The New York American College of Emergency Physicians exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interest of emergency physicians.

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Governor Cuomo has issued Executive Order 202 which extends a number of provisions in previous Executive Orders and provides for new suspensions/modifications of law. For more detail, visit our Executive Order Compendium where we have detailed this Order and all previous Executive Orders. 

ACEP is providing up-to-date patient guidance and resources at www.emergencyphysicians.org. ACEP is coordinating PPE donation through GetUsPPE.org.

New York ACEP asks the Governor to Encourage Public to Seek Care in the Emergency Department

May 18, 2020 - Governor Letter

New York ACEP Asks the Governor to Hold Emergency Health Care Services Harmless From Any Further Cuts in the State Budget

April 29, 2020 - Governor Letter

NYC COVID Care Network

April 27, 2020 -

The NYC COVID Care Network consists of more than 3,000 volunteers that connect essential workers and their families to free mental, spiritual and emotional support. Read more ...

New York ACEP asks the Governor to issue an Executive Order to declare crisis standards, extend immunity from liability for physicians who follow these guidelines and develop the highest possible standards for PPE to protect emergency personnel

April 1, 2020 - Governor Letter

Joint Commission Issues Statement on Use of Face Masks Brought From Home

March 31, 2020 - Read more

Governor Cuomo issues an Executive Order that includes New York ACEP's recommendation to provide immunity to emergency physicians and other emergency medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 24, 2020 - The executive order temporarily suspends Subdivision (2) of section 6527, Section 6545, and Subdivision (1) of Section 6909 of the Education Law, to the extent necessary to provide that all physicians, physician assistants, specialist assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses shall be immune from civil liability for any injury or death alleged to have been sustained directly as a result of an act or omission by such medical professional in the course of providing medical services in support of the State's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, unless it is established that such injury or death was caused by the gross negligence of such medical professional. Read more ...

COVID-19 Package: Contact Senator Schumer- Urge Focus on PPE Access Not Surprise Billing

March 24, 2020 - Read more ...

Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth Including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

March 24, 2020 - Read more

Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020 - CMS announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs with respect to upcoming measure reporting and data submission for those programs. The action comes as part of the Trump Administration’s response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Read more ...

New York ACEP asks the Governor to establish special liability protections for all emergency services personnel

March 19, 2020 - Governor Letter

Stand with ACEP: Urge Congress to Act Now to Protect Frontline Healthcare Providers Managing COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - Read more

COVID-19 MAC Test Pricing

March 13, 2020 - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting a fact sheet to the CMS.gov website to aid Medicare providers with information relating to the pricing of both the CDC and non CDC tests. You can find the fact sheet here:  https://www.cms.gov/files/document/mac-covid-19-test-pricing.pdf Read more ...