June 23, 2019

Vol. 8, No. 24

    In this Issue

    Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

Legislative Update
Call for BCMS Leadership Nominations
Physician Written Articles Needed
BCMS Medical Classifieds

SWBC Mortgage

Legislative Update

June 16 deadline for Gov. Abbott to sign and veto legislation of the 86th Legislative Session has now passed


Since the last report in this column, Governor Abbott had a deadline of June 16 to sign or veto legislation that passed during the 86th Legislative Session. Many more pieces of legislation were signed by the midnight deadline on June 16 and the following is an update on those bills of importance to medicine that have been signed, vetoed or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature. 


Click here to see list of bills signed into law.


Please stay tuned to this column for more information on results of the 86th regular session. A complete 86th legislative wrap up will be featured in the August edition of San Antonio Medicine magazine.


For local discussion on this and other legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer, at

Call for BCMS Leadership Nominations

It is time to nominate physicians to serve in leadership positions of the

Bexar County Medical Society in 2020.


Nomination Deadline - 5 p.m., JULY 11, 2019.


In accordance with Chapter VI, Section 7 C, of the Bylaws of the Bexar County Medical Society, "Each member shall have the opportunity to correspond in writing for the purpose of submitting nominations to the Nominating Committee. Nominations shall . . . reflect nominee’s character, integrity, attributes, and qualifications for the position."


“The elected officers of BCMS shall be a President, President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate Past President and unelected officers shall consist only of the Executive Director (ex-officio). These elected officers shall be elected by the BCMS membership and constitute, along with the executive director, the executive committee of BCMS. All candidates for positions as officers in BCMS are required to have actively served at least one term on the Board of Directors of BCMS before assuming any position as an officer of BCMS. Exceptions to this requirement may only be made by majority approval of each of the Nominating and Executive Committees.”

Click here for more information.

Physician Written Articles Needed

The BCMS Publications Committee is seeking article submissions for San Antonio Medicine magazine in the next few months looking at health issues around topics including public health, corporate medicine and transitional medicine.
Click here to see more coming themes.
BCMS members with an interest in those topics and other areas are encouraged to submit articles for consideration. Articles can be informative or advocative in nature, but not self-promotional.


San Antonio Medicine relies on its member doctors for most of its monthly content. Please consider taking advantage of this valuable resource and benefit to members. Articles are due at least one month in advance of the publication date. There is no length requirement, but 500 to 1,000 words is about average.


If you are interested in writing an article, have something to submit or have any questions, please contact Mike Thomas, BCMS Director of Communications, at All submissions must be approved by the Publications Committee which meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the BCMS building at 4334 N. Loop 1604 W., Ste. 200.

BCMS Medical Classifieds

BCMS offers medical-related classified ads at no cost to its members as a free member service. To submit an ad send any text and pictures you would like to include to





Physicians Seeking Employment

Physician Job Opportunities



Practices for Sale

Practices Wanted

Office Space for Rent/Lease

Office Space for Sale



Medical Equipment for Sale

Medical Equipment Wanted

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

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, Ste 200

San Antonio, TX 78249



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