White Coat Day 19 web 01The LAFP invites you to participate in the Annual White Coat Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. 

May 15, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This opportunity will allow you to join colleagues at the state capitol, gain information about the issues affecting family medicine and your patients and dialogue with state legislators and administration officials.
White Coat Day allows family physicians to discuss salient healthcare issues with Louisiana legislators and relay the issues that affect their patients on a daily basis. You'll spend the day hearing from legislators, agency heads and the Governor's staff about relevant issues.  YOU are the voice for your patients: the LAFP is calling on you to make a difference.

Event Details:  

White Coat Day is designed to provide free health screenings to legislators while discussing important issues and concerns affecting the health of your patients. 
Participants in White Coat Day will:
  • Make a difference for the future of family medicine
  • Learn about the challenges health care issues face today
  • Inform legislators about the issues important to you and your patients
  • Attend committee hearings and House and Senate sessions

Tentative Agenda:

8:00 am - 9:00 am             Legislative Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am            Advocacy Training
                                                  House and Senate Health and Welfare Committee Meetings
11:00 am - 12:00 pm          Rural Caucus Lunch
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm           Residency Health Fair/Legislator visits


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  • Prohibit further expansion of other providers and disciplines into primary care scope of practice
  • Thwart regulations that add to administrative overload and impede patient access to quality care


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