CSA Bulletin April 2004

January-March 2004 - Volume 53, Number 1

Editor's Notes
by Stephen Jackson, M.D., Editor

President's Page
"The Gift" by H. Douglas Roberts, M.D., CSA President

Executive Director's Page
"Getting Involved: A Roadmap" by Barbara Baldwin, CSA Executive Director

Legislative & Practice Affairs
"What We Do for CSA" by William E. Barnaby, Sr., Esq., CSA Legislative Counsel, and William E. Barnaby, Jr., Esq., CSA Legislative Advocate
"Superior Court Permits Balance Billing" by David E. Willett, Esq., CSA Legal Counsel
"Department of Managed Health Care Fails as HMO Watchdog" by Joetta Cox
"Have I Got a Deal for You, Says the ASC Operator" by David E. Willett, Esq., CSA Legal Counsel
"GASPAC Honor Roll" by Virgil Airola, M.D., Chair, CSA Legislative and Practice Affairs Division

ASA Board of Directors Interim Meeting
"As the Wind Blows" by R. Lawrence Sullivan, Jr., M.D., ASA Director California

Thomas H. Cromwell, M.D., 2004 DSA
"Thomas H. Cromwell, M.D., 2004 CSA Distinguished Service Award" by Thomas W. Feeley, M.D., CSA Past President
"Commentary on a Distinguished Friend" by Steven D. Goldfien, M.D., CSA Past President

Arthur E. Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center
"Iraq Medical Specialty Forum, Baghdad, Iraq: February 14-18, 2004" by Thomas H. Cromwell, M.D., CSA Past President

National Medical Liability Reform: A Summary
"Summary of the Washington Post Op-Ed Piece on National Medical Liability Reform by Howard and Brennan" by Kenneth Y. Pauker, M.D., Associate Editor

Pain Management CME Program
"Repeal of Triplicate Prescribing and the New Security Paper Prescription Requirement in California" by Scott M. Fishman, M.D.

The Anesthesiologist and the Arts
"Lens on Life: Photographs by California Anesthesiologists" by Audrey Shafer, M.D., Associate Editor

Bob Hertzka, M.D., President of CMA
"Bob Hertzka, M.D., President of the California Medical Association" by James T. Hay, M.D., Vice-Speaker of the CMA House of Delegates

Nurse-Patient Ratios
"Nurse-Patient Ratios and the Future of the Nursing Profession" by Stephen Jackson, M.D. , Editor

CSA District 10 Director Report
by Daniel Cosca, M.D., Director, District 10

The World's Water Crisis
by Brian Howard, Managing Editor of E/The Environmental Magazine

The Coalition of the Willing—Wants You!
By John D. Longwell, M. D., 2003-2004 Santa Clara County Medical Association President

An Unforgettable Character, Indeed
by Clyde W. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.A.

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