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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.

Join Us in November for Advocacy Days

According to the American College of Surgeons, "State legislatures are often seen as local laboratories of change, coming up with unique solutions to unique problems—and meeting the needs of citizens in a way that Congress cannot. It is certainly true that the actions of state legislatures have a... more

Florida Chapter in the ACS News

The outstanding efforts of the Florida Chapter and its leadership are being recognized by the American College of Surgeons, featuring a photo of the Florida Chapter Council at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Click here to read the entire interative June 2019 ACS Bulletin.

Today is National Stop the Bleed Day

National Stop the Bleed Day is a call to action to save lives by preventing death from hemorrhage. This year, we ask that you observe National Stop the Bleed Day by urging your Representative in Congress to Co-Sponsor the Prevent Bleeding Loss with Emergency Devices (BLEEDing) Act (HR... more

2019 Legislative Session Concludes

Amidst the usual last-minute shenanigans and deal-making, I am happy to report that, overall, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons had an extraordinary 2019 Legislative Session.     On the defensive front, we thwarted all attempts at Scope of Practice expansion, including pharmacists,... more