Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 01/22/2018 (Plain Text Version)
In this issue:
Changing of the Guard at MMA Board Meeting: A New President Takes Over
Robert Schlager, M.D., becomes the new president of the Maine Medical Association upon the resignation of Charles Pattavina, M.D. after seventeen months of service.
The MMA Board of Directors met last week and took the following actions.
Accepted the resignation, effective Feb 1, 2018, of Charles Pattavina, MD as President and welcomed Robert Schlager, MD who automatically moves into the Presidency position. This action was expected and announced at the Annual Session in September and was occasioned by the resignation of President-elect Jabbar Fazeli, MD last August. Kenneth Christian, MD was elected to serve as President -elect until the next Annual Meeting in September, 2018. Dr. Schlager is expected to serve a 19 month Presidency ending in Sept. 2019.
Approved MMA’s participation in the AMA’s Type 2 Prevention Awareness & Éducation Initiative.
Voted to establish a work group to consider the BOLIM Chapter 1 Rule requiring three hours of opioid related CME of all licensees regardless of whether they prescribe opioid medication.
Heard a preliminary report from an ad hoc committee formed to inspect the Stred Building and develop proposals to make the building handicapped accessible and to remodel the conference room.
Voted to approve an amended version of the 2018 budget.
The Board meets next on Friday, March 9 at 4:00pm as part of a weekend Board retreat at the Regency Hotel in Portland.
Drs. Pattavina and Schlager