SB 33 Vetoed: Urge Legislators to Override the Governor’s Veto Today!

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Jul 13, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

When Governor Perdue vetoed Senate Bill 33 – Medical Liability Reforms on June 24, the NCMS immediately began executing plans to override the veto. “The Governor does not have the final word on this issue,” said Robert Seligson, Executive Vice President, CEO of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS). The General Assembly is returning to Raleigh later this month, at which time they have the opportunity to override Perdue’s veto.

The NCMS has scheduled town hall meetings across the state to activate physicians at the grassroots level, and working with individual legislators in their districts to build support for an override vote. All NCAHC partners are asking physicians to take an active role in this effort:

  1. Attend the town hall meeting close to you.
  2. Ask your legislators to support an override of this veto.
  3. Watch for further communications from the NCMS, your specialty society, and your local hospital.

If you have feedback or information from your local legislator, please contact skeene@ncmedsoc.org.