Florida hopes an innovative new program will lead to improved outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries and lower costs for their treatment.
Delegates note that current best practice does not require sex-reassignment surgery for transgender patients and that gender identification can be achieved via psychological and hormonal treatment alone.
A public-health research agency and a private foundation set out to catalyze fundamental change in youth mental health care in Canada in five years. After an 18-month process, a proposal to achieve that end is selected.
Delegates approve a resolution to have AMA advocate that cheerleading be officially designated a sport, thereby requiring school and NCAA oversight and protections.
There is strong sentiment in the AMA against national licensure; thus, how to permit the provision of telemedicine across state lines is an issue for which the AMA will try to find a solution.
While a majority of AMA delegates backed legislation on gun ownership, some raised concerns about trying to license private transfers of firearms—such as when a family member bequeaths a rifle to a relative.
Beset by economic distress, crime, and unemployment, Detroit residents will benefit from the commitment of several groups to enhance treatment access and mental health education and battle stigma.
AMA members are urged to educate politicians and the public about the role that the AMA plays in improving the nation’s health and protecting the practice of medicine.
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