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Fall 2018 BOG Resolutions

Sixteen (16) resolutions will be heard at the Fall 2018 Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting. Please review each resolution and then indicate your support or opposition by completing the electronic response form by Thursday, September 6.

Your comments will be forwarded to your Governor to be used as part of his/her testimony on behalf of the chapter.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Giampietro, BOG Administrator, at mgiampietro@acponline.org. Thank you for your input.

(NOTE: Proposed resolutions should be considered confidential information and are intended to be viewed by ACP members only. Under no circumstances should proposed resolutions be shared with the news media or social networking media, nor should they be shared with other individuals and organizations.  Proposed resolutions do not represent ACP policy.)

Resolution 1-F18. Modifying the ACP BOG Resolutions Process to Capture Dissenting Opinions for Controversial Resolutions (Sponsor: Alabama Chapter; Co-Sponsors: Council of Early Career Physicians, Council of Resident/Fellow Members, Mississippi and Nebraska Chapters)
Resolution 2-F18. Establishing a Council of Independent Practice Internists (Sponsor: Georgia Chapter; Co-Sponsors: Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Florida, Mississippi, and Wyoming Chapters)
Resolution 3-F18. Developing ACP Policy Calling for Transparency and Community Learning Towards Physician Suicide Prevention (Sponsor: Council of Early Career Physicians; Co-Sponsors: Council of Resident/Fellow Members and Council of Student Members)
Resolution 4-F18. Energizing the Patients Before Paperwork Project (Sponsor: Georgia Chapter; Co-Sponsors: Alaska, Florida, Mississippi, and Wyoming Chapters)
Resolution 5-F18. Promoting the High Value Provided by Primary Care Internists (Sponsor: BOG Class of 2021)
Resolution 6-F18. Exploring Means for Promoting a Strong and Productive Doctor-Patient Relationship within the Framework of a Rapidly Evolving U.S. Health Care System (Sponsor: District of Columbia Chapter)
Resolution 7-F18. Petitioning to Change Tramadol from DEA Schedule IV to Schedule III (Sponsor: Arizona Chapter)
Resolution 8-F18. Improving Reimbursement for Cognitive Services (Sponsor: Michigan Chapter; Co-Sponsors: District of Columbia and Massachusetts Chapters)
Resolution 9-F18. Paying for Physician Performance rather than Patient Performance (Sponsor: Michigan Chapter; Co-Sponsors: District of Columbia and Massachusetts Chapters)
Resolution 10-F18. Reimbursing Tetanus Vaccinations for Better Patient Care (Sponsor: Michigan Chapter; Co-Sponsors: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania Chapters)
Resolution 11-F18. Calling Upon Pharmacies to Refrain from Providing Patients with Rewards or Gifts for Receiving Immunizations or Acute Care in Their Stores (Sponsor: District of Columbia Chapter)
Resolution 12-F18. Calling Upon Pharmacies to Refrain from Requesting Physicians to Renew Medications Not Requested or Required by Patients (Sponsor: District of Columbia Chapter) 
Resolution 13-F18. Developing ACP Policy Opposing the Requirement for Ninety-Day Prescribing in Order That Prescriptions be Covered by Insurance Companies (Sponsor: District of Columbia Chapter)
Resolution 14-F18. Calling Upon the ACP to Publicly Support the Consensus Statement Recently Prepared by a Collection of Medical/Health Care Associations Requesting Improvement in the Prior Authorization Process (Sponsor: District of Columbia Chapter)
Resolution 15-F18. Seeking Legislation to Require Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Commercial Insurers Pay for Advance Care Planning (Sponsor: Arizona Chapter)
Resolution 16-F18. Seeking Enactment of or Supporting Legislation to Ensure Immunity from Federal Prosecution for Physicians in States That Allow Use of Medical Marijuana (Sponsor: New York Chapter)