Maine’s legislature is composed of 186 members (151 members of the House of Representatives and 35 members of the Senate) elected every two years. Members are limited to four consecutive terms in one seat, but they may return after a break and may run for an appropriate seat in the other chamber. Maine also has a system of public campaign financing called the Maine Clean Election Act. Maine’s Governor is limited to two four-year terms. The Maine legislature meets for approximately 6 months (January to June) in the first year and for approximately 4 months (January to April) in the second year of the 2-year cycle.
All of the committees of the Maine Legislature are joint House/Senate committees generally composed of 13 members – 3 Senators with 2 from the majority party and 1 from the minority party and 10 Representatives with 6 from the majority party and 4 from the minority party. The following committees have jurisdiction over some portion of health care policy.
October Course of the Month
October Course of the Month – Neurocognitive Implications of Heavy Marijuana Use in Adolescence
Each month, members have free access to an online CME course on a trending topic. The October course reviews neuroimaging evidence characterizing the neural sequelae of heavy marijuana use in youth using data from several studies. Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.
Month Long Event (october)
Join us on October 11th, 2017 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland for the Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association’s 3rd annual symposium on health care value! This year we are excited to announce Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News and the New York Times best-selling author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back as our keynote speaker. A frequent contributor to the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, Dr. Rosenthal has made national appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, C-Span, This American Life, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Diane Rehm Show, and many others.
In addition to Dr. Rosenthal, the symposium offers a variety of breakouts focused on actionable strategies to increase healthcare quality and lower costs, and plenty of opportunities to network with other business and healthcare leaders in the state. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend Maine’s second largest health care conference!
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern MaineTrevor Putnoky 88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine 04104
IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
Enhancing Access & Effective Care
Highlighting innovations in clinical services. Explore 80+ sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Other topics include:
Register today for the 2017 IPS meeting in New Orleans, Oct. 19-22, 2017! Highlighting innovations in clinical services, IPS includes more than 80 sessions, unique learning formats, and several in-depth courses. Advance registration ends Sept. 28. Click here to learn more and register.
Month Long Event (october)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 561-0500