Success in the States

Eboni Morris and Elizabeth Fassbender

In the past few months, many states have wrapped up busy legislative sessions, concluding their business efforts for 2014. State policymakers considered a broad range of topics, and state-level advocacy efforts have resulted in numerous successes on issues ranging from scope of practice to medical liability.

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) assists state orthopaedic societies’ advocacy initiatives through the Board of Councilors Committee on State Legislative and Regulatory Issues as well as the Health Policy Action Fund grant program. The following are highlights from some recent state efforts.

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