Dear Colleagues,

Legislators need to hear your voice about HB 157.  I understand and appreciate how busy you all are. Here’s the problem: Issues that affect you as a practicing physician are mostly managed by non- or retired physicians. Both have a lot more time on their hands than you.  But, as a physician, YOU  have a lot more influence than the average citizen. — a whopping  81% of physicians are against MOC. You are the majority! 

Key Points

  • In order to ensure passage of the bill as is, it is important for you to call (Richmond Office) and/or write your legislators. Find your legislator’s name and contact info.
  • See the Menu Tab – “Template for Legislators” and use as a script and/or email when contacting your legislator.  
  • If you are in the Richmond area, make time to schedule a meeting with your legislator and spend 15 minutes talking about  why HB 157 is important.
  • If you are in the Richmond metro area and/or a constituent of Senator Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, make sure you contact her to support this bill at (804) 698-7512 or district12@senate.virginia.gov  
  • If you call your legislator’s office but aren’t able to speak with him or her directly, leave a message with the Legislative Aide and reference HB 157.
  • When emailing your legislator use subject line “Patron and Vote YES to HB 157” and  CC: Del. Sam Rasoul (the bill’s sponsor) at delsrasoul@house.virginia.gov  
  • If you have pertinent personal story about MOC please share your experience with your legislator. Keep it short – Have a point – tie it to a solution or your position (That is why I am asking you to please support HB157)
  • Share this call to action with your colleagues!

 

Thanks so much for your time and dedication,

David W. Allison, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Gainesville, VA 20155
info@vahb157.com

Suja S. Amir, MPA
Richmond, VA 23219
info@vahb157.com
Advisory Board Member, Practicing Physicians of America

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