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April 23, 2014


NYACP Wins Two 2014 John Tooker Evergreen Awards

The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The New York Chapter received two 2014 John Tooker Evergreen Awards for their initiatives, Pain Management & Changes to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances in New York and Representing Physician Members with the ISTOP Legislation.

NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting Presentations Available Online
We hope you had the opportunity to attend the NY Chapter ACP’s Annual Scientific Meeting last month in Buffalo, New York to take advantage of the onsite 7.5 cme hours, 20 MOC points and additional 18 cmes for the weekend board prep.  By attending this one weekend you would have gained a significant jump on your professional continuing education.   The dynamic plenary and thought provoking breakout sessions were well received.  The Chapter is now offering the faculty presentations in pdf format online, in the Member’s Only section of the Chapter Website. Please go to, use the Resource  tab and click on the Resource Library and then on the Education tab.  Sign in with your member log in information.> Read More

Save the Date: Saturday May 16, 2015
Chapter Gala Ball to Honor ACP for 100 Years of Service

Hotel Thayer, West Point

The NY Chapter ACP is excited to honor the 100th Anniversary of  the American College of Physicians by hosting a Centennial Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the historic Hotel Thayer in West Point, New York overlooking the Hudson River Valley.
This Black Tie Gala will honor the current and future leaders and contributors to medicine in NYACP.  All members will be welcome to attend, however, with seating limited at 300,  mark your calendar now for this once in a lifetime event!  Along with honoring our outstanding members, the evening will be filled great food, great friends and dancing!> Read More


Final NYS Budget Adopted for 2014-2015
The New York State Budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was passed on Monday, March 31st, making if the fourth year in a row the budget was passed on time. There are several items that were of importance to our members, and we will publish a full update on our website within the week.  There are changes to allow nurse practitioners with more than 3600 hours of service to have a collaborative relationship with a physician(s) and/or a hospital through a privileged physician in the same specialty as the NP.  > Read More

New HIV language was approved that replaces the requirement for a separate written consent when an HIV test is ordered. Please watch emails for a full Budget Update on our Advocacy Page



Colon Cancer Screening- Practice Improvement
Ms. Elise Collins, from the New York State Department of Health will present “Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: Using the Evidence Base to Implement Meaningful Systems Change”  on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 12-1pm. This educational session will be presented in a webinar format. Improving colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates saves lives. “Approximately 3,500 men and women die from colorectal cancer each year in NYS. Early detection of colorectal cancer, through regular screening, can substantially improve survival rates.. Read More

New OCR Security Risk Assessment Tool offers help for small practices to comply with HIPAA Security Rule

Read more about this tool here  Or contact Laurie Cohen, our Chapter’s attorney at Nixon Peabody for details.


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