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Maintenance of Certification: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) can include duplicitous requirements where bureaucracies reduce time doctors can be with patients. In many parts of the state, Michigan is already facing a shortage of healthcare providers. MOC requirements in Michigan are preventing doctors from making a commitment to provide care to areas that need it most.
Support HB 4134 and HB 4135 (links).
Contact your legislator and let them know your time is valuable to you and your patients:

I Vaccinate Campaign: With Michigan having one the worst child vaccination rates in the country, the MOA and the Parent Information Network have launched the "I Vaccinate" campaign. The campaign includes TV, radio, print, outdoor and digital ads, a compelling new website, social media activities, and close collaboration with public health and health care leaders.:

Recognizing Victims of Human Trafficking: As part of the effort to stop human trafficking, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has added licensing requirements to the “OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY - GENERAL RULES.”
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Economic Impact of Healthcare: Healthcare providers invest in their local communities in ways beyond helping restore and support good health. Healthcare provided nearly 588,000 direct jobs in Michigan in 2015, nearly 228,000 by hospitals alone. The Michigan Health & Hospital Association, in collaboration with the Michigan Osteopathic Association and the Michigan State Medical Society, have launched the annual Economic Impact Report, an interactive tool that provides statewide data and breaks it down by region and county. Visit:

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