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This Week in Health Care
SM, September 21, 2016

Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects some health care-related state and local events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.

To provide feedback, or for more information about these issues or Stateside Associates’ Health Care Practice, please contact Robert Holden at (703) 525-7466 or rah@stateside.com.

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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will hold its Annual Meeting and Policy Summit September 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sessions titled “Advancing Health Equity and Optimal Health,” “Preparedness for the Future of Public Health,” “Water and Public Health” and “What is the Next Zika: Emerging Threats on the Horizon” will be held September 21. In addition, a session titled “Implementing the President’s Challenge/Initiative: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Addiction and Substance Abuse” will be held September 22. Robert Holden at rah@stateside.com

The International City County Management Association will hold its Annual Conference September 25-28 in Kansas City, Missouri. A roundtable discussion titled “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic and Elevating Proven Solutions“ will be held September 26. Stephanie Reich at sr@stateside.com

CALIFORNIA

The Board of Pharmacy will accept comments until September 26 regarding proposed amendments to a rule governing the renewal requirements for nonresident wholesalers and nonresident pharmacies. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

CONNECTICUT

The Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council’s Complex Care Committee will meet September 23 to discuss Medicaid initiatives and the management of individuals on Medicaid who have intensive health care needs. Allison Rollins at sar@stateside.com

MASSACHUSETTS

The Board of Registration will accept comments until September 26 regarding proposed amendments to rules impacting pharmacist and pharmacy technician licensure. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing September 26 regarding proposed amendments to Medicaid Care Management rules. Melissa Martin at mpf@stateside.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Interim Health Committee will meet September 21 to receive presentations from representatives of the Department of Human Services regarding dentists accepting Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program patients. Allison Rollins at sar@stateside.com

OREGON

The House Interim Committee on Health Care will meet September 22 to receive presentations regarding the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative as well as Pharmaceutical Extended Producer Responsibility. Additionally, the Committee will review updates on Oregon coordinated care organizations from representatives from CCO Oregon and updates on the Behavioral Health Collaborative from representatives from the Oregon Health Authority. Allison Rollins at sar@stateside.com

TEXAS

The Select Committee on Mental Health will meet September 22 to receive invited testimony related to mental health and behavioral health care services in the state. Allison Rollins at sar@stateside.com

VERMONT

The Department of Financial Regulation will accept comments until September 27 regarding proposed new rules requiring online posting of prescription drug formularies. Chris Johnson at cj@stateside.com