FGS provides regular updates on top bills impacting GI professionals so members can stay informed and know if any action is needed. The FGS understands the importance of state advocacy and the need to have representation at the state level. Therefore, we have a dedicated individual who communicates the needs of gastroenterology professionals, members of the FGS. 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. He regularly provides the membership with important updates regarding decisions being made in Tallahassee. He provides a voice for the Florida Gastroenterologist to ensure that your concerns are being heard. If you have specific issues you'd like to discuss with Mr. Nuland you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Recent updates discussed the Special June Session and the failed attempt to accept the expansion of Medicaid, the passing of HB7047 allowing physicians to contract privately with patients for an annualized price without having to procure and insurance license, and many other issues that were debated among senators and house of representatives. You can read about all the state advocacy updates by clicking the link below.
You can review all the 2017 State Advocacy Updates here.