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Maine Medicine Weekly E-Update, July 20, 2022

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MAINE MEDICINE WEEKLY UPDATE
July 20, 2022
LEAD STORIES
Monkeypox Now a Reportable Condition in Maine
Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by FDA & CDC
Maine Joins National Launch Of 988 Suicide And Crisis Lifeline
MORE CDC NEWS
Recent Reports of Human Parechovirus (PeV) in the United States
PHYSICIANS IN THE NEWS
Maine Physicians Direct Primacy Care Model to Improve Medical Care
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
MMA Government Affairs Developing 2023-2024 State Legislative Agenda
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
CDC Launches New Addiction Medicine Toolkit
Revised Narcotic Treatment Program Manual
Governor Mills Hosts 4th Annual Opioid Response Summit
COVID CORNER
Concerns About BA.5 Variants Contagiousness, Hospitalizations
MMA'S ANNUAL MEETING
Sign Up Now for the MMA 169th Annual Session in Bar Harbor!
CANCER CARE
ASGE Colon Cancer Appropriate Screening Test Campaign
AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations Due by July 29 for 2022 Mary Cushman, MD Award
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Island Physician - MD/DO
Family Medicine Physician - Penobscot Community Health Care’s Brewer Medical Center
Physician
Thoracic Surgeon Opportunity at Progressive Medical Center in Maine
Lead Hematology/Oncology Opportunity in Northern Maine
Experienced Emergency Medicine PA Opportunity in Bangor, Maine!

 
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LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

MMA Government Affairs Developing 2023-2024 State Legislative Agenda

The Maine Medical Association Legislative Committee is seeking 2023 Legislative Priority Requests for the upcoming session of the Maine Legislature starting in January. Nearly everything you do each day as physicians, from initial licensing through retirement is governed or directed by some federal or state law, or rule/regulation.

Beginning now through Labor Day, September 5, 2022, we are welcoming all Maine specialty societies, MMA committees, and any individual MMA member to identify priority issues, what change is needed, how to change it, and what personal or organization resources and relationships may be available to help MMA.

The MMA’s Legislative Committee (LC) is the legislative arm of the Maine Medical Association.  Every two years as we approach Maine state legislative elections, the LC makes recommendation to the MMA’s Board of Directors on which public policy issues should be given "priority" status.

The dedicated members of the LC, chaired by emergency physician, Jay Mullen, M.D., track the development of priority legislation, identify new issues that require the MMA’s support (or opposition), and works with MMA Government Affairs to share information about the legislative process with MMA members across the state. 

For priority bills, the MMA testifies at the hearings scheduled by the Legislature and takes additional action as needed during the legislative session.  For the other "bills we are monitoring", the MMA submits letters to the relevant legislative committees. 

After developing its Legislative Agenda, the MMA works with individual physician members to match them with relevant legislators to familiarize them with MMA priority issues.

Download a copy of MMA suggested Legislative Priority Request form and an example submission from 2020 to use as a guide.

Do not hesitate to reach out to MMA’s Government Affairs staff at (207) 480-4199 or by emailing Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin (dmorin@mainemed.com) or Public Health and Government Affairs Associate, Mikenzie Dwyer (mdwyer@mainemed.com).

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