College of American Pathologists

Federal and State Affairs Committee


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Reports to: Council on Government and Professional Affairs

Charge: To identify federal and state legislative and state regulatory activities that impact pathology, including advocacy strategies that advance the public policy interests of pathologists; and to improve the effectiveness of the College’s federal and state advocacy efforts, including implementation of advocacy training programs and recruitment of pathologists for grassroots efforts and PathNET.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 2
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday

Location of meetings: Less than 50 miles from airports; one meeting are always in Washington, DC

Number of conference calls: Varies (Per the request of the Chair)

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 30+ hours
Vice Chair: 45+ hours
Chair: 65+ hours

Additional travel or time commitments:

  • Attendance at the CAP Annual Meeting

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

    Review and make recommendations to the CGPA concerning federal and state regulatory issues that impact pathology. The Committee develops advocacy strategies to promote grassroots influence through PathNet and other political programs; manages relationships with State Pathology Societies through the Annual State Pathology Society Leadership meeting. The FSAC also makes public policy recommendations to the CGPA.

    Expertise or Experience Required

    Interest in and experience with public policy and political advocacy.

    Benefits to membership on this committee Benefits to membership on this committee

    Ability to influence public policy within the CAP. Exposure to the legislative and political process.

    Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

    • N/A

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