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2021 Advocacy Day

New York ACEP's annual Advocacy Day will be held virtually Tuesday, March 9 beginning at 10:30 am. We hope you will plan to attend and encourage colleagues and residents to join you.

Each year, emergency physicians make a greater and more lasting impression during Advocacy Day in Albany. After a briefing on current priorities to prepare you for the virtual meetings, we will meet with legislators and staff via Zoom Breakout Rooms to discuss pressing issues facing emergency medicine and our patients. These visits serve many purposes including educating legislators on emergency medicine issues, seeking support for specific bills or legislative initiatives and showing appreciation for past support.

ADVOCACY DAY PRIORITIES

GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET

Article VII, Health and Mental Hygiene (S2507/A3007)

  • Excess Medical Liability Program. Reduces funds from $105 million to $51 million and requires physicians to pay half the premium amount.
  • Office of Professional Misconduct (OPMC). Removes essential due process protections and allows for immediate publication of charges when a compliant has been filed against a physician.

New York FY 2022 Financial Plan

  • Across the Board 1% Medicaid Cuts totaling $600 million in FY 2022.

Pending Legislation

  • A1535 (Gottfried)- Makes Permanent the Independent Practice of Nurse Practitioners (“Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act”). Oppose. Status: Assembly Higher Education Committee
  • S2521 (Rivera)-Patient Medical Debt Protection. Concerns. Prohibits physicians with any financial or contractual relationship with a hospital from separately billing a patient. Status: Senate Health Committee
  • Mandatory Continuing Education for Physicians. Oppose
  • A151 (Gottfried)/S1590 (Rivera) Community Paramedicine. Support
  • A205 (Gottfried)/S1736 (Skoufis)- Hospital Sponsored EDs. Oppose

Existing executive order

  • Support continuing protections in State law for immunity from criminal and civil liability for physicians, hospitals, and other health care facilities treating or diagnosing confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in patients.

New York ACEP will schedule your Advocacy Day visits, so there is no need for you to contact your legislators' offices. Each attendee will be part of a leadership team comprised of a team leader, colleagues and a New York ACEP lobbyist based on geographic location.

We will begin arranging legislative appointments in February and will need to know your commitment to attend, along with registrations for any colleagues and residents who will be joining you no later than Friday, February 12, 2021. When registering, be sure to provide the e-mail address and phone number you will be utilizing when logging into Zoom. This will ensure you are admitted to the event and directed to the appropriate breakout room(s) for the representatives you will be meeting with.

With your involvement in Lobby Day, New York ACEP can continue its work for a better political environment for our specialty and our patients.

Register using the link below and feel free to share this link with colleagues and residents. Prior to the event, registrants will be sent materials electronically for the Advocacy Day event.

REGISTER HERE

New York ACEP Advocacy Day
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Location
Zoom Meeting

Agenda
10:30-12:00 pm Advocacy Day Briefing
12:00 -12:30 pm Break
1:00 - Legislative Appointments