News Now Header
Top Stories
Medical Cannabis Becomes Law in Minnesota
Beginning July 1, 2015, Minnesota residents with one of nine qualifying conditions will be able to access medical cannabis under a new law Gov. Mark Dayton signed on May 29. Read more here.
Additional Health Care Laws Passed In Session
In addition to the MMA's legislative priorities, the Legislature worked on several other issues that pertain to health care in Minnesota. Following is a brief review of some new laws we have not reported on previously. Read more here.
Minnesota Among States to Develop Workforce Plan

Minnesota is among seven states that will receive training in how to develop and implement a statewide health care workforce plan, according to the National Governors Association. The other states include Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Read more here.

Opting Out of Reporting Quality Measures

MMA members should remember that they can request a waiver from the health department if they have a good reason for not reporting the state's quality measures. For details on the process, go online.

Budding Filmmakers: Contest Launched to Promote Choosing Wisely

In an effort to help promote the Choosing Wisely campaign, the MMA is holding a video contest. Members are asked to submit videos (five minutes or shorter) by July 1, promoting the Choosing Wisely campaign to a physician audience. Read more here.
The MMA Podcast
The MMA Podcast
The MMA's legislative affairs team of Dave Renner and Eric Dick discuss the recently completed legislative session and how the MMA's top priorities fared. And, yes, they also review medical cannabis legislation. Listen here.  
Digital Rounds - The MMA Blog
Many times, bills that don't get passed are as important as those that do. Read more here to learn about a recent piece of legislation that would have directly affected physicians had it become law.
Minnesota Medicine

May 2014     

Real-world research
Practicing physicians test new guidelines and protocols in the settings where they'll be used.



On the go?

Bring the latest edition of Minnesota Medicine with you: Digital Edition.

Other MMA News
Headlines & Links
Connect with the MMA
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube 
Pre-Diabetes Webinar
News Now Ad
Career Center
Join Our Mailing List