2023 Legislative Priorities

Through the Public Laws Committee, state legislative priorities are determined in how Rhode Island Medical Society physician members will prioritize their efforts to impact change in healthcare legislation. For the 2023 legislative session, RIMS looks to play a role in the following topics:

  • Prior Authorization
  • Access and legal rights to comprehensive reproductive healthcare services
  • Medicaid rate increases for an array of healthcare services
  • Firearm safety measures
  • Climate change and green energy initiatives
  • Physician and medical professionals’ burnout and protections
  • Protection of harm reduction centers
  • Behavioral health supports
  • Social determinants of health
  • Help guide determination of where federal stimulus dollars are allocated