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Association News
APA Climbs the Hill Again
Psychiatric News
Volume 36 Number 8 page 18-18

Legislative representatives from APA’s district branches came to Washington, D.C., for APA’s semiannual Federal Legislative Institute. Key legislators from both sides of the aisle in Congress discussed their efforts to advance medical privacy, patient protection, and parity, among other issues. The DB representatives met with their state legislators in Congress to present their views and talked informally with many of them at a reception.

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Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga., center) is the winner of APA’s 2000 Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award for his outstanding legislative efforts to protect all patients from managed care abuses. Presenting the award at last month’s Federal Legislative Institute in Washington, D.C., are Josh Javits, J.D., son of the late senator from New York, (right) and Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., chair of APA’s Joint Commission on Government Relations.  (Photo: Marty LaVor)

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Rep. Marge Roukema (R-N.J.) chats with Jay Cutler, J.D., director of APA’s Division of Government Relations, before addressing attendees on her efforts to advance parity and school mental health services.  

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Lasa Joiner, a lobbyist for the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, and APA President Daniel Borenstein, M.D. (center), talk with Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga.) at the reception. 

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APA President-elect Richard Harding, M.D. (far right), and Judy Tolhorst, M.D., the South Carolina Psychiatric Association state legislative representative, with Rep. Floyd Spence (R-S.C., second from left) and his assistant on Capitol Hill. 

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Melinda Young, M.D., a member of APA’s Joint Commission on Government Relations (left), greets Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) at the reception. 

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Rep. Lyne Rivers (D-Mich., second from right) talks with (from left) APA Vice President Marcia Goin, M.D., President-elect Richard Harding, M.D., and APA Medical Director Steven Mirin, M.D. 

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Ohio Psychiatric Association State Legislative Representative Sul Ross Thorward, M.D. (far right), and Executive Director Phillip Workman (center) meet with Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. 

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Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) gives an update on medical privacy. 

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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), the only psychiatrist in Congress, emphasizes the continuing need for health care reform. 

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Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) discusses his efforts to improve mental health services for adults and children. 

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Rep. William Jefferson (D-La., right) is the winner of APA’s 2000 Distinguished Legislator Award for his support of legislation to end abusive managed care practices. The award was presented by Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., chair of APA’s Joint Commission on Government Relations, at last month’s Federal Legislative Institute in Washington, D.C. The other winner of the award, Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.), was honored for his advocacy of quality psychiatric care and patient confidentiality in the Veterans Administration.  

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Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga., center) is the winner of APA’s 2000 Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award for his outstanding legislative efforts to protect all patients from managed care abuses. Presenting the award at last month’s Federal Legislative Institute in Washington, D.C., are Josh Javits, J.D., son of the late senator from New York, (right) and Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., chair of APA’s Joint Commission on Government Relations.  (Photo: Marty LaVor)

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Rep. Marge Roukema (R-N.J.) chats with Jay Cutler, J.D., director of APA’s Division of Government Relations, before addressing attendees on her efforts to advance parity and school mental health services.  

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Lasa Joiner, a lobbyist for the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, and APA President Daniel Borenstein, M.D. (center), talk with Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga.) at the reception. 

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APA President-elect Richard Harding, M.D. (far right), and Judy Tolhorst, M.D., the South Carolina Psychiatric Association state legislative representative, with Rep. Floyd Spence (R-S.C., second from left) and his assistant on Capitol Hill. 

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Melinda Young, M.D., a member of APA’s Joint Commission on Government Relations (left), greets Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) at the reception. 

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Rep. Lyne Rivers (D-Mich., second from right) talks with (from left) APA Vice President Marcia Goin, M.D., President-elect Richard Harding, M.D., and APA Medical Director Steven Mirin, M.D. 

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Ohio Psychiatric Association State Legislative Representative Sul Ross Thorward, M.D. (far right), and Executive Director Phillip Workman (center) meet with Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. 

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Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) gives an update on medical privacy. 

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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), the only psychiatrist in Congress, emphasizes the continuing need for health care reform. 

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Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) discusses his efforts to improve mental health services for adults and children. 

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Rep. William Jefferson (D-La., right) is the winner of APA’s 2000 Distinguished Legislator Award for his support of legislation to end abusive managed care practices. The award was presented by Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., chair of APA’s Joint Commission on Government Relations, at last month’s Federal Legislative Institute in Washington, D.C. The other winner of the award, Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.), was honored for his advocacy of quality psychiatric care and patient confidentiality in the Veterans Administration.  

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