WILTON, Conn. -- State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) has been awarded the Legislator of the Year Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association.
Boucher, honored by the association at semi-annual meeting in, was recognized for her strong commitment to the medical community as an 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. I have been a longtime advocate for the quality of care our residents receive as well as preserving the doctor patient relationship,” Boucher said in a statement.
“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."
She worked closely with the association to craft a bill that would help physicians save critical time and give them more control over their continuing education. This change allows doctors to spend more time treating patients instead of being in a classroom.
The Fairfield County Medical Association also recognized Boucher for her work to preserved the integrity of the medical liability Certificate of Merit and protect the freedom of physicians in Connecticut to attend the medical needs of their patients.
Boucher represents Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton in Connecticut's 26th District.