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NYCU December 14, 2021

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Time is running out!

2,185 California medical organizations have already received about $29.6 million from CalVaxGrant to help cover the costs associated with serving as a COVID–19 community vaccination site.

There’s about $10.4 million left in available funding, and applications are approved first come, first served, so please consider joining your health care colleagues in keeping our communities healthy and thriving.

Learn more and apply today: CalVaxGrant.org or call (916) 551–2565 for one–on–one assistance and more information.

Physicians must be knowledgeable regarding how to avoid being reported to the Medical Board. They must also understand the Medical Board’s role and responsibilities for physician oversight; including reviewing and investigating complaints, issuing sanctions, and imposing disciplinary action when a physician violates licensure and statutory regulations.

The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) in partnership with The Doctors Company (TDC) invite you to attend an important and timely webinar ‘How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board’ to help address these concerns. Join us for this FREE event on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 6—7:30pm. All are welcome, members and non–members, and attendees will also earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon conclusion. RSVPs are required, so please register now.

Are you ready for California’s electronic prescribing mandate? In 2018, the California Legislature passed a law (AB 2789) that created a state–level mandate that all prescriptions must be transmitted electronically by January 1, 2022. The law applies to all physicians and almost all prescriptions, with very few exceptions. The California Medical Association put together a webinar which is available for on–demand viewing at CMADocs.org/webinars. It’s free for members and $99 for non–members.

Finally, this is the final NYCU before Christmas and New Year's so on behalf of the San Diego County Medical Society, I wish you and yours Happy Holidays. After such a challenging — but also hopeful year — the time we spend with our loved ones and the celebration of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day have particular meaning for so many of us. May we all share together in a healthier and happier year in 2022!

As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO

San Diego County Reports 487 COVID–19 Cases, 11 Deaths as Mask Mandate Returns  CLICK HERE
California Once Again Mandates Masks in Indoor Public Spaces to Slow COVID–19 Spread  CLICK HERE
Omicron Variant Accounts for 3% of U.S. COVID–19 Infections  CLICK HERE
Pfizer's COVID–19 Pill Cut Risk of Hospitalization and Death by 89 Percent, Final Results Show  CLICK HERE
Why Do We Get Side Effects from Vaccines? Experts Say That Means It's Working  CLICK HERE
With Overdose Deaths Surging, Advocates on the Ground Push for Over–the–Counter Naloxone  CLICK HERE
Young Latinos are Dying of COVID at An Alarming Rate — the Effects Could Be Felt for Generations  CLICK HERE
These Charts Show How the Geography of California's Booster Shots Differs from Early Vaccinations  CLICK HERE
The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find  CLICK HERE
COVID–19 Patients Benefit from Improved Screening and Treatment of Blood Clots ? CLICK HERE
Physician Income Declines When Hospitals Acquire Practices, Study Shows  CLICK HERE
AKW Medical
DEC 14, 2021: 7–8pm, CMAs FREE Online Wellness Engagement Groups — Tuesday Series, for Physicians Screening/Treating Patients with ACEs or Toxic Stress, 1 CME Credit per Session  CLICK HERE
DEC 15, 2021: 9–10am, FREE Webinar ‘Mindfulness as a Support for Healing Conversations and Actions Toward Social Justice and Equity’. Rhonda V. Magee, JD, professor of law, Long–time mindfulness teacher, scholar of contemplative education, and practitioner of mindfulness, will deliver the 2021 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. Professor Magee will describe some of the research on how mindfulness has been shown to help us, for example, increase our emotional resilience; address fears, anxieties, and other emotions; choose how we will respond to injustice; and change unhelpful habits. She will also discuss an exciting new area of study: focusing on external mindfulness and its effects as individuals interact with others, their environments, and the array of challenges facing us all. Sponsored by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health  CLICK HERE
JAN 11, 2022: 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar ‘New Laws Affecting Physicians and Their Practices’, Sponsored by California Medical Association (CMA), Free to Members and $99 to Non–Members, CMA Senior Counsel and Director of Legal Advocacy Joey Cachuela and Legal Counsel Lance Martin discuss the new 2022 laws that are affecting physicians and their practices, highlight pending health legislation and explain CMA’s legal resources available to members  CLICK HERE
JAN 26, 2022: 6–7:30pm, FREE Webinar sponsored by San Diego County Medical Society in partnership with The Doctors Company ‘How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board’, All are welcome, Members and Non–Members, and attendees will also earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon conclusion, RSVPs are required  CLICK HERE
CMA in the Courts  READ HERE
Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Much Ado About (Vaccine) Mandates  LISTEN HERE
CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency  WATCH HERE
CMA Webinar: What is Value–Based Care and What Does it Mean for My Practice?  WATCH HERE
CMA Webinar: Discussion on COVID–19 Vaccine Mandate and Workplace Issues  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Understanding the Risks: How to Dismiss a Patient from Your Practice  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Physician Wellness  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Biosimilars Overview & Policy Landscape  WATCH HERE
SDCMS’ 151st Virtual Presidential Installation  WATCH HERE
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