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 2024 legislative session, RIMS looks to play a role in the following topics:

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  • Provider Shield Law
  • Payment Parity with Neighboring States
  • Medicaid Rate Increases and Market Study
  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Sunset Removal
  • Climate change and green energy initiatives
  • Physician and medical professionals’ burnout and protections
  • Workplace Violence
  • Behavioral Health Parity
  • Learn more here