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Highlights of MSMS Board of Directors Meeting, January 18, 2012

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="120" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] From Jim Mitchiner Highlights of MSMS Board of Directors Meeting, January 18, 2012 Future of Medicine:  The Board was updated on progress on the five Future of Medicine activities (childhood obesity, primary care, quality & safety, healthcare stewardship, and Medicaid).  Membership:  The Board voted to eliminate the current…
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Letter To Michigan Representatives

This letter was sent to members of the State House of Representatives, from Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP -  Injury Prevention Education Specialist University of Michigan, Trauma Burn Center. September 5, 2011 Dear Representative, As a safety and traumatic injury expert at the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center, I respectfully submit the following research…
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Our SMARTER partners

The following is posted to the website of the Skilled Motorcyclist Association--Responsible, Trained and Educated Riders, Inc. We have reproduced it verbatim here. The seven key messages below are excellent talking points. Act Now to Help Save Michigan's Helmet Law The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) recently issued an “ePolicy Update” regarding the pending…
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Follow up letter to Governor Snyder – We can’t afford helmet law repeal!

Dear Governor Snyder: If a proposed bill to radically weaken Michigan’s universal motorcycle helmet law reaches your desk, a Coalition of County Medical Societies led by the Washtenaw County Medical Society, with the support of hospitals, physicians, and medical groups from across Michigan, urge you to veto it. The proposed changes to Michigan’s 42-year-old law…
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More on Motorcycles

Here is a message from Jim Mitchiner Once again, the state Senate has passed a bill repealing Michigan’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law. If this bill becomes law, it would have catastrophic consequences for injured motorcyclists in Michigan, and would impact the economy as well, since taxpayers would foot the bill for acute and chronic medical…
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Michigan’s Helmet Law at Risk

Submitted by William Meurer, MD, MS An Open Letter to Governor Rick Snyder Given the legislature’s attention on a potential public health problem, I recently contacted the governor. Below is my letter to Rick Snyder (delivered via email) and his response presented here verbatim. Since injury prevention is an important role for physicians, and the…
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Uncompensated, non-emergency care liability bill passes Michigan House

Submitted by Will Meurer House Bill 4350 amends the Public Health Code to provide liability protections to physicians who volunteer their time to offer free care and provides liability protections to physician offices that treat the underinsured or uninsured in a non-emergency situation. The House passed this bill on April 26 and it has been…
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