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Feb. 2016


FAPM WORKS WITH FMA ON LEGISLATIVE AGENDA 

Members of the FAPM Board recently attended the FMA Legislative Council Meeting and the FMA Board of Governors Meeting in Orlando. The FAPMwas instrumental in providing information on key legislative issues that effect the practice of pain medicine in Florida. These items will now go to theFlorida Legislature to replica watches uk obtain legislative sponsorship to place them on the agenda when the session opens in March, 2013. Several affiliate societiesjoined the FAPM in seeking support for the resolution entitled, " Allowing State Law Regulating Pain Management Clinics to Supersede Local Ordinances."This resolution was passed unanamously by the Legislative Council and the Board of rolex replica sale Governors. Those representing the FAPM at these sessions were:President Albert Ray,M.D., Legislative Chairman, Jeffrey Zipper,M.D.,FMA Legislative Council Member, Steve Dennison, M.D. and Executive Director,Kenneth Webster, Ed.D. The FAPM wishes to thank the affiliate societies and the FMA for their rolex replica uk support of this resolution, and looks forward to workingwith these bodies on the successful passing of this document.  (Read)

Federal Rules Regarding Opioid Prescribing:

1. FEDERATION OF STATE MEDICAL BOARDS OF THE UNITED STATES, INC.: MODEL POLICY FOR THE USE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN

2. Practitioner's Manual  SECTION V - VALID PRESCRIPTION REQUIREMENTS

3. State Opioid Prescribing Policy: Florida


FMA APPROVES LEGISLATIVE AGENDA 

The Florida Medical Association’s Council on Legislation has approved the legislative agenda for the 2013 legislative sessions. Included in their priority legislative issues is the resolution “Allowing State Law Regulating Pain Management Clinics to Supersede Local Ordinances.The resolution was developed by the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine with support from the following bodies, (read more)


New FDA guidance urges patient outreach regarding important drug recall related to Aspergillus Meningitis FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COLLABORATES WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN ONGOING FUNGAL MENINGITIS OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION ~New FDA guidance urges patient outreach~
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FAPM Ex. Dir. in Jamaica with Medical TeamFAPM Executive Director, Dr. Ken Webster, center with physicians, medical students and nurses he coordinated at a medical clinic Treasure Beach, Jamaica where they have no doctor within 25 miles. The group provided medical services to 261 patients. This is the fifth consecutive year that Dr. Webster has coordinated this clinic project.