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SFMMS Board Votes to Support 20 State Bills

On April 15th, the SFMMS Board of Directors acted on the analysis and recommendations of the SFMMS Advocacy & Policy Committee and voted to support a slate of 20 state bills on a wide rage of topics important to the practice of medicine. Read more about each bill here.

March Election a Mixed Bag for Medicine

For the San Francisco Marin Medical Society, here are the main takeaways: - Low turnout favored moderate/conservative candidates/causes. - CMA/SFMMS-supported CA Proposition 1 (mental health facilities and funding) is slightly ahead, but remains too close to call – and could be for weeks if a recount is paid for by the opponents. - SFMMS-supported Measure A (affordable housing bond) looks poised to pass with just over the 66.6 percent needed (currently at 70 percent). - SFMMS-opposed Measure F (require addiction treatment for welfare recipients) is likely to pass, despite opposition from the medical community.   - Incumbents faced very little challenge to their seats.
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SFMMS Pushes for Immediate Action on Behavioral Health Access

This week, SFMMS Director of Advocacy and Policy Adam Francis, testified at a hearing on the status of San Francisco’s Residential Treatment beds. The hearing was called by Supervisors Mandelman and Ronen to get a better sense of how much progress has been made to increase access for patients facing moderate to severe mental health issues.

SFMMS, CMA Offer Guides to the March 2024 Primary Ballot

The San Francisco Marin Medical Society and California Medical Society have produced helpful guides to inform your decision-making when voting on the March 2024 primary ballot, including information about state and county ballot measures, physicians running for office, and PAC-supported candidates.