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WCMS Bulletin: Winter 2021 Edition

Access the digital 4th quarter issue of the 2021 WCMS Bulletin: What to Look for in this Edition of the WCMS Bulletin from Editor Richard Burney, MD:  The theme of this issue of the Bulletin is COVID-19, two years into the pandemic. When I began planning the issue two months ago, it looked like the…
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WCMS Bulletin: Fall 2021 Edition

Access the digital 3rd quarter issue of the 2021 WCMS Bulletin: What to Look for in this Edition of the WCMS Bulletin from Editor Richard Burney, MD:  A large portion of this issue of the Bulletin is devoted to business that came before the 2021 House of Delegates. I call your attention to two articles…
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WCMS E-Newsletter: July 29, 2021

Access the July 29, 2021 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This issue covers: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Status News & Stories Legislative Updates and Alerts: Michigan Auto No-Fault Changes Enacted Prior Authorization Reform Legislation, SB 247 Free At Home COVID-19 Testing Initiative in Washtenaw County Access the Summer Edition of the WCMS Bulletin Events REGISTER NOW:…
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WCMS E-Newsletter: July 1, 2021

Access the July 1, 2021 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This issue covers: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Status News & Stories Access the Summer Edition of the WCMS Bulletin Legislative Updates and Alerts: Physicians Voices Heard: Update on Scope of Practice, HB 4359 - Thank You for Your Help Michigan Auto No-Fault Changes Enacted Keep Up-to-Date on Prior…
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WCMS Bulletin: April/May/June 2021 Edition

Access the digital 2nd quarter issue of the 2021 WCMS Bulletin: What to Look for in this Edition of the WCMS Bulletin from Editor Richard Burney, MD:  The cover of this issue is a map of the vaccination status of persons across the state by municipal area. It was chosen to remind readers that the…
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WCMS E-Newsletter: June 3, 2021

Access the June 3, 2021 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This issue covers: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Status News & Stories Legislative Action Alerts: Oppose  HB 4359, CRNA Expansion Legislation Preserve Accident Victims' Access to Care by Supporting HB 4486 and SB 314 Implicit Bias Training Requirement for Health Professionals Effective June 1, 2022 MDHHS…
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Legislative Alert: Urge Opposition of CRNA Scope of Practice Expansion

WCMS members are asked to take action now against House Bill 4359, legislation that would expand the scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Under HB 4359, nurses who administer anesthetics would no longer be required to be supervised by a physician and would be solely responsible for the entire anesthesia plan and the administration…
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WCMS E-Newsletter: May 13, 2021

Access the May 13, 2021 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This issue covers: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Status News & Stories Legislative Action Alerts: Make Expanded Telehealth Services Permanent Modernization Act of 2021 Thank Your Senator for Prior Authorization Reform Support, SB 247, Health Can't Wait Write your Senator Regarding HB 4359: CRNA Expansion Protect…
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WCMS E-Newsletter: April 29, 2021

Access the April 29, 2021 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This issue covers: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Status News & Stories Legislative Action Alerts: Write your Senator Regarding HB 4359: CRNA Expansion Protect Michigan's Patients by Opposing HB 4355: Telemedicine Licensing and Oversight Requirements Keep Up-to-Date on Prior Authorization Reform Legislation, SB 247, Health Can't…
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