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Federal and State Affairs Committee

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.

This committee reports to the Council on Government and Professional Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 2
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Saturday
Meeting locations Usually less than 50 miles from an airport. 1 meeting takes place in Washington, DC.
Number of conference calls Scheduled as needed
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Member 30+, Vice-Chair 45+, Chair and Workgroup Chairs 65+
Additional travel or time commitments Attendance at the CAP Annual Meeting

Activities of Committee

  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the CGPA concerning federal and state regulatory issues that impact pathology.
  • 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.
  • Makes public policy recommendations to the CGPA

Expertise or Experience

  • Interest in and experience with public policy and political advocacy.

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Ability to influence public policy within the College of American Pathologists
  • Exposure to the legislative and political process

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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