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In alignment with our chapter’s strategic priorities, WIAAP collaborates with our state's executive, legislative and departmental leaders on policies impacting child and family health and the practice of pediatrics. We convene a multi-organizational Pediatric Policy Council that reviews relevant issues at hand in the state, collaborating on advocacy on issues of common interest to strengthen messaging to decision-makers.
Some state advocacy issues on the horizon for 2018
  • Foster care
  • Medicaid
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Oral health access
  • Vaccination
If, at any time, you would like to know our position on an issue or want to request our support, please contact us. We review these inquiries on a case by case basis and provide background information, and, where appropriate, chapter-level support.
Our organization and executive director are registered through the state Ethics Commission.

New Position Statement: Confidentiality Protections for Adolescents and Young Adults in the Health Care Billing and Insurance Claims Process.

AB260 - Expanded scope of practice for chiropractors in conducting pre-participation exams for student athletes.

This bill is being heard in the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Sen. Olsen has proposed an amendment that would remove the language about pre-participation physicals entirely, which WIAAP and a host of other collaborators support.
  • AB260 - Bill text and history
  • WIAAP position statement on chiropractors and PPEs
  • 4/26 coalition letter opposing the measure to Assembly Committee on Health
  • 4/26 WAFP testimony opposing the measure
  • 4/26 WPA testimony opposing the measure
  • 6/12 press release on coalition opposition
  • 6/16 coalition memo to full State Assembly
  • "Infographic" / leave behind on key points for legislators
  • 6/29 USA Today High School Sports column: Why Wisconsin should not allow chiropractors to perform sports physicals
  • 7/24/2017 coalition letter opposing the measure (to State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services)