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Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions March 19, 2017, and Previous Press Releases
Action related to Jeffrey A. Bucci, M.D.

ACTION ALERT FOR PRENATAL TRISOMY AWARENESS ACT

In August 2015, the Prenatal Trisomy Awareness Act (MS 145.471) went into effect.  This law requires health care providers who order prenatal screening to provide expectant parents with helpful and accurate information if a screening test result is positive for trisomy 13, trisomy 18, or Down syndrome (trisomy 21).

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has the required information for each of these conditions available on its website, Diseases and Conditions Identified in Children (http://health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/topic/diseasesconds/index.cfm).


When available, the Minnesota Board of Medical practice has included links to other resources that meet the law's requirements that may be used.  Information must be provided in a written format.  Hard copy, electronic or an alternative format is acceptable.


Since prenatal screening tests have different sensitivities, health care providers will need to clarify with the parent that screening is a first step and that a positive screen is not a diagnosis.
Minnesota Statute §214.074 requires that all new applicants for licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check. 

 
Press Release of Board Disciplinary Actions September 23, 2017, and Previous Press Releases
Actions related to Higemengiest S. Bogale, R.T., and Daniel A. Clayton, M.D.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Minnesota Department of Health Launches Opioid Dashboard


Mandatory PMP Registration
The following statutory amendment to the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program becomes effective on August 1, 2016 and applies to Minnesota licensed physicians and physician assistants: Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 152.126, subdivision 6(c).


Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton (Click for Press Release) 
Effective March 11, 2017, Maria K. Statton, M.D., Ph.D., will serve a second consecutive term as a physician member of the Board, Board term end date of January 4, 2021. Effective March 11, 2017, Christopher Burkle, M.D., J.D., FCLM, and William Parham, III, M.D., FACP, FCCP, were appointed as a physician members to the Board, Board term end date of January 4, 2021 . Kathryn Lombardo, M.D., has been appointed to the Board as a physician member, Board term March 11, 2017 through January 1, 2018.       
 

Effective June 6, 2016, Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., FAAFP, will serve a second consecutive term as a physician member of the Board.  Board term June 6, 2016 through January 6, 2020. Kimberly W. Spaulding, M.D., MPH, of South Haven replaces Rebecca J. Hafner-Fogarty, M.D., M.B.A., as a physician member of the Board.  Board Term June 6, 2016 through January 6, 2020.  Patrick R. Townley, M.D., J.D., of Minneapolis replaces Charles F. Moldow, M.D., as a physician member of the Board.  Board Term June 6, 2016 through January 6, 2020.   


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