Federal Advocacy Overview

A unified voice for EM

"Emergency Medicine is being attacked from all sides. We need to fight for our patients, friends and family."

Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP

ACEP is an active force in Washington, DC, working on important issues that affect emergency medical care. ACEP's federal advocacy efforts revolve around one thing: ensuring that life-saving emergency care is there when it's needed nationwide.


ACEP Opposes Current DHS Practices of Family Separation

June 19, 2018 - In response to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) practices surrounding separation of children from their parents when detained at border crossings in the Southwestern United States, Paul Kivela, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released the following statement opposing these actions.


ACEP's Capital Minute

This is a video update showing the latest developments coming out of Washington, D.C. that affect emergency physicians and patients.

June 15, 2018

  • Two opioid bills that ACEP was heavily involved with developing clear a major legislative hurdle
  • How ACEP advocacy directly leads to Congressional action on drug shortages
  • New updates on BCBS of Texas’s controversial emergency care policy
  • Recap of ACEP’s tele-town hall meeting about gun violence and prevention with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)

Current Advocacy Initatives

Access to EM

Health Care Reform

Liability Reform

Medicare / Medicaid

Mental Health

Physician Reimbursement

Value of EM

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