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What is VSO Lobby Day at the Capitol?
Participating in VSO’s Lobby Day is a way for members to be a part of legislative discussions involving health care delivery in Virginia. VSO members hold discussions with their legislators with the goal of becoming someone the legislators can call on when a bill is presented that affects Otolaryngologists in Virginia. To help maintain a vocal presence during the 2023 Session, all members of the VSO are encouraged to join us on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2024 for Lobby Day at the Capitol.
Where will the VSO Lobby Day at the Capitol be held?
We'll meet with Legislators in downtown Richmond.
What's the schedule of events on our lobby day?
Please plan to join us from 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. We will start with a brief organizational session and breakfast before going over to the General Assembly Building. MSV will schedule appointments with legislators.
How should I prepare for our Lobby Day?
MSV will provide background information for bills pertinent to our Society. Don't forget to bring your white coat to wear while lobbying and a supply of business cards to hand out to legislators and their aides.
Why should I leave behind my busy practice to come to Richmond to lobby?
As the saying goes, if you're in medicine, you're in politics. Members of the General Assembly need to hear from YOU, their constituents, about how the legislation they're considering will affect the practice of medicine - from setting Medicaid payment rates, protecting Virginia's positive liability climate, to ensuring quality patient care. Speak up, get involved!
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day (WVD). World Voice Day encourages men and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits.
The Virginia General Assembly commended the VSO for bringing public attention to the prevalence of voice disorders and ways that people can help preserve and protect their voices. Read the full resolution here.
The VSO is grateful to Delegate Garrett for working with the VSO on this resolution.