Advocacy Efforts

Since 1812, advocacy has been one of the primary roles of the Rhode Island Medical Society. As the leader of medicine in the Ocean State, we are committed to represent the physician voice with local, state, and federal legislators, with state and federal health agencies, and also with the private sector healthcare companies. We value your membership and encourage you to participate in advocacy efforts as we represent you and your patients with a wide array of stakeholders.

Your Voice

Help raise the voice of the RI physician through your involvement with RIMS.

Federal Advocacy

RIMS has shaped a wide range of health policies by working closely with our federal delegation.

State Advocacy

As the voice of Rhode Island physicians, RIMS is active with state legislators on a variety of healthcare topics.

Regulatory Advocacy

Learn how RIMS is active with federal and state regulatory offices.

2024 Priorities

View our legislative priorities for the 2023 state legislative session.


RIMS leadership, staff, state officials, and family of Steve DeToy honor him at the RI State House for his legislative and advocacy efforts spanning over three decades at the Rhode Island Medical Society.

Staff Contact
Stacy Paterno