Monday, May 29, 2017

The Assembly will meet May 19-21, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.  Drafts of the agenda and schedule are attached for your review.   So that you may review them ahead of time, the Assembly meeting materials have been placed online. Due to the size, the meeting materials have been divided into two packets which are available by clicking on the following links: Assembly Reports Assembly Action Papers Given their […]

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House Bill 61 – Marriage and Family Therapist Bill has passed the House HB 61 passed the House on Thursday, May 4 HB 61 is expected to be in front of the Senate Health Committee early this week. The Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association and the  Medical Association of the State of Alabama both presented amendments that removed the word “diagnosis” and it failed. HB 61 is gaining momentum and since we don’t know which committee […]

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On Jan. 18, 2017, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners approved for final adoption, proposed rule 540-X-4-.09, Risk and Abuse Mitigation Strategies (RMS) by Prescribing Physicians. This rule will became effective on March 9, 2017.   (1) The Board recognizes that the best available research demonstrates that the risk of adverse events occurring in patients who use controlled substances to treat pain increases as dosage increases. The Board adopts the “Morphine Milligram Equivalency” (MME) daily […]

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If you have not already done so, you will need to use a new username and password for logging into APA’s website. The new log-in requires use of the email address you have on file with APA and a new password. You can reset your password by selecting “Forgot Password?” on the account login page or by calling APA customer service at (703) 907-7300. Your new account will enable you to: • Quickly pay […]

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The American Psychiatric Association has developed a MACRA 101 Primer, which is available on its website.

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