On Tuesday, February 9th, at the local level, ACG’s Governors for New York alerted NY members on a state budget proposal to reduce access to extra medical malpractice insurance coverage. The Excess Medical Liability Insurance Program provides an additional layer of $1M of coverage to physicians in our state with hospital privileges who maintain primary coverage at the $1.3 million/$3.9 million level. Since its inception in 1985, the cost of the program has been met by utilizing public and quasi-public monies. However, NY Governor Cuomo’s recent proposed Public Health Budget for FY 2016-2017 would significantly limit physician access to Excess Coverage and reduce its appropriation by $25M to $102.4M.
Remember to contact your ACG Governor on important state and local issues impacting you and your practice
The ACG Board of Governors is one of the most unique aspects of the American College of Gastroenterology. Governors are ACG Fellows that are elected from the membership of a particular state or region. There are currently 76 Governors across seven different regions in the U.S. and abroad. The Board of Governors acts as a two-way conduit between College leadership and the membership at-large. This helps the College make certain it is meeting the evolving needs of the membership.
ACG News Team