Action Request - Call to SUPPORT SB121
February 02, 2016 at 16:41 MST
Many of you have heard and read about Montaño v. Frezza, the liability case being heard by the Supreme Court in New Mexico (www.montanovfrezzabrief.info). To recap briefly:
Texas physician Eldo Frezza MD is being required to defend a medical professional liability lawsuit filed in New Mexico. Frezza v. Montaño has reached the New Mexico Supreme Court after lower courts ruled New Mexico law should apply to the case.
In 2004 Kimberly Montaño, a New Mexico resident,...
APAF, Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, Update
December 30, 2015 at 22:50 MST
The following is an update from APAF, Partnership for Workplace Mental Health on how we hope the Mental Health Works resources can be shared more broadly with members.
· Reprint an article in your own newsletter. With the exception of the content found under the Headline News & Resources header, all other content shared in this newsletter...
Save the Date for the APA Annual Meeting
December 11, 2015 at 00:23 MST
The APA Annual meeting will be hosted in Atlanta from Sunday, May 15th through Wednesday, May 18th. The preliminary schedule may be viewed here.
Workplace Update Resource
December 11, 2015 at 00:19 MST
Monthly the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) produces the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health resource.
NMMS File Amicus Brief - details of Supreme Court Case
October 09, 2015 at 02:48 MDT
Please see the following note from Dr. Martinez about a case before the Supreme Court and the amicus brief filed on behalf of Dr. Frezza by New Mexico Medical Society.
From: James Martinez, MD President, New Mexico Medical Society
RE: Texas Negligence Case to Proceed in New Mexico
Texas physician Eldo Frezza, MD, is being required to defend a medical professional...
APA News & Notes for District Branches/State Associations - October 2015
October 09, 2015 at 02:43 MDT
Please find attached the October 2015 edition of the APA News & Notes for District Branches and State Associations.
Senior Psychiatrists Fall 2015 Magazine and September 2015 Column
September 19, 2015 at 19:00 MDT
Assembly Action Paper Guidelines
September 15, 2015 at 19:14 MDT
When submitting action papers to the Assembly, please note that per the Assembly Procedural Code, the first listed author (primary author) must be a member of the Assembly, and all authors must be members of the APA. In addition, the paper must include a cost estimate worksheet and be in the correct format (see attached templates).
September 02, 2015 at 16:21 MDT
Severe Poverty Affects Brain Development, Study Shows.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/29, Boulton) reported that a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison “has added to the mounting evidence that growing up in severe poverty affects the way children’s brains develop, potentially putting them at a lifelong...
New Mexico Directory of Addiction Services
August 03, 2015 at 20:04 MDT
NMDAS (New Mexico Directory of Addiction Services) is a comprehensive directory of addiction and substance abuse services and providers in New Mexico.
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Affordable Care Act's Risk Adjustment Formula
March 13, 2015 at 18:44 MDT
APA has received several calls from members who are getting recorded requests that refer to the Affordable Care Act’s Risk Adjustment Formulas. Attached is a potential response for your use from our General Counsel.
Police and the Mentally Ill
March 13, 2015 at 18:42 MDT
Good Morning NM Psychiatrists,
There were two very recent articles published in big national magazines, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, both about Abq and how our police treat and manage (poorly) our mentally ill population here. This is not new news, but it is definitely something that when getting national press like this, makes us look bad. I just started working with Drs Tohen and Khafaja in a project for UNM to work more closely with APD to improve how our mentally ill are treated...
Physician Wellness Resources
March 13, 2015 at 17:45 MDT
Please find attached the APA Policy and Position paper on Physican Wellness, as well as an article in Mental Health Works that provides a Tool Kit- beginning on Pg. 8- on how to prevent “Burn-out” (compliments of our colleagues in APF).