Legislative and Regulatory
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Convention & Visitors Bureau
ACOG District II speaks on behalf of women's health to the Governor, legislature, and State agencies, and often serves as New York’s
scientific and educational resource on related health issues. As the State’s leading advocate for accessible and affordable women’s
healthcare, District II is committed to policies that are responsive to women’s unique needs and promote high quality of care.
The organization’s legislative priorities:
- Are driven by research, clinical guidelines, and membership expertise
- Promote evidence-based improvements in patient safety
- Support equitable, comprehensive, and accessible health coverage for women
- Guide transformation of healthcare delivery models to ensure viability of physician practice
ACOG District II's Legislative Committee meets monthly to discuss legislative priorities, strategy, and advocacy efforts throughout the legislative session. Members track proposed legislation, attend relevant committee meetings, and compose memoranda in support or opposition to District II’s advocacy efforts. The Committee is in frequent contact with members of the Legislature and collaborates with like-minded medical organizations and interest groups to influence policies.
2016 Resident Advocacy Program (RAP)
The RAP provides OB/GYN residents the opportunity to interact with District II staff, learn about the policy process, and meet with legislative representatives. The program better prepares a new generation of women’s healthcare physicians to influence the future of our healthcare delivery system and participate in the political process in Albany. For more information, contact Norain Siddiqui, Senior Manager of Medical Education & Policy, at email@example.com.
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