EMTALA and the importance of advocacy | ACEP announces chapter grant opportunities | Governor's veto protects Ohio's youth athletes

John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP

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New Member Welcome!

Linette O Archer, MD, FACEP
Jacob Berriochoa, MD
Tiffany Brown, DO
Ashli Burns, MD
Mindy M Cheng, MD
Kristen M Craig
RoseAnn Cyriac, MD
Nathan Finnerty, MD
Scott E Hackman, DO
Kendal Herget, MD
Daniel Kemple, MD
Philip Kray, MD
Quynh Le, MD
Marija Lum
Brijal Patel, MD
Douglas A Romney, MD
Meghan Taylor, MD
Thomas Edward Terndrup, MD, FACEP
Benjamin J Wallace, DO
Steven M Wipprecht

President's Message

Why is physician advocacy essential? Just look at EMTALA.

I was speaking with a resident the other day about EMTALA, the unfunded mandate imposed on us back in—oh wait, you already know all about EMTALA. You already know the impact it has on the practice of medicine. You already know about medical screening exams, and appropriate signage, and appropriate paperwork for transfers, and so on. You already know all there is to know about EMTALA and how to avoid the rather draconian penalties associated with it. But what you may not know is how the law came to be and how a missed opportunity by physicians back then highlights the importance of advocacy today. [Read more]

Member Kudos

Michael D. Smith, MD, FACEP, for being elected President-Elect of the Simulation Academy of SAEM; he also joins other Ohio members, including Nicholas Kman, MD, FACEP, in a leadership role in the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine 

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!

Members in the News

David Baehren, MD, FACEP, whose commentary, “A Slice of Chocolate Pie,” appeared in the July edition of ACEP News

Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, was featured in the Canton Repository article “Bagnoli receives award for service

Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, was interviewed for Cincinnati’s WCPO story, “Cincinnati 911 won't merge with Hamilton County even after scathing national report

Thomas Hetrick, MD, FACEP, and Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, were featured in the Akron Beacon Journal article, “Akron General ER doctor honored
Colin Kaide, MD, FACEP, and G. Luke Seidensticker, MD, FACEP, were quoted in the Columbus Dispatch article, “Injuries mount for distracted pedestrians using cellphones
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, wrote an article, “Are You Conflicted? Get Serious About Conflicts of Interest” which appeared in Emergency Physicians Monthly

Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Medicolegal concerns: Influence on the clinical practice of emergency medicine,” was published in the July edition of ACEP News

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

National Pediatric Readiness Project—Your Help Is Needed!

by Purva Grover, MD, Secretary, Ohio ACEP Executive Committee

Across the country, one in four visits to the emergency department involves children. This year alone, 30 million children will receive emergency care. With so much at stake, it’s crucial that all emergency departments are prepared to effectively treat children, and I need your help to ensure Ohio’s EDs are ready. [Read more]

ACEP Announces Chapter Grant Application and Deadlines

Recognizing the important role of ACEP chapters in meeting member needs, educating the public and furthering the advancement of emergency medicine, the ACEP Board of Directors created the Chapter Grant Program to provide financial support for outstanding chapter efforts. If you are interested in working with Ohio ACEP to apply for a 2014 grant, additional information on the program can be found on ACEP’s website, including available funding, a history of previously funded projects, application procedures and deadlines.

EM Physician, Ohio State Grad, Announces Candidacy for AMA President-Elect

Dr. Steve Stack, graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and 2001 OSU emergency medicine residency graduate, recently announced his candidacy for AMA President-Elect. Dr. Stack just finished his term as Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees. 
No other AMA leader has announced their intent to run for President-elect, which means Dr. Stack will likely run unopposed. If elected, he will be the first emergency physician President of the AMA—and one of its youngest—beginning in June, 2015.

Ohio ACEP Applauds Governor for Scrapping Unsafe Concussion Proposal

Ohio ACEP' s President, Dr. John Lyman, expressed appreciation that Governor Kasich used his line-item veto authority on June 30 to remove language from HB 59, the state’s biennial budget bill, that would have allowed chiropractors to return student athletes to play after showing signs of concussion without consulting a physician. The veto protects the safety of Ohio's student athletes. [Read more]

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