TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 PHYSICIANS: The California Medical Association and SDCMS are urging all physicians to contact Gov. Newsom and tell him to veto dangerous legislation, AB 890 — the Nurse Practitioner Scope bill , and protect patient safety. This bill would undermine physician–led care and could create a lower tier of care for low–income patients in particular. We are strongly opposed to AB 890, which would give nurse practitioners (NPs) the ability to practice independently without standard safeguards in place. Take action today! Please CLICK HERE . In unexpected news, the State of California is conducting a brief but open search for the next Director of the Department of Public Health/State Public Health Officer . The deadline is Sept. 15 th . CLICK HERE for more information. We need to inform you that for the first time in 15 years, SDCMS DID NOT conduct the selection process for San Diego Magazine’s Top Docs . Instead the magazine changed the process and hired a national firm to make the selections rather than relying on community selections. So please understand that SDCMS had no role in the selection process for this year’s Top Docs. Dr. Holly B. Yang , our SDCMS President, recently delivered the White Coat speech to incoming medical students at UCSD School of Medicine. You can see a video of the full speech [ WATCH HERE ]. Her words are particularly meaningful for all of us involved in medicine today. In a key passage from her remarks, Dr. Yang declared, “By entering medical school and putting on your white coat, you are now a part of and represent our profession. Your words and actions reflect on medicine as a whole. Whether the public sees us as trustworthy or not. Whether we are viewed as compassionate or not. Whether someone feels that they are seen and heard and treated fairly or not. With this title comes privilege and responsibility. You are joining our community when there is rightly an increased awareness of our past and current failures in treating all people equally, and I hope you will embrace helping us to create a more just health care system and world. I know you are bringing your best selves, and so I have great hope.” Finally, American Medical Response is generously sponsoring complimentary admission to the San Diego Museum of Art for first responders and frontline works from September 5 — November 14, 2020. For more details CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Commentary: The Coronavirus Puts Asian Americans at Greater Risk. We Need to Battle Both Coronavirus and Hate ? CLICK HERE ‘Promotoras’ Work to Reach Most Vulnerable to COVID–19 Among San Diego's Latino, Minority Communities ? CLICK HERE Gap Narrows Between Those Who See Pandemic as More of a Health Crisis and Those Focused on Economy: Poll ? CLICK HERE Medical Journal: Russian Coronavirus Vaccine Produced Antibody Response in Early Trials ? CLICK HERE ‘Carnage’ in a Lab Dish Shows How the Coronavirus May Damage the Heart ? CLICK HERE Flu Season Looms and Scientists Wonder How Flu and COVID–19 Might Mix ? CLICK HERE In Legislative Shuffle, California Prioritizes Safety Gear and Sick Leave During Crisis ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … SEP 10-12, 2020 : 7am daily, 11 th Annual ‘Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH)’ Virtual Conference, Sponsored by UC San Diego School of Medicine ? CLICK HERE SEP 16, 2020 : 12:15–1:15pm, Webinar Series ‘Telehealth for Small and Medium Sized Practices: Pt. 3 The Patient Experience’, Welcome to Members and Non–Members, Sponsored by CMA ? CLICK HERE OCT 2-4, 2020 : 7:45am daily, 63 rd San Diego Academy of Family Physicians' Virtual Annual Symposium, 19.5 CME Credits ? CLICK HERE MAR 20, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE ACEs Aware Webinar: Building Trauma–Informed Connections Via TeleHealth During COVID–19 ? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency ? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID–19 Emergency ? WATCH HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Replay: What's at Stake When High Court Hears ACA Case ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!