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Surgeon General Authorization to Travel to Provide Necessary Medical Services

Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, MD has notified Florida law enforcement that travel during established curfew hours is authorized to deliver necessary medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and/or health care delivery services to medical facilities. Click here to view Dr. Rivkees... more

3 Steps Toward Closing the Loop on COVID-19

Individual actions matter: Keep your hands away from your face Wash your hands frequently Stay home when you are sick Practice and share these actions:  readiness starts with you! More COVID-19 resources are at the American College of Surgeons website and the Centers for Disease Control and... more

NOTICE: 2020 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting to be Virtual on May 2, 2020 

  2020 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting to be Virtual on May 2, 2020  In light of the current state of COVID-19 and its impact in Florida, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, has made the decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Florida Chapter Annual Meeting in favor of a... more

Critical Action Required for Office Surgery in Florida by 12/31/2019

Critical Action Required for Office Surgery in Florida by 12/31/2019   The Law Allopathic and osteopathic physicians who hold an active Florida license and perform Level II surgical procedures in Florida with a maximum planned duration of five (5) minutes or longer or... more

Call for Nominations to the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons

The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons (FCACS), is now accepting nominations for open positions on the Council. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM ET on February 18, 2020.   Click Here to Nominate   Open positions on the Council include: President-... more

Call for Candidates for ACS Leadership Positions & Awards

The Florida Chapter is pleased to solicit nominations for consideration for the following American College of Surgeons (ACS) leadership positions and awards by the Florida Chapter Nominating Committee:   Open ACS Leadership Positions President-Elect 1st Vice President 2nd Vice... more

AMA Surprise Billing Sign-On Letter to Congress

The American Medical Association (AMA), along with the American College of Surgeons and over 100 other national and state societies, urge Congress to find a balanced legislative solution to suprise billing of patients. The joint letter proposes that, "in situations where a coverage... more

DOH Guidance on New Registration Requirements & Practice Standards for Office Surgery Centers - Effective January 1, 2020

The Florida Department of Health has developed and released the following guidance for implementaiton of Senate Bill 732 (2019) for all office surgery facilities in Florida. The requirements of SB 732, Office Surgery, go into effect January 1, 2020. Click here to download the DOH PDF.

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