“Data is power…it changes behavior,” said WA-ACEP President Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP talking EDIE/PMP before the Senate Health Care Committee Nov. 14. Schlicher, who is also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), is part of the WSMA/Washington State Hospital Association Joint Opioid Safe Practice Task Force. Watch the entire hearing (task force comments start at about 48 minutes).
Washington ACEP is establishing a state level 911 Network to create a contact list for WA-ACEP members in every state legislative district. This will be a rapid action response team that when an issue arises will be called on to send emails, letters, or provide testimony. It can also serve as an opportunity to host ED visits or have individual meetings with state legislative representatives to educate them on issues of particular concern to EM physicians and our patients.
Your help is critical as we need 49 members to cover the 49 districts! Please complete the survey to be a 911 Network member today. If you are unsure of the legislative district, please visit http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/