April 30, 2018

In This Issue
The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
MMA Acknowledges the Passing of Jordan Shubert, M.D. and Mark Cooper, M.D.
Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation
MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
MICIS: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
AMA, Specialty Societies Ask CMS to Reduce 2018 MIPS Reporting Period
Doctors Without Borders Coming to Maine May 1st
Legislative Calls Over for 128th Legislature; Veto Day Wednesday
Legislative Report
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th
Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatric Medical Director
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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Legislative Calls Over for 128th Legislature; Veto Day Wednesday

Among the bills with pending vetoes are the following bills related to health care (links are to the veto messages):

LD 1388: An Act to Prohibit the Falsification of Medical Records

LD 1187: An Act to Amend the Child Protective Services Statutes

LD 1771: An Act to Stabilize Vulnerable Families

LD 1866: An Act to Increase Youth Mental Health Awareness in Schools

LD 1874: Resolve, To Ensure the Continued Provision of Services to Maine Children and Families

LD 1892: An Act to Clarify the Prescribing and Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists

LD 1587: Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of the Establishment of Paid Family Leave in the State

The Legislature is expected to act on all of those bills when it returns to session on Wednesday, May 2nd. A two-thirds vote of both the House and the Senate is required to override a veto.

MMA Legislative Committee Chair Stephen Meister, M.D. and Vice Chair Katherine Pope, M.D., along with the MMA advocacy staff, would like to express our appreciation to all who participated in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee throughout the session, which began in early January. The next action of the Legislative Committee will be an organizational meeting after election day in late 2018.

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