ANNOUNCEMENTS

ARHA Directors Serve On Governor's Task Force

Current ARHA Directors, John Wheat, M.D. and Craig Lenz, D.O., were named to serve on the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force which was announced on Monday.  In addition, former Directors, Joe Marchant and Ronald Franks, M.D., were named to serve on this important task force.  Read more about this by visiting "NEWS".

ARHA Issues First Notice For President Elect and Secretary/Treasurer Positions

Your Alabama Rural Health Association (ARHA) is soliciting candidates for the positions of President Elect and Secretary/Treasurer.  Please contact ARHA to express your interest in seeking election to one of these positions.
 
President Elect involves three years of service with the first year being served as President Elect, the second as President, and the third year as Immediate Past President.  Current or former officers or directors are qualified to seek election to this position.
 
Any current member of ARHA can seek election to the position of Secretary/Treasurer.
 
Elections will be held for all Directorships in October or November.  A solicitation notice will be sent out later, but be thinking about serving rural Alabama in this important capacity.
 
For information on the duties and responsibilities of these positions, please reference the ARHA By-Laws at the following link.
    
ARHA By-Laws
ARHA by-laws revised..pdf
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ARHA Supported Tax Credit Legislation For Medical, Advanced Practice Nures, and Physician's Assistant Uncompensated Clerkships Introduced in State Legislature

Senator Gerald Dial sponsors in the Senate (SB402).

Representative Elaine Beech sponsors in the House HB321).

 

Contact your senators and representatives and ask them to support this excellent legislation.

 

This legislation would provide an income tax credit of $1,000 to a physician who provides, without compensation, at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state medical or osteopathic medical program, a physician assistant program, or a nurse practitioner program.

 

This would provide an income tax credit of $750 to a physician assistant who provides, without compensation, at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state physician assistant program.

 

This would also provide an income tax credit of $750 to an advanced practice nurse who provides, without compensation, at least three clinical rotations annually to students who are in a state advanced practice nurse program.

 

Visit "Legislation" to see the entire legislation.  Encourage other individuals and organizations to join ARHA in supporting this excellent legislation.