May 6, 2015

Gun bill dropped for the moment
HB 562, Second Amendment Affirmation Act, was pulled from the calendar of the House Appropriations Committee where it was to be discussed Wednesday morning. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer, R-Mecklenburg did not explain why she had it removed from the calendar, according to press accounts. The NCMS opposes the provision in the bill that would prohibit a doctors from inquiring about gun ownership in written form.
Here’s another opinion piece from the Fayetteville Observer addressing the issue and mentioning our position on it.

We’re the oldest!
It’s official. The North Carolina Secretary of State has confirmed that the North Carolina Medical Society is the oldest professional association in the state. Officially, we were incorporated in 1858. Informally, we date our founding to 1849. Either way, we’ve been around a long time.
Success by Association, the magazine of the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) ran a story about our history. Read all about it.

Mix and Mingle next Friday night
If you live or practice or are just going to be in Chapel Hill next Friday evening, May 15, come and mingle with your NCMS colleagues. Share your thoughts regarding the practice of medicine with the NCMS Board of Directors at this casual open house. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Stop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the DuBose House, Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill. The event is open to members and prospective members of the NCMS. Spouses are welcome. Register today.