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Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Contact Congress Today to Encourage Support for ACS Provisions in Next COVID-19 Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to introduce COVID-19 legislation (CARES Act 2.0) later this week, and Congress needs to hear from you about important surgical priorities. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continues to support the inclusion of several important provisions, but strong surgeon advocate participation from all ACS members is essential to ensuring that Congress considers these provisions in future COVID-19 legislation and that the health care system is prepared and reinforced during, and beyond, the pandemic. To ensure Congress hears surgery’s needs, contact your elected officials via SurgeonsVoice today and urge lawmakers to include ACS-supported provisions in future COVID-19 legislation. For more information, contact the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy staff at ahp@facs.org.

Learn How to Advocate for Your Financial Security in a Post-COVID-19 World

On Thursday, May 14, at 8:00 pm Eastern, the American College of Surgeons will host the third in a series of webinars during the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar, Advocating for Your Financial Security in a Post-COVID World, will focus on the key financial issues that the ACS is advocating in Washington, DC. Fellows can register for the webinar. Fellows can access the recordings of the previous financial webinars.

In addition, the American College of Surgeons Practice Protection Committee has updated its Financial Resources Available to Assist Surgeons and Medical Malpractice Resources. These resources, respectively, are available here and here.