Tag Archive for ‘scope of practice’

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2017 state legislative update: Lawmakers engage on MOC, trauma funding, and other issues

State legislative priorities for the ACS in 2017, including Maintenance of Certification, trauma funding, and video taping of operations,  are summarized.


2017 state legislative year in review and a look toward 2018

State legislative priorities for 2017, including scope of practice, Maintenance of Certification, and opioids, are identified as are key issues for 2018.

Illustration: Mississippi state capitol dome. Photo: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock.com.

Trauma care funding, scope of practice, and cancer prevention lead state legislative agendas

Summarizes developments in state legislation and identifies the resources available to surgeons who want to participate in regional advocacy efforts.

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Bariatric surgery, liability, and trauma: Key issues debated in state legislatures

This article provides an overview of key state health care issues in 2015—including coverage for bariatric surgery, liability reform, and scope of practice—and points to issues likely to gain prominence in 2016.

Georgia Governor Deal (center, front row) with the physician delegation on the state capitol steps

State lobby days provide opportunity to influence legislative action

A roundup of issues discussed at state lobby days in 2015, including trauma funding, scope of practice, bariatric surgery coverage, and Medicaid reimbursement are recapped in this article.

Liability reform, scope of practice, trauma topped state legislative agendas in 2014

An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2014 is provided. Specific issues covered include updates on medical liability reform, trauma and injury prevention, and scope of practice.

Reading the tea leaves for state legislatures in 2014

A brief overview of health care activities at the state level in 2013 followed by a summary of legislative and policy trends for 2014 are highlighted in this article.

2013 state legislative wrap-up

An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2013 is provided in this article, including updates on medical liability reform, injury prevention, scope of practice, and other issues.

Progress or retrogress? Status of the 113th Congress

This overview of the first seven months of the 113th Congress provides updates on all of the College’s priority legislative issues including Medicare payment, trauma care, scope of practice, workforce issues, and medical liability.

2012 state legislative wrap-up

This article provides an overview of important state health care issues—including medical liability reform, quality and patient safety, workforce issues, cancer care, and others—that ACS State Affairs staff monitored in 2012.


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