The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of March 2,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 25



March 20

Night of the Arts


Reception, art viewing, silent auction, stage performances


6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Holly Auditorium

UT Health Science Center

7703 Floyd Curl Dr.


Benefits student-run free clinics


For tickets and information, 

click here



for news

and events



DPS provides updates on Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) renewals; synchronization

to begin soon

HB 1803 passed last session;

went into effect Jan. 1



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer


The successful passage of HB 1803 during the 83rd Legislative Session (and as I like to describe it, the BCMS resolution that became law), allows for moving the CSR to a two-year permit, synchronizing it with the medical license renewal, and provides online renewal capabilities with the TMB. A portion of the law indicates that a CSR in effect on Jan. 1, 2014, is automatically extended until the physician's next license renewal date, thus allowing for completion of the synchronization over a two-year time period.


To read more about these updates, click here.


For local discussion on this and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting

Mary Nava. 



Welcome to the BCMS Auto Program  



The BCMS Auto Program is a no-cost member service designed to spare you the aggravation and hassle normally associated with the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle.

The program is open to members of the Bexar County Medical Society as well as their families and staff. BCMS will locate the vehicle for you at the best price, with your choice of color and equipment.


What we do

We recognize that a reliable vehicle at a fair price and reasonable financing can have a significant impact on your daily life.


The Auto Program is free to you and can remove vehicle shopping hassles from your busy work schedule as well as the aggravation that comes with purchasing a vehicle.


The service includes:

Finding a vehicle:

The Auto Program will locate the vehicle for you at the best price.


Test drive:

We will arrange for a test drive at your convenience.


Provide a trusted contact at the dealership:

We put you in touch with exactly the right person at the dealership.


Financing or refinancing at competitive interest rates:

We use the leverage of the group to arrange financing at low interest rates with approved credit.



How to access benefits


There are three ways to contact the Auto Program:



Click here to complete an online vehicle request












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This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends sponsor at the silver level, but it is not an endorsement. Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.





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