Tag Archive for ‘state legislation’

Stop the Bleed

ACS Stop the Bleed advocacy agenda advances on Capitol Hill and in state capitols

Stop the Bleed program policy advances at the federal and regional level are summarized, including information about states that plan to introduce bills in 2019.

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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.

State of the states: Defining surgery

The state legislatures started their sessions in early January and are now considering thousands of bills that could impact patients, physicians, nonphysician health care providers, and virtually the entire health care system. Generally speaking, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) State Affairs area of the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy monitors and tracks more […]

When states practice medicine: Physician gag laws

As a physician, you ask your patients a number of personal questions during the course of exams in order to provide the best care.

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