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February 26, 2018

This is a summary only. To receive full legislative updates on a biweekly basis, you must be a member of MNAAP. The emails provide additional details about legislative issues that are not posted on our website and are for members only. The 2018 legislative session kicked off on February 20, the start of what is […]

February 6, 2018

Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist With the arrival of the New Year, the 2018 legislative session looms large in the front of legislators and advocates. The session, scheduled to start on February 20, promises to be chaotic and likely acrimonious. The 2017 legislative session ended with the Governor line item vetoing the funding for the Legislature […]

Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP Since this is my first message of the year, I want to take this opportunity to wish each one of you Happy New Year! It is my sincere hope that the holiday season went well for you and your families. As we embark on 2018, it is instructive to reflect on […]

Diana Cutts, MD, FAAP, Hennepin County Medical Center; and Rich Sheward, deputy director of innovative partnerships at Children’s HealthWatch Why screen for social determinants of health? In the United States, we spend increasingly more money per capita on medical services compared to other industrialized nations, while we spend increasingly less on social services. Thus, despite […]

Dave Aughey, MD, FAAP, Children’s Minnesota Minnesota’s “Minor Consent” statute allows adolescents to receive confidential sexual health services. The statute does not mandate that clinicians need to provide confidential care. But if services are provided confidentially, the clinician is obligated to do everything possible to ensure 100 percent privacy for the patient. This is an […]

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