2019 New York Legislative Session Has Concluded
The New York State Legislature has concluded its 2019 Legislative Session. This was certainly one of the most memorable in recent years given the range of issues addressed following the democratic power-shifting election. There were 935 bills that passed both houses and the Governor has signed 50 thus far into law.
The New York Chapter wishes to thank our members who took the time to make phone calls, write emails and personally meet with legislators on this year's advocacy program. Fellows responded to calls to action in support of vehicle safety and in opposition to trial lawyer supported malpractice legislation.
Be advised that we may be calling you to action during the summer to help secure vetoes from the Governor addressing the proliferation of e-scooters, e-bikes and unbalanced medical liability reforms.
Every interaction matters and we will continue to address the surgical community's concerns in the coming year.
Amplifying Your Voice
The ACS New York Chapter was particularly active working to add the surgeon voice to the major legislative debates on issues including access to care, single payer health care, tobacco purchase, recreational marijuana in addition to many other bills. A comprehensive list of legislation is below.
We encourage you to reach out to your legislators and continue to build a relationship off session.
You can schedule a meeting, or even something as informal as coffee, with your legislator to thank them for their efforts and offer to help them as an expert on health care related issues.