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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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Montana Medical Association Foundation Selects Officers for 2021/2022:

The Montana Medical Association Foundation announced today that its Board has selected a new slate of officers to lead the Foundation through August 2022, with William S. Gallea, M.D., a Lewistown emergency medicine physician, taking the helm as Presid  
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MMA Opinion - Vaccinate and stay vigilant: Together, we can put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror in 2022:

With the new, much more transmissible Omicron variant now spreading across Montana, and as cold weather keeps families indoors, we expect more individuals to get infected with the virus. We can help slow this spread, keep our loved ones safe and preven  
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MMA Statement on Preliminary Injunction Granted in HB 702 Litigation:

Today, in Missoula District Court, a preliminary injunction was granted in the Montana Medical Association’s ongoing litigation against House Bill 702 to the extent it applies to all facilities and providers subject to the Centers for Medicare an  
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03-18-2022
MMA Statement on Preliminary Injunction Granted in HB 702 Litigation

HELENA – Today, in Missoula District Court, a preliminary injunction was granted in the Montana Medical Association’s ongoing litigation against House Bill 702 to the extent it applies to all facilities and providers subject to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

The Court’s ruling temporarily enjoins the State of Montana from enforcing HB 702 against COVID-19 vaccine requirements in Montana health care facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid Funding.

The MMA today released the following statement following the Court granting the preliminary injunction:

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“The Montana Medical Association is pleased with the Court’s decision to provide relief to health care professionals, facilities and patients who are caught in the middle of a conflict between our governments, state and federal. Today’s court decision ensures Montana health care providers and facilities can comply with the federal rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care settings and not face the potential loss of significant Medicare funding without conflicting with state law. 

As physicians, we will protect what is in the best interests of our patients and look forward to the next steps of this lawsuit.”

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