May 5, 2021

ISMA’s statement on Gov. Holcomb’s veto of SEA 5

INDIANAPOLIS – The following is a statement from Julie Reed, JD, executive vice president of Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), after Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 5:

“State and local health officers’ timely and decisive actions were critical to our success in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, made possible in large part due to the collaboration between local health officials and local elected officials. 

“Instead of rushing forward with such sweeping and potentially harmful proposals as those included in SEA 5, Governor Holcomb’s veto presents a prudent opportunity to await the completion of a comprehensive review of our local health departments and state delivery of public health services. By bringing together the right stakeholders, ISMA is confident that Indiana can develop the right solution moving forward that will improve our public health system and protect Hoosiers.”
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With more than 8,500 members, the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is the largest physician organization in the state and is dedicated to maximizing physician impact. Learn more about ISMA by visiting ISMA's website or following ISMA on Twitter and Facebook.

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