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3/6/19 DMH Testimony

3/13/19 DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula’s testimony from Monday’s Joint Committee on Ways and Means hearing in Needham. DMH FY20 Testimony March 11 2019

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES BILL FACT SHEETFIND YOUR LEGISLATORSOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORTFeb, 2, 2019: Thank you to all of you who contacted your state representatives in support of MAAPPN’s bills for CNS independent practice (eliminating requirement for supervision after 2 years of practice) and CNS signature authority (meaning CNSs could sign any Massachusetts form that requires physician signature.  NPs got Massachusetts signature authority in the 2016 legislative session.).  The CNS independent practice house bill has 9 Cosponsors and the CNS signature authority bill has 10 Cosponsors.

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MAAPPN Lends Support to MHLA Legislative Priorities

MAAPPN plays an active role in supporting legislation from other MA mental health groups. As a member of the Mental Health Coalition, MAAPPN has the opportunity to hear of the legislative priorities from the professional groups (the guilds), advocacy and other mental health policy groups.

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Prescription Monitoring Program – FAQ

Massachusetts Online Prescription Monitoring Program Frequently Asked Questions What is the Massachusetts Online Prescription Monitoring  Program?  The Massachusetts Online Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a

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MAAPPN REFILES BILL FOR SUPERVISORY INDEPENDENCE

MAAPPN will re-file the bill seeking supervisory independence by January 15, 2015. The bill will act to eliminate mandated, career-long, physician supervisory requirements placed on seasoned, advanced practice psychiatric nurses.

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BX/BS Foundation Forum: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care

This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research will quantify the problem, costs and consequences. The forum will explore potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.

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NSO States Commitment to Evolve Liability Policies with NP Practice

Below I posted a letter from my insurance carrier: NSO. I don’t usually receive these kind of correspondence from NSO. The content was an interesting request for NP loyalty in choosing a carrier for malpractice representation. NSO sites its 20 year commitment to NP’s and the ability to adapt to changing needs of the NP as advanced practice evolves. Specifically,

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