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NEW Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Resources and Updates
The APA offers a variety of recertification resources to help you incorporate the MOC process into your continuing education, as well as prepare you for the ABPN board exam. To help APA Members navigate their way through the MOC process, the APA has developed several resources found on the MOC page of, www.psych.org.

NEW Open Payment (Sunshine Act) Call for Physicians
CMS is hosting an Open Payment (Sunshine Act) call for physicians on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST to review not only the registration process but also the processes for data review and dispute resolution.
If you are interested in participating, please register here.

Notice: Pending PaPS Bylaws Change!

It has been more than 25 years since the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society’s current bylaws were written, with only a few minor modifications since. At the time, they represented a new organization, created by the former Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, to allow greater flexibility in our professional society activities, and to incorporate chapters.

From its inception, the organization has functioned as a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA.)  In the last 25 years, the APA requirements for district branches have changed, as have our own activities. It is necessary now for us to bring our bylaws up-to-date with our needs. Adoption of the changes will improve our day-to-day functioning on your behalf.  All the changes have been endorsed by our governing Council.

Access the bylaws amendment and voting survey here.
Votes must be received by August 15.

The success of this project depends on your taking the time to vote. On behalf of the Council, we urge your affirmative support for these changes so that we can better serve your interests as a member of the profession. 

Sincerely yours,

Shivkumar S. Hatti, MD, President
Denis J. Milke, MD, Chair, Bylaws Committee