State Continues to Refine COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Amid Changing Rules

January 14, 2021
Under mounting pressure from both health care workers and patients, as well as changes in federal guidance, the state of Minnesota continues to adjust its plans and communicate updates about the COVID-19 vaccine allocation and dissemination in the state. 
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New Videos Provide Health Care Workers with COVID-19 Vaccine Info

January 14, 2021
Health care professionals now have a series of videos that they can refer to for information on COVID-19 vaccine development and safety. 
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Noon-Time Forum to Ponder Why Literature Matters to the Practice of Medicine

January 14, 2021
“Why literature matters to the practice of medicine” will be the topic of discussion at the next virtual physician forum on Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m.    
 
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New Educational Resource Created to Help with COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

January 14, 2021
A new searchable database of accredited continuing education activities for clinicians about the COVID-19 vaccines is now available at learntovaccinate.org. It is intended to help overcome vaccine hesitancy among physicians and other healthcare professionals. 
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31 New Legislators Learn How to Legislate in a Virtual World

January 14, 2021
With the legislature starting the 2021 Legislative session on Jan. 5, the first two weeks have been mostly filled with overview hearings. Buildings are still closed to the public, so both bodies have started with holding hearings over Zoom.  
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MMA, AMA, Others Speak Out Regarding Scope Issue at VA

January 14, 2021
The MMA, along with more than 100 other state medical associations and medical specialty societies, signed on to an AMA-led letter to the Department of Veteran Affairs opposing an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that permits nearly all VHA-employed non-physician providers (NPP) to practice without the clinical supervision of physicians and without regard to the state scope of practice law. 
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ZVMS Honors Resident, Four Students for Outstanding Work

January 14, 2021
The Zumbro Valley Medical Society (ZVMS) honored one resident and four medical students at its virtual Annual Meeting on Jan. 14. AMA president-elect Gerald E. Harmon, MD, was the keynote speaker. 
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MMA, COPIC Offer Guidance on Malpractice Case

January 07, 2021
The MMA, in collaboration with COPIC, has developed additional guidance on the case of Popovich v. Allina Health, which increases liability exposure for hospitals in Minnesota.
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MMA Staffer, Eric Dick, Passes Away at Age 45

January 07, 2021
Eric Dick, the MMA’s manager of state legislative affairs, died over the New Year’s holiday break. Dick worked at the MMA for 10 years, bringing a wealth of political acumen and insight to the association’s efforts. 
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Forum to Address Resilience, Finding Joy Again in Medicine on Jan. 13

January 07, 2021
A virtual forum on resilience and finding the joy and purpose in medicine will be held on Jan. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. 
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