Vacant positions on the Board of Medicine and Medical Review Subcommittee

June 20, 2018
 

The Board of Medicine has two (2) vacant public member positions on the Board.

 

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections in the United States

On June 15, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding Hepatitis A Virus infections in the United States among persons who use drugs and persons experiencing homelessness.

NH DPHS Health Alert Network Key Points and Recommendations:

  • Health care providers should review the attached CDC HAN and provider recommendations related to HAV infections among persons who use drugs and persons experiencing homelessness.

NH Insurance Department to Host Public Information Sessions on Health Insurance Networks

May 31, 2018

The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host two information sessions in June on the health insurance networks likely to be available on New Hampshire’s Marketplace in 2019. 

Health Alert: Synthetic Cannabinoid Associated Coagulopathy

On May 25, 2018,, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding synthetic cannabinoid associated coagulopathy.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  1. In 2014, New Hampshire experienced an increase in serious overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoid use: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/documents/syntheticmarijuana.pdf
  2. Health care providers should review the attached CDC HAN and provider recommendations related to a new multistate outbreak of life-threatening coagulopathy

Health Alert: Tickborne Diseases in NH

On May 18, 2018,, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding tickborne diseases in New Hampshire

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  1. Blacklegged ticks transmit at least five different infections in New Hampshire (NH): Lyme disease, Anaplasma, Babesia, Powassan virus, and Borrelia miyamotoi.

Health Alert: HIV and HCV in Persons Who Inject Drugs

On May 16, 2018,, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding HIV and HCV in persons who inject drugs.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  • New Hampshire is at high risk of uncontrolled HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission due to the opioid epidemic and injection drug use.
  • Providers should screen all patients who present to clinical care (regardless of the primary purpose of the visit) for substance use disorder, especially injection drug use.

ABMS Survey on MOC Concerns (closes Fri., May 11 at midnight)

May 10, 2018

The New Hampshire Medical Society has heard your concerns about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) urging substantial changes in the scope, costs and processes for national specialty board recertification by pressing for changes through the American Medical Association and before the New Hampshire legislature.

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