Oregon Chapter American College of Surgeons
ACS Day at the Capitol
Virtual Meeting via...
March 8, 2021
This meeting will be held virtually. Due to restrictions at the Oregon State Capitol, visitors are not allowed without appointments. No public gatherings are allowed. So, this year we will have a "virtual" visit to the Capitol. Legislators and lobbyists will update our group and engage in dialog about regulatory issues. In the afternoon, attendees are encouraged to reach out to their legislators. The event is FREE due to a grant from the American College of Surgeons State Affairs Department.
8:00 am - ZOOM log in, gathering time The "official start time" is 8:30 am, but grab a cup of coffee and log in early to catch up with colleagues.
8:30 am - Laszlo Kiraly, MD, FACS - Welcome, Purpose, Opening Statements
8:35 - 11:00 am - Invited speakers:
Courtni Dresser, Oregon Medical Association (bills, positions)
Chris Johnson, American College of Surgeons (national report)
Jeffrey Scroggin, Oregon Health Authority
Anthony Smith, National Federation of Independent Business
Travis Meuwissen, Director of advocacy, Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
... as well as other lobbyists and legislators as available.
10:30 - 10:40 am - Be involved! How to follow bills, testify and attend committee meetings - Harvey Gail
10:40 - 11:00 Positions on bills, Open discussion
HB 2508 – Telehealth Payment Parity (House Committee on Healthcare)
HB 2517 – Utilization Management Transparency (House Committee on Healthcare)
SB 780 – Liability Protection during COVID Emergency (Senate Committee on Judiciary and Ballot Measure 110 Implementation)
HB 2622 - Surgical Smoke
ACS members gather at the Oregon State Capitol, 2018.