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Oregon College of Emergency Physicians
The Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (OCEP) is a state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a medical society that has represented physicians specializing in emergency medicine since 1971. OCEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research, and public education.



OCEP Advocacy - Oregon Legislation

News of the Week

House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are working with the Senate on a bi-partisan, bi-cameral bill to replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth rate formula (SGR — otherwise known as the ‘doc fix’, ) with a new payment system. (H.R. 2/S. 810). If they aren’t able to reach agreement by April 1, doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a 21 percent cut to payments. The bill passed the House 392-37. The Senate is likely to take it up soon.


Keep up with Oregon State Legislation of interest, visit the 2015 Legislation page

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines PDF Print E-mail

As announced recently in the NY Times and other news agencies, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt released an initial report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Prescription Painkiller Abuse, which includes new voluntary emergency room guidelines for the prescription of opioid painkillers to prevent abuse. Washington-ACEP and Oregon-ACEP (OCEP) were just ahead of the government in implementing ED opioid prescribing guidelines having done so in the Fall of 2012. Below are links to download both the guidelines and a poster for posting in departments.

  • OCEP's ED Opioid Prescribing Guidelines(pdf)
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