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Medical and Nursing Community of Montana Unites to Urge Vaccination, Masking as COVID-19 Cases Rise Statewide:

Montana medical and nursing organizations representing thousands of health care practitioners across the state united to urge Montanans to protect themselves and their communities by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask as COVID-19 cases continue to r  
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MMA Files Suit to Protect Montana Physician Offices, Fight for the Safety of Patients:

The Montana Medical Association along with other organizations and individuals, filed suit in Missoula Federal District Court on September 22, 2021, challenging House Bill 702 as it applies to Montana’s physicians and hospitals.

 
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Montana Medical Association Selects Leadership for 2021/2022:

The Montana Medical Association (MMA) announced today that its Board of Trustees has selected a new slate of officers to lead the Association through September 2022, with Carley C. Robertson, M.D., a general practice physician from Havre, taking the he  
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Medical and Nursing Community of Montana Issues Statement Following Announcement of DPHHS Emergency Rule on Masking in Schools :

The medical and nursing community of Montana stands behind the clear research and science showing the widespread use of masks in schools can effectively reduce COVID-19 transmission as part of a layered public health approach to provide a safe learning  
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08-31-2022
Medical and Nursing Community of Montana Issues Statement Following Announcement of DPHHS Emergency Rule on Masking in Schools

HELENA – The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) today issued a temporary emergency rule on masking in schools.

The Montana Medical Association, Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Montana Association of Pediatric Psychiatrists, Montana Nurses Association, and the Montana Primary Care Association today released the following statement in opposition to the emergency rule:

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The medical and nursing community of Montana stands behind the clear research and science showing the widespread use of masks in schools can effectively reduce COVID-19 transmission as part of a layered public health approach to provide a safe learning environment for Montana’s students. Today’s emergency rule undermines an effective, proven public health measure to help keep our kids in school and our emergency rooms open. 

We have strong research in support of masking. Masks protect our kids in the classroom and our communities. With cases continuing to climb, masking in schools will serve to limit the burden of serious health outcomes across our state and decrease avoidable COVID-19 disruption of school.

We appreciate the Governor’s acknowledgment that the rise in COVID-19 across Montana in recent weeks due to the introduction of the Delta variant calls for urgent action. However, this is a step back in keeping our communities safe and keeping local decision-making in the hands of our local public health officials and school systems.

The message from Montana’s medical and nursing community is unified. Masking and vaccination and other evidence-based public health measures are our best tools to slow the current wave of COVID-19 and reduce harm in our local communities.


  

 

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