California ACEP is committed to promoting and protecting the interests of emergency physicians and their patients in every arena, including the courts. Rather than representing individual emergency physicians, California ACEP advocates on behalf of all emergency physicians in cases broadly impacting health care policy. Our legal advocacy efforts include the filing of amicus curiae, or “Friend of the Court”, briefs in cases of major importance to the practice of emergency medicine. Among the most recent cases, California ACEP filed a lawsuit against the State of California to stop the 10% provider rate cut in Medi-Cal reimbursement that the Legislature and Governor adopted as part of the 2011 state budget.
Prior court rulings can be found in Resources.