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​​​Invite Your Legislator to Your ED 

Why is inviting your senators and representatives to "Visit Your ED" so important? It enables your legislator to witness first-hand how you care for your patients – their constituents – and the problems you face everyday in providing that care. That one-day visit could also make all the difference in how your legislator votes on a bill that may affect your practice.

A legislative visit will benefit you and your legislator because...

  • It builds relationships with those voting for issues affecting emergency physicians.
  • It allows you to educate your legislator about the specialty.
  • It allows your legislator to learn more about your hospital.
  • One visit could lead to one "yea" vote that can swing a crucial vote on legislation in PACEP’s favor.

Download the "Tips for Hosting an Emergency Department Visit​​"​ (pdf) document.

The publication takes you through the process of scheduling the day and preparing in advance for the visit. Tips are included to help you make an impression on your legislator, and suggestions for follow-up are offered.

​On May 20, 2016 Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center invited Rep. Thomas Murt to their ED to talk about his support of ​the clear and convincing statute, as well as the impa​​ct of opiate abuse and other issues impacting emergency medicine. (From left: : ER group (Karen Sylvester, RN, Michael Lucca M.D. FACEP (chair department of EM), Harry Unger, MD, FACEP (Chief medical officer) and Cass Egan (chief administrative officer))State Rep. Rick Saccone (R) 's visited the Jefferson Regional ED October 12. (From left: Bruce MacLeod, MD; Rep. Rick Saccone and Arvind​ Venkat, MD, FACEP.​)

Legislative Events

ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference
May 20-23, 2018
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
Be the first to register.​​

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