The College of American Pathologists (CAP) partners with state pathology societies on issues of broad importance to the specialty of pathology.
State societies determine whether they wish to pursue legislative initiatives within their respective states.
The CAP consults with state societies on a regular basis on joint advocacy initiatives, influencing state laws, regulations, and administrative rules. Generally, this involves joint funding of the advocacy effort and joint management of the advocacy initiative.
The CAP strongly encourages all its members to join their state pathology society to build an active grassroots network at the state level to complement PathNET's federal efforts.