Protect Physicians from Burnout - Say NO to Increased CME

On October 19, 2021, legislation was introduced in the Michigan House that would mandate all licensed medical professionals to take Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses on lead poisoning identification and treatment as a condition of license renewal. MSMS policy supports Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Programs (EPSDT) to reach as many eligible children as possible, and urges all its members to screen children for their risk on contact with lead hazards and subsequent lead poisoning, and to complete a capillary or venous blood test for any child deemed to be at high risk for this serious health problem.  However, MSMS policy opposes any attempt to introduce compulsory content of mandated CME in the state of Michigan and ultimately opposes House Bill 5414 

House Bill 5414 currently resides in the House Health Policy Committee and a hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 9. MSMS will be meeting with members of the committee over the coming weeks to discuss solutions that will better serve Michigan’s children. Contact your legislator and let him or her know that this is the wrong solution for a problem that deserves a more specific, targeted approach.