PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com S PRIN g 2019 41 R E F O R M R E C A P There are physicians, and then there are Signature Physicians. Join a winning team. Over 150 physicians have made Signature Healthcare their choice. At Signature Healthcare, physicians are the foundation of our team, with physician representation on our board of directors, integrated care coordination with support staff, and full marketing assistance. Signature Healthcare is an environment where a practice can grow and a physician can excel. Located just 21 miles from Boston, Signature Healthcare a non-profit integrated healthcare system in Southeastern Massachusetts; encompassing the award-winning Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, a multispecialty, multi-site physician group practice caring for patients across seven communities. Working in Southeastern Massachusetts you can access some of the nation's top schools. There is no shortage of cultural events, sporting events, and museums for the whole family to enjoy. In this area you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, snowboarding, and skiing. Current Opportunities include: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Chief of Psychiatry, Dermatologist. We also have positions for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in various departments. For more information, please contact Carolina Chaves, Physician Recruiter providerjobs@signature-healthcare.org www.signaturephysicians.org (508) 941-7568 substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States." For a period during the Obama administration, however, the federal government relaxed enforcement of marijuana laws. P resident Oba m a's D eput y Attorney General, James Cole, wrote a "guidance" memo to United States Attorneys noting the changes in state laws and directing a more hands-off approach by the federal government "[i]n jurisdictions that have enacted laws legalizing marijuana in some form and that have also implemented strong and effective regulatory and enforcement systems to control the cultivation, distribution, sale and possession of marijuana." Cole said, "[E]nforcement of state law by state and local law en forcement a nd reg u l ator y bodies should remain the primary means of addressing marijuana- related activity." Return to the rule of law In early 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued his own memo, rescinding the Cole Memo. The Department of Justice said it was "announcing a return to the rule of law," adding that "Congress has generally prohibited the cultivation, distribution and possession of marijuana." u .S. Attorneys were directed "to enforce the laws enacted by Congress and to follow well-established principles when pursuing prosecutions related to marijuana activities." Although Sessions has followed t he T r u mp a d m i n i st rat ion's approach of undoing initiatives of the Obama administration, the federal government is not expected to markedly increase prosecutions of marijuana offenses. IOM Report The Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, issued a report in 2017 on "The Health Effects of Cannabis and

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