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Public Policy & Advocacy

Latest News from MN-ACP Public Policy and Advocacy

MN-ACP has been active in both state and national health policy debates. Information is listed below for 2020:
  • MN-ACP Anti-Racism Statement and Action (July 2020)
  • MN Department of Human Services has received a federal waiver effective April 1, 2020 to cover expanded telemedicine services. See the update to the MN Medicaid/MHCP Provider manual with information and billing details. Thank you to ACP member and MN DHS Medical Director, Dr. Nathan Chomilo for providing this information.  
  • April 8th Governor Walz Executive Order 20- 32, “Ensuring that Healthcare Providers Can Respond Quickly and Safely During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency” includes details of variances that apply to health https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-32.pdf
  • MN-ACP has contracted for a new legislative monitor, Eric Dick, with the MN Medical Association.

Call for Resolutions

Spring 2022 Board of Governors Meeting

Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. When drafting a resolution, don't forget to consider how well it fits within ACP's Mission and Goals. In addition, be sure to use the College’s Priority Themes to guide you when proposing a resolution topic.

Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. Visit the ACP Online homepage and click the "Advocacy" link in the right-hand, top margin to access ACP policy positions, read about recent ACP advocacy activities, or search ACP's library of policies and recommendations. You also have access to the Electronic Resolutions System (ERS) where you can search past or proposed resolutions. A copy of the resolutions process is available on the ERS, which furnishes more details on formatting resolutions, as well the process for submission, review, and approval.

Members must submit resolutions to the Governor and/or chapter council. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves it. If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Spring 2022 Board of Governors Meeting is October 4, 2021.

Share your good idea with us. Draft a resolution.

 

Virtual Leadership Day 2021

May 25 - 26, 2021

Leadership Day 2021 was held virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information about the “virtual” Leadership Day 2021, go to: https://www.acpservices.org/leadership-day/what-leadership-day. If you have further questions, please contact Shuan Tomlinson via email (stomlinson@acponline.org) or at 800-338-2746, ext. 4547.

 

ACP Advocacy Resources

Where the College Stands on key health policy issues, news and recent policy changes.

Visit Legislative Action Center for more information about the new Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (AIMn) and the Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award.

State Health Policy Pages

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