Congresswoman Slaughter to Receive Award From American College of Emergency Physicians, at Strong Memorial Hospital
November 02, 1998
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will visit Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 3
to be recognized for her co-sponsorship of H.R. 815, the Access to Emergency Medical Services Act.
Sandra Schneider, M.D., chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Strong, and in-coming president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, will present the congresswoman with a plaque on behalf of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Board Room, in the Wolk Pavilion near the main entrance.
The Access to Emergency Medical Services Act requires private insurers to cover the cost of emergency treatment if a "prudent layperson" would deem the situation to be a serious threat to the life and health of the patient. It also requires insurers to cover treatment with a non-participating hospital or provider if the choice was beyond a patient’s control.
Interested media should park in the bus turnout at the Elmwood Avenue entrance and meet Public Relations staff in the lobby.