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December 17, 2020

In This Issue
Advisory Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine, FDA Expected to Authorize Emergency Use
Update to Our Special Edition Wednesday Vaccine Newsletter
FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test
Maine Public Radio Reports 32 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bangor Hospital Outbreak
MaineCare Section 17 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Service Cap
Attention FQHCs and RHCs: Reimbursing Telehealth Services, CR 98696
Current FDA Drug Shortages
Not Much COVID Relief Movement from Congress
Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
State Legislative Committees Announced
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Programs & Meetings
Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2020
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Behavioral Health Clinician
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 
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MAINE LEGISLATURE

State Legislative Committees Announced

Hot of the presses and maybe scoop worthy! 

Maine Legislative leaders released committee assignments late Friday afternoon. The announcement comes somewhat earlier than previous legislative sessions. 

The following members are on committees of close interest to MMA policy issues: 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Chair—Senator Senator Ned Claxton of Auburn (retired physician) 

Chair—Representative Michele Meyer of Eliot 

Senator Joseph Baldacci of Bangor 

Senator Marianne Moore of Calais 

Representative Sam Zager of Portland (practicing physician) 

Representative Jon Connor of Lewiston 

Representative Margaret Craven of Lewiston 

Representative Abigail Griffin of Levant 

Representative Kathy Javner of Chester 

Representative Michael Lemelin of Chelsea 

Representative Colleen Madigan of Waterville 

Representative Anne Perry of Calais 

Representative Holly Stover of Boothbay 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 

Senator Heather Sanborn of Portland- Chair 

Representative Denise Tepler of Topsham- Chair 

Senator Stacy Brenner of Scarborough 

Senator Trey Stewart of Presque Isle 

Representative Richard Evans of Dover-Foxcroft (practicing physician) 

Representative Heidi Brooks of Lewiston 

Representative Poppy Arford of Brunswick 

Representative Mark Blier of Buxton 

Representative Jon Connor of Lewiston 

Representative Kristi Mathieson of Kittery 

Representative Gina Melaragno of Auburn 

Representative Joshua Morris of Turner 

Representative Tracy Quint of Hodgdon 

 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Senator Cathy Breen of Falmouth- Chair 

Representative Teresa Pierce of Falmouth- Chair 

Senator Donna Bailey of Saco 

Senator Paul Davis of Sangerville 

Representative Patty Hymanson of York (retired physician) 

Representative Amy Arata of New Gloucester 

Representative Barbara Cardone of Bangor 

Representative Kristen Cloutier of Lewiston 

Representative Patrick Corey of Windham 

Representative Jessica Fay of Raymond 

Representative Justin Fecteau of Augusta 

Representative John Martin of Eagle Lake 

Representative Sawin Millett of Waterford

 

 

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