Illinois State Medical Society Medical Professionals Want Changes To Insurance Pre-Approval Process For Healthcare By Christine Hatfield • Apr 6, 2021 Jeff Smudde / WCBU Lawmakers want to change how people get insurance company approval before medical treatment. Advocates say the current process harms patients. Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Makes Changes By Amanda Vinicky • Nov 4, 2016 Illinois is about one year into its experiment with legalized medical marijuana. One change since the program began is that doctors no longer have to recommend their patient try cannabis. Bill on contraception access stalls By Associated Press • Apr 5, 2016 Lawmakers overwhelmingly oppose a plan to allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal and oral contraception, but the measure may come back. Illinois medical society offers guide to end-of-life planning By Associated Press • Jul 10, 2015 (AP) - The Illinois State Medical Society is reminding doctors and patients about a free resource to help with end-of-life planning discussions. Legislation would reduce prescription pain med abuse By Lisa Ryan • Feb 23, 2015 The Illinois State Medical Society wants the Illinois legislature to make it harder for patients to misuse prescription pain medication.