Throughout the year, UAFP staff actively participates in healthcare policy discussions with legislators, family physicians, and community partners. During the Utah State Legislative Session, the UAFP Legislative Committee meets regularly to discuss bills that may have an impact on our family physicians. Bills are reviewed and the committee decides to support, oppose, or stay neutral and our executive director is on Capitol Hill, every day, lobbying on behalf of UAFP.
Stay Current on UAFP's Legislative Work
During the 45-day legislative session that runs from mid-January through early March each year, the UAFP Legislative Committee meets weekly to discuss bills being considered by lawmakers that could potentially impact family physicians and their patients. The committee decides whether to support, oppose, or remain neutral on pieces of legislation related to family medicine. To learn more about the function of the legislative committee, UAFP's advocacy and lobbying efforts on capitol hill, or to become more involved in UAFP's policy work, please contact Maryann Martindale.
Ways to Get Involved in State Advocacy Work
Join the Legislative & Advocacy Commitee: this committee meets weekly to hear the latest from the Capitol and weighs in on the bills up for consideration. Contact Maryann if you are interested in joining.
Sign up for Action Alerts: Join our email list to be notified when we need you to take action as a physician to support or oppose critical legislation.
Bill Tracker: Throughout each legislative session, we will post a bill tracker to help you follow important developments with bills that could affect you, your practice, or your patients.
If you would like to be involved, consider joining the UAFP Legislative Committee. It is a great way to learn more about the impact the legislature has on family medicine, and to get involved working for positive change. To join, email Maryann Martindale and let her know you are interested.
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