ASA's Advocacy Office monitors and engages in advocacy with respect to federal and state legislative, quality and regulatory activities affecting the practice of medicine by the Society's members.
ASA's Advocacy Division based in Washington, D.C. advances the federal and state legislative, and regulatory interests of ASA members. Browse the latest federal legislative and regulatory issues below. Your voice is important to our efforts to shape the federal policy. Please join the ASA Grassroots Network.
Pain Medicine: ASA advocates for its members on issues related to pain medicine. The resources on this page are designed to inform you about federal legislative and regulatory activities that may impact the practice of pain medicine.
Drug Shortages: Anesthesiologists face an unprecedented number of drug shortages. ASA works to keep members informed of the current drug shortages and informs appropriate parties on the impact drug shortages are having on patients.
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Advocacy Resources: The ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs has developed resources to assist members in advocating on behalf of anesthesiology. These resources include an Advocacy Guide, information on how to host a site visit with a lawmaker and information on how to be an effective advocate to Congress.