August 30, 2018

ACR Plans Legislative Guidance for State Chapters

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is continuing its collaboration with StateScape to offer comprehensive automated reports on legislative bills to state chapter leaders. The contracted provider will give ACR state affiliates the ability to receive weekly email reports (during legislative session) to keep them informed about the status of pending health care legislation in every state.

For the upcoming 2019 state legislative sessions, ACR staff will update bill tracking distribution to include the following individuals: chapter presidents, vice presidents, government relations chairs, Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) liaisons and state society’s lobbyists (if one is contracted). Please let us know if you would also like to opt in to receive optional legislative notifications for your state.

To assist preparations for next year’s legislative sessions, we can also help facilitate “guest caller” interaction during quarterly State Government Relations Committee discussions on various legislative issues affecting radiologists across the country. ACR chapter members can pose questions and find solutions to challenging state legislative issues through discussions with ACR staff members and fellow colleagues on the call.

The next State GR Committee Call is planned for 1 pm ET on Friday, September 21. For an invitation, please contact Eugenia Brandt, ACR director of state affairs, via email at ebrandt@acr.org or by calling 703-715-4398.