College of American Pathologists

  Public Health Policy Committee


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Reports to: Council on Government and Professional Affairs

Charge: To identify, develop and advocate public and other policies that promote laboratory quality, performance and outcomes measures, patient safety, public health and laboratory preparedness for the benefit of pathologists and their patients

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1½ day
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and ½ day Sunday

Location of meetings: Two meetings in DC area

Number of conference calls: As needed

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

Additional travel or time commitments:

Attendance at CGPA and other meetings as needed, chair

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • The committee is responsible to assure that the College through its members, programs, committees and services proactively identify initiatives and respond to external expectations based on evidence, to help pathologists and laboratories address patient safety issues
  • The committee develops initiatives that are then referred to the appropriate CAP committees and groups for development of tools, guidelines, measures or educational products, as appropriate. The committee provides the appropriate oversight and guidance as initiatives are developed

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Interest in promoting patient safety principles in pathology practice
  • Knowledge of performance measurement development

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

  • Opportunity to make recommendations on CAP public policy

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