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PCMS SUBMITS RESOLUTIONS TO IMS HOUSE OF DELEGATES

RESOLUTION

Introduced by: Polk County Medical Society

Subject: Michael E. Abrams, M.D.

WHEREAS, Michael E. Abrams, M.D., passed away on January 4, 1999; a member of the Polk County Medical Society and the Iowa Medical Society

WHEREAS, he worked closely with colleagues for 27 years in the community serving the tens of thousands of patients through the Broadlawns Medical Center

WHEREAS, Dr. Abrams as Director of Combined Medical Services at Broadlawns Medical Center educated medical students and residents and fought for the medical rights of the homeless, prisoners, alcoholics, drug addicts, the poor, the depressed, the Satanic cult victims and those with chronic pain

WHEREAS, Dr. Abrams worked effortlessly to expand his experience with the growing use of methamphetamine drugs in our State, and the devastating effects on the users, their families and friends

WHEREAS, Dr. Abrams became known as an expert throughout the country and was called on nationally to provide testimony about methamphetamine and the irreversible brain damage it causes

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Iowa Medical Society House of Delegates posthumously recognize the great work done by Michael E. Abrams, M.D., in his on-going efforts to assist in the war against methamphetamine use and to treat all patients with dignity.

RESOLUTION

Introduced by: Polk County Medical Society

Subject: Methamphetamine Use

WHEREAS, methamphetamine is now Iowa's #1 drug problem

WHEREAS, methamphetamine use causes irreversible brain damage and devastating side effects which result in excessive use of medical services

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Iowa Medical Society House of Delegates support Governor Vilsack's efforts in fighting the war against the manufacture, distribution and use of methamphetamine drugs in Iowa.

RESOLUTION

Introduced by: Polk County Medical Society

Subject: Diabetes

WHEREAS, diabetes is a major disease that affects the total dollars of health care spent in the State each year

WHEREAS, coverage under some policies, contracts, third party payers or prepayment for medical expenses associated with proper diabetes control is limited to some patients

WHEREAS, diabetes mandated benefit bills are before the Iowa legislature to provide coverage for costs associated with equipment, supplies and education for the treatment of diabetes

BE IT RESOLVED, if the Iowa Legislature does not pass the SF 008 and HF 292, that the Iowa Medical Society House of Delegates support efforts to have similar legislation passed in the 2000 Legislature.

DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES
 to vote on resolutions at the
 IMS HOUSE OF DELEGATES, APRIL 17 & 18
 at the Des Moines Marriott

Source: PCMS SUBMITS RESOLUTIONS TO IMS HOUSE OF DELEGATES, © Polk County Medical Society