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March 4, 2020

March 1, 2020

Dear Kern County Healthcare Provider:

To date, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19, formerly 2019-nCoV) in Kern County. Healthcare providers should remain prepared to assess and care for potential COVID-19 patients. There continue to be more cas es identified in California and the United States. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported cases of community-based transmission, as well as the first COVID-19 case identified in a healthcare worker in the United States.

To ensure your facility is fully prepared to respond to COVID-19, please disseminate pertinent information to all staff, including non-medical/non-clinical staff. Previous bulletins regarding COVID-19 include 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Healthcare Providers and Additional Guidance for Healthcare Providers and FAQs. M ore...
New CMA Resources for Coronavirus

CMA has just created a page that hosts the latest links and updates from the CA Dept of Public Health, CDC, WHO, AMA and more. cmadocs.org/covid-19.
WHO creates new ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19

A new ICD-10 emergency code (U07.1, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease) has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for  interim coding guidance  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) has extended the application cycle for the STLRP through March 6, 2020 at 5pm.
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McCarthy, Schweikert Request FDA Action on Valley Fever Drug and Vaccine Development
Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting the FDA hold public workshops to help with the development of Valley Fever drugs and vaccines. More...
Photos from our 2020 Installation of Officers and Board of Directors are here!
CMA Legislative Advocacy Day
The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 46th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on the Capitol Lawn on Tuesday, April 14. We will not be offering a standard program as in the past; instead, the day will be dedicated to our advocacy efforts. County medical societies are still encouraged to schedule and set up Capitol meetings. CMA will provide an advance webinar on priority legislation, pass out materials the day of and serve lunch to all attendees. More...
Medical Board of California Appoints New Executive Director
The Medical Board of California (Board) has appointed William J. Prasifka as its new executive director. A native of California, Prasifka comes to the Board from the Medical Council of Ireland, where he has served as its chief executive officer (CEO) for the past four years. Prasifka will officially start his position with the Board in June. More...
Laws and Trends Impacting California Physicians
In its commitment to help all physicians run safe and successful medical practices, the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) invites you to download and read the latest edition of Physician Today magazine. Penned by CAP and associated industry experts, each article in Physician Today offers valuable takeaways to help you stay in the know, and out of the courtroom. 

Inside the latest issue, you will find:

  • Current trends and legislative updates impacting California physicians
  • California legislation on discharge planning for the homeless population
  • The #MeToo movement’s potential impact on business owners
  • The ins and outs of purchasing life insurance
  • Tips on discussing informed refusal with your patients
  • And much more!

Download Physician Today here.
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