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EM Advocacy Handbook



Nathaniel Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

EMRA Legislative Advisor, 2008–2010
Associate Director, TeamHealth Litigation Support
Regional Director of Quality Assurance, VMFH Emergency Departments
Past President, Washington Chapter of ACEP
Past President, Washington State Medical Association

Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP

EMRA Legislative Advisor, 2010–2012
Past Chair, ACEP Board of Directors
BCM UME Thread Director, Preparing to Enter the Profession
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Dept. of Emergency Med. & Dept. of Education, Innovation and Technology

Associate Editors

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

Baylor College of Medicine
Chief Medical Editor, ACEP Now

RJ Sontag, MD

Mid Ohio Emergency Services
EMRA President, 2020-2021

Maggie Moran, MD

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
EMRA Director of Health Policy, 2020-2022


EMRA Board of Directors 2022-2023

Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD | President 
Blake Denley, MD | President-Elect 
Angela Cai, MD, MBA | Immediate Past President
Thuy Nguyen, MD | Secretary/Editor, EM Resident 
Amanda Irish, MD, MPH | Speaker of the Council 
Michaela Banks, MD | Vice-Speaker of the Council
Aaron R. Kuzel, DO, MBA | EMRA Representative to ACEP
Erin Karl, MD, MEHP | Director of Education
Kenneth Kim, MD | Director of Health Policy 
Derek Martinez, DO | Director of Leadership Development 
Kimberly Herard, MD | Member at Large
Angela Wu, MD, MPH | EMRA Representative to AMA 
Revelle Gappy | 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.

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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.

Get Involved

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