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Boucher Named Legislator of the Year by Fairfield County Medical Association

(Norwalk, October 9) State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th) was presented with the Legislator of the Year Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association in the Association’s semi-annual meeting on October 9th.

The Fairfield County Medical Association is a professional membership representing physicians from every medical specialty and practice setting as well as medical students, interns and residents. For more than 220 years, FCMA has been at the forefront of current medicine, ensuring that its members are represented in the areas of public policy, government relations and community relations.

The Association’s president, Dr. Robin Oshman, presented Senator Boucher with a plaque and expressed the doctor’s gratitude for the senator’s sponsorship of Senate Bill 466: An Act Concerning Continuing Education of Physicians. Senator Boucher is recognized by the medical community as strong advocate for preserving the freedom of physicians in Connecticut to provide patients the quality care they deserve.

“I am honored to receive this award from the Fairfield County Medical Association,” said Senator Boucher. “I have been a longtime advocate for the quality of care our residents receive as well as preserving the doctor patient relationship. There are some substantial barriers to this profession in our state and I am committed to continue to partner with our doctors and the medical community. They face strong headwinds as they work hard to heal their patients and manage support staff while fitting in continuing education courses. This initiative is a step in the right direction.”

The Fairfield County Medical Association also recognized Boucher for her courage and diligence in preserving the integrity of the medical liability Certificate of Merit and protecting the freedom of physicians in Connecticut to attend the medical needs of their patients.

“It is unfortunate that Medscape Medical News reports that Connecticut has become the worst place to practice medicine in the Northeast. We have much more work to do to relieve some of the pressure placed on a physician because of concerns like medical malpractice and vaccine issues,” said Boucher.

Senator Boucher represents the 26th Senate District, which includes Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.