Monday Rx: Legislation, Access to Care Town Hall, Clinica Oscar Romero, Luncheon and Burnout Symposium

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Election News

Excited to share that Dr. Jasmeet Bains (D-Bakersfield) is on track to win the hotly contested 35th Assembly District, joining physician legislators, Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula, (D-Fresno) and Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber (D-La Mesa) who have also been re-elected to the California State Assembly.

Dr. Bains, a relative political newcomer, faced off against fellow Democrat, Leticia Perez, who has been elected as a Kern County Supervisor for a decade. Dr. Bains is a medical director at Bakersfield Recovery Services, a nonprofit that treats adults suffering from addiction. After attending medical school in Illinois, she returned home to Kern County to complete a residency at Clinica Sierra Vista and was motivated to run for Assembly after witnessing the disparities in health access during the pandemic.

Voters also supported Proposition 1 to enshrine the right to an abortion into the state constitution, which was strongly supported by CMA, as well as Proposition 31 to enact a ban on flavored tobacco. At the same time, voters rejected, for a third time, CMA-opposedProposition 29, which would have imposed additional requirements on dialysis clinics.

Access to Care Town Hall with Assemblyman Ash Kalra

As we have shared for several weeks, tonight is the 8th edition of the Access to Care series hosted by LACMA president Dr. Omer Deen and LACMA board member Dr. Hector Flores.

Clinica Oscar Romero Celebrates 39th Year!

LACMA is proud to have Clinica Oscar Romero as a member since 2020. This Thursday, November 17th, the Federally Qualified Health Center will celebrate 39 years of service to the Los Angeles community. 

To learn more or donate click here.

Luncheon with Consul General of Japan

LACMA President-Elect, Dr. Jerry Abraham and president of LACMA District 7, Dr. David Hopp attended a lunch reception with the Consul General of Japan Kenko Sone last Monday, November 7th. A delegation from Japan was in town as part of their biennial visit to conduct medical examinations on A-bomb survivors living in Los Angeles County. LACMA has had a decades-long partnership with the group.

Free Webinar: Protect Your Practice and Patients from Cyberattacks

Join the Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) for a free webinar to help you and your staff avoid dangerous cyberattacks that can result in stolen protected health information (PHI), HIPAA violations and penalties, identity theft, practice closure, and much more.Register now to learn the latest cybersecurity strategies to stay HIPAA compliant and safeguard your practice against significant reputational and financial damage.

Register Now

HIPAA Security and Cyberattacks: What all Practices Should Know

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST


This webinar will cover:

  • New HIPAA requirements medical practices should be aware of
  • How increasing cyberattacks are impacting healthcare
  • Effective business strategies for a safe and compliant practice
  • Actions to take should a data breach occur

The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. Register now to receive the recording and slides once they are available.

CAP, a leading provider of medical malpractice coverage for California physicians, offers members a wide array of risk management and practice management benefits, such as these free webinars, to help them run safe and successful practices.

To learn more about becoming a CAP member, please call 800-356-5672 or email MD@CAPphysicians.comRequest an Instant Quote today to see how much you can save on medical malpractice coverage as a member of CAP.

Medical professional liability coverage is provided to CAP members through the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT), an unincorporated interindemnity arrangement organized under Section 1280.7 of the California Insurance Code.

It’s Time to Renew Your 2023 Membership Dues!

Southern California Burnout Symposium

Each week I look forward to sharing news about our February Symposium discussing the topic of physician burnout. LACMA is the lead sponsor for this groundbreaking event that promises to be profoundly impactful. LACMA members also receive a $200 early bird discount (before December 2), plus $400 of additional savings. 

Visit to see the complete agenda or register below!

Register Here

LACMA Members can also contact for an additional discount code to register for this historic and worthwhile event!


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.


Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

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