About Us
Kentucky ACEP is the state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. We support our members through educational and leadership activities and serve as an advocate for public health and the rights of patients to receive quality emergency care.

Kentucky ACEP was founded in 1972 and actively represents more than 315 emergency physicians, residents and medical students working at hospitals throughout the state. Kentucky ACEP is a diverse and democratic organization that promotes and preserves the integrity and independence of emergency medicine.

As a member of Kentucky ACEP, you are making sure your voice is heard by state lawmakers. You are also learning about issues that affect you and your patients and you are contributing to the advancement of your specialty.
Legislative Initiatives

Kentucky ACEP involved in a wide range of issues that affect emergency physicians and the patients they care for, including emergency medical services, public health and safety, and disaster preparedness and response. As a strong, unified medical specialty organization we represent our members and their patients at both the state and national levels. Current legislative initiatives include:

  • Support for continued development and implementation of the state trauma system
  • Monitoring of the continued push to increase the scope of practice of various allied health professionals
  • Advocate for the preservation of adequate Medicaid funding
  • Advocate for EMTALA-based medical liability reforms
  • Development of legislation to regulate and strengthen the qualifications to testify as an expert witness in medical liability proceedings

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Save the Date!! ACEP’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2014 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.
Join Kentucky ACEP
Membership in Kentucky ACEP is your connection to your local emergency medicine network and provides the opportunity to connect with emergency physicians throughout the state.

Kentucky ACEP works for the highest principles of the specialty to benefit both its physicians and the patients they serve. In addition, Kentucky ACEP advocates for legislation that will positively impact emergency medicine, and also provides news and information, leadership opportunities and policies addressing local issues. 


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