Public Policy Page Contents
- PSAB Documents (Statements, Reports, Testimony and Monthly Newsletters)
- Clinical Microbiology Resources
- Public and Scientific Affairs Board Information
- Federal and State Government Links
- Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Protocols For Suspected Biological Threat Agents And Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology
- Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities
ASM Policy efforts focus on communicating the importance of the microbial science to Congress, Federal Agencies and the Public.
What's New in Public Policy?
The ASM sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid, Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi urging action on Zika funding legislation.
The ASM presented recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at its annual Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule public meeting determining payment levels for new tests for 2017.
The July issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM)
The ASM sent an advisory to ASM members regarding the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) recommendations for the evaluation and oversight of proposed Gain of Function Research of Concern (GOFROC)
The ASM sent letters to Senators Roy Blunt and Patty Murray thanking the Senate Labor/HHS Subcommittee for proposing a $2 Billion budget increase for the National Institutes of Health.
The ASM sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives regarding DOE Provisions in House Amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016.
ASM and PASCV have prepared a joint guidance document to update and assist clinical laboratory personnel in testing for Zika virus, based on patient risk.
The May issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the ASM Office of Public Affairs.
The ASM sent a letter to Congress supporting the full $1.9 emergency funding request to combat Zika.
ASM volunteer leaders have on been Capitol Hill advocating for funding for the microbial sciences and their messages have accelerated congressional action on funding to address the Zika threat.