Connecticut ACEP is the local chapter of national ACEP, the American College of Emergency Physicians. Connecticut ACEP exists to support the availability of high-quality emergency medical services to all patients within the state of Connecticut, and to advocate for our members, our patients and our specialty.Founded in 1972, the chapter actively represents more than 400 emergency physicians, residents and medical students working at hospitals throughout Connecticut. Connecticut ACEP is a diverse and democratic organization that promotes and preserves the integrity and independence of emergency medicine. We are focused on improving the practice of emergency medicine through outreach, education and research initiatives.We are actively involved in a wide range of issues that matter to emergency physicians and our patients, including ongoing legislation in Hartford, public health and safety, disaster preparedness and response, special liability reform, improving access to emergency care, and EMS-related issues. As a member of Connecticut ACEP, you are making sure your voice is heard by state lawmakers. You are also learning about issues that affect you and your patients and you are contributing to the advancement of your specialty.
The American College of Emergency Physicians published last month the national report card on the state of emergency care as well as rating this form of vital health care delivery statewide. The college, through a series of strict data collection guidelines, rated the state of emergency care in categories such as access to emergency care, quality and patient safety, medical liability environment, public health measure and injury preparedness, and disaster preparedness amongst others. The nation’s grade was a D+, an embarrassing grade to show, health care providers, educators, health policy makers, legislators, the house of medicine, and the public in general. Connecticut ranked 15th in the nation with a C. Click here to view the rest of the article.
For the first time in a generation the start of the Connecticut General Assembly session was delayed by a snowstorm. The Legislature convened the short session a day late on Thursday, February 6th at which time Governor Dannel Malloy gave the traditional State of the State address. At the writing of this article committees are already raising bills and holding public hearings on many legislative issues in a race to complete their business by their Constitutional adjournment date of Wednesday, May 7th. Following the adjournment of the session all 187 seats in the State House and Senate will be up for election along with the Governor and Constitutional Officers. Click here to view the rest of this article.
--ACEP's Ebola Response: Please click here to read a letter from ACEP President Dr. Alex Rosenau on what ACEP is doing to address this challenging issue and what resources are available to members.
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