October 15, 2017
Keith Hood has resigned as the MSRC’s State Delegate due to obligations and demands of his job. Keith has represented our society well, and we appreciate his service.
As per our state bylaws, we are calling for nominations for a special election for the Delegate position. Nominees must be Active Members in good standing. For more information about the duties of the Delegate, please visit http://www.aarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016_BYLAWS.pdf
If you know of someone who would be willing to serve and would like to nominate him/her, please email me their information, including contact information and biography. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . The nomination process will be open until November 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions and/or concerns.
Walton B. Wilson, MHS, RRT
President, Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Respiratory Care Technology Program
11 Co-Lin Circle
Natchez, MS 39120
March 23, 2017
The Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care has been actively working with the AARC to help represent respiratory therapists. In a few weeks, over 100 respiratory therapists and supporters will participate in Hill Day in Washington D.C., speaking with representatives and senators about the respiratory profession and the need for support of patients with respiratory disease.
The MSRC Board of Directors and Officers are asking their members to become active in promoting our profession and the importance of the care we provide. Follow the link to the AARC’s advocacy page and complete the information to send our senators and representatives letters and emails: http://c.aarc.org/advocacy/lobby_week/
Please consider becoming involved in this important endeavor. The process can be done in less than five minutes.
Walton Wilson, MHS, RRT
April 12, 2016
This week Larry Johnson, MSRC BOD member is in Washington DC representing the respiratory profession for the great state of Mississippi. He is also giving support the HR 2948, The Medicare Telehealth Paritiy Act that would provide remote patient monitoring, training, clinical observation, assessment and treatment, and include RCP’s in these services. “So while you might not walk the halls of congress your voice can still be heard…”
Thank you, Larry for representing us so well! Larry does not get paid to represent us in Washington. He is a full time Respiratory Director in Jackson, MS.
Left to Right:
Anne Marie Hemell – AARC Lobbyist
Frank Salvatore – President of AARC
Congressman Greg Harper
Larry Johnson – MSRC PACT Representative
Please read this notice regarding The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act.
This bill expands Medicare telehealth services to INCLUDE RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS! This bill will give our pulmonary patients access to Respiratory Therapists as well as provide therapists the ability to interact with patients in an interactive telecommunications systems. Go to http://capwiz.com/aarc/issues/alert/?alertid=64117951
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