Governor Ned Lamont’s executive powers under the public health emergency, which have been highly controversial were extended for the fifth time in July after a party line vote by the Connecticut General Assembly. Following the votes by the House and Senate, Governor...
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HCMA Legislative Happenings
HCMA Capital Update:
Governor Approves Telemedicine Bill
Last week, the Connecticut House and Senate voted to extend until June 30, 2023 the expanded use of telehealth that has become so important in providing care during the pandemic. Under the legislation,
HB 5596, patients will continue to have the option to obtain a broad range of healthcare services, virtually, at a time and place that is convenient for them, eliminating common barriers to in-person care. The legislation was signed by the governor. Read more
HCMA 228th Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Includes a variety of valuable seminars and events. We offer our physician members and their staffs the knowledge and resources necessary to manage a successful practice.
AKELLA SARMA, MD
Dear Members of the Harford County Medical Association.
I am honored to serve as your 228 President.
We live in unprecedented times and are witnessing a pandemic of the magnitude we never faced. But our society has a long history and has been through two wars and the 1918 influenza. Our society served well in those difficult times and we are well-equipped to make through the struggle ahead. This is because of physicians like you who are working on the front lines-and risking your personal safety-to care for those stricken by the coronavirus. You all are true heroes. Thank you for all you do every day.
The HCMA will work hard to serve you all as you continue to take care of the nation’s sick. We will coordinate with other counties, state, national and specialty organizations to advance and support practicing physicians.
Under the leadership of Dr. Ghumman we started working with a new management company led by Mark Thompson. We brought in new young members to our board. We are streamlining the services we provide and making our organization fiscally responsible.
We are encouraging medical students to learn about organized medicine and get involved in organized physician groups. And we are recognizing the physicians for their charitable contributions.
As issues arise please do not hesitate to contact me, Dr. Frank Santoro our Vice president or Dr. Laureen Rubino our Secretary and treasurer. We are here to serve you.
Akella Sarma, MD