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 intervention in health care, improving health care quality and value, medical liability environment, public health and safety.

CEO Name:
William (Rick) Abrams
Senior Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Mark Grapentine, JD Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Christopher Rasch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
William R Abrams Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 49
Assembly Bill 49
Relating to: waiting period for handgun purchases.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/21/2015
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 94
Assembly Bill 94
Relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about safe sleep, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/27/2015
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 opposes mandates injecting artificial intrusions into relationships formed between patients and their physicians. AB 94 as drafted includes numerous mandates which could interfere with conversations and medical records-keeping.
Assembly Bill 96
Assembly Bill 96
Relating to: prescriptions for controlled substances issued by optometrists and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/19/2015
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 146
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: restrictions on the use of electronic devices used for inhaling or exhaling vapor or a vaporized solution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 170
Assembly Bill 170
Relating to: regulating the use of vapor products.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 179
Assembly Bill 179
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 197
Assembly Bill 197
Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 228
Assembly Bill 228
Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/28/2015
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 237
Assembly Bill 237
Relating to: requiring a determination of probable postfertilization age of an unborn child before abortion, prohibiting abortion of an unborn child considered capable of experiencing pain, informed consent, abortion reporting, and providing a criminal pen...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/28/2015
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 253
Assembly Bill 253
Relating to: ratification of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 116

For
Notification Date
6/8/2015
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 255
Assembly Bill 255
Relating to: video recording of surgical procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/9/2015
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 266
Assembly Bill 266
Relating to: requiring or allowing persons who have committed certain offenses related to drunken driving to acquire an ignition interlock device in order to operate certain motor vehicles and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/19/2015
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 305
Assembly Bill 305
Relating to: sale and use of fetal body parts and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2015
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 bill as drafted could have dramatic effects on our state's health care research. Therefore, we believe answers are needed: 1) Are there research problems in WI? 2) If so, does this bill solve those problems w/o harming current ethical research?
Assembly Bill 307
Assembly Bill 307
Relating to: providing exemptions from practice protection laws for complementary and alternative health care practitioners; requirements and prohibitions for individuals who provide complementary and alternative health care services; and enforcement of pr...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/8/2015
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 310
Assembly Bill 310
Relating to: family planning and preventive health services grants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 151

None
Notification Date
9/2/2015
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 312
Assembly Bill 312
Relating to: limitations on requiring vaccination against influenza.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/24/2015
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 352
Assembly Bill 352
Relating to: requiring persons accused of violating traffic laws and ordinances related to driving while intoxicated to appear in person in court. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2015
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 353
Assembly Bill 353
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
10/15/2015
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 364
Assembly Bill 364
Relating to: reporting, disclosure, and practitioner review requirements under the prescription drug monitoring program; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 266

Other
Notification Date
9/29/2015
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 365
Assembly Bill 365
Relating to: duty of law enforcement officers to report to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program controlled-substance violations, opioid-related drug overdoses or deaths, and reports of stolen prescription drugs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 268

For
Notification Date
9/29/2015
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 366
Assembly Bill 366
Relating to: pain clinic certification and requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 265

Other
Notification Date
9/29/2015
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 367
Assembly Bill 367
Relating to: reporting by treatment programs using methadone and requiring review of prescription drug monitoring database.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 262

Other
Notification Date
9/29/2015
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 394
Assembly Bill 394
Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 119

For
Notification Date
10/15/2015
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 400
Assembly Bill 400
Relating to: use of child safety restraint systems in motor vehicles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/7/2015
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 408
Assembly Bill 408
Relating to: behavioral health care coordination pilot projects, psychiatric consultation reimbursement pilot project, access to information on availability of inpatient psychiatric beds, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2015
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 427
Assembly Bill 427
Relating to: prescription, dispensing, and delivery of opioid antagonists.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 115

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2015
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 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: recodification of the child abuse and neglect reporting law; making probation agents, parole agents, and certain employees, contractors, and volunteers of schools and institutions of higher education mandated reporters of child abuse and negle...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/11/2015
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
Section 29 of the bill would repeal important confidentiality protections young patients currently have when consulting with a physician. The Society asks the legislature to remove Section 29.
Assembly Bill 498
Assembly Bill 498
Relating to: claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/2/2015
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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
Sections of the bill removing injured workers' freedom of choice for health care and subsequent fee schedule issues would be fundamental changes to Wisconsin's successful WC system.
Assembly Bill 502
Assembly Bill 502
Relating to: regulation of liquid nicotine packaging, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 536
Assembly Bill 536
Relating to: penalties for, and elements of, certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
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 545
Assembly Bill 545
Relating to: providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 390

For
Notification Date
12/1/2015
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 549
Assembly Bill 549
Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 375

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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
Amendments could bring the Society to neutral if certain concerns are addressed: 1) ensuring patient safety, 2) ensuring health care efficiency, 3) ensuring qualified professionals are interpreting ordered images.
Assembly Bill 625
Assembly Bill 625
Relating to: the 2015-17 Authorized State Building Program, providing a grant for the construction of a medical school campus in the city of Jefferson, granting bonding authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 660
Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: guidelines for prescribing controlled substances and the examination authority of the Medical Examining Board.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 269

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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 697
Assembly Bill 697
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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
Physicians strongly oppose greater proliferation of food products with a long history of sickening patients.
Assembly Bill 709
Assembly Bill 709
Relating to: creating an individual income tax deduction for certain income earned by an individual from the practice of psychiatry. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2016
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 724
Assembly Bill 724
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 180

None
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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 session's agreed-to bill reflects the appropriate subject matter scope of bargaining between Labor and Management, including consultation with the health care liaisons.
Assembly Bill 726
Assembly Bill 726
Relating to: renaming, changing the membership of, and eliminating certain professional licensure boards and transferring certain functions to the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Medical Therapy Examining Board; eliminating certain c...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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 752
Assembly Bill 752
Relating to: leave from employment for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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 766
Assembly Bill 766
Relating to: review and reporting requirements for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 267

For
Notification Date
2/2/2016
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 768
Assembly Bill 768
Relating to: rules regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/2/2016
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 791
Assembly Bill 791
Relating to: informed consent for psychotropic medications in nursing homes and community-based residential facilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: funding for the rural physician residency assistance program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2016
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 809
Assembly Bill 809
Relating to: nondiscriminatory insurance coverage of chiropractic services, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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 841
Assembly Bill 841
Relating to: waivers and variances from rules issued by the Pharmacy Examining Board and authorizations for pilot programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 313

None
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 865
Assembly Bill 865
Relating to: the administration by injection of prescribed drugs by pharmacists. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 290

None
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 866
Assembly Bill 866
Relating to: prescription refills.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 291

None
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 871
Assembly Bill 871
Relating to: modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Chiropractic Examining Board.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 924
Assembly Bill 924
Relating to: eliminating personal conviction exemption from immunizations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/22/2016
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 35
Senate Bill 35
Relating to: waiting period for handgun purchases.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 22

Against
Notification Date
4/21/2015
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 46
Senate Bill 46
Relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about safe sleep, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/27/2015
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 opposes mandates injecting artificial intrusions into relationships formed between patients and their physicians. SB 46 as drafted includes numerous mandates which could interfere with conversations and medical records-keeping.
Senate Bill 74
Senate Bill 74
Relating to: prescriptions for controlled substances issued by optometrists and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 34

Against
Notification Date
3/12/2015
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 120
Senate Bill 120
Relating to: restrictions on the use of electronic devices used for inhaling or exhaling vapor or a vaporized solution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 125
Senate Bill 125
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 132
Senate Bill 132
Relating to: regulating the use of vapor products.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 138
Senate Bill 138
Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 179
Senate Bill 179
Relating to: requiring a determination of probable postfertilization age of an unborn child before abortion, prohibiting abortion of an unborn child considered capable of experiencing pain, informed consent, abortion reporting, and providing a criminal pen...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 56

Against
Notification Date
5/28/2015
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 196
Senate Bill 196
Relating to: ratification of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/18/2015
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 198
Senate Bill 198
Relating to: providing exemptions from practice protection laws for complementary and alternative health care practitioners; requirements and prohibitions for individuals who provide complementary and alternative health care services; and enforcement of pr...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/26/2015
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 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: limitations on requiring vaccination against influenza.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/30/2015
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 221
Senate Bill 221
Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/12/2015
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 260
Senate Bill 260
Relating to: sale and use of fetal body parts and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/23/2015
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 bill as drafted could have negative effects on our state's health care research. Therefore, we believe answers are needed: 1) Are there research problems in WI? 2) If so, does this bill solve those problems w/o harming current ethical research?
Senate Bill 268
Senate Bill 268
Relating to: reporting, disclosure, and practitioner review requirements under the prescription drug monitoring program; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 269
Senate Bill 269
Relating to: duty of law enforcement officers to report to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program controlled-substance violations, opioid-related drug overdoses or deaths, and reports of stolen prescription drugs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 272
Senate Bill 272
Relating to: pain clinic certification and requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 293
Senate Bill 293
Relating to: behavioral health care coordination pilot projects, psychiatric consultation reimbursement pilot project, access to information on availability of inpatient psychiatric beds, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 153

For
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2015
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 332
Senate Bill 332
Relating to: use of child safety restraint systems in motor vehicles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/7/2015
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: prescription, dispensing, and delivery of opioid antagonists.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2015
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 378
Senate Bill 378
Relating to: claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/2/2015
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 412
Senate Bill 412
Relating to: providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 453
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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
Amendments could bring the Society to neutral if certain concerns are addressed: 1) ensuring patient safety, 2) ensuring health care efficiency, 3) ensuring qualified professionals are interpreting ordered images.
Senate Bill 455
Senate Bill 455
Relating to: penalties for, and elements of, certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 371

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
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 456
Senate Bill 456
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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
Sections of the bill removing injured workers' freedom of choice for health care and subsequent fee schedule issues would be fundamental changes to Wisconsin's successful WC system.
Senate Bill 517
Senate Bill 517
Relating to: leave from employment for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 345

For
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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 520
Senate Bill 520
Relating to: guidelines for prescribing controlled substances and the examination authority of the Medical Examining Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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 536
Senate Bill 536
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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 session's agreed-to bill reflects the appropriate subject matter scope of bargaining between Labor and Management, including consultation with the health care liaisons.
Senate Bill 568
Senate Bill 568
Relating to: renaming, changing the membership of, and eliminating certain professional licensure boards and transferring certain functions to the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Medical Therapy Examining Board; eliminating certain c...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/15/2016
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 662
Senate Bill 662
Relating to: funding for the rural physician residency assistance program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2016
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 708
Senate Bill 708
Relating to: the administration by injection of prescribed drugs by pharmacists. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/11/2016
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 709
Senate Bill 709
Relating to: prescription refills.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/11/2016
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 716
Senate Bill 716
Relating to: review and reporting requirements for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2016
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 762
Senate Bill 762
Relating to: licensure of primary spinal care practitioners, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2016
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

Administration: Transfers
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Transfers

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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 Management and Compensation Reserves
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Budget Management and Compensation Reserves

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

Financial Institutions and Professional Standards
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions and Professional Standards

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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 - General
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - General

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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: Public Health and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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
2/26/2015
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: Agencywide Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Agencywide Provisions

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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: Program Transfers
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Program Transfers

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

University of Wisconsin System: Delete Current Law Related to the UW System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System: Delete Current Law Related to the UW System

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

Workforce Development: Worker's Compensation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Worker's Compensation

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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

Operation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Agency Name
Controlled Substances Board (CSB)

Subject
Operation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

SS 103_15
None
Notification Date
6/14/2016
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.

Continuing medical education for prescribing opioids
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Continuing medical education for prescribing opioids

SS 122_15
None
Notification Date
11/16/2015
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.

General update and cleanup of rules
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
General update and cleanup of rules

SS 076_15
None
Notification Date
11/16/2015
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.

Telemedicine
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Telemedicine

SS 100_15
None
Notification Date
11/16/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/25/2016
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 nomination of Kenneth B. Simons, MD to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for nomination of Kenneth B. Simons, MD to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/11/2016
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 David Roelke, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for David Roelke, MD for appointment to the Medical Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2016
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 nomination of Kitty Rhoades as Secretary of Department of Health Services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for nomination of Kitty Rhoades as Secretary of Department of Health Services.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Nursing practice act & related rules
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nursing practice act & related rules

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Heroin epidemic/opioid prescribing/etc.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Heroin epidemic/opioid prescribing/etc.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2015
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
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/14/2015
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.

Interstate compact for physician licensing.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interstate compact for physician licensing.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/14/2015
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

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$104,744.50
2015
July - December
$114,167.40
2016
January - June
$99,667.88
2016
July - December
$73,530.15
Total $392,109.93
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
211.00
2015
July - December
181.25
2016
January - June
194.75
2016
July - December
116.75
Total 703.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
772.00
2015
July - December
835.00
2016
January - June
605.25
2016
July - December
485.50
Total 2697.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: ratification of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
22 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: pain clinic certification and requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: reporting, disclosure, and practitioner review requirements under the prescription drug monitoring program; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
32 %
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
18 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
17 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
19 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
60 %
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
42 %
2015
July - December
52 %
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 44 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures