New York Chapter Prepares for Leadership Event

It has been a busy month for NYACP, as staff has been preparing for the Leadership event in Albany from February 21-23.

The highlight of this three-day event at the Desmond Hotel will be the Leadership Conference, where physicians and Chapter leaders from across New York State convene to discuss resolutions that have been presented by the membership. The Leadership Conference will feature two keynote presentations; one will be a panel on Artificial Intelligence and the other will be Healthcare Cybersecurity. The conference affords an opportunity as well for future Chapter leaders to network and interact one-on-one with current and past leaders.

There will also be a panel on advocacy featuring Assemblyman John McDonald III and NYACP Executive Director Linda Lambert, CAE, as well as a presentation on how Chapter advocacy efforts impact policy at the state and national level.

The Leadership Conference will play host to a Poster Competition for medical students and residents, featuring poster categories in clinical vignette, quality, and research. A Jeopardy-style Dr.'s Dilemma competition will also be held, where 20 teams from around New York State will compete in a battle of clinical knowledge and quick thinking.

A Buprenorphine eligibility waiver training course proctored by Kelly Ramsey, MD, FACP will be featured as well, for local members and residents.
Registration is still available, so please register here if you plan on attending.

Look for the next edition of YCIA to read a recap of this event.

New Laws Went Into Effect in New York State on February 3

New York is barely two months into the 2019 session and healthcare laws are already being passed. Below are three laws passed last year that went into effect on February 3 that could affect you or your practice:

  • A.8900-A / S.7170-A - Establishes a Lyme and tick-borne disease working group to review current best practices for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
     
  • A.8829 / S.7242 - Requires the installation of Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state parks, including trail entryways and campgrounds. 
     
  • A.10345-A / S.7713-B - Authorizes nurse practitioners to witness a health care proxy, act as a health care agent and determine competency of a patient.

NYACP continues to monitor legislation as it is introduced throughout the 2019 Legislative Session, and will keep you informed of pertinent action or steps that are required.



 
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