The section’s objectives include educating emergency physicians about aspects of democratic group practice, including obtaining and maintaining a contract; understanding economic, hospital, and health care policy; furthering career opportunities; and maintaining career longevity and economic viability.
Officers serve for a term of two years. Elections were last held in 2020. The Section will be electing new officers in 2022.
Chair - 2 Year Term
Appoints the editor of the section newsletter. Appoints chair person and members to any standing and special committees or task forces as needs arise to further activities of the section. From time to time, section leaders may be asked by the President to attend Board meetings of other entities. In this case, their expenses will be paid by the College. Serves as an ex officio member of all standing and special committees of the section. Evaluates the performance of the section committees, task forces, and leaders on an annual basis. May be appointed by the college president to serve as a voting member of related ACEP committees (if one exists). May attend ACEP Board meetings at own expense and receive minutes of the Board, Council, Steering Committee, etc. Shall submit to the Board and Executive Committee a written annual report listing achievements and activities. The annual report also will contain proposals for section activities and goals for the coming year. Informs the Board and Executive Director of section activities via copies of correspondence, agendas, minutes, etc. Submits to the Board for approval all section plans, goals, objectives, budgets, and meetings before the section implements them. Shall have the privilege of recommending to the President members of the section for appointment to ACEP committees or section members representing the interests of the college with external organizations. Shall review all Section Grant proposals developed by section members. Those developed section grant proposals that are determined to be appropriate for submission are then signed and submitted to the appropriate committee or task force assigned to manage the Section Grant Program.
Chair Elect - 2 Year Term
Serves as an officer of the section. Assists the chair in his/her duties for the section as designated by the chair. Serves as chair in the absence of, resignation, or death of the chair. Assumes the role of chair at the completion of two years.
Immediate Past Chair - 2Year Term
Shall assist the chair in their duties of the section as designated by the chair. Serves as chair of the Nominating Committee. Serves as an officer of the section.
Secretary - 2 Year Term
Takes minutes of the meetings of the section and submit to the appropriate section communication vehicle. Assists the chair in the preparation of agendas for the meetings and the chair of other committees of the section, as requested. Assists the chair in the preparation of the annual activities report. Shall provide the Board of Directors the names of the elected section officers. Shall distribute to the membership via the section newsletter or other communication vehicle. Shall notify members regarding their appointment to any committees of the section and shall send copies of such notification to the executive director of the college. Shall give due notice of all meetings of the section and section executive committee to the membership of the section and the Board of Directors of the College. Shall serve as editor of the section newsletter. Shall carry out such other duties as are assigned by the chair of the section and the Board of Directors of the College.
Councillor - 2 Year Term
Informs the section of all Council activities at section meetings when appropriate. Prepares an annual report of Council activities for the section newsletter. Attends and represents the section at the Council at own expense. Presents resolutions prepared by the section to the Council. Maintains privileges and duties designated by the Bylaws of the College and granted by the Council. Attends meetings of the Council Steering Committee at own expense when appropriate and receive minutes of the meeting. Reports to the chair any pertinent action of the Council or the Council Steering Committee.
Alternate Councillor - 2 Year Term
Represents the section at Council meetings if the councilor is unable to attend. Shall be appointed by the chair with approval, by majority vote, of the executive committee.