July 16, 2017

Vol. 6, No. 28


In this Issue…

Legislative Update
Need Meeting Space?
Webinar on Zika Testing
BCMS Lease Space Available
BCMS Auto Program

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

Favorite Staffing

Legislative Update

TMA releases 85th Legislative Session results

Here are the results of the 85th Legislative Session and how medicine issues fared during the 140-day regular session.  To read TMA’s report, click here.  For a quick summary of the outcome of key TMA legislation, click here.

Although the 85th session is now in the history books, our work is not done yet.  On July 18, the Texas House and Senate will be back in special session to take up the sunset legislation for the continuance of state agencies, among which includes the Texas Medical Board (TMB). The TMB sunset will be the top priority kicking off the special session. Stay tuned to this column for more details of the special session.

For local discussion on these and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, BCMS Chief Government Affairs Officer and Lobbyist, at


 Need Meeting Space?

Looking for a place to meet?


One benefit of membership in the Bexar County Medical Society is access to the abundant meeting space in the new BCMS Building at 4334 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 200.

The Executive Boardroom can fit a dozen people comfortably, while the Large Conference Room can accommodate groups of 70 to 100 with an adjoining kitchen and the latest in audio/visual technology.

To check availability and to reserve space call 210-301-4388.

Webinar on Zika Testing

The Texas Department of State Health Services will conduct a webinar next week on
Zika Testing and Clinical Management in Maternal and Infant Populations.

The live webinar will be held Wednesday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and it will give health care professionals resources and clinical guidance for assessing the risk of Zika in Texas, especially in areas of the state that have a higher risk of transmission.

Dr. Catherine Epps will be leading an in-depth discussion on topics like:

  • Zika cases and preparedness in Texas
  • Screening and testing recommendations for pregnant women in Texas, as well as interpreting those results
  • Evaluating congenital Zika syndrome in infants, and
  • Identifying support and systems of care for pregnant women diagnosed with Zika or those with an infant impacted by Zika.


To attend the webinar, register here, and for any questions send an email to

BCMS Lease Space Available

One professional office suite available on the first floor with  1,749 square feet of rentable space.

The property has an above standard parking ratio of 5.5 spaces per 1,000 SF and Class A common area finishes.

Bexar County Medical Society occupies the entire second floor and member physicians are regular visitors to the building for society meetings.

For more information call Jon Wiegand at 210-585-4911.

BCMS Auto Program

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor









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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

This information is sent on behalf of our sponsors 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.



Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249



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