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Supreme Court Rules on Vaccine Mandates

By: Brandy A. Boone, General Counsel of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama The US Supreme Court (“the Court”) recently released differing opinions on the two-part Biden administration vaccine mandate.  In Biden v. Missouri1, the Court lifted a US District Court’s stay on enforcement of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) […]

2022 Legislative Session

Scope of Practice Expansion Scope Expansion of Podiatry: This bill (SB 101) would expand the scope of the 12 practice of podiatry to include treatment of 13 disorders of the foot and ankle. Scope Expansion of Optometry:  This bill (SB120) would provide further for the scope of practice of optometry and for the exclusive authority […]

2022 Advocacy Agenda

As the professional association for some 7,000 physicians of all specialties in Alabama, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama exists to serve, lead, and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of healthcare for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information, and education. The Medical Association of Alabama is proud to advocate on […]

Discussions with Decisionmakers: Sen. Sam Givhan

What first prompted you to consider running for office? Now going through one term I see that the freshmen class is making a difference.  We have a special bond and it makes the work more enjoyable.  I try to focus on legislation that avoids us from having unintended consequences.  How does your background help serve […]

Summary of SB 15 (new state law regarding parental consent for COVID vaccine)

NOTE: As introduced, SB15 would have added new lawsuit opportunities against pediatricians and pediatric practices into the vaccine passport law. The Medical Association worked successfully with the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and others to stop that. However, attempts to resolve the vaccine passport law’s broad language currently applying to all vaccinations […]

ALAPAC Announces Second Round of Contributions of 2022 Election Cycle

The Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC), the official political committee of Alabama physicians and the Medical Association, has announced its second round of contributions for the 2022 election cycle. In 2021, ALAPAC launched a new governance model comprised of Regional Boards which work in conjunction with the Board of Directors to vet candidates for local legislative […]