Ohio ACEP Fights Unreasonable Maintenance of Licensure Pilot
Recently, I returned from the 2012 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Denver along with the Ohio Council delegation. I’m happy to report that the meeting and assembly were both productive.
At the meeting, Council considered and adopted a number of resolutions that will guide ACEP’s priorities and policies in the coming years.
One of the adopted resolutions was to challenge a controversial pilot program recently proposed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). This pilot program would revise current maintenance of licensure (MOL) requirements. Not surprisingly, physicians of every medical specialty are skeptical of adding additional burdens to a licensure system that is already among the most rigorous of any profession in the nation. I’m happy to say that the Ohio delegation joined with other state ACEP chapters to pass the resolution and demand justification for the FSMB’s pilot program.
Closer to home, we were recently part of a major victory to halt the FSMB’s program. Citing a joint letter from Ohio ACEP and many like-minded organizations which oppose the program, the Ohio State Medical Board has abandoned its plan to institute the proposed MOL revisions.
Here at Ohio ACEP, this is what we do and how we add value for Ohio members. We act on behalf of you to advance emergency care and—at the same time—act as a firewall against misguided policies that make it harder for us to do our job. This is what Ohio ACEP has done for 40 years, and it will continue to be our guiding principle in the years to come.
Michael Smith, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
Board Member Spotlight - Dr. Robert Broida
After receiving his undergraduate degree from New York University, Dr. Robert Broida attended medical school at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and later completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University/St. Luke’s Hospital Trauma Center. [read more]
2012 Scientific Assembly and ACEP Council Meeting Recap
ACEP Council Meeting: A first-timer's perspective
Deborah Kimball, MD
Ohio Alternate Councillor
This was my first time attending an ACEP Council meeting, and I feel very fortunate to have spent the week with so many passionate colleagues and champions of emergency medicine. After my time in Denver, I was reminded why I chose this profession and even found some of my own passion for the job renewed. [read more]
Scientific Assembly Video Honors EM Docs in Aurora, CO
Scientific Assembly in Denver kicked off with a touching video tribute to the EM heroes at Aurora, Colorado-area emergency departments. Their actions saved the lives of 57 victims of the mass theater shooting on the night of July 20, 2012.
During Scientific Assembly, ACEP held its Annual Meeting, where Alexander Rosenau, DO, FACEP was voted President-Elect. In addition, newly-elected Board members William Jaquis, MD, FACEP and Vidor Friedman, MD, FACEP will join returning Board members, Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP and Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP. We congratulate each of these candidates and wish them the best of luck during their respective terms.
House of Medicine Hosts Fundraiser for House Majority Caucus
The Ohio ACEP PAC was pleased to attend the House of Medicine Reception for the Ohio House of Representatives majority caucus, hosted by the Ohio State Medical Association PAC. The event was well-attended by physicians, representatives and medical students, as well as representatives from medical organizations such as the Ohio Ophthalmological Society PAC; The Ohio State Coroners Association PAC; and the Ohio Osteopathic Association PAC.
Ohio ACEP PAC Hosts Fundraiser for Rep. John Carney
On October 2, Ohio ACEP PAC was pleased to host a fundraiser for State Rep. John Patrick Carney along with co-hosts Deborah Anderson and Craig Anderson, MD; Good Health Columbus PAC; Teresa Katz and Gary Katz, MD; Ohio Osteopathic Association PAC; Ohio State Medical Association PAC; Premier Physician Service PAC; Matthew Sanders, DO; and Towner Policy Group.
Visit our website for more information
on Ohio ACEP PAC activities and how you can help.
David Baehren, MD, FACEP
, for his commentary, “The Sixth Vital Sign
,” appearing in the October edition of ACEP News
Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, for her commentary, “ATLS, ACLS, APLS…will alphabet soup never end?” appearing in the October edition of ACEP News
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
HPIO Releases Guide to Candidates’ Health Policy Positions
In advance of the November election, Health Policy Institute of Ohio has created a helpful webpage
that analyzes the presidential candidates’ respective positions on health care issues.
Opioid Fall Conference
On November 12, the Ohio Department of Health is hosting a conference on building partnerships between physicians, social workers, nurses and EMS professionals to build a community-wide response to the opioid epidemic. For more information and registration for the event, check out the event brochure
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