Wisconsin Medical Society

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Lobbying Interests:
Government's impact re: health care, improving health care quality and value, medical liability environment, public health and safety.

CEO Name:
Rick Abrams, JD
Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Contact
MGJ
Mark Grapentine, JD
330 E Lakeside St
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 442-3768
(608) 442-3802
mark.grapentine@wismed.org
http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Christopher Rasch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Grapentine, JD Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
William R Abrams Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Bartholow Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2013 Withdrawn On 4/14/2014

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

December 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
December 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: delaying eligibility changes to BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core and delaying other changes to the Medical Assistance program; and extending coverage under, and the deadline for the dissolution of, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Pla...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 116

For
Notification Date
12/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Support the bill as well as the amendment approved unanimously in Joint Finance.
December 2013 Special Session Senate Bill 1
December 2013 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: delaying eligibility changes to BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core and delaying other changes to the Medical Assistance program; and extending coverage under, and the deadline for the dissolution of, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Pla...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Support the bill as well as the amendment approved unanimously in Joint Finance.
Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 68
Assembly Bill 68
Relating to: penalties for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 69
Assembly Bill 69
Relating to: requiring a mandatory minimum sentence for causing bodily harm to another while driving while intoxicated and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 71
Assembly Bill 71
Relating to: penalties for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 111
Assembly Bill 111
Relating to: requiring congenital heart defect screening in newborns and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 242

For
Notification Date
4/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This legislation supports more patient-physician conversations at difficult times - which studies show can help prevent expensive lawsuits.
Assembly Bill 139
Assembly Bill 139
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 111

For
Notification Date
4/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This fix is need to help prevent patient confusion and defensive medicine.
Assembly Bill 160
Assembly Bill 160
Relating to: wrongful death of an unborn child. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Concerned that the new definition of "unborn child" may have unintended ramifications in providing medical care. Those same consequences could affect IPFCF liability exposure as well.
Assembly Bill 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 217
Assembly Bill 217
Relating to: civil liability for performing a sex-selective abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 224
Assembly Bill 224
Relating to: sale and use of fetal body parts and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/11/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 227
Assembly Bill 227
Relating to: requirements to perform abortions, requiring an ultrasound before informed consent for an abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: limitations on requiring and requesting vaccination against influenza. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 292
Assembly Bill 292
Relating to: therapeutic alternate drug selections in nursing homes, performance of patient services by a pharmacist, and the practice of pharmacy.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/22/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 343
Assembly Bill 343
Relating to: the distribution by schools of a concussion and head injury information sheet and the participation by pupils in a youth athletic activity.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 433
Assembly Bill 433
Relating to: the authority and responsibilities of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the various boards under that department, the membership of the Cosmetology Examining Board, professional licensure of pharmacists, the Pharmacy Exami...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 446
Assembly Bill 446
Relating to: training and agreements for administering the drug naloxone, requiring emergency medical technicians to carry naloxone, and immunity for certain individuals who administer naloxone. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 200

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 447
Assembly Bill 447
Relating to: granting immunity from certain criminal prosecutions for offenses relating to a controlled substance or a controlled substance analog.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 194

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 448
Assembly Bill 448
Relating to: programs for the disposal of drugs, including controlled substances, and certain medical or drug-related items, and the regulation of prescription drugs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 198

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 452
Assembly Bill 452
Relating to: child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 127

For
Notification Date
10/22/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 453
Assembly Bill 453
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 238

For
Notification Date
10/22/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 454
Assembly Bill 454
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 128

For
Notification Date
10/22/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 465
Assembly Bill 465
Relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about cosleeping while intoxicated, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 480
Assembly Bill 480
Relating to: medical use of marijuana, the regulation of marijuana distribution organizations, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, making appropriations, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 552
Assembly Bill 552
Relating to: the definition and practice of dentistry for professional licensing purposes.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 341

None
Notification Date
12/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 608
Assembly Bill 608
Relating to: network status or affiliation based on influenza vaccination status.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140201_084253_WC Provider Proposal FINAL.pdf

Assembly Bill 726
Assembly Bill 726
Relating to: providing that cannabidiol is not a tetrahydrocannabinol and dispensing cannabidiol as a treatment for a seizure disorder.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 267

For
Notification Date
2/11/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The Society supports the bill following adoption of Assembly Amendment 1, which creates a research-appropriate procedure for assisting patients.
Assembly Bill 742
Assembly Bill 742
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The Society supports the bill if amended to treat graduates of foreign and domestic medical schools similarly.
Assembly Bill 762
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The Society believes these devices should be subject to FDA regulation with appropriate standards for identity, strength, purity, packaging and labeling with instructions and contraindications for use, including age of the user.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 56
Senate Bill 56
Relating to: requiring a mandatory minimum sentence for causing bodily harm to another while driving while intoxicated and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: penalties for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 59
Senate Bill 59
Relating to: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 60
Senate Bill 60
Relating to: penalties for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 104
Senate Bill 104
Relating to: requiring congenital heart defect screening in newborns and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 129
Senate Bill 129
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
This legislation supports more patient-physician conversations at difficult times - which studies show can help prevent expensive lawsuits.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/11/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 201
Senate Bill 201
Relating to: civil liability for performing a sex-selective abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/6/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 206
Senate Bill 206
Relating to: requirements to perform abortions, requiring an ultrasound before informed consent for an abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 37

Against
Notification Date
6/7/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/2/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 251
Senate Bill 251
Relating to: therapeutic alternate drug selections in nursing homes, performance of patient services by a pharmacist, and the practice of pharmacy.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 294

None
Notification Date
8/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 258
Senate Bill 258
Relating to: the distribution by schools of a concussion and head injury information sheet and the participation by pupils in a youth athletic activity.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 93

For
Notification Date
8/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 300
Senate Bill 300
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 186

For
Notification Date
10/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 345
Senate Bill 345
Relating to: the authority and responsibilities of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the various boards under that department, the membership of the Cosmetology Examining Board, professional licensure of pharmacists, the Pharmacy Exami...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 124

None
Notification Date
11/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 350
Senate Bill 350
Relating to: granting immunity from certain criminal prosecutions for offenses relating to a controlled substance or a controlled substance analog.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 351
Senate Bill 351
Relating to: programs for the disposal of drugs, including controlled substances, and certain medical or drug-related items, and the regulation of prescription drugs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 352
Senate Bill 352
Relating to: training and agreements for administering the drug naloxone, requiring emergency medical technicians to carry naloxone, and immunity for certain individuals who administer naloxone. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 357
Senate Bill 357
Relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about cosleeping while intoxicated, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 359
Senate Bill 359
Relating to: child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 360
Senate Bill 360
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 363
Senate Bill 363
Relating to: medical use of marijuana, the regulation of marijuana distribution organizations, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, making appropriations, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 366
Senate Bill 366
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 413
Senate Bill 413
Relating to: the definition and practice of dentistry for professional licensing purposes.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 440
Senate Bill 440
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The Society believes these devices should be subject to FDA regulation with appropriate standards for identity, strength, purity, packaging and labeling with instructions and contraindications for use, including age of the user.
Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20140204_073900_WC Provider Proposal FINAL.pdf

Senate Bill 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 240

For
Notification Date
2/11/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The Society supports the bill if amended to treat graduates of foreign and domestic medical schools similarly.
Senate Bill 652
Senate Bill 652
Relating to: requirements for membership on the Medical Examining Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/3/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Facilities, Supplemental Security Income, and Public Health
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Facilities, Supplemental Security Income, and Public Health

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Administration

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
5/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Annual Fund and Mediation Panel Fees, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Annual Fund and Mediation Panel Fees, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.

Register Number: 695 (12/1/2013)
For
Notification Date
10/23/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Med 1.02, application requirements for a license to practice medicine.
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Med 1.02, application requirements for a license to practice medicine.

Register Number: 636 (12/15/2008)
For
Notification Date
11/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revises Chapter Med 18, relating to informed consent. SS 021-14
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Revises Chapter Med 18, relating to informed consent. SS 021-14

Register Number: 699 (4/1/2014)
For
Notification Date
8/20/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Also support recommended amendments from the Rules Clearinghouse.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Interstate Physician Licensure Compact
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interstate Physician Licensure Compact

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/23/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Ken Simons, MD for re-appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Ken Simons, MD for re-appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/30/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Mary Jo Capodice, DO for re-appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Mary Jo Capodice, DO for re-appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Timothy Swan, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Timothy Swan, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/17/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Care Data Collection, Use
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Care Data Collection, Use

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/8/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Russell Yale, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Russell Yale, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Rodney Erickson, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Rodney Erickson, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/14/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Sridhar Vasudevan, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Sridhar Vasudevan, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/14/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Timothy Westlake, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Timothy Westlake, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/14/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Mary Jo Capodice, DO for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Mary Jo Capodice, DO for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/14/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Allowing physicians to express sentiments of apology, etc.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing physicians to express sentiments of apology, etc.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Medical Examining Board: licensing requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medical Examining Board: licensing requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

HIPAA: physicians' ability to provide coordinated health care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
HIPAA: physicians' ability to provide coordinated health care

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2013-15 biennial budget: Wisconsin Health Information Organization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-15 biennial budget: Wisconsin Health Information Organization

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

MED 8: physician supervision of physician assistants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
MED 8: physician supervision of physician assistants

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

MED 10: physician unprofessional conduct
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
MED 10: physician unprofessional conduct

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2013-15 biennial budget: Medical Examining Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-15 biennial budget: Medical Examining Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Physicians informed consent requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Physicians informed consent requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2013-15 Biennial Budget: Medicaid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-15 Biennial Budget: Medicaid

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Worker's Compensation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Worker's Compensation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$229,611.27
2013
July - December
$169,083.45
2014
January - June
$96,892.43
2014
July - December
$51,472.45
Total $547,059.60
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
599.50
2013
July - December
223.75
2014
January - June
177.50
2014
July - December
79.75
Total 1080.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
1441.75
2013
July - December
1239.25
2014
January - June
735.50
2014
July - December
423.25
Total 3839.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
20 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 8 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
7 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
23 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 8 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
50 %
2014
January - June
50 %
2014
July - December
85 %
Total 49 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures