By Patrick J. Vlahos, D.O. , and John P. Milliron, Esq.
The Legislative Reception for the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA) serves as an important opportunity for members to reach out to state legislators in a low-key setting. In this forum, PSA members can better educate legislators about their profession and engage in a genuine conversation about how legislative activities affect their daily mission of practicing safe patient care.
PSA strongly encourages its members to attend this meeting, which typically takes place during the first week in October every odd-numbered year. The next Legislative Reception will be on September 30, 2013, at the Hilton Harrisburg.
||Dr. Erin Sullivan, Rep. Mark Mustio, Rep Nick Kotick
The most recent Legislative Reception – held Oct. 3, 2011, at the Harrisburg Hilton – drew approximately 68 anesthesiologists from across Pennsylvania and 56 legislators.
Before meeting legislators, PSA leaders met with members to discuss the issues facing the specialty in Washington. They were followed by John Milliron, Esq., PSA’s legislative counsel, who updated members on Pennsylvania Senate Bill 936, which is the most recent attempt by the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists to practice independently.