We would like to welcome the new members for the month of August:
New Active Members: Peter Braud, MD Olamide Babajide Olu Joshua, MD Jose M. Zapatero, MD
New Resident Members Stephanie Barrow, DO Lindsey Michael Guidry, MD
New Student Members: Gabnelle Acosta Ashley Allen Rachel Barlow Ashley Barras Kerigan Bowman Anna Busija Jantzen Collette Caitlin Cook John Cox Alyssa Derouen Dash Duncan Ginger Geiger, APRN Josh Geller Kevin Haynes Hunter Hines Kyle Lewis Kendall Lewis Stephen Lipani Robert McAlister David Mondschein Meskerem Nemomsa Jeanne Nguyen Lisa Nguyen Evan Noble Wybra J. Price, III Robin Ren Zachary Richard Ross Rieger Stephanie Shea Mattie Steib Mary Tanner Victoria Umling David Van Ashley Van Himasa Wijetunge Maury Williams
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.