The DC Council's first Legislative Meeting took place on January 6 and included several pieces of legislation impacting District physicians and their patients. The Medical Society is reviewing the bills which address behavioral health, coordination of care, contraceptive care and more. MSDC will testify at the scheduled public hearings or submit testimony for the official record. Read more.
In January, Hon. Muriel E. Bowser was sworn in as the District's new mayor and Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt became the new Director of the Department of Health. In addition, the DC Council has three new members and will hold special elections in April to fill seats vacated by the new mayor and late Councilmember Marion Barry.