Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

Advocacy

Legislative Report 2018

The 2018 legislative session convened on Tuesday, January 2 and will continue until Sunday, April 1. See links below for updated information about what MAFP is tracking in the State Legislature.

ALERTS TO MEMBERS

Alert About Medicaid Tech Bill – March 27, 2018
Alert About Tobacco Tax – Mar. 9, 2018
– Alert About Independent Practice – Jan. 24, 2018

BILL TRACKING

MAFP Legislative Report – Week 10
MAFP Tracked Bills (Feb. 18, 2018)
MAFP Legislative Report – Week 6
MAFP Tracked Bills (Feb. 9, 2018)
– MAFP Legislative Report – Week 3
– MAFP Legislative Report – Week 2
– MAFP Tracked Bills (Jan. 18, 2018)

ISSUE: TOBACCO TAX

Alert About Calling Speaker Gunn (March 9, 2018)
Letter to Mississippi Senators (Feb. 19, 2018)
Tobacco Tax Bills – Background Information
Survey Results of Mississippians About Tobacco Tax
‘Invest in a Healthier Future’ Website (Coalition for the Tobacco Tax)

ISSUE: INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Testimony of MAFP President Before MSBML – March 21, 2018
Letter from MAFP to MSBML About Independent Practice – Feb. 26, 2018
– Alert About Independent Practice – Jan. 24, 2018
 Training Requirements for Physicians vs. NPs
Map of States Allowing Collaboration
Member Talking Points on Independent Practice

ISSUE: VACCINATION
Opposition to Anti-Vaccine Bills HB 1504 and 1505

ISSUE: OPIOIDS
Our Opioid Prescribing Page

REGULATORY TRACKING
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Website
Proposed MSBML Changes to Opioid Prescribing Rules (Filed 2/14/18)
Proposed MSBML Changes to Nurse Practitioner Collaborative Rules (Filed 2/6/18)

WAITING ROOM PIECES (PRINTABLE)
– Immunization – Keep Vaccines Strong