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The 2019 Legislative Session came to a close on June 6.  The LAFP tracked 117 instruments and took formal positions on 43.
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Joseph Nida, MD, FAAFP, currently serves on the LAFP Board of Directors and has been serving Webster Parish since 2005 and Minden since 2010.  

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The LAFP Welcomes New Members

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.

Read the 2019 General Assembly Recap
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.

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Newsletter3The LAFP Weekly Family Medicine Update is an LAFP membership service intended to provide timely family medicine information to your e-mail inbox. The newsletter contains information about healthcare legislation, partnerships, conference opportunities and other need-to-know member news.



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