Legislative Initiatives

The New Hampshire Board of Medicine passed emergency rules on Opioid prescribing on November 4, 2015. These take effect immediately. For more information, please click here to contact Joy Potter.

Psychiatric Crises Efforts

NH ACEP Members,

On January 7, 2013, I participated in a press conference at the state capital to promote awareness of and action on the psychiatric crises in our state. This effort was spear headed by NH NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and supported by NHMS, NH Hospital Association, NH Psychiatric Society, among many others.

I write to make you aware of these efforts. Additional information is available here and on NAMI's website. A video of the press conference is on YouTube.


John Seidner

Other Legislative Issues
New Hampshire ACEP is dedicated to New Hampshire emergency physicians and their efforts to provide the best emergency care to their patients. The chapter is actively involved in a wide range of issues, including:

  • Coordination with the statewide trauma system: nomination of a member to sit on the coordinating board
  • Safety helmet legislation: monitoring for any changes in legislation
  • Seat belt legislation: actively encouraging the passing of safety belt legislation
  • Continuing education of patients and physicians: see our CME programs for more information


Saving Millions

In an effort to help the public and lawmakers understand the unique role of the emergency department team and to bolster support to overcome the many challenges we face, ACEP launched a campaign in May 2013 called "Saving Millions." The campaign includes a series of print ads, radio messages and coordinated editorials in influential communications nationwide. To learn more, click on the "Saving Millions" banner above.

Legislative Links
To find your local representative, reach your NH representative or follow bills in the state legislature, click here. To reach your national representatives, click here.