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2014 Day at the Capitol

Thanks to all of those who attended this year's Day at the Capitol. It was a great success!


2014 Key Issues

  • Regulating e-cigarettes
  • Ensuring an integrated team approach to health care with advanced practice registered nurses
  • Prohibiting minors from using tanning beds
  • Aligning Minnesota’s data privacy practices with HIPAA
  • Strengthening the Prescription Monitoring Program to fight opioid misuse
  • Restoring the Newborn Screening Program
  • Ensuring the repeal of the provider tax
  • Replacing Provider Peer Grouping with a data program that helps improve quality

Background Materials

  Advocacy 101
  Legislative Quick Facts
  2014 Issue Brief: Advocating for physician led team-based care
  2014 Issue Brief: Aligning clinical data sharing
  2014 Issue Brief: Regulating e-cigarettes
  2014 Issue Brief: Restoring the newborn screening program
  2014 Issue Brief: Battling prescription opioid misuse
  2014 Issue Brief: Minnesota's All-Payer Claims Database and Provider Peer Grouping
  2014 Issue Brief: Ensuring the providor tax phase-out
  2014 Issue Brief: Prohibiting tanning bed use by minors
  2014 Backgrounder: Primary care physician workforce shortage


Grassroots Action

The MMA offers several ways for physicians to advocate for the issues they care about in their communities and at the Capitol.

  • Capitol Rounds
    The MMA can arrange your very own personal day at the capitol anytime with a one-hour casual meeting with your state representative or senator.
  • District Dialogues
    The MMA can also bring your state senators and representatives to you and your clinic staff through a District Dialogue, a one-hour casual meeting that can be held in a home, at a coffee shop, at your clinic or at any other venue that’s convenient for you.

For either Capitol Rounds or District Dialogues, contact Evelyn Clark, Manager of Grassroots and Political Engagement at 612-362-3739.

Thanks to all of our sponsors

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association
G & K Services
Lake Superior Medical Society
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)
Minnesota Chapter, American College of Cardiology
Minnesota Chapter, American College of Physicians
Minnesota Dermatological Society
Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Minnesota Society of Anesthesiology
Stearns Benton Medical Society
Twin Cities Medical Society
Zumbro Valley Medical Society


“This day will help lawmakers remember the extremely important role physicians fill in health reform.” - Julie Anderson M.D.


"[Lawmakers] talk to
a lot of lobbyists, they
might as well also talk to one doctor." - Will Nicholson, M.D.


"I'll be back. It was fun." - Lindsey Thomas, M.D.



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