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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 59 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 59

(By Senators Stollings, Kessler (Mr. President), Plymale, Williams, Prezioso, Unger, Foster, Jenkins and Klempa)

 

Recognizing the dedicated service of West Virginia’s family physicians to the West Virginia Legislature on the twenty-third anniversary of the Doc for the Day program.

    Whereas, The Doc for the Day program was started in 1989 by the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians to provide free medical services during the regular session of the Legislature; and

    Whereas, Family physicians from around the state volunteer their time to the Doc for the Day program during each day of the regular session of the Legislature and offer medical care to legislators, staff, government officials and the general public visiting the Capitol Complex; and

    Whereas, The Doc for the Day program is an educational training and health service forum for medical residents and faculty from the Charleston Division of the West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University; and

    Whereas, In addition to providing medical care for minor medical conditions, the Doc for the Day program has also provided medical treatment for serious life-threatening injuries and illness, including: hypertension, heart attacks, respiratory arrest, aneurysms, strokes, broken bones, head trauma, appendicitis, pneumonia, kidney stones, and major lacerations; and

    Whereas, Over 42,500 patients have received quality medical care without charge from the Doc for the Day program; and

    Whereas, West Virginia’s Doc for the Day program has served as a model for free medical care programs by many other state legislatures across the nation; and

    Whereas, The knowledge and expertise in family medicine by physicians who volunteer for the Doc for the Day program and the willingness to share their volunteer medical service has been, and continues to be, appreciated by the Legislature; and

    Whereas, The 2012 Regular Session of the Legislature marks the twenty-third anniversary of the Doc for the Day program; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate recognizes the dedicated service of West Virginia’s family physicians to the West Virginia Legislature on the twenty-third anniversary of the Doc for the Day program; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate extends its appreciation to the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians for its outstanding free medical program to the West Virginia Legislature on the twenty-third anniversary of the Doc for the Day program; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate commends all of the volunteer physicians who have taken time from their schedules to participate in the Doc for the Day program by providing free medical service to the Legislature; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians.

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