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  
  • 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  
  • 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

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

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