OR-ACEP-Statement-on-PPE-3.30.20Download Emergency physicians are on the front lines of caring for people affected with COVID-19, often at great risk to themselves and their families. As the state medical society representing emergency medicine, OR-ACEP strongly advocates for measures to keep patients and health care workers safe, especially as community transmission spreads. Emergency physicians and health systems … Continue reading INCREASING ACESS TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS
From our Government Affairs Director, Katy King: On a call with Governor Brown yesterday, she asked about how emergency physicians were doing and OR-ACEP said PPE was a major issue. She said as of today, we were in good shape because of the recent allotment from the federal stockpile. They are also collecting PPE. Monday’s … Continue reading Governor Brown thanks ED Physicians
OR- ACEP Members: All of you are heroes. You are the front lines in this war on Coronavirus. OR-ACEP wants to support you in any way we can. At the state level we have OR-ACEP board members on the Governor’s Pandemic Taskforce working, among other efforts, to craft a plan to address healthcare surge capacity. … Continue reading A letter to OR-ACEP members from Chapter President Mike McCaskill
Weekly Legislative Update February 10, 2020 Quote of the Week “I always say it’s just like that TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – just without the vampires and that slaying bit. ” Rep. Dan Rayfield describes what it’s like to co-chair Ways and Means with his Senate colleagues, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Sen. … Continue reading February 2020 SUPER SPEED Session Update
Democrats pass key priorities DESPITE walkouts The 82nd Legislative Assembly convened on January 22 and adjourned on June 30, six and a half hours ahead of the midnight constitutional deadline. Democrats held super majorities in the Senate (18-12) and in the House (38-22) but Senate Republican walkouts and the House practice of requiring all bills … Continue reading 2019 Legislative Session Final Report
Oregon General Election Update November 7, 2018 Click above for Katy's 2018 election report. OCEP can bring the legislatives updates to you in person, contact us if you'd like a visit to your practice group!
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July 2018: The OCCP, which was slated to ramp up a pilot program in July, has been suspended after Oregon Health Authority officials determined the cost and complexity were prohibitive. While the intent of the bill was to streamline the credentialing process, reduce the burden on practitioners and eliminate duplication, there were significant challenges that made … Continue reading Breaking News: End of Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP)
Primary Election Update 2018
2018 Legislative Session Final Report Click the above link for a PDF report from our Government Affairs Director, Katy King, on the 2018 Legislative Session.