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January 7, 2019
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Janet T. Mills Inaugurated as Maine's 75th Governor, Issues Executive Order Number 1
Janet T. Mills of Farmington was inaugurated as Maine's 75th Governor last Wednesday evening, Jan.2, 2019. Her inaugural address included references to many health care issues including MaineCare expansion, the opioid epidemic, the cost of medication and health care costs generally. She also called for action on climate change. On Thursday, Jan. 3, she issued Executive Order 1.
Governor Janet Mills has nominated three currently sitting Commissioners to continue leading their departments. They are Anne Head (Department of Professional and Financial Regulation), Patrick Keliher (Department of Marine Resources), and Major Gen. Douglas Farnham (Department of Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management).
Click through to see photos from the inaugural ceremony.
Mary Mayhew, former Maine DHHS Commissioner, has left her new post as head of the federal Medicaid program after less than three months to take a position in the administration of new Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
In a front-page story, the Wall Street Journal reports that drug manufacturers are raising prices on hundreds of drugs this year.
The FDA is accusing Juul and Altria, makers of vaping and e-cigarette systems, of failing to live up to their representations that they would keep their products away from minors.
The flu is now active everywhere in the U.S. except Tennessee.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the Maine CDC figures indicate a significant decrease in the incidence of Lyme disease in Maine in 2018.
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) has developed a new 8-hour MAT waiver course, funded by SAMHSA, that's entirely online. No more looking for local trainings. No more traveling out of town or even out of state. Get the training you need to prescribe buprenorphine to your patients with opioid use disorder.
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, January 8th
The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resume soon, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, January 8th, at 8 p.m.
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.
Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.
Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three
community health centers in central Maine. We are seeking a full
time PMHNP, for our Leeds location. Read More
Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with
a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive
primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home
model of care delivery. Read More
The Primary Care Physician provides the full scope of
primary care services commensurate with his/her field of training and State of
Maine licensure; duties include, but not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, coordinator
of care, preventative care and provision of health maintenance services to
patients of all or applicable life cycles. Read More
Northern Light Eastern
Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician,
board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our
well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Read More
Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More
Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical
professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received,
for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More
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