Legislative Summary: 2/17/17
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- Make plans to join pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training for the annual Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol. A day of education, advocacy, and fellowship, the event is set for March 21. Registration and additional information can be found here.
- MNAAP member Nathan Chomilo, MD testified in the House E-12 Finance Committee in February, throwing the support of the MNAAP behind Governor Dayton's proposal to invest $3 million in the Help Me Grow program. The Help Me Grow program is an important program in early identification of children at risk of developmental or emotional delays, and directly supports families in need.
- The House HHS Reform Committee considered and passed a number of proposals related to the physician workforce in recent days. Bills to offer a tax credit to physicians who serve as preceptors passed their first committee stop, as did legislation to create a new Minnesota Health Care Workforce Council to focus on the growing need for health care professionals. Another proposal passed by the committee would establish new training grants for PAs, APRNs, and mental health professional training programs.