President Don Lyman leads discussion at Annual CAPM meeting, 11/2/14
The Annual Meeting of CAPM was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Thursday, October 2, in Sacramento, California, in conjunction with the fall CCLHO/HOAC meeting and CME program in Sacramento. Members who had listed their current e-mail addresses were notified of call-in information and sent handouts.
New officers for 2015 were elected. (For the list of 2015 and 2014 officers, see leadership page.)
A legislative report was presented. Four out of nine bills supported by CAPM passed and were signed into law. (For a list of bills and the letters sent by CAPM, see legislative update.)
Four resolutions were approved, to be submitted to the California Medical Association. Topics included:
1. Promotion of the Wellness Plan issued by the California Department of Public Health
2. Urging abolition of a Medi-Cal regulation preventing reimbursement for visits to different specialists at the same clinic on the same day
3. Calling for restoration of HIV/AIDS prevention funding in the state budget, which was deleted in 2009 and never restored
4. Supporting infection control precautions in ambulatory care settings
Following the meeting, those interested walked to the nearby HOAC office, for the retirement party of Bruce Pomer (HOAC Executive Director and Honorary Member of CAPM).