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August 12 – 14, 2016
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March 2, 2016
To Florida Patient Stability Coalition Members:
SB 1142 Non-Medical Switching Update
I’m sorry to say that SB 1142 was NOT placed on tomorrow’s Appropriations Committee agenda, which means the end of the committee road for this bill. With just two weeks left in the Legislative Session, the Senate’s focus is now on bills that are moving in both the House and the Senate. (HB 915 hasn’t been heard.) Our legislative counsel will seek any and all opportunities to amend the SB 1142 language on to other bills, but the prospects are slim.
We’re very pleased that the Senate bill passed two Senate committees and we have a very good base of support to pursue the Coalition’s objectives in the 2017 Session.
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Our organization continues to be involved in local, state, and national activities. Over the past several months, the board of the FSPMR has met to discuss current and upcoming events. I continue to be grateful for the continued support of everyone involved in our society.
Dr. Randall Braddom and Dr. Amir Mahajer were actively involved in the Annual American Osteopathic Association meeting in Orlando. Dr. Braddom spoke on the importance of exercise on the human body. This meeting was well attended and included standing room only lectures. Our organization is grateful for the assistance of Dr. Mahajer for serving as the Co Chairman of this year’s program of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
We continue to be well represented on issues relating to patients’ access to prescribed pain medications. Dr. Mark Rubenstein has participated in local and regional meetings expressing the concerns of physicians and patients. We are thankful for his continued involvement.
Dr. Nicholas Henderson attended the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation meeting with Dr. Mitchell Freed. Dr. Henderson participated in the combined State Society and CAC meeting. His presence at these state and national meetings assures that our voice is being heard and our interests are being shared with others.
Our numbers continue to grow and we have received support and participation from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training programs in the state. Membership has now been opened up to allied health providers which should allow for continued expansion and mutual support from our colleagues that share common goals for patients. It is an exciting time for the field in the state of Florida.
Planning for the upcoming annual meeting is now underway. We look forward to an expanded program with diverse topics to appeal to a broader range of areas in our specialty. Please spread the word to your colleagues!
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