January Meeting Minutes and Officer Nominations for April 23

Please find below a copy of the meeting minutes from the Missouri Chapter of the AAPS meeting from Saturday, January 23, 2016.  You’ll note that the floor was opened at that meeting for nominations of officers, which will remain open until the April 23 meeting in Columbia, MO (meeting place to be determined).

Email nominations are welcomed and requested. I made the offer of a slate of nominations at the January meeting, which I have changed and updated via email, and none of the nominees have declined.  My slate stands as follows:

President, Jenny Powell (present Secretary)
Vice President, Phil Dean (present Vice President)
Secretary, Nancy Russell
Treasurer, Todd Rice (present Treasurer)
Director (Immediate Past President), Helen Gelhot (present President)

A complete slate may be nominated, or nominations for any of the above five offices may be made from our membership (be a member of the AAPS and a Missourian). Please send these to Secretary Jenny Powell MD at drjpowell@dpcareclinics.com.

UPDATE: Our citizen lobbyist, Wes Powell, has been to Jefferson City once or twice weekly for the last 3 or 4 weeks. He has attended hearings and witnessed on our behalf. Please keep your finger on the pulse of several bills which will be impacting YOUR practice! There are a handful of bills which extend the scope of practice for APRNs, there anti-MOC/MOL bills, and the push for the PDMP is again the topic of several bills. Wes wants to hear from you, so let him know what is important to YOU and your practice!  See his contact information in the meeting minutes below.

Thank you!
~Jenny Powell MD

MO Chapter AAPS meeting

January 23, 2016
The Missouri Chapter of the AAPS met on Saturday, 1/23/16, at The Order restaurant in the Hotel Vandivort, Springfield, MO.  There were 9 in attendance, and one attendee via GoToMeeting. President Helen Gelhot MD opened the meeting at 12:00 pm with a prayer.
Helen provided an overview of legislation in the Missouri Congress and resolutions in the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) in 2015 which the MO AAPS Chapter pursued, including anti-MOC/MOL, DPC practice legislation, and anti-Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. She touched briefly on upcoming legislation in the Missouri Congress.  She turned the meeting over to Wes Powell, spouse member of the AAPS, who is serving as our citizen lobbyist in Jefferson City.  Wes went thru a few of the pre-filed bills, and discussed hearing protocol.  He also then shared his contact information and encouraged those present to contact him regarding their desires on different bills as there are far too many bills for him to be relaying to the members without a group forum. His email address is:
wespowell@qualitygoatmeat.com  and his cell phone number is (417)322-3383.
President Helen then discussed AAPS, and what membership in the organization provides, encouraging all present to join if they have not already done so.
Upcoming dates:

  • AAPS Regional Meeting and “Thrive Not Just Survive” workshop Friday Jan 29 and 30 in Orlando FL; Secretary Jenny Powell will be giving a presentation at this workshop which helps physicians of all specialties to transition to cash-pay practices.
  • Next MO Chapter AAPS meeting – Saturday, April 23, in Columbia MO, noon.  We will hold election of officers. Location of meeting to be announced.
  • May or June AAPS Regional meeting, location TBA
  • Sept 22-24, AAPS Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.

The floor was opened for nomination of officers. Secretary Jenny Powell nominated a slate of officers: Todd Rice, President; Nancy Russell, Vice President; Phil Dean, Treasurer; Jenny Powell, Secretary; Helen Gelhot as Immediate Past- President Director.  Todd declined the nomination. Todd Rice nominated Jenny Powell as President and Todd Rice as Treasurer.
Nominations shall remain open until the April meeting.
As there was no further business, President Helen Gelhot closed the meeting at 1:07 pm. We enjoyed fellowship together afterwards.

~submitted by Jenny Powell MD, Secretary

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