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April 8, 2019
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MMA Committee Releases Updated Policy Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide Before Legislature's Debate of Issue
An ad hoc committee established by the MMA Board of Directors, chaired by Past President and emergency physician Charles Pattavina, M.D., has drafted a Statement that will be presented for consideration by the Board at a regular business meeting on April 24th and will be shared with the Health & Human Services Committee on Wednesday, April 10th when the Committee considers L.D. 1313, An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act.
While the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee sits poised to vote on a bill to eliminate non-medical exemptions, the reason for the bill becomes even more apparent: the rate of nonmedical exemptions in schoolchildren rose last year from 5.0% to 5.6%, and the rate of kindergarten children immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella fell from 94.3% to 93.8%.
Federal Judge to Hold Hearing on CVS-Aetna Merger in May
A federal judge in the District of Columbia has decided to hold a hearing in May to hear from the AMA and other opponents of the merger.
Kentucky patients will have speedier access to treatment as a result of a new law reforming health insurance company prior authorization processes.
Click through for a brief update on recent public health issues, provided by the American Medical Association's electronic publication, Morning Rounds.
2019 MICIS learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.
The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers. Nominations for the 2019 award are due by July 31.
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, April 9th
The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1470 bills printed. All committees are holding public hearings and work sessions and voting on bills. That means there's lots of work to do on the MMA Legislative Calls. The next call will be Tuesday, April 9th, at 8 p.m.
Click through for news on the past week's developments in the Legislature and from the Governor's office.
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.
NAMI Maine is excited to announce that Dr.
Sally Spencer-Thomas is our keynote speaker.
22nd Maine Pain Symposium on May 1 8am-4:30pm at University of New England
Presented by Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care:
Healthcentric Advisors event on Medicare's Quality Payment Program requirements for Performance Year 2019 Read More
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner
Western Maine Family Health Center (Livermore Falls, Maine) seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or experienced Family Nurse Practitioner to provide healthcare to people of all ages.
Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exceptional opportunity for a physician leader to join our growing hospital based practice.
Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise
Maine Maritime Academy is looking for a physician for its annual training cruise this summer.
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.
Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist or NP/PA to join its expanding team located in Rockland, Maine.
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
Penobscot Community Health Care is seeking a Pediatrician in our Penobscot Pediatrics in Bangor. Become a part of the legendary Penobscot Pediatrics, at our new location set to open fall of 2019.
Medical Director - Maine Mobile Health Program
The Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) seeks a Medical Director to support its mission of improving the health status of Maine’s seasonal workers and their families by providing culturally appropriate care and services in an all-mobile health center setting.
Board Certified Family Physician - Newport, RI
East Bay Community Action Program, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has a full-time opportunity for a RI-licensed, board-certified Family Physician to join our location at 6 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI.
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
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
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
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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