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Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting family physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.

News & Announcements

New ‘Healthcare Provider’ Definition for Determining COVID-19 Paid Leave Exemption

The U.S. Department of Labor posted revisions to regulations governing workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the emergency paid sick leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Most notable for healthcare employers is the new, narrower definition of "healthcare provider," for purposes of exempting businesses from complying with paid leave provisions under the Act. 

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State House Panel Considering PPE Tax Relief Bills

A package of bills currently before the House Tax Policy Committee would exempt eligible employers, including physician practices, from paying state sales tax for certain personal protective equipment and supplies. Through a substitute adopted by the committee, the exemptions would be retroactive and apply beginning March 10, 2020—the date Michigan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency went into effect—through December 31, 2021.

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Student Member Appointed to Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board

Christal Clemens, a fourth-year student at Central Michigan University College of Medicine, was appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors as the student member to the Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Board. She will serve a one-year term beginning Oct. 1. Annals of Family Medicine is AAFP’s peer-reviewed clinical research journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care.

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Members’ Participation & Feedback Requested: Virtual Congress of Delegates

With no travel required to attend this year’s virtual meeting of the Congress of Delegates—AAFP’s policy-making body—it is easier than ever for members to participate and make their voice heard on key issues impacting family medicine and the election of AAFP officers and members of the Board of Directors. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by Sept. 25, and access to materials is password-protected.

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