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MAAPPN April 5, 2018 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) will hold our next quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Papa Razzi in Wellesley, Massachusetts from 5:45pm – 9:00pm. David Matteodo, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems will be our speaker.  Mr. Matteodo will be addressing improved access to mental […]

Post-JCPH Hearing Update

On November 7, 2017 our bill, H. 2451/S. 1257, along with more than 30 other scope of practice bills, was heard before the Joint Committee on Public Health (JCPH). MCNP presented testimony supporting the key goals of our bill related to increased access, cost savings and removal of additional barriers for treatment for patients with opioid dependence. […]


On October 23, 2017,  Ginny Tay and Kathy Andolina presented testimony to the Senate Committee re: the report and subsequent act entitled: “An Act furthering empowerment and affordability by leveraging transformative health care”. This hearing was packed and filled two hearing rooms as well as spanning close to 4 hours. This session will likely be the […]

MAAPPN December 2017 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) will hold our next quarterly meeting on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington, Massachusetts from 5:45pm – 9:00pm. This is our annual meeting set aside for MAAPPN member feedback. It is a time to reflect upon the activities of the current year and […]

NAMI Responds to Governor Baker and DOC on Bridgewater Overhaul

Bridgewater State Hospital is targeted for an overhaul.  Over the past several years, there has been a groundswell of support for separating the incarcerated mentally ill from the genreral prison populations as well as transferring the care, treatment and oversite of this populations from the Department of Correctiions to DMH. A Request for Response RFR) […]

MAAPPN September 2017 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) is happy to announce that  Representative Denise Garlick will be our speaker at the Tuesday, September 12, 2017 MAAPPN quarterly member meeting at the Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham.  Representative Denise Garlick represents the 13th Norfolk District, composed of Needham, Dover and Medfield. Her career has […]

Buprenorphine Waiver Course for Providers

Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized. NO FEE, 8 Hours of Free CME’s and CE’s Date: Saturday, October 29th Location: Pittsfield Crowne Plaza Registration 7:30-8:00 am, Training 8:00 am-5:00 pm Refreshments will be provided This training is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with […]

Congratulations to Elaine McGrane Olmstead and Janice H. Goodman APNA Award Recipients

Each year the APNA Annual Awards recognize APNA members who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education, research, leadership, community efforts, and more.  This year’s recipients were recognized in person at the APNA 30th Annual Conference that took place October 19-22, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. The Massachusetts Association of […]

MAAPPN Reaches Out To DPS on Inclusion of Pscyh CNS for Marijuana Prescribing Privileges

MAAPPN Board Member, Sharon Reynolds reaches out to Bryan Harter, DPH on certification of patients for use of medical marijuana. Sharon Reynolds reached out to Bryan Harter, LICSW, Director Medical Use of Marijuana Program, Bureau of Healthcare Safety and Quality, Department of Public Health following review of the DPH initiative on expanding prescriptive authority of […]

Paperwork to Become a MA Health Provider

For the meaningful use incentive program, you are required to be a MA Health Provider.  If you are not currently enrolled as an active MA Health Provider (most of us are not), you will require a special enrollment to continue the attestation process. Complete the forms in the link and returned along with a copy […]

Meaningful Use/EHR Incentive Program Update

MAAPPN welcomed Al Wroblewski as our speaker at the September Member Meeting. Information about how to participate in the EHR incentive program was reviewed and deadlines identified. You can access the  presentation slides on the MeHi website under the Education menu in either PDF or PowerPoint format. For detailed step-by-step instructions as to how to […]

September 19th Meeting Reminder | MAAPPN

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham, Massachusetts. ***  REMINDER: Pre-registration is necessary due to space limitations. *** This meeting we have the pleasure of having one of our very own founding MAAPPN members Dr. Maureen Beirne Streff, EdD, RN, MSN, […]

Mental Health Coalition Update 189th General Court (2015-2016)

MAAPPN has long been an active participant in the Mental Health Coalition and attends the monthly meetings on your behalf! The Mental Health Coalition consists of representatives from the provider, advocacy and health care systems groups as well as representatives from DMH and policy organizations (for a complete list see the end of this post). The work of […]

Wellesley Hills Office Space

Seeking licensed Behavioral Health Clinician to sublet a charming, furnished office space, in desirable Wellesley Hills location, just minutes away from Mass Pike/128 and Rt. 9 exits.  The space is available to sublet 3 1/2-4 days/week.  The office is in a suite of 9 offices occupied by Behavioral Health Clinicians, 6 of whom are Clinical […]