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Registration open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
FDA to revise vaccine fact sheets on increased risk of myocarditis
MaineCare announces continuation of policies upon end of Civil Emergency
Maine Secretary of State seeking physician volunteers
Maine DHHS announces free text alert program to prevent overdose deaths
Associated Press: Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated
AAMC Report Reinforces Mounting Physician Shortage
#VaccinateME - Maine Community Action Partnership: #GiveitaSHAHT!
Top JAMA and JAMA Network articles
MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
Legislative Advocacy Update: Maine Legislature returns this week
Federal Government Affairs
Federal Advocacy Scan: Infrastructure spending bill caught up in political fight
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (July thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
Register Now: Governor Mills’ 3rd Annual Opioid Response Summit on July 15th
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Strong Area Health Center
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
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Maine Secretary of State seeking physician volunteers

Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows is asking the Maine Medical Association tom provide recommendations to fill vacancies on the Medical Advisory Board for licensing drivers in the State of Maine.

The Medical Advisory Board is comprised of physicians and motor vehicle staff and consists of 8-10 physicians from various specialties. State law requires the board include the specialties of cardiology, gerontology, internal medicine, neurology or neurosurgery, ophthalmology. Psychiatry, family medicine, and rehabilitative medicine.

The board advises the Secretary of State on matters relating to medical conditions, vision standards, and driving. The board, or individuals may also be asked to evaluate reports submitted by clinicians on whether a person is medically competent to operate a motor vehicle on public roads.

By law, the board must meet at least every 2 years, but traditionally has met twice a year, usually on the first Friday of April and November from noon to 3:00 p.m. Expense reimbursement is provided.

Please reach out directly to MMA Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin at dmorin@mainemed.com or by phone at (207) 480-4199 if you, or a colleague may be interested.

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