January 6, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Locations for Physicians
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The FAFP has been in contact with hospitals and other sources throughout the state attempting to find vaccination locations for family physicians who are not affiliated with a hospital or health system. 

Please CLICK HERE for information to help facilitate vaccinations with the understanding the situation is extremely fluid and circumstances/availability may change without notice due to limited supplies. The FAFP will continue to update the website as more information becomes available.

The FAFP needs its members' help in order to continue advocating regarding this important issue.  If your hospital or health system has yet to act, please email Jay Millson (jmillson@fafp.org) the following information so the FAFP can conduct outreach efforts as soon as possible:

  1. Hospital and/or Health System (Any or all in your area/region)
  2. Name of CEO and her/his email address

The Academy will email a letter from FAFP President Dr. John Gross to these CEOs urging immediate action. Of course, the FAFP would be more than pleased to send letters of thanks to those who have already provided vaccine to unaffiliated family physicians in their communities so please send Mr. Millson similar contact information for appropriate follow-up. Thank you for any assistance you can provide in assisting FAFP members receive the COVID vaccine.
A Call for Abstracts
A Call for Abstracts is being issued for presentation during the Family Medicine Spring Forum 2021. The research must be of interest and educational value to the specialty of family medicine and conducted by (1) a Florida family medicine resident (2) a Florida medical student or (3) an active FAFP physician member. 
Deadlines for Abstracts and 50 word descriptions: January 15, 2021
CLICK HERE for more information.
Virtual Controlled Substance Prescribing Order Extended
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Governor DeSantis extended Florida's COVID-19 state of emergency declaration for 60 days (March 5, 2021). His previous Executive Order 10-166 expires today January 4. Executive Order 20-316 serves as the basis for much of the emergency action taken by Governor DeSantis and his state agencies to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The Executive Order encompasses several policy areas, including health care and business regulation. The extension of the executive order addresses the following:   
Controlled substances: Family Physicians, APRN's, and PA's who are registered with the DEA as controlled substance prescriber's can issue prescription renewals, via telemedicine without a physical examination, ONLY for an existing patient for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain. Telehealth services may only be substituted for the physical examination.
Medical Marijuana: Virtual re-certification is also allowed for existing patients who have been diagnosed with a qualified condition by physicians qualified by the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
The executive order also addresses the ability for healthcare professionals, advanced life support professionals, and basic life support professionals, holding a valid license in another state, territory or district to provide these services in Florida during the COVID-19 crisis, yet must be conducted within their scope of practice. The FAFP will keep the membership updated on these and other orders as they are released, yet a comprehensive overview of all state policies and resources can be found on the FL DOH website. Any questions, please email jmillson@fafp.org.  
To read in .pdf version, CLICK HERE.
Walmart Health Opportunities Available in Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando
Walmart Health is currently seeking Primary Care Physicians to join their dynamic, fast-growing clinical services teams in Florida! They need passion like yours as they embark upon this transformative journey to revolutionize the healthcare experience.

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