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NYACP Council/Board Meeting Convenes to Discuss Priorities, Committee Work, and Other Issues

Posted: 10/26/2018
Category: Advocacy

On October 19, the NYACP Council/Board met in Queens to discuss and vote on resolutions and priorities for the upcoming year. The Council/Board discussed and approved several important topics. The 2019 Legislative Priorities which includes championing Access to Care, advocating for Quality of Care and Patient Safety, and a focus on Public Health were approved. Eight committees, including Education, Geriatrics, Early Career Physicians, and others, reported on their activities since the last meeting.

Resolutions were approved, calling for revisions to EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act), expansion of Telehealth, and expanding access to HIT, including protecting physicians from the cost of Electronic Health Record (EHR) enhancements and improving interoperability. The C/B also agreed on formal policies defining existing communications and membership plans, strategic plans and leadership development as required for the Chapter Excellence Award.

Each year a full independent financial audit is conducted by the firm of Marvin & Company. The Council/Board reviewed the independent audit, as well as the current financial reports, and reviewed the 990 tax filings. Members should know the Chapter maintains an active Budget and Finance Committee that oversees the budget and financial report and meets three times during the year. The Executive Committee reviews all financial summaries every other month. If you would like a copy of the Chapter’s independent audit, or a copy of the 990 forms filed by NYACP, Inc and NYACP Services Inc, please contact Linda Lambert at llambert@nyacp.org.

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