Upcoming Board Meeting- December 11th, 2017

OCEP will hold its next Board Meeting on Monday, December 11th, 9 am at the Oregon Medical Association offices. The meeting is open to members, however certain agenda items may be board-only.

For more information, please contact Liz @ emesberg@gmail.com


Oregon ACEP heads to the ACEP Council & ACEP17


Oregon ACEP Council Delegates Evangeline Sokol MD, John Moorhead MD, Michelle Shaw MD, Samuel Kim MD, and Michael McCaskill MD represented Oregon docs at the 2017 ACEP Council meeting. Resolutions voted on included increasing diversity in the College, expanding involvement and participation of EMRA members, and various strategies to address the opioid crisis.

Nationally, ACEP chapters are fighting battles with insurance companies (such as the highly publicized fight with Anthem over prudent-lay-person), out of network billing and expanding access to mental health care. These issues will be on the top of the list as we create our plan for the Legislative & Advocacy Conference (LAC) this Spring. If you are planning to attend LAC, please contact us so we can include you in our group strategizing.

Changes to Adolescent Suicide Reporting (ORS 441.750)

Oregon Revised Statute 441.750 requires hospitals to report statistical information to the Public Health Division about patients under 18 years of age who have attempted suicide. The Public Health Division has developed, in partnership with Oregon hospital emergency departments, a new electronic data reporting system known as ESSENCE that can now be used to gather mandated statistical information about adolescent suicide attempts. 
Effective immediately, please notify attending physicians, hospital social work staff and other appropriate staff that they are not required to complete a suicide attempt report form.