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EM Advocacy Handbook


Hon. Nathaniel Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

EMRA Legislative Advisor, 2008–2010
Associate Director, TeamHealth Litigation Support Program
Regional Director of Quality Assurance, CHI Franciscan Health
Emergency Departments
Past President, Washington Chapter of ACEP
1st Vice President, Washington State Medical Association

Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP

EMRA Legislative Advisor, 2010–2012
Director of Health Policy: Advocacy
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
ACEP Board of Directors

Associate Editor

Rachel Solnick, MD, MSc

EMRA Legislative Director, 2016–2018
Yale Emergency Medicine Residency
National Clinical Scholars Program Research Fellow
University of Michigan

EMRA Board of Directors 2018-2019

Omar Maniya, MD, MBA | President 
Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA | President-Elect 
Zach Jarou, MD | Immediate Past President
Tommy Eales, DO | Secretary/Editor, EM Resident 
Nathan Vafaie, MD, MBA | Speaker of the Council 
Karina Sanchez, MD | Vice-Speaker of the Council
Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc | Resident Representative to ACEP
Sara Paradise, MD | Director of Education
Angela Cai, MD, MBA | Director of Health Policy 
Greg Tanquary, DO, MBA | Director of Membership 
Nick Salerno, MD | Director of Technology
Eric McDonald, MD | ACGME RC-EM Liaison
Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH | EMRA Representative to AMA 
Corey McNeilly | Medical Student Council Chair


Member copies are provided with the help of an educational grant from US Acute Care Solutions. EMRA gratefully acknowledges their support.


The statements and opinions expressed in this book should not be construed as EMRA policy unless specifically referred to as such. EMRA and all sponsoring organizations disclaim any liability or responsibility for the consequences or any actions taken in reliance on those statements or opinions. The materials contained herein are not intended to establish policy or procedure.

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