The Legislative and Practice Affairs Division shall be a separate division of the California Society of Anesthesiologists.
The Legislative and Practice Affairs Division shall act in the performance of the following functions:
- Establish communication with governmental bodies, both legislative and regulatory concerning regulation of the medical profession, and specifically of anesthesiology;
- Establish communication with other bodies, health delivery systems and third parties that have or will have a substantial impact upon the professional, medical and/or economic day to day practice of anesthesiology, as allowed by federal and state laws concerning such contacts and communications;
- Through dialogue with the above mentioned parties, establish a voice in the formulation of new laws and the development of regulations enforcing both new and existing laws;
- Establish information exchanges and guidance as to the impact of such actions taken by governmental agencies and/or third parties upon the economic and day-to-day practice of the members of the Society;
- Disseminate information to the members of the Society and other anesthesiologists when appropriate concerning the above activities through various publications, educational seminars and meetings, newsletters, bulletins and other forms of communication.
The Legislative and Practice Affairs Division shall be comprised of a division chair and two standing committees: the Committee on Legislative Affairs, and the Committee on Practice Management. Each committee shall have a chair and members appointed by the President, subject to approval of the Board of Directors.
Jeffrey Poage, MD