Welcome to the Florida Gastroenterologic Society’s Advocacy Page. Here, you will find information abour issues affecting Gastroenterology in the Florida State Legislature. It is our goal to provide education for practicing gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, and the patients.
FGS provides regular updates on top bills impacting GI professionals so members can stay informed and know if any action is needed. Our legal counsel is Chris Nuland, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience representing medical professionals and he understands the specific dynamic involved with the changing culture of medical practice. Mr. Nuland represents more than eight physician organizations, including the Florida Gastroenterologic Society, Florida Chapters of the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. James DeGerome represents the FGS with the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) in an effort to represent the viewpoints of Gastroenterologists in Washington, D.C. For over thirty years, the DDNC has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.on key issues facing gastroenterologists in the state of Florida. They provide regular updates to enable members to stay informed and up to date on current legislation that is being discussed.
Seeking Volunteers for Doctor of the Day Program
The Florida Gastroenterologic Society is looking for physicians interested in participating in the Doctor of the Day program. There are two physicians needed each day during the legislative session, one for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate. If you are interested in volunteering for this program please email Justin Bouck.