SB 3431: Makes Opioid Prescriptions Too Restrictive













SB 3431: Makes Opioid Prescriptions Too Restrictive

   HB 2975: Anesthesiologist Assistants Add Value to the Team













HB 2975: Anesthesiologist Assistants Add Value to the Team

 HB 312, HB 313, SB 625, and SB 642 : Education and Expertise Makes a Difference













HB 312, HB 313, SB 625, and SB 642 : Education and Expertise Makes a Difference

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Sam Page, MD, Anesthesiologist and former Missouri State Representative, presented "Integrating Anesthesiologist Assistants into the Anesthesia Care Team" on February 27, 2018 at the Practice Management Dinner in Springfield, IL


ISAPAC


ISAPAC is the political piece of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists—a separate fund within ISA devoted solely to permitting anesthesiology to participate in elections involving the Illinois General Assembly’s state House Representatives and state Senators.

All ISAPAC contributions are voluntary and the level of participation changes from year to year, ISAPAC bases its budget upon the contributions it receives. It is able to be more aggressive and participate in more campaigns when contribution levels are high. It is less aggressive and participates in fewer campaigns when contribution levels are low.

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ISA members with US Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL 8th District) in Washington, DC


ASA Advocacy Center

The ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs has created numerous resources to assist members in advocacy efforts. Click here https://www.asahq.org/advocacy to join ASA’s Grassroots Network, check out the guide on how to get active, or learn how to host an elected official for a site visit at your hospital.

ISMS Governmental Affairs

Access the resources to connect you with legislators here https://www.isms.org/Governmental_Affairs/Governmental_Affairs/ . Not sure who represents you? Enter you zip code in the system to find names and contact information. There is also an option to send a message and have your voice heard.

ISMS’s site also provides status updates and position statements for priority issues under consideration in the Illinois General Assembly. The site is updated during the active Session from January through May.

Illinois General Assembly http://www.ilga.gov/



ISAPAC is a bi-partisan, non-ideological political organization. It supports candidates based upon their positions on issues impacting our specialty. Because the issues that ISA works to address - patient safety, scope of practice, insurance / payor issues, professional liability reform etc. - are not party line issues or ideological issues, supporters of anesthesiology can be found along the entire political spectrum with widely differing views on issues outside of those impacting anesthesiologists.

Where does my contribution go?

*Pro-physician candidates
*Republicans and Democrats
*Incumbents and challengers

All ISAPAC contributions are voluntary and the level of participation changes from year to year, ISAPAC bases its budget upon the contributions it receives. It is able to be more aggressive and participate in more campaigns when contribution levels are high. It is less aggressive and participates in fewer campaigns when contribution levels are low.
Additional Resources

Additional Resources

To gain additional insights and information about our legislative partners and public organizations, check out our Resources page for links to their sites. Check on the specific timelines/status of a bill, identify who sits on a relevant committee or learn more about the legislative agenda for the Illinois Medical Society.

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