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American College of Surgeons

Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

The following Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

State legislatures get back to work

An update on state legislative priorities for the ACS, including implementation of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, coverage for bariatric surgery, medical liability reform, scope of practice, and trauma are summarized 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.

Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims

This article describes the need for uniform license recognition and liability protection laws for volunteer health professionals, provides an update on Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act, and discusses the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act.

Northern California Chapter engages in ongoing legislative activities

The authors provide an update on the ACS Northern California Chapter’s efforts to advocate for quality care and to educate members about the legislative process.

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.

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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