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2021 Fall Conference Registration Now Open

Conference is via Zoom, on Saturday, September 25th, 9:00AM – 12noon. More information and registration here.

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

Mental health takes a toll on the incarcerated — and their families

You can view open positions, post your resume, or set up email alerts on #APAJobCentral at Take a look at Staff Psychiatrist (Telehealth) at an Innovative Psychiatrist Driven Practice- Full Time, Outpatient Opportunity at

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