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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

Top 10 List - ACS Board of Regents - February 2019

Dr. Daniel Dent, Vice Chair of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, along with Dr. Steven Stain, Chair, and Dr. Ronald Weigel, Secretary, provided the summary below of the Top 10 items discussed at the February 2019 ACS Board of Regent meeting.... more

Notice to Membership - 2019 Annual Business Meeting

Notice to Membership – Annual Business  Pursuant to the Article III of the Bylaws of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, the Council is providing the notice to the membership regarding upcoming annual Business meeting. Date:  March 23, 2019 Time: ... more

2019 FCACS Council Nominations

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) is now accepting nominations for positions on the council. Noimnations will be accepted until 5 p.m. EST February 4, 2019.  Nominations may come from an FCACS member or the nominee himself/herself. The brief written... more