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  • July 20, 2021 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    Lawmakers in New York are preparing for the once-a-decade redistricting process that could alter the political landscape in the state and change how voters and regions are represented in the halls of power in Albany and Washington.

    Later today, the first of eight regional hearings will be held on the redistricting process, with the commission charged with drawing political boundaries for the House of Representatives and the state Legislature meeting on Long Island. 

    And both state and federal lawmakers want their constituents to be engaged with these meeting amid a new process following a constitutional amendment in 2014 that turned much of the work over to an independent commission appointed by the state Legislature. 

    Lawmakers in recent days have sought to rally voters to participate in the process and the public hearings. 

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  • July 20, 2021 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    A more than $1.1 billion settlement, the largest ever negotiated by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, has been reached in the ongoing legal battle against opioid manufacturers, distributors and consultants.

    A.G. James’ office announced the agreement on Tuesday with McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation, all drug distributors.

    As part of Tuesday's agreement, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource Bergen will pay New York a total of nearly $1.2 billion, of which more than $1 billion will go towards abatement.

    Payments will start in just two months and will continue over the next 17 years.

  • July 20, 2021 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    Mass vaccination sites in four locations in New York state will close Monday, July 26, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the spate of people seeking to be vaccinated for COVID-19 has slowed in recent weeks.

    Vaccination sites at Binghamton University at Gannett Drive, Aviation Mall in Queensbury, Stony Brook Southampton, and the Diana Center at SUNY Orange will cease operations, Cuomo's office said, part of a broader "downscaling" of vaccination efforts to focus on more localized areas.

  • July 08, 2021 2:40 PM | Anonymous

    This article addresses frequently asked questions about PACs, including the origin and purpose of PAC categories, and describes the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC governance and disbursements. > Read More

    Did you know?
    The New York Chapter manages its own PAC at the state level.  The Surgeon PAC supports campaigns of policymakers who understand the current and long-term challenges that surgeons face when practicing in New York. 

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  • July 05, 2021 2:37 PM | Anonymous

    Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, has been named the next Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Turner will begin her new role as Executive Director-Elect October 1, 2021, and she will formally assume the role of Executive Director January 1, 2022. She succeeds David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, who has served as Executive Director since 2010.

    Congratulations Dr. Turner! We look forward to building a strong membership in New York.

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  • July 02, 2021 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of panel sessions, Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, Meet-the-Expert Luncheons, and other information related to the Clinical Congress, which takes place virtually October 23–27, 2021.

    The New York Chapter is planning to organize an event and get together during the conference! Let us know if you'd like more information.

  • June 23, 2021 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York will end the state disaster emergency declared on March 7, 2020 to fight COVID-19. Given New York's dramatic progress against COVID-19, with the vaccination rates, and declining hospitalization and positivity statewide the state of emergency will expire after Thursday, June 24.

    Federal CDC guidance will remain in effect, which includes masks for unvaccinated individuals, as well as all riders on public transit and in certain settings, such as health care, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and homeless shelters.

    We will keep you abreast of any guidance coming out of the New York State Department of Health.

    To see the governor’s complete release visit: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-york-ending-covid-19-state-disaster-emergency-june-24

  • June 18, 2021 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    On Tuesday, after 472 days, New York hit a vaccination milestone—70 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

    After reaching this goal, the state lifted most of the remaining COVID restrictions.

    This means no more restrictions across commercial settings, including retail, food services, offices, gyms, entertainment, hair salons, barber shops, etc.—as well as no more social gathering limits.

    Existing COVID health protocols are still in place for some settings such as public transportation, health facilities, and indoor Pre-K-12 schools. 

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