Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 12/23/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine’s COVID Vaccine Rollout Ramping Up; With Little Detail
•  The MMA Wishes Happy Holidays for All
•  Congress Passes New COVID Relief Bill
•  AMA Releases Revised 2021 E&M Codes
•  Governor Mills Extends Civil Emergency to 2021
•  Maine DHHS Launches Text Notifications to People Testing Positive for COVID-19
•  BinaxNOW DHHS Guidance Update
•  Maine CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets/VIS Form
•  News of an Emerging Variant of COVID-19
•  Maine Physicians In The Media
•  Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
•  PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
•  Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
•  MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
•  Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  State Legislative Committees Announced
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2021
•  Maine Concussion Management Level 1 & 2 Training Via Zoom - January 15, 2021
•  Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
•  MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
•  Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Behavioral Health Clinician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 

State Legislative Committees Announced

Hot of the presses and maybe scoop worthy! Maine Legislative leaders released committee assignments late Friday afternoon. The announcement comes somewhat earlier than previous legislative sessions.

 

Hot of the presses and maybe scoop worthy! 

Maine Legislative leaders released committee assignments late Friday afternoon. The announcement comes somewhat earlier than previous legislative sessions. 

The following members are on committees of close interest to MMA policy issues: 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Chair—Senator Senator Ned Claxton of Auburn (retired physician) 

Chair—Representative Michele Meyer of Eliot 

Senator Joseph Baldacci of Bangor 

Senator Marianne Moore of Calais 

Representative Sam Zager of Portland (practicing physician) 

Representative Jon Connor of Lewiston 

Representative Margaret Craven of Lewiston 

Representative Abigail Griffin of Levant 

Representative Kathy Javner of Chester 

Representative Michael Lemelin of Chelsea 

Representative Colleen Madigan of Waterville 

Representative Anne Perry of Calais 

Representative Holly Stover of Boothbay 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 

Senator Heather Sanborn of Portland- Chair 

Representative Denise Tepler of Topsham- Chair 

Senator Stacy Brenner of Scarborough 

Senator Trey Stewart of Presque Isle 

Representative Richard Evans of Dover-Foxcroft (practicing physician) 

Representative Heidi Brooks of Lewiston 

Representative Poppy Arford of Brunswick 

Representative Mark Blier of Buxton 

Representative Jon Connor of Lewiston 

Representative Kristi Mathieson of Kittery 

Representative Gina Melaragno of Auburn 

Representative Joshua Morris of Turner 

Representative Tracy Quint of Hodgdon 

 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Senator Cathy Breen of Falmouth- Chair 

Representative Teresa Pierce of Falmouth- Chair 

Senator Donna Bailey of Saco 

Senator Paul Davis of Sangerville 

Representative Patty Hymanson of York (retired physician) 

Representative Amy Arata of New Gloucester 

Representative Barbara Cardone of Bangor 

Representative Kristen Cloutier of Lewiston 

Representative Patrick Corey of Windham 

Representative Jessica Fay of Raymond 

Representative Justin Fecteau of Augusta 

Representative John Martin of Eagle Lake 

Representative Sawin Millett of Waterford