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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 Group 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 2017
  • 2017-2019 biennial budget provisions
  • Implications of the potential shift to a block grant model for Medicaid funding
  • Mental and behavioral health care delivery, including school-based services
  • Oral health access and Medicaid pilot programs
  • Expansion of funding for the Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP)
  • Updated educational requirements for opioid prescribing and pediatrics-focused CME
  • Child trafficking
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 Government Accountability Board's (GAB) lobbying oversight.

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

In late April, a bill was introduced in the state Assembly that would allow chiropractors to conduct pre-participation exams for student athletes. Unfortunately, it has passed out of the Assembly Committee on Health and is now scheduled for a floor vote this Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

The only supporter of the bill is the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association. 21 other organizations, including WIAAP, are opposed and lobbying against passage.

We are asking our members to call their representatives to express your opposition. To find your legislator, visit this page: and type in your address.

It is critical that you make contact by phone. Time is short.

  • AB260 - Bill text and history
  • WIAAP position statement on chiropractors and PPEs
  • 4/26 coalition letter opposing the measure
  • 4/26 WAFP testimony opposing the measure
  • 4/26 WPA testimony opposing the measure
  • 6/12 press release
  • 6/16 coalition memo to full 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