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Message from the President - February 2020

Just two months left until Connect 2020 where I get to turn the reigns of TCEP over to Dr. Robert Hancock. As I wind up my year at the helm of our college, I want to take a few minutes to share some of our accomplishments as well as some of the exciting things planned for the future.

Connect 2020 is scheduled April 3-4 in Fort Worth. Dr. Jessica Best and Dr. Sara Andrabi, along with the Connect planning committee, have revamped the meeting...

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                                     Registration is now open!


TCEP Bylaws Revisions

In accordance with national ACEP’s Bylaws, all chapters must periodically update their bylaws. Our last Bylaw revisions were in 2012.  For the past 8 months, the TCEP Bylaws Committee with the assistance of the ACEP Chapter Bylaws Consultant revised TCEP’s Bylaws so that they are in full compliance with national ACEP Bylaws, Texas association statutes and our operating procedures.  The proposed Bylaws were also reviewed by an outside attorney with expertise in Texas not for profit organizations.  The TCEP board and national ACEP Bylaws Committee have both approved these proposed Bylaws.  Our current Bylaws require final adoption by the TCEP members at the TCEP annual business meeting which will be on Saturday, April 4th 2020 at the Worthington Hotel in Ft. Worth, as part of our Connect Annual Conference (click here to register). 

Due to the extensive Bylaws changes required in this revision, the Board has decided to make these changes as an “amendment by substitution.”  This means the membership will be voting on the entire Bylaws vs only a few sections, so the document presented will not have any “markup” or “track changes.”  TCEP’s current bylaws are posted on the website along with the newly proposed bylaws for your review.

In summary, the major changes in addition to formatting, modernization of language, consistency with ACEP Bylaws and Texas law, addressed areas surrounding the board and officer nomination processes, voting processes, clarification of officer and board member roles and terms, removal of board members, filling vacancies on the Board and processes for calling meetings.

If upon review, any member would like to discuss further, please contact the TCEP office at (512) 306-0605.

Interested in applying for the TLAF Program?

Application Deadline: March 16th

The TCEP Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship was developed by the Texas College of Emergency Physicians to groom future emergency physician leaders. The fellowship combines elements of mentoring, organizational education and advocacy skills training, in addition to guided experiences to selected Fellows. 
Guidelines for Participation
a) Nominee must be a current member in good standing of TCEP.
b) Nominee must have a minimum of two years membership in ACEP or EMRA.
c) Nominee must agree to participate in elements of the Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship as noted in the program outline (i.e. attend all designated meetings). 
d) Cost for participation will be incurred by Fellow.

If interested, click here for more information about the program and to apply!  


Dr. Theresa Tran (TCEP Government Relations Chair) with Governor Greg Abbott at the formal bill signing of SB 1264 relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out of network providers.


Have questions on how to navigate balance billing? TDI has the answers. 

Senate Bill 1264 protects consumers who have state-regulated health plans from surprise medical bills in certain situations. The new protections will apply to bills for medical services received on or after January 1, 2020.

Informative website from TDI to navigate through balance billing.  Worth sharing with your groups. https://www.tdi.texas.gov/rules/2019/senate-bill-1264.html