Legislative activities update

      Dr. Mary K. Welch

Mary K. Welch, MD, holds an iPad mini
she won at the Arkansas, Kansas,
Missouri, and Oklahoma combined
section meeting for her donation
to the Ob-GynPAC.

Dr. Dana G. Stone
Dana G. Stone, MD, District VII legislative chair

District VII sections presented thorough and excellent reports of legislative activity in each state at the District VII Advisory Council Meeting in New Orleans in May. Scope of practice, mandatory reporting of dense breast tissue, reproductive choice, personhood legislation, and Medicaid expansion are some of the issues that have come up in many states. Section leaders will have the opportunity to attend the ACOG State Legislative Roundtable in September to further discuss current and upcoming state bills.

Ob-GynPAC, ACOG’s federal political action committee, allows ACOG to support candidates who share its interests in women’s health issues. ACOG members have been raising funds for Ob-GynPAC at meetings. At the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma combined section meeting in June, members donated a total of $950 for a chance to win an iPad mini. Thanks to all who donated, and congratulations to Mary K. Welch, MD, of Columbia, MO, who won the prize! 

 

 

 

 

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