April 28, 2021
Earn ABFM MOC Credits: Register Now for Virtual KSA -
June 17, 2021
A stand-alone Virtual KSA Study Group (Care of Children) will be offered on June 17, 2021 from 6:30-9:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE for registration. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 16, 2021; 11:59 pm EST.

You will earn 10 certification points and 8 enduring (not live) CME credits after successful completion of each KSA; ABFM will award these certification points and enduring CME credits.
Virtual Controlled Substance Order Extended
Governor DeSantis extended Florida's original COVID-19 state of emergency declaration for another 60 days (until June 26, 2021). His previous Executive Order #2021-45 expires today. Executive Order #2021-94 extends Executive Order 20-52 Re: COVID-19 from March 2020, which served 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 order encompasses several policy areas, including health care and business regulation, and addresses the following important issues for family physicians:  

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
April Member Spotlight - Dr. Amber Isley
"I am the daughter of a prior Navy dentist, wife of a retired Navy officer, and mother to three wonderful adult children (two of which serve in the US Military). Structure was always the cornerstone of an affective and efficient lifestyle. Plan the work and work the plan! Unfortunately in medicine, patients don’t always fit into a neat package. Diagnoses and therapies are as varied as the human spirit.  There are processes and checklists, none of which hold the hand of patients who need our comfort and care. So where is the balance? One must be established in order to provide competent care as well as compassion."

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