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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.
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
Member: 30+ hours
Vice Chair: 45+ hours
Chair: 65+ hours
Additional travel or time commitments:
- Attendance at the CAP Annual Meeting
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.
Interest in and experience with public policy and political advocacy.
Ability to influence public policy within the CAP. Exposure to the legislative and political process.
Representation on committee beyond the CAP: