The California delegation to the American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates presented a number of important resolutions at the association's annual meeting in Chicago. The following are summaries of some of the resolutions that the AMA House adopted as policy.
Mercury Emissions (Res. 501): The delegates adopted a California resolution that asks AMA to support the Environmental Protection Agency's national mercury emissions standards for cement kilns at limits based on the latest pollution control technology.
Health Plan Coverage for Smoking Cessation (Res. 103): The delegates reaffirmed existing policy that asked AMA to support state legislation that would require health care service plan contracts to include coverage for tobacco cessation services, including counseling and both prescription and nonprescription medications approved by the FDA for tobacco cessation, without copayment, coinsurance or deductible.
Mental Health Care in Underrepresented Ethnic Populations (Res. 401): The delegates reaffirmed existing policy that asked AMA to support public health campaigns and partnerships between county departments of mental health and underserved ethnic communities.
Download an expanded summary of California resolutions from the AMA House of Delegates.
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