu of Resolution 09.2020-11 (A-21) (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Substitute Resolution 09.2020-11 (A-21) Adopted in lieu of Resolution 09.2020-11 (A-21) (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
09.2020-12 Supporting Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Overcoming Barriers to Positions of Medical Leadership and Competitive Specialties Alexandria Wellman, Madeline Jentink, Rasa Valiauga, Anastasia Rubakovic, Cagla Unal, Aquilla Chase, Kumail Hussain and Barra Madden Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-12 (A-21) as Amended (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-12 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
09.2020-13 Supporting Increased Research on the Implementation of Non-violent De-escalation Training and Mental Illness Awareness in Law Enforcement Alexandria Wellman, Matthew Riley, Jared Hendren and Madeline Jentink Medical Legal Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-13 (A-21) (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-13 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
09.2020-14 Privacy Protections and Prevention of Further Trauma for Victims of Distribution of Intimate Videos and Images Without Consent Alexandria Wellman, Matthew Riley, Madeline Jentink and Rasa Valiauga Medical Legal Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-14 (A-21) as Amended (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-14 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
09.2020-15 Increasing Physicians Within Medically Underserved Areas Including Central and Southern Illinois Alexandria Wellman, Matthew Riley and Tariq Issa Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Substitute Resolution 09.2020-15 (A-21), with title change, in lieu of Resolution 09.2020-15 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Substitute Resolution 09.2020-15 (A-21) Adopted, with title change, in lieu of Resolution 09.2020-15 (A-21) (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
09.2020-16 Reduce Financial Burden to Medical Students of Medical Licensure Examinations Alexandria Wellman, Matthew Riley and Madeline Jentink Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Resolution 09.2020-16 (A-21) as Amended, with title change (October 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2020-16 (A-21) Adopted as Amended, with title change (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-17 Discontinue State Licensure Requirement for USMLE Step 2 CS and COMLEX Level 2 PE Alexandria Wellman Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-17 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-17 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-18 Decreasing Medical Student Debt and Increasing Transparency in Cost of Attendance to Illinois Medical Schools Aquilla Chase and Alexandria Wellman Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-18 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-18 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-19 Providing Transparent and Accurate Data Regarding Students and Faculty at Medical Schools Madeline Jentink, Rasa Valiauga, Susmitha Kowligy, Akshay Patke and Melissa Dominguez Medical Legal Board approved referral of resolution back to the Council for further consideration on 01/30/21.   Pending
12.2020-20 Ransomware and Electronic Health Records Howard Axe, MD Medical Legal Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-20 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-20 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
12.2020-21 Inappropriate Political Interference in Medical Care Dennis Galinsky, MD Medical Legal Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 12.2020-21 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-21 (A-21) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
12.2020-22 Insurance for Firearm Owners Richard E. Nora, MD Governmental Affairs Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 12.2020-22 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-22 (A-21) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
12.2020-23 Using a Vulnerability Index to Increase Resources in Illinois Counties During a Pandemic Jared Hendren, Arya V. Dadhania, Vanitha Raguveer, Divya Meher Surabhi, MPH and Adrienne DaGue Medical Service Board approved referral of resolution back to the Council for further consideration on 01/30/21.    Pending
12.2020-24 Maintaining Medical Education During a Pandemic Jared Hendren, Vanitha Raguveer, Alexandria Wellman, Mahuya Barua, Divya Meher Surabhi, MPH and Neha Siddiqui Education & Health Workforce  Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-24 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-24 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
12.2020-25 Support for Universal Internet Access Neha Siddiqui and Kamaljit Braich Communications & Membership Advocacy Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-25 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-25 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-26 Mitigating the Negative Impact of Step Therapy Policies and Nonmedical Switching of Prescription Drugs on Patient Safety Howard Axe, MD Medical Service Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-26 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-26 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting)  Final
12.2020-27 Neutral Stance on Medical Aid in Dying Santosh Yajnik, MD; Ajay Chauhan, DO; Richard Feldman, MD and Mahesh Patel, MD Medical Legal Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 12.2020-27 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-27 (A-21) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-28 Advocating for the Utilization of Health Care Professionals to Serve as First Responders for 911 Mental Health Emergency Calls Tariq Issa, Anastasia Rubakovic and Divya Meher Surabhi Medical Service Board Adopted Substitute Resolution 12.2020-28 (A-21) in lieu of Resolution 12.2020-28 (A-21) (April 2021)  (Pending affirmation at 2022 Annual Meeting) Pending
12.2020-29 Advocating for All Payer Coverage of Cosmetic Treatment for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Tariq Issa and Divya Meher Surabhi Economics Board Adopted Substitute Resolution 12.2020-29 (A-21) in lieu of Resolution 12.2020-29 (A-21) (April 2021)  (Pending affirmation at 2022 Annual Meeting)  Pending
12.2020-30 Supporting the Study of Reparations to Reduce Racial Inequalities Tariq Issa Governmental Affairs Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-30 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-30 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-31 Supporting the General Public in Vaccination Against COVID-19 Divya Meher Surabhi, MPH, Jared Hendren, Vanitha Raguveer and Arya Dadhania Medical Service Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-31 (A-21) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-31 (A-21) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2020-32 Advancing Gender Equity in ISMS Leadership Representation Emelie J. Ilarde, MD; Katherine M. Tynus, MD; Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD and Neha Siddiqui ISMS Board of Trustees Board Adopted Resolution 12.2020-32 (A-21) as Amended (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2020-32 (A-21) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
01.2021-33 ISMS Pilot Program - Recommended Revisions to Constitution and Bylaws Illinois State Medical Society Board of Trustees  ISMS Board of Trustees  Board approved draft resolution regarding the proposed changes to the ISMS Constitution and Bylaws for placement on the 2021 Annual Meeting consent calendar (October 2020) Annual Meeting deferred final disposition of Resolution 01.2021-33 (A-21) until 2022 Annual Meeting, with special comment period open until October 1, 2021 (2021 Annual Meeting) Pending
02.2021-34 State Legislation Proposal for Scope of Practice Limitation for Nurse Practitioners in Initial Specialist Assessment Laura Tommaso, MD     Annual Meeting Referred Resolution 02.2021-34 (A-21) to Board for Decision (2021 Annual Meeting) Pending 
 

2020 RESOLUTIONS

Number Title Author Council or Committee Assignment Board Action Annual Meeting Action Disposition
09.2019-07 Gender Affirmation Surgery Shirley Roy, MD and A. Jay Chauhan, DO Council on Medical Service Board Adopted Resolution 09.2019-07 (A-20) as Amended, with Title Change (October 2019) Annual Meeting Adopted Resolution 09.2019-07 (A-20) as Further Amended, with Additional Title Change (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
09.2019-12 Reaffirmation of the Most Recent Position Regarding Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Benjamin German, MD Medical Legal Council  Board Adopted Resolution 09.2019-12 (A-20) (October 2019) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 09.2019-12 (A-20) Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2019-18 Reimbursement for Healthcare Services in Small Communities Kamal Kishore, MD Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Resolution 12.2019-18 (A-20) as Amended (July 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2019-18 (A-20) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2019-20 Parental Leave & Family Planning Resources for Medical Students Neha Siddiqui Education & Health Workforce Board Adopted Resolution 12.2019-20 (A-20) as Amended (July 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2019-20 (A-20) Adopted as Amended (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2019-21 Patients' Right to Know Full Credentials of Health Professionals Involved in Their Care Alexandra Roginsky, MD Education & Health Workforce Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 12.2019-21 (A-20) (July 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2019-21 (A-20) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
12.2019-22 Health System Reform Language Neutralization Titus Hou Economics Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 12.2019-22 (A-20) (January 2021) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 12.2019-22 (A-20) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
01.2020-35 Increases in Government Funding of Programs that Teach Social Education & Housing Maintenance Skills for Those with Mental Health Problems as a Means to Assist Eradicating Homelessness and Improve Outcomes Alexandria Wellman, Matthew Riley and Leighton Kraft Governmental Affairs Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 01.2020-35 (A-20) (January 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 01.2020-35 (A-20) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final
01.2020-43 Neutral Stance on Medical Aid in Dying Christine Y. Todd, MD Medical Legal Board Did Not Adopt Resolution 01.2020-43 (A-20) (January 2020) Annual Meeting affirmed Board action; Resolution 01.2020-43 (A-20) Not Adopted (2021 Annual Meeting) Final

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