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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 secure website hosted…
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Sharon Reynolds, MAAPPN Board member, recently checked with DPH and the Fact Sheet that came out in January was not accurate in that all APRNS and PAs are supposed to be automatically enrolled this year (not just NPs and PAs). As they are…
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MAAPPN, through its ties with the Mental Health Coalition will be monitoring the activities of the Task Force on Behavioral Health Data Policies
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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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Dr. Monica Bharel, the chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will take over for Cheryl Bartlett as commissioner of the Department of Public Health, overseeing a broad array of programs, including the implementation of medical marijuana.
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives is comprised of 160 members, each representing a district of approximately 40,000 people. As required by the Massachusetts Constitution, the House meets every 72 hours, year-round in either formal or informal session to consider legislation.
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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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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses working in private practice or in health care facilities will welcome the DOI Bulletin that requires that private insurance companies make their medical necessity criteria findable
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The Connecticut state Senate voted 25 to 11 Wednesday night to allow nurse practitioners to practice independent of physicians, a controversial concept that has gained traction amid growing concerns about the availability of primary care providers in the state.
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Please join us for our final 2014 Member Meeting to be held on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at Seasons 52, Burlington, MA. Our last meeting at this venue proved to be a terrific setting for a wonderful meal, discussion of issues, networking and planning the MAAPPN initiatives for 2015-2016 legislative year. 2 CEU's are offered that will count towards the non-ANCC approved CEU requirements.
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It is hard to escape the stories about ebola today. As the country and individual states scramble to form public health policy, media reports of health care worker exposures are emerging daily. The latest, a nurse in Texas, triggers the question "Just how contagious is this?" and now a possible exposure in Braintree, MA. As psychiatric nurses working in health care facilities and seeing multicultural clients in a multicultural city, these are important times to get educated about actual risks and preventative practices.
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Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles to a productive public dialogue about mental health; indeed, the problem seems to be largely one of communication. So we asked seven mental health experts: How should we talk about mental health? How can informed and sensitive people do it right – and how can the media do it responsibly?
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Vikram Patel helps bring better mental health care to low-resource communities — by teaching ordinary people to deliver basic psychiatric services. Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide.
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Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses are trained in nursing theory that informs our practice. This text book (inits entirety) offers the perspective that nursing theory is eventually connected with nursing practice. Great resource for those mid-career Psychiatric CNSs and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to compare clinical and practical knowledge with how it was originally predicted by the nurses who wrote theoretically about what we do to guide our thought and actions as nurses.
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“By striking just the right balance, this bill will help slow the spiraling health care costs faced by businesses and individual consumers while also allowing the marketplace to grow and function," said Attorney General Martha Coakley.