Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 10/07/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Tickets Still Available for MMA Leadership Gala October 26th
•  MMA "Listening Session" in Portland on Friday, October 25
•  Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session
•  Maine CDC Vaping Webinar October 9th
•  2019 Breaks Record for TIck-borne Diseases in Maine
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17th Honors Lani Graham, M.D.
•  Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Tools from the Alzheimer's Association
•  MICIS: Individual Clinical Education Sessions on Opioid Topics
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled
•  Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
•  This Thursday: October 10 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial: Protecting Your Income
•  Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
•  Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th
•  MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Medical Director - Bucksport, ME
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
•  Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
•  Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
•  Physician Director of Primary Care
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session

The Maine Legislature has published the list of bill requests for the 2020 session.

 

The Maine Legislature has published the list of bill requests for the 2020 session. These are bill titles, with sponsor names, for any bills requested to be considered by the Legislature. Since this will be the second regular session of the 129th Legislature, bills must be of an emergency nature (although that term is often construed rather loosely), and they must be approved by the Legislative Council in order to be taken up by the Legislative committees and voted on.

The list is here: http://legislature.maine.gov/news/403/second-regular-session-preliminary-title-lists .

Among the proposals of significance to medicine are bills relating to surprise billing, firearms, prior authorization, health insurance coverage, drug costs, Lyme disease, informed consent for pelvic exams, vaccines (including a bill to allow naturopaths to write medical exemptions), telehealth, behavioral health, vaping, abortion, and scope of practice. The Weekly Update will publish links to the bills which have been allowed and to the text contents of those bills when they become available.