Dear NBPAS Diplomates from Virginia,
There has been a new pro-competition bill introduced into this legislative session in Virginia. The bill (HB1449) titled “Physicians; medical specialty board certification options.” – can be found here – https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB1449+pdf. You will find that NBPAS is listed by name as a re-certification option that hospitals, insurance companies, and other stake holders must accept. The bill is currently being reviewed.
The bill was developed with NBPAS recommendations and introduced by a group of physicians in Virginia called the “Virginia Coalition on MOC Reform”. They are asking for the help of other Virginia physicians to write letters to your local Medical Society asking for their support. You can send a letter automatically from this link https://www.vamocreform.org/hb1449. They have prepared a letter for you to send, note that it can be modified.
We appreciate your support and we hope to see this pro-competition bill naming NBPAS go into law!