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to refer the issue of hazard pay for essential
health care workers for timely decision by
the PAMED Board.
Want to share feedback with the PAMED
Board on this resolution? The PAMED Board
plans to discuss this issue at its May 2021
meeting. If you have feedback to share with
the PAMED Board on this resolution, you
can do so by going to www.pamedsoc.org/
HOD, clicking on 2020 Final Resolutions,
finding Res. 20-301, and then clicking
the button/link that says, " I would like to
provide testimony to the board. " This will
direct you to an online form where you will
be able to share your comments with the
PAMED Board.
Want to share feedback with the PAMED
Board on this resolution? The PAMED Board
plans to discuss this issue at its August 2021
meeting. If you have feedback to share with
the PAMED Board on this resolution, you
can do so by going to www.pamedsoc.org/
HOD, clicking on 2020 Final Resolutions,
finding Res. 20-503, and then clicking
the button/link that says, " I would like to
provide testimony to the board. " This will
direct you to an online form where you will
be able to share your comments with the
PAMED Board.
Exclusive Contracting in Hospitals - The
issue of closed, " invitation only " medical
staffs-also known as exclusive contracting-
creates an environment that unfairly affects
providers at all levels of patient care. Delegates voted to refer the issue to PAMED's
Board for consideration and decision.
Want to share feedback with the PAMED
Board on this resolution? The PAMED Board
plans to discuss this issue at its May 2021
meeting. If you have feedback to share with
the PAMED Board on this resolution, you
can do so by going to www.pamedsoc.org/
HOD, clicking on 2020 Final Resolutions,
finding Res. 20-404, and then clicking
the button/link that says, " I would like to
provide testimony to the board. " This will
direct you to an online form where you will
be able to share your comments with the
PAMED Board.

Employment of Residency/Fellowship
Graduates During a Pandemic - The COVID19 pandemic and its effect on the health care
system has left some residency and fellowship
graduates facing job insecurity. Delegates
referred the issue to PAMED's Board for careful
consideration and urgent advocacy.
Want to share feedback with the PAMED
Board on this resolution? The PAMED Board
plans to discuss this issue at its May 2021
meeting. If you have feedback to share with
the PAMED Board on this resolution, you
can do so by going to www.pamedsoc.org/
HOD, clicking on 2020 Final Resolutions,
finding Res. 20-501, and then clicking
the button/link that says, " I would like to
provide testimony to the board. " This will
direct you to an online form where you will
be able to share your comments with the
PAMED Board.
PRACTICE ISSUES &
REIMBURSEMENT
Data Collection on Health Care Workers Affected by Pandemic - PAMED will
strongly advocate to the Pa. Department of
Health (DOH) for data collection and public
reporting on the number of all health care
workers who contracted COVID-19 and
those who died as a result of COVID-19. We
will also advocate for the automatic collection
of such data during future pandemics.
Aid for Health Care Workers during
COVID-19 Pandemic - The delegates voted

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PAMED MEMBERSHIP & BYLAWS
Delegates approved bylaws amendments
to allow more flexibility and to establish
emergency provisions for future HOD
meetings in the event of a pandemic or
other emergency. The number of International Medical Graduate Section delegates
to PAMED's HOD has also been increased
from one delegate to 13 in order to more
accurately reflect PAMED's International
Medical Graduate members.
PAMED thanks the many physicians,
medical students, and guests who dedicated
their time and energy into making the 2020
HOD a success. LCCMS would like to thank
the Lancaster delegation, Robert K. Aichele,
Jr., DO; Stacey S. Denlinger, DO; Joy L.
Long, MD; Stephen T. Olin, MD; Karen
Rizzo, MD, FASC; Danielle Rubinstein,
DO; Christopher Scheid, DO; and David
J. Simons, DO and alternates, James M.
Kelly, MD and Rebecca M. Shepherd, MD
for their volunteer service.
Final resolutions are posted on PAMED's
website at www.pamedsoc.org/HOD. Again,
for the six resolutions that were referred to
the PAMED Board for study or decision,
members can provide feedback via an
online form by logging in, clicking on the
resolution, and then clicking the link that
says, " I would like to provide testimony to
the board. "
Reprinted with permission from PAMED.


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