Legislative and Regulatory

(Last updated 4/19/2018)

Courtesy of Albany County 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

Legislative Committee

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.

2018 District II Lobby DayRegister Today for May 22 Lobby Day

Register today for District II's 2018 Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 22nd, in Albany, NY. Being held during the final weeks of session, Lobby Day will provide a final advocacy push for YOUR legislative priorities. If you have never attended a lobby day before but feel motivated to have your voice heard, please join us—we will walk you through the process! Questions? Contact Ericka Hancox, Director, Government Affairs & Policy, at ehancox@ny.acog.org.

10:00 - 10:30 am - Registration
10:30 - 11:30 am - Welcome & Lobby Team Preparation | Meeting Room 1, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY 12242
11:30am - 3:30pm - Legislative Visits

Resident Advocacy Program (RAP) at Lobby Day May 21 - 22

Resident Advocacy Program (RAP)The last 2018 ACOG District II Resident Advocacy Program (RAP) is being offered May 21-22 in Albany, NY. If you have residents interested in learning more about physician advocacy, this is the RAP they should attend.

During RAP, residents will receive comprehensive advocacy training on Day 1 followed by Lobby Day legislative visits with District Fellows during Day 2. Additionally, residents who attend RAP will be invited this summer to apply for the 2018–2019 Junior Fellow Representative position on the District’s Legislative Committee.

Register your residents today.


New York State 2018 Budget Highlights

Key Legislative Priorities

Maternal Mortality Review Board Legislation

Press Release: ACOG’s Key Women’s Health Priorities Incorporated in Governor’s Council on Women and Girls Report

Harmful Liability Legislation Passes: ACOG Advocacy Continues

Memorandum of Support for the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A.1378/S.3668)

Memorandum of Support for the Reproductive Health Act (A.1748/S.2796)


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998