2014 ACEP Council Meeting Highlights; Resolutions Summary
Members of the Council, who represent their constituents and their interests, draft Council resolutions. The resolutions are submitted by late summer, and the staff develops detailed background information explaining any previous ACEP activity on the topic, the fiscal impact of the resolveds (the actionable portion of the resolutions), and any other important facts that will aid the Council in its deliberation. The resolutions are then published. On the first day of the Council meeting, the testimony is heard on all resolutions at Reference Committees, which will make the final editorial changes based on the testimony received. The goal of the Reference Committees is to make certain that the resolutions meet the needs of the Council, per the testimony received, and to make a recommendation (adopt, not adopt, or refer) for the outcome of each resolution. As noted below, a summary of the testimony provided accompanies their report on each resolution. Our Reference Committee Chairs, John T. Finnell, MD, FACEP; Kathleen Clem, MD, FACEP; and Howard K. Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP, and their committee members did an outstanding job in conducting this essential part of this year’s meeting.
1 Amended Resolution 12(14) was adopted by unanimous consent agenda. The Reference Committee made the highlighted change and recommended adoption. The consensus was so strongly in favor of adoption, this resolution was added to the unanimous consent agenda. Although any Councillor can extract a resolution from the consent agenda, this one was not extracted and was adopted via unanimous consent.
December 17, 2018 - 0 Comment
October 3, 2018 - 0 Comment
October 3, 2018 - 0 Comment
About the Author
Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, is Chief Medical Officer–hospital-based services and Chief Risk Officer for TeamHealth as well as the Executive Director of the TeamHealth Patient Safety Organization. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Klauer served as editor-in-chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly publication for five years and is the co-author of two risk management books: Emergency Medicine Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal and Risk Management and the Emergency Department: Executive Leadership for Protecting Patients and Hospitals. Dr. Klauer also serves on the ACEP Board.
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With regard to state legislative activity regulating the opioid prescribing practices of emergency physicians, which of the following wouId you support? Check all that apply.
- Restrictions on duration (36%, 229 Votes)
- Restrictions of quantity (34%, 219 Votes)
- Mandatory checking of prescription drug monitoring systems for all opioid prescriptions from the ED (30%, 194 Votes)
Total Voters: 367