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UNM Rural Psychiatry Program Annual Spring Conference – May 8th

We are proud to once again be a sponsor for the UNM Rural Psychiatry Program Annual Spring Conference. Attendance is free. See details on our CME page.

APA Annual Meeting – May 1-3

Join us for the premier psychiatry event of the year, the APA Annual Meeting, presented online. See our CME page for more information.

NM Psychiatrist Elected to APA BOT

PMANM council member, Dr. Mary Hasbah Roessel, MD, DFAPA, was elected as Area VII Trustee for the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees. Dr. Roessel is very involved with APA at the national level, including being the Chair of M/UR Groups of The APA Assembly and
APA Assembly Representative for The American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Caucus.

PMANM Testifies Before NM Legislature

PMANM testified in support of HB203, The Health Security Planning and Design Board Act before the House Health and Human Services Committee. Please follow and support the bill here.

The APA Apologies to Black, Indigenous and People of Color

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) apologies to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for Its Support of Structural Racism in Psychiatry in their announcement here.

Electronic Patient Health Info Update

This past May, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a final rule outlining provisions about Interoperability and Information Blocking under the 21st Century Cures Act. The rule details ways in which physicians, software developers, and others are to share patient data electronically. On October 29, the ONC pushed-back compliance to this rule to April 5, 2021. For more information on how this affects psychiatrists, see APA’s recent Psychiatric News Alert and accompanying links.

APA Meetings Virtual Through November 2021

The Board has voted to hold educational and governance meetings through November 2021 virtually, including the Annual Meeting and the Fall Mental Health Services meeting (formerly known as Institute for Psychiatric Services or IPS).

PMANM Re-Endorses NM HSA

We are pleased to re-endorse the Health Security Act of NM. More information here.

Navajo Nation COVID Fundraiser

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Thank you to everyone that donated towards the cause of supporting the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thanks to your generosity, all combined, between your donations, and matching donations from PMANM, $6400 has been donated.


Information and Resources for New Mexico Psychiatrists

State of New Mexico

This is a link to the New Mexico Medical Board. It addresses COVID-19 concerns, including telemedicine, and reimbursement for such.

American Psychiatric Association

APA has a web page on their site specifically concerning COVID-19 resources. It can be found here.

APA’s Latest Twitter

Dr. Cheryl Wills (@CWills4APABOT) talked with NPR's @hereandnowrobin on APA efforts to address structural racism both within the organization and in the field of psychiatry.

Opinion: As a psychiatrist, I have seen how the current emergency response system fails my patients

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