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July 3, 2017

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
State Budget Agreement Reportedly Reached
DHHS Announces 31 Day Grace Period for Enforcement of E-prescribing Penalties
Board of Licensure in Medicine Proposes Changes to Chapter 1 Rules
Vote is Delayed on U.S. Senate "Better Care Reconciliation Act"
Loan and Trust Committee Approves $515.000 in Loans to Medical Students from Maine
AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite
MMA Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, July 10, 2017
Nominations for the 2017 Mary F. Cushman Award Due By August 1
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Highlights of the Week
Physicians Lose Jury Duty Exemption
Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21
UPCOMING EVENTS
Opioid Prescribing Presentation: Wednesday, July 19 from 5-8:30pm in Auburn
16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 15-17
Patient Safety Academy - September 29
Register Now for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Call-in Program on MIPS and APM
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME
Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine
Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME
DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME
Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME
Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader - Portland, ME
Family Medicine - Windham, ME
Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Wanted
Physician - Lubec, ME
Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME
Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME
Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME
Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME
Ophthalmologist - Brunswick, ME
Family Nurse Practitioner - Sacopee Valley Health Center
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician Livermore Falls, ME
Internal Medicine Physician - Bangor, ME

 
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Legislature Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The MMA worked with individual physician members as well as the American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Maine Public Health Association, MaineHealth, Eastern Maine Health Systems, the March of Dimes, and many others to achieve a major victory for public health.

By a vote of 113-34 in the House and 31-4 in the Senate, LD 1170 passed by apparently veto-proof majorities. The bill will prohibit the sale of tobacco products to persons under 21. Purchasers who turn 18 before July 1, 2018 will be "grandfathered".

Because there is a fiscal note associated with the bill, it is now on the "Special Appropriations" table awaiting the passage of a budget. After that occurs, the Appropriations Committee will decide which bills on that table will be funded and which will not.

 LD 1170 was sponsored by Senator Paul Davis, R-Piscataquis. He deserves our gratitude!

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