April 19, 2018 | Issue 186
The Latest News
Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Advocacy alert: 'Speak Out' on NP independent practice bills
The PAFP continues to oppose legislation that would eliminate the collaborative agreements currently required. House Bill (HB) 100 and Senate Bill (SB) 25 both reside in the House Professional Licensure Committee. SB 25 has already passed the Pa Senate. Please take a moment to contact your state representative on this issue: click here to be directed to the AAFP's Speak Out tool to take action and help ensure patient safety.
Let's make education a social event!
The PAFP's Education Department has a big announcement to make ... but we can't share the details quite yet! Stay in the know by following the PAFP on Facebook. Be sure to have your notifications turned on to receive alerts when the PAFP posts something new!
Pa. health secretary approves leaf marijuana for patients
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has approved a recommendation by the state's medical marijuana advisory board to permit the sale of dry leaf or plant marijuana. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports she will also allow medical marijuana as a treatment for opioid abuse. The plant wouldn't be smoked, but legally consumed in the form of a vapor.
Residents and Students
Calling all leaders: Resident and student assembly meetings and elections
Congratulations to our newly elected Resident and Student Assembly leaders!
Residents and students elected new leaders for the next year!
Students: There’s still time to volunteer!
There are a few open positions on the Student Assembly to be filled. If you’re interested in getting involved with the PAFP and advocating for family medicine at your school, across the state, and even nationally, please contact Molly Talley by Friday, April 27.
AAFP National Conference scholarships – apply now!
Students should apply to both AAFP scholarships and PAFP scholarships prior to the AAFP May 1 application deadline; the PAFP deadline is June 1.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- Tony Reed MD
- Ameer Shams, MD
- Neha Sachdev, MD
Would you like to be featured on our brand new website?
A new, exciting feature appearing the homepage of the brand new www.pafp.com is called “Member Spotlight.” It includes a Q-and-A with a PAFP member about their experience practicing family medicine, the joys of the specialty, and how they decided it was the perfect career for them. If you’d like to appear on this feature – or if you know someone who’d be interested – email PAFP Director of Media and Public Relations Bryan Peach at email@example.com. A web form will be up soon for interested members to complete.