News & Announcements
On December 2, eighteen MAFP members traveled to Lansing to engage in a day-long advocacy and leadership boot camp designed to #InspireCreateLead new Family Medicine advocates.
During the week of December 5, MAFP weighed in on several bills under consideration in the Senate Health Policy Committee, including advanced practice registered nurse scope of practice legislation (House Bill 5400), as well as legislation regarding licensing lay midwives; streamlining the process for accessing mental health records; physician assistant scope of practice; and automated dispensing devices for pharmaceuticals.
During National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 4-10), MAFP President Robert Jackson reminds Michiganders about the importance of handwashing.
This week, the Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation that preserves team-based care by creating a clearer statutory framework in the Michigan Public Health Code for advanced practice registered nurses. House Bill 5400 now heads to the Senate Health Policy Committee for consideration.
Revamped FamilyDoctor.org Launched Dec. 1
On December 1, AAFP relaunched an enhanced version of its award-winning patient education website, FamilyDoctor.org—a trusted source for medical answers and advice.
The Michigan House Judiciary Committee approved a legislative package on November 29 that would empower the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to appoint an ad hoc advisory committee charged with developing a statewide, standard Physician Order Scope of Treatment form. Once passed into law, this will lay the groundwork for a more robust process for recording a patient's wishes for his/her healthcare treatment.
If you or your practice received a Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) newsletter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 18, this information is of importance to you.
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Jennifer Aloff, MD, FAAFP (Midland)—Family Physician, small business owner, MAFP Board Member, and 2017 AAFP Vice-Speaker candidate—shared valuable insight on consumerism in healthcare and its impact on how physicians practice, as part of a panel of experts at Crain's Health Care Leadership Summit in Troy on November 17.
House Bill 6045 would, among other things, amend the Michigan Public Health Code to limit the quantity of opioids that could be prescribed for a minor to a 7-day supply.