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  • ISMS Urges Governor to Sign Bill to Increase Legal Age for Buying Tobacco

    The physician and medical student members of ISMS are urging Governor Rauner to sign Illinois' Tobacco 21 legislation (Senate Bill 2332), which would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

    Nearly all adult smokers started as kids. According to the Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco (ICAT), 5,700 young people in Illinois start smoking every year – with 95 percent of those smokers starting before the age of 21! 

    Numerous other ISMS priority bills cleared the Illinois General Assembly and have been sent to the governor for consideration.

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  • By Law, Doctors Must Provide a Licensed Interpreter for the Deaf

    Health care professionals are required by federal and state law to provide effective communication for the deaf by means of a licensed interpreter – except in rare circumstances in which the requirement of licensure is exempt

    Access ISMS’ medical legal guideline to learn more about the various exempt situations to the requirement. 


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  • Thrive as a Woman Leader in Medicine

    Women in medicine share similar experiences and challenges. 

    That's why ISMS is hosting a special event, the Illinois Women Physicians Forum, on September 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chicago. The forum will be filled with opportunities for personal and professional development for women physicians and medical students. 

    Local and national medical leaders will lead a provocative discussion on practical issues experienced by women in medicine.

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  • November 2 Symposium Tackles Improving Patient Care, Minimizing Risk in These Changing Times

    A You’re invited to attend ISMIE's all-day Risk Management Symposium on November 2 in Oak Brook

    Top-notch speakers will present on telemedicine, genetic testing, precision medicine, polypharmacy, diagnostic accuracy, burnout and resilience, and more!

    ISMS members and their staffs can register for an early-bird price of $99 before October 1

    Individual physicians and clinicians insured with ISMIE may attend for free, and eligible policyholders may earn a premium discount. 

    This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    ISMIE Mutual is the Illinois State Medical Society's endorsed carrier.  


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  • Have You Heard About the Illinois Rx Card? Your Patients (and YOU) Can Save Up to 75% on Prescription Drugs!

    The Illinois Rx Card is one of our new benefit partners. The card is FREE and can save your patients up to 75 percent on their prescription drugs. 

    The card is pre-activated and can be used immediately at more than 68,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, Kmart, SuperValu and many more.

    ALL Illinois residents are eligible to access this free statewide prescription assistance program. 

    You are also eligible, along with your family and friends! 

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