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Category Archives: Advocacy

WCMS Comments on Rule to Protect Youth from Nicotine Product Addiction

WCMS sent the following comments after approval at the October 2020 WCMS Executive Council meeting. October 23, 2020 Via email (MDHHS-AdminRules@michigan.gov) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Legal Affairs 333 S. Grand Avenue, 5th Floor Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: On behalf of the Washtenaw County…
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WCMS COVID-19 Advocacy Principles

PHYSICIAN JUDGEMENT: WCMS supports the direct coordination by federal, state, and county leaders and agencies with physicians on COVID-19 prevention and response. Physicians are the experts in developing virus spread prevention strategies, treatment and prescribing decisions, and determining safe economic reengagement for communities.  WCMS backs physicians' best clinical judgements and upholds their expert decisions on evolving community needs during pandemic…
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WCMS Comments on Rule to Define “Public Charge” for Immigration Status

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following comments after coordination with the Washtenaw County Health Department and approval at the November WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ November 2018   DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012 Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security…
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WCMS Sends Letter Opposing S. 827

WCMS sent the following letter following discussion with local legislators at the May 2018 Legislative Meeting and approval from the WCMS Executive Council. ______________________________________________________________ June 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our opposition to Senate…
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WCMS Supports Expanding Access to Vaccines

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the April 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ April 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our support of expanding access…
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WCMS Opposes Permitless Concealed Carry Legislation

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the January 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ January 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our opposition to Senate Bill…
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