February 11, 2019

In This Issue
Governor Mills Issues Executive Order to Implement Immediate Responses to Opioid Epidemic
Maine Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Report for First Three-Quarters of 2018
Historical Society Exhibit on Medical Stories of Maine
New State Biennial Budget Proposes Funds for Medicaid Expansion, Opioid Response
New 2019 Post-surgical Opioid Prescribing Recommendations
MMA Wants Your Feedback: Physician Wellness Survey
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, February 12th
Report from the State House
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial - Sources of Retirement Income - Tuesday, February 12th
Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on March 2 and April 6
NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019
Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO
Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

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New State Biennial Budget Proposes Funds for Medicaid Expansion, Opioid Response

Governor Mills has proposed a two-year state budget that sets health care as its first priority without raising taxes. It would fund Medicaid expansion, using moneys from the state's general fund account. The budget allots $5.5 million to address the opioid crisis and $10 million to tobacco and nicotine prevention, particularly directed toward preventing use by youth and young adults. It also commits significant funds to rebuilding the public health infrastructure. Governor Mills will deliver her budget address to a joint session of the Legislature Monday evening, February 11.

General information about the budget can be found here:

Governor’s Press Release


Governor’s Budget Overview


Budget documents can be found here:

  • General Fund Recommended Biennial Budget 2020-2021:

            Fiscal Note

           Part A

           Part B

            General Fund Bill Language

  • Highway Fund Recommended Biennial Budget 2020-2021:

          Fiscal Note

          Part A

           Highway Fund Bill Language

  • General Fund Recommended Supplement Budget 2019:

         Fiscal Note

          Part A

         General Fund Bill Language FY 2019

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