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AAEM PAC is the political action committee of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Through AAEM PAC, the Academy is able to support legislation and effect change on behalf of its members and with consideration to their unique concerns.
At the September 27, 1996 meeting of the AAEM Board of Directors, the following motion passed, officially establishing AAEM PAC, the political action committee of AAEM:
Whereas the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is committed to the advancement of the practice of Emergency Medicine by board certified specialists in Emergency Medicine, and
Whereas AAEM is also committed to the highest quality of care for all emergency care patients,
Be it resolved that AAEM establish a separate, segregated fund as prescribed by the Federal Election Committee Guidelines in order to represent and advance the interests of board certified emergency physicians, Emergency Medicine residents, Emergency Medicine patients, and Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty as determined by the Board of AAEM, and
Be it further resolved that the separate, segregated fund shall be known as AAEM PAC and shall be the responsibility of the AAEM PAC subcommittee of the AAEM Board of Directors composed of a chair and four committee members appointed and serving by appointment of the President with the approval of the Board by fax or e-mail ballot to a one-year term of office, and
Be it finally resolved that the first task of the committee shall be the formulation of a proposed policy of operation for consideration and approval by the Board.
Since the time of its formation, members' support of AAEM PAC has been encouraging and it has become a powerful force to act on behalf of the members of AAEM in fulfilling the missions of our organization. With the on-going realization of these goals, our dedicated efforts will help to improve the overall quality of health care in our country and to improve the lot of all emergency physicians.
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