Christine Sullivan, MD, FACEP
Larry Slaughter, MD, FACEP
The 2014 ACEP Council meeting was in Chicago at the end of October and focused on bylaws and practice issues relevant to our organization and specialty. Missouri had six of the 367 Council votes (state representation is determined by the number of ACEP members for the state).
The Council may adopt a resolution which is then sent to the ACEP Board of Directors for final consideration, refer the resolution to the Board for further evaluation, or vote to not adopt the resolution which means the issue is dropped (at least for this year).
A summary of some of the more interesting, important, relevant Council resolutions follows. Referred to the Board were resolutions regarding professional licensure of EMS providers (in part due to differences in state licensing requirements) and Geriatric ED Accreditation.