The Florida Chapter is the leading organization representing surgical patients and surgeons in Florida. Current legislative priorities of the Florida Chapter include:
Doctor of the Day
The Florida Office of Legislative Services seeks physician volunteers for the Doctor of the Day program during the year’s Legislative Session in Tallahassee. Two physician volunteers are needed for each day of session: one for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate. For more information, contact Mavis Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 717-0301.
As provided by the Florida Medical Association, the FMA House of Delegates (House) is the legislative and business body of the FMA. Its members are the officers of the FMA, the elected members of the Board of Governors, and the delegates officially elected by the component societies, specialty societies, Specialty Society Section, Young Physicians Section, Medical Student Section, Resident & Fellow Section and the FMA Alliance. The House meets annually at a time and location determined by the FMA Board of Governors. Each year, the Florida Chapter delegation represents the surgeons of Florida at the Florida Medical Association House of Delegates meeting.
Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee - First Coast Service Options, Inc.
Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons role as a member of the First Coast Service Options Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) is an important element of the Florida Chapter’s advocacy efforts requiring clarity and awareness for the Florida Chapter membership. This memorandum proposes updating the Florida Chapter website with additional information on the CAC to provide greater awareness to the membership about the CAC, CAC processes, and service our CAC representative provides to the Florida surgical community.
Do you have questions about Florida Chapter advocacy efforts or prioritized issues? Contact the Florida Chapter office by phone or at email@example.com
American College of Surgeons National Advocacy Issues
See what advocacy efforts are underway and being followed at the federal level by visiting the American College of Surgeons advocacy webpage.