Family Physicians Present Legislative Achievement Award to Rochester Lawmaker
Thursday, September 11, 2014
St. Louis Park, MN — Representative Tina Liebling received top honors from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) for her successes in the legislature.
The MAFP selected Rep. Liebling for the 2014 Legislative Achievement Award. The award is in recognition of her longtime advocacy for improved health care access and ensuring that Minnesota is a great place to practice medicine. In the 2014 Legislative Session, she was the strongest advocate in the House of Representatives for maintaining collaboration between physicians and advanced practice registered nurses. As the chief author of the Omnibus HHS Policy bill this year, she ensured passage of a number of public health improvements including regulation of e-cigarettes, a prohibition on children using artificial tanning devices, and protecting children in foster homes from second-hand tobacco smoke.
“All of these efforts are greatly appreciated by the family physicians in Minnesota and the patients we serve,” said MAFP President Kurt Angstman, M.D.
The Legislative Achievement Award is given to state or federal legislators from Minnesota in recognition of a specific action that has benefited patients or family medicine.
(Rep. Liebling appears in photo above with MAFP President, Kurt Angstman, M.D., and MAFP Legislative Chair, Will Nicholson, M.D.)
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.