We would like to welcome the new members for the month of July:
New Active Members: Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, FAAFP Ronald J. Morgan, MD Daniel Renois, MD Michael Christopher Rommen, DO Robert M. Sayes, MD Michael Louis Watkins, MD
New Resident Members: Stefanie Acosta, MD Shalini Choudhary, MD Christopher Clark, DO Thomas Santamaria, MD Mai Vu, MD
New Transitional Members:
Mehwish Alam, MD
Jai Jitendrakumar Patel, MD
New Student Members: Oluwatomi Akingbola Chukwunedum Aniemeka Olivia Bradberry Alexandra Britten Nicholas Burley Hayes Burrow Carmen Carlos Victor Chen Travis Chen Cassie Clark Lamia Derzi Brian Dick Alarica Dietzen Aaron Gillet Russell Griffin Christopher James Gunther Kylie Jordan Harte Laith Hasan Brian Sebastian Jang John Konow Hirofumi Kusumoto Taryn Lai Allie Caroline Marler Alejandro Molina Laura Mullen Caleb Natale Millicent Adeola Olawale Abigail Olinde Tuan Anh Le Phan Bradley Jacob Powers Ainsley Christina Pratt Amanda Rushing BS Kia Sayers Jerry Lynn Sepulvado William Terracciano Lauren Tran Mariana Tumminello Ashley Vellucci Lance Walker Grant Wong Mehwish Alam Jai Jitendrakumar Patel
2019 Legislative Session and Final Wrap-Up
The 2019 Louisiana legislative session came to a close on June 6, per constitutional requirement. In this session, which was slated to be a fiscal session, there were 1,636 legislative instruments filed. Only about 15% of the instruments filed were actually fiscal in nature leaving us with a huge variety of bills to watch. LAFP tracked 117 instruments and took formal positions on 43. Outlined below is a summary of major topics from this session listing specific legislative instruments that the Legislative and Advocacy Committee and the LAFP Board of Directors determined had a significant impact on family medicine.
The 72nd annual General Assembly convened on August 2nd in New Orleans, LA at the Roosevelt Hotel. Speaker Derek Anderson and Vice Speaker Lisa Casey presided as LAFP members and guests discussed issues and elected officers for the upcoming year.