Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/18/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Great Attendance at Physicians' Day at the Legislature
•  MMA Board of Directors Meets with US DHHS Region I Administrator John McGough
•  Case of Mumps Confirmed at York High School
•  Boards Seek Comments on Proposed Rule for Office-based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
•  Egg Consumption Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, March 19th
•  State House Highlights of the Week: Immunization Bills Draw Hundreds, Prior Authorization is Among Issues Before HCIFS Committee
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 23, 2019
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on April 6 and June 8
•  NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
•  Medical Director - Maine Mobile Health Program
•  Board Certified Family Physician - Newport, RI
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician
•  Part-time Physician for Academic Year Contract Position
•  Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Great Attendance at Physicians' Day at the Legislature

Fifty-eight physicians and nine medical students, many in white coats, were in the State House for Physicians' Day at the Legislature last Wednesday.

 

 

Fifty-eight physicians and nine medical students, many in white coats, were in the State House for Physicians' Day at the Legislature last Wednesday. It was the best turnout in several years. Meetings were held with Legislative leadership from both parties, and the afternoon featured a tea at the Blaine House with Governor Janet Mills.

Members were able to meet with many of their state senators and representatives as well as with Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate and our five physician-legislators. Several doctors stayed around after the day was over in order to testify before the Joint Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on a bill to repeal the philosophical and religious exemptions to the school immunization requirements.