We would like to welcome the new members for the month of September:
New Active Members: Atif Saleem Abbasi, MD Stephen C. Ayers, MD Johnathan Claude Baines, MD Kirk L. Bonner, MD Corey Marshall Hall, MD Philip D. Isherwood, MD Leanne L. LeBlanc, MD, FAAFP Vincent Bryan Lococo, MD Abigail Paige Tillman, MD
New Resident Members Jeremy White, MD
New Transitional Members Timothy John Sands, MD
New Student Members: Besim Ademi Katherine Adler Ella Baus Hannah Bunch Michael Chan Colin Cunningham Nicole Dominique Lauren Eng Sophia Marie Foroushani Brendon Gros Isabella Hermantin Kayla Iuliucci Sarah Lawhon David Mas Grace Meade Lisa C. Ngo Drake Pollard Adam Prevot Hayley Redrick Judston Robinson Maya Roth Taylor Sanders Justin Santos Gerald Sibley Anna Suydam Canhnghi Ta Lily Trinh Andrew Wetherbie
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.