MNAAP’s policy co-chairs, Sue Berry, MD, FAAP, and Lindsey Yock, MD, FAAP, will lead a priority discussion on Thursday, September 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Twin Cities. The conversation will focus on identifying policy priorities for the Board to consider based on member feedback, legislative viability and other considerations. MNAAP members are welcome to attend in person or by video/conference call. Please […]
Category: "Legislative Updates"
The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State recently posted several vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees. MNAAP members are encouraged to review the openings and consider applying. These vacancies offer an excellent opportunity for pediatricians to engage in advocacy. Vacancies include: Behavioral Health Planning Council: providers of Mental Health Services to the LGBTQ and/or Underserved Communities Maternal and Child Health Advisory […]
With less than two weeks remaining in the legislative session, time is of the essence to make sure Minnesota senators know action must be taken to repeal the sunset of the provider tax. The provider tax is a time-tested, reliable way to fund essential health care services. It’s essential to repeal the December 31 sunset of this […]
The 2019 legislative session’s primary task of crafting a biennial budget to fund state government operations for two years accelerated in recent days as the House HHS finance committee acted upon an omnibus bill. The legislation includes dozens of proposals that would fund most state health care and human service programs. Included in the bill […]
MNAAP President-elect Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, spoke at a House hearing on March 8 in support of a bill to fund education efforts about the health benefits of immunizations in communities with low rates of vaccination. The bill would target such efforts at both geographic areas with lower immunization rates, as well as for racial […]