Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/08/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic
•  Tune In to Useful Daily Updates from Maine CDC
•  New DEA Buprenorphine Guidance
•  CMS Announces Major New Flexibilities for Physicians During COVID-19 Emergency
•  Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
•  2020-2021 MMA Medical Student Section General Council
•  Information about the 2020 Census
•  New Law Takes Effect Concerning Physician Assistant Scope of Practice
•  MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Webinar on Managing Student Debt: next Thursday April 16th 6-7pm
•  Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention RESCHEDULED
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center
•  Maine Chapter ACS Annual Conference RESCHEDULED
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME


MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED

The Tuesday evening Legislative Calls hosted by MMA will be postponed until further notice.


In response to the rapidly changing health crisis the Presiding Officers of the Maine Legislature late last week cancelled all committee meetings, including public hearings, work sessions and confirmation hearings for the rest of the session. The one exception was the Appropriations Committee, for various budgetary matters and work related to the Governor’s Supplemental Budget. It was also announced the Legislature would meet one more day to consider bills “directly related to coronavirus response and other critical services, then adjourn.” The Capitol was then closed to the public, with only legislators, staff and media members allowed in the building while lawmakers worked. All bills still not acted upon or under consideration will remain active until the Legislature reconvenes. 

Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation of civil emergency  Sunday to help the state cope with the growing outbreak of COVID-19 just days after the Legislature’s announcement.