Physicians' Day at the Legislature March 6th
The Maine Medical Association and the Maine Osteopathic Association will hold their biennial Physicians' Day at the Legislature on Thursday, March 6th. All physicians are invited to attend and there is no registration fee or other cost involved. Many medical specialty groups will be exhibiting in the Hall of Flags in the State House and a full schedule of events are planned. The day's activities conclude with a Blaine House Tea with Governor John Baldacci.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:00a.m. Welcome in the Hall of Flags (second floor of state house)
Comments by MMA and MOA Leadership and State Representatives Thomas Shields, M.D. and Lisa Marrache, M.D.
10:00am-adjournment: Physicians may attend House and Senate Sessions and Committee Hearings and Work Sessions. There are several bills of interest to physicians being worked on that day.
11:30-1:00p.m. Lunch in the Hall of Flags with Legislators, staff and representatives from relevant state agencies
12:30pm-1:00pm Meeting with Senate Republican Leadership
1:00-1:30pm Meeting with staff to Senate President Beverly Daggett
1:30-2:00pm Meeting with House Minority Leadership
2:00-2:30pm Meeting with House Majority Leadership
2:30-3:00pm Meeting with Advisors to the Speaker of the House Patrick Colwell
3:00pm Blaine House Tea with GOvernor John E. Baldacci
There are many bills being considered this session that impact medicine, including bills cutting Medicaid reimbursement, bills expanding Certificate of Need, and bills impacting professonal liability. Please consider volunteering some time to assist by joining your colleagues in Augusta on March 6th.
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