Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Ophthalmologists -- medical doctors specializing in eye care.

Lobbying Interests:
We are interested in issues related to the availability and quality of medical eye care and vision care and the treatment of eye diseases medically and surgically. We also are concerned with matters relating to the practice of medicine and health insurance issues.

CEO Name:
Eric Ostermann
Executive Director

Contact
EO
Eric Ostermann
563 Carter Court, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54136
(920) 560-5645
eric@badgerbay.co
http://www.wieyemd.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Eric Jensen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/27/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 260
Assembly Bill 260
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services ...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 180

Against
Notification Date
6/13/2017
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 568
Assembly Bill 568
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/31/2017
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
WAO is concerned with removing the current requirement that a nurse midwife work in collaboration with a physician.
Assembly Bill 876
Assembly Bill 876
Relating to: coverage of prescription eye drop refills.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 305

For
Notification Date
2/1/2018
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 232
Senate Bill 232
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/20/2017
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 497
Senate Bill 497
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/31/2017
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
WAO is concerned with removing the current requirement that a nurse midwife work in collaboration with a physician.
Senate Bill 665
Senate Bill 665
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker's compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-ma...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/29/2017
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 771
Senate Bill 771
Relating to: coverage of prescription eye drop refills.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2018
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 Joint Resolution 93
Senate Joint Resolution 93
Relating to: recognizing January as Glaucoma Awareness Month in Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/23/2018
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

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

Notification Date
4/24/2017
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

Prescription eye drop medications.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prescription eye drop medications.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/13/2017
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 liability Risk Retention Groups.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medical liability Risk Retention Groups.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/27/2017
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.

Chiropractic Scope of Practice
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chiropractic Scope of Practice

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2017
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

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$10,500.00
2017
July - December
$10,581.32
2018
January - June
$10,500.00
2018
July - December
$10,500.00
Total $42,081.32
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
3.00
2017
July - December
3.75
2018
January - June
11.25
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 18.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
18.25
2017
July - December
23.75
2018
January - June
18.75
2018
July - December
4.00
Total 64.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker's compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
7 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: coverage of prescription eye drop refills.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
44 %
2018
July - December
Total 16 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
53 %
2017
July - December
59 %
2018
January - June
41 %
2018
July - December
Total 48 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
7 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
36 %
2018
January - June
8 %
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 22 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures