Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 09/09/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA Holds Successful Annual Session in Bar Harbor
•  MMA Membership Approves Resolutions on Immunizations, Plastic Waste
•  Vaping Illness Cases Rise; Now Five Deaths
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  PMP Password Policy Change; New SAMHS Director Attends Annual Session
•  Maine CDC to Hold Rulemaking on Death With Dignity
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
•  2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update: Tuesday, Sept 10th at the Augusta Civic Center
•  MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled
•  VA Maine Healthcare System to Host Community Mental Health Summit on MAT September 11th
•  Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
•  Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Maine CDC to Hold Rulemaking on Death With Dignity

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is hosting a public stakeholder meeting on September 12th (this Thursday) at 5:00 pm to seek input for its new rule required by An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act. It seeks input from physicians on reporting requirements and data collection.

 

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is hosting a public stakeholder meeting to seek input for its new rule required by An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act (See 129th Legislature’s Public Law, ch. 271 – LD 1313). 

Specifically, Maine CDC would like input on the following two questions: 

  1. What data elements would you recommend that the Maine CDC collect, in addition to the items outlined in the Maine Death with Dignity Act and Governor Mills’ Executive Order Number 9?
  2. Where should the reporting forms associated with this new law be accessed? Should the forms be available on a public site or at a portal reserved for practitioners?

All interested individuals are invited to attend. The meeting is scheduled to be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, in the Cumberland Room at the Augusta Civic Center.   

Individuals who are unable to attend this public meeting may submit written comments to Bridget Bagley at bridget.bagley@maine.gov. All written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.