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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
President Biden issued a number of health care-related executive orders, including one that requires masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings, on all federal lands, and by federal employees and contractors.
HHS announced last week it would expand access to medication-assisted treatment by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder.
HHS recently announced that it will be pushing back the reporting timeline for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Program
CMA has made major updates to its COVID-19 vaccine FAQ, including questions on labor and personnel issues, professional liability issues, and vaccine distribution and administration.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed, the Medical Board of California is supporting the state's efforts to ensure that all providers follow state and federal guidelines for vaccine administration.
The program—which aims to increase access to care for California’s 13 million Medi-Cal patients—awards loan repayment grants of up to $300,000 in loan repayments to encourage and incentivize physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. to provide evidence-based resources to help prevent, treat and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.
The updated guidance also includes a new recommendation for vaccine providers to use 50% of “second doses” received to provide first doses to those currently eligible for vaccination as described in the guidance.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced changes to vaccination eligibility guidelines that will allow counties to begin immediately vaccinating anyone over age 65.
California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued a statement in response to California's revised COVID-19 vaccination guidelines.
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