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During the Annual Meeting, KAFP's Government Relations Liaison, Dodie Wellshear presented a summary of the 2018 legislative session. Access the 2018 Legislative Summary on the Legislative Update webpage.
Legislation passed included:
Legislation not passed included:
- SB 109 – State Appropriations; Selected Health Care Priorities; Graduate Medical Education
- HB 2028 – The Kansas Telemedicine Act
- HB 2600 – Maternal Deaths and Palliative Care
- SB 38 – KanCare Expansion, Bridge to a Healthy Kansas
- SB 377 – Pharmacists Administering Injections
- SB 387 – Statewide Drug Therapy Protocol for Pharmacists
- SB 300; HB 2507; HB 2591 – Changes to KanCare without Legislative Approval
- SB 316; SB 436 – Smoking Cessation for Medicaid Beneficiaries
- HB 2231 – Increasing the Tax on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
- HB 2574 – K-TRACS; Allowing Access by Law Enforcement & Mandating Physicians' Utilization
- HB 2589 – Independent Practice of Midwifery
- HB 2704 – Informed Consent from Adult Care Residents to Administer Antipsychotic Medications
The KAFP membership passed the following bylaws amendment at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 15, 2018:
Bylaws: Chapter III, Meetings
Section 4. Each member of the Board shall be expected to
attend participate in all of the scheduled Board Meetings on an annual basis. If expected attendance participation is not achieved, the Board member in question may be interviewed by an ad hoc committee selected by the president, to consider whether that member should be asked to resign.
Rationale: This would allow virtual participation in Board Meetings. If adopted the Board intends to adopt policies regarding which meetings are eligible for virtual participation and other details regarding virtual Board participation.
During the KAFP Board Meeting, the Board took action to adopt the following policy:
KAFP will hold completely virtual meetings for the Spring and Fall Board Meetings, when there are not additional meetings attached, such as Strategic Planning or Succession Planning. In-person attendance is highly preferred and encouraged for the Winter and Summer Board Meetings. This is due to the additional meetings near the same time for which board attendance is expected: Advocacy Day, with the winter meeting, and the Annual Meeting, with the summer meeting.
Additional Ground Rules for Virtual Participation in Board Meetings:
- If a board member is unable to attend the Winter and Summer Board meetings in person, KAFP will offer the capability for video conferencing through a program such as Zoom, to enable the Board to both hear and see people who could not otherwise participate.
- If a person must connect virtually s/he should connect via video conferencing rather than by conference call.
- The chair for the Winter and Summer Board meetings should be present in person. If the Board Chair is not present in person, the President will chair the meeting, even if the Chair is participating via video conference.
- Staff will develop an RSVP system by which Board Members should reply about their plans to attend the Winter and Summer meetings, whether in person or virtually. Prompt notice of the need for video conference attendance (at least 7 days before the meeting) is essential for staff to make appropriate accommodations for technology.
- Staff will make their best efforts to accommodate last minute (less than 7 days prior to a meeting) video conference attendance requests with the understanding that accommodations may be limited. If no video conference attendees are known ahead of time, staff will not make plans to set up virtual meeting technology.
- For all meetings, voting members have the privilege of the vote, whether they attend and participate virtually or in-person.
- Board Orientation will be offered virtually, or in person.
- KAFP may develop additional ground rules that pertain to Virtual Participation. (See below.)
- If there is a Board member who does not participate and engage in Board activities either in-person or virtually, the officers should have a conversation with him/her, discussing any barriers and encouraging engagement.
- KAFP will provide links to available tutorials and other assistance for use of the video conferencing tool used. (End of Policy)
- Do not mute and hold side conversations if there is more than one board member at a location.
- The Chair may decide whether to use thumbs up/thumbs down, the chat or polling function for voting.
The KAFP congratulates the following members who were recognized at this year's Annual Meeting:
- Kansas Family Physician of the Year: Michael Machen, MD (Quinter)
- President’s Award: Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
- Foundation President’s Award: Debra Doubek, MD (Manhattan)
- Kansas Exemplary Teaching (full time): Patricia Fitzgibbons, MD (Kansas City)
- Kansas Exemplary Teaching (volunteer): Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
- KAFP-Foundation Hostetter Student Awards: Erik Bowell (KUSM-Salina); Codi Ehrlich (KUSM-Wichita); and Victoria Otaño (KUSM-KC)
- Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarships: Ellen Abell, MD and Andrew Ross, MD, both Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program
- AAFP Fellows: Patrick Lee Allen, MD, FAAFP, (Wichita); Lisa Marie Gilbert, MD, FAAFP (Wichita); Stephen Muriuki Njagi, MD, FAAFP (Lees Summit); Jeremy J Presley, MD, FAAFP (Dodge City); Jon D Schultz, MD, FAAFP (Stilwell); Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP (Kansas City); and Nicole Terranova Yedlinsky, MD, FAAFP (Lansing).
Members elected KAFP officers and leaders at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 15. During the President's Dinner & Installation, elected officers were sworn in by AAFP President, Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP. Introducing the 2018-19 slate of officers:
President: Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP (Dodge City)
President-Elect: Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
Vice President: Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
Secretary, Jen Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia)
Treasurer, Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate (2 year term) Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate (1 year term), Doug Gruenbacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate (2 year term), Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)
Alternate Delegate (1 year term), Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation is proud to announce the fourth annual Let's Move, Kansas run/walk. Let's Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!
Registration is now open at: www.letsmovekansas.com Be sure and sign up by August 20 for the early bird rate! $10 discount for residents and medical students ONLY with promo code 10SPRING good through June 20, 2018.
Register at www.letsmovekansas.com Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation. Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact at Michelle Corkins or 316-721-9005 for more information.
To help stimulate new knowledge relevant to supporting practice improvement and facilitated practice transformation, the Annals of Family Medicine (Annals) is issuing a call for manuscripts that address learning from practice transformation efforts.
Papers are being sought on successes and failures that inform future efforts to improve practice and its system supports and partnerships. Accepted papers will be published in a 2019 supplement to the Annals made possible by the American Board of Family Medicine's PRIME Support and Alignment Network, part of the federal Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Articles with the potential to assess outcomes, describe methods, or otherwise translate learning from these and other practice transformation models will be considered.
Original research, methodology, and theory papers are welcome. Please include a cover letter that states the manuscript is intended for the practice transformation supplement. All manuscripts are subject to the peer review process.
Manuscripts must be submitted through the Annals' eJournal Press system no later than Friday, August 31. "Instructions for Authors" and "Instructions for Submitting a Manuscript" are available on the Annals "author" webpage.
During the KAFP Member Meeting on June 15, the issue of separating children from adult caregivers was mentioned by an attendee. On Saturday, June 16, the AAFP released a statement regarding the United States Department of Homeland Security's Policy to Separate Children from Adult Caregivers. Read the full statement here.
With funding from PCORI, the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network project brings three stakeholder groups (patient, researcher, clinician) together in a vibrant discussion of how to make engagement meaningful, cost effective, sustainable and valuable to primary care. This will be a very interactive, result-based event that will use liberating structures to ensure everyone participates. See schedule of events.
You are invited to:
Family Medicine & Patient Engagement Reception
Thursday, June 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
KUMC, 5th floor Ad Astra Room, Health Education Building, Kansas City, KS
Family Medicine & Patient Engagement Conference
Friday, June 29, from 8:00 a.m. – noon
KUMC, Health Education Building, Kansas City, KS
The conference is free, but you must register. Click to register.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063