Policy & Advocacy

At NHMS, we provide a unified voice for physicians in the state of New Hampshire.

We are committed to advocating for important medical issues affecting physicians and their patients on both the federal and state level. The NHMS Legislative Committee and Public Health Committee continuously monitor bills and issues that may affect physicians’ practice environments and patient access to care. We attend and testify at hearings and organize physician rallies on topics of particular significance–-advocating for New Hampshire physicians and the betterment of public health.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved in this work, please get in touch with our Director of Advocacy, Michael Padmore at 603-858-4744 or michael.padmore@nhms.org.

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Contact Your Elected Officials:

The following resources are useful in contacting your elected officials:


Governor’s Office:  www.governor.nh.gov

State Senate:  www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate

House of Representatives:  www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house


Senator Shaheen:  www.shaheen.senate.gov

Senator Hassan:  https://www.hassan.senate.gov/

Rep. Pappas (District 1): https://pappas.house.gov/

Rep. Kuster (District 2): www.kuster.house.gov

What Congressional District am I in? www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NH

N.H. Bills: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_Status

Helpful Links:

NH Legislature http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/

Who’s My Legislator?  http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx

Quick Bill Search http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/quick_search.html

House Committees http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/standingcommittees.aspx

Senate Committees http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/committees.aspx

NH Laws http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/indexes/default.html

NHMS is grateful for all the time and effort our members and their staff put into supporting or opposing key pieces of legislation. The live testimony, letters, emails and phone calls from physicians have a profound impact on legislators. Thank you for your continued help and support.

2020 NHMS Legislative Session Wrap-up

We summarize annually our collective efforts in our Legislative Reports. Past NHMS Legislative Reports:

2019 NHMS Legislative Session Wrap-up

2018 NHMS Legislative Summary

2017 NHMS Legislative Summary

2016 NHMS Legislative Summary

2015 NHMS Legislative Summary

2014 NHMS Legislative Summary

2013 NHMS Legislative Summary

2012 NHMS Legislative Summary

2011 NHMS Legislative Summary

2010 NHMS Legislative Summary

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