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In this Week's Issue

  • Could I Still be Infectious After COVID Isolation? And Should I Bother Wearing a Mask Once I’m All Better?
  • Therapeutic Management of Non-Hospitalized Adults With COVID-19
  • Regulatory FAQs: Learn about Medical Practice Rules and Regulations
  • Feds Clarify HIPAA Enforcement When Public Health Emergency Ends
  • FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
  • University Health Weekly News Digest




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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Could I Still be Infectious After COVID Isolation? And Should I Bother Wearing a Mask Once I’m All Better?
If you are at home with COVID, you might be wondering how long you’re really infectious for. You don’t want to isolate longer than necessary but you also don’t want to risk your friends’ and workmates’ health or vulnerable strangers for that matter. So, what’s the risk of leaving home after a week and still being infectious? Find out here.

Therapeutic Management of Non-Hospitalized Adults With COVID-19
Several therapeutic options are now available for the treatment of non-hospitalized adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of disease progression. A number of factors affect the selection of the best treatment option for a specific patient. Learn more.

Regulatory FAQs: Learn About Medical Practice Rules and Regulations
Answers to your questions about medical practice rules and regulations. The Texas Medical Association offers additional OSHA resources for physician practices. 

Feds Clarify HIPAA Enforcement When Public Health Emergency Ends
New federal guidance clarifies that relaxed HIPAA enforcement will end at the conclusion of the COVID-19 public health emergency, while offering instruction on how physicians and others covered by HIPAA can continue to use remote communication technologies to provide audio-only telehealth services. Read the guidance.

Free Clinics Open for Children's COVID shots
A look inside the COVID vaccine clinic University Health now offers for children ages 6 months to 5 years on Tuesdays and Thursdays at its Robert B. Green Campus. Appointments are required. The CDC approved the vaccine for that age group June 18.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.



Upcoming Community Events

Annual Convention & Scientific Program
July 8-10│All Day│Register
Hosted by the Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this year's convention will be held in Galveston, Texas. This year's theme is Road to Recovery: Treatment and Prevention of Trauma in Children and Adolescents.
9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Baptist Neighborhood Hospital
Blood Drive

July 12│10:00 am - 2:00 pm│

FREE CME Wellness & Coaching Webinar
July 13│7:00 pm│Register
Processing Grief: Emotional Healing for Healthcare Professionals
presented by Nora Vasquez, MD.

Walk with a Doc

Monthly│9:00 am - 10:00 am│Register
This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Future walks will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.


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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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 San Antonio, TX 78249
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