We’re off to the races for the 2nd Regular Session of the 55th Legislature. Over 100 bills have already been pre-filed. So far, there are several repeat themes from the 2021 session on election procedure, school choice, and education issues, and restricting public health and healthcare mandates. We’ve already signed up in opposition to a few of those. AzPHA will be activating our public health policy committee meetings starting next Friday,
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on the CMS and OSHA Vaccine Mandates: Decision Expected this Week
Will Ducey Sabotage the Effort? The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week about whether CMS and OSHA used proper procedures and were acting within their statutory authority when they promulgated their vaccine mandates. The CMS mandate applies to healthcare workers while the OSHA mandate applies to workers at places of employment with over 100 employees. Due to rulings issued by different circuit courts, the CMS mandate is currently
Arizona hospitals and healthcare workers are in world of hurt from both the demand and the supply side of the ledger. On the demand side- we are having a continued increase of unvaccinated persons presenting needing care for their COVID19 infection. This is, of course, exacerbated by the fact that the governor and state health director are unwilling to use any of their public health emergency authority to implement any
Read Dr. Gerald’s Weekly COVID Epidemiology & Hospital Occupancy Report From Dr. Gerald today: Good morning, all: Today, I am reminded of the M*A*S*H* episode, Preventative Medicine, where Hawkeye performs an appendectomy on Lieutenant Colonel Lacy, a commander whose unit suffered more causalities than any other in theatre. Of course, the Colonel’s appendix was perfectly normal. Hawkeye, through frustration, violated his Hippocratic Oath to ‘do no harm’ in order to serve
The Arizona Public Health Association’s Career Center might be the ticket you’re looking for to find the right opportunity or candidate. Looking for a Job? One of your AzPHA member benefits is access to our career center, where you can find a multitude of jobs in the public health, healthcare, laboratory sciences and many other fields. Simply visit the site from time to time and check out what’s out there. You can also set up an
Longtime AzPHA member Pearl Tang, MD passed away last summer at the age of 99. We were notified recently that Dr. Tang bequeathed $50,000 to the Arizona Public Health Association in her will. What a tremendous gift. Dr. Tang was a public health pioneer and powerhouse. She cared for so many and helped save lives. Her strength of character and personality helped her achieve many accomplishments. She was such an amazing person.