Indiana Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee

The Indiana Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (IEMPAC) is an important part of the lobbying efforts of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and we need your support to keep it alive. IEMPAC gives you an opportunity to exercise your democratic responsibilities and at the same time be pro-emergency medicine. A strong PAC is vital to the future of organized emergency medicine.

You would never consider not paying your malpractice insurance premiums. IEMPAC is another form of insurance for your practice, patients, and profession and also needs to be funded appropriately.

Please remember, during the legislative session is NOT the time to be educating members of the General Assembly on issues. We need to be talking with legislators throughout the year. IEMPAC allows Indiana’s emergency physicians to support legislators who support our positions.

In just the past two years, the General Assembly has listened to Indiana’s emergency physicians on a number of issues including opiod prescribing, the INSPECT program & Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) to name a few. Our input was sought and changes were made to these programs at the request of INACEP members.

The 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly will be critical for Indiana’s emergency physicians. Bills will be introduced that address issues with Governor Pence’s HIP 2.0 Medicaid expansion. Issues such as non-emergency care being delivered in the Emergency Department could take center stage.

Also, for the first time in 20 years, there will be a discussion about the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. There are cases moving through the Courts right now that could impact the Constitutionality of the Act.

Please consider a contribution of $200 today. Groups may also make a collective contribution (requires a roster submission).

To contribute, please make your check out to IEMPAC and send it to:

Indiana ACEP
630 No. Rangeline Rd.
Suite D
Carmel, IN 46032

Thanks for your support.

Chris Burke MD, FACEP