2018 Winter AARC House of Delegates Report

December 2 & 3, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

Submitted by:

Connie Dills, MBA, RRT, RPFT

Delegate CTSRC

  • FINANCE
    • All affiliates must provide proof to AARC of fiscal responsibility (AARC policy:002)
      • AARC policy for affiliates to perform regularly scheduled audits
      • Treasurer must be bonded and preferably one other BOD member
      • Proof of 501 c 6
      • Make sure 1024 tax exemption is current
      • All must be submitted to AARC by 3/2019
      • All financials should be stored on a Cloud based server so BOD (Board of Directors) can access in event of situation or turnover
      • Need to establish a transition process for Treasurer (Treasurer – Elect)
  • Student Membership
    • Students who paid as students are more likely to pay as practitioners
    • Current student membership
      • Year 1 $25 New Student
      • Year 2 $25 2ndYear Student
      • Year 3 $40 Post Grad
      • Year 4 $60 Post Grad
      • Year 5 Regular Rate Active Membership
    • Student members now have access to Exam Prep a package of 17 seminars to help them prepare for credentialing exams.
  • AARC Times
    • 2020 will be totally digital
  • Leadership Boot Camp
    • March 23-25, 2019 – Dallas, TX
  • One Minute Asthma
    • Plaut is donating copies for affiliate distribution
  • AfPA (Alliance for Patient Access)
    • Provide support for chronic disease (specifically asthma & COPD)
  • COPD Foundation
    • 330 patients enrolled
    • Need 165 more by April 1, 2019
    • Each state has a COPD rep.
      • This rep should have a connection with local affiliate
        • CTSRC must identify who this is and reach out to them
  • CHEST
    • Reciprocating CRCE (Continuing Respiratory Care Education)/CME (Continuing Medical Education)
  • Apex Award
    • Deadline 12/31/18
  • AACVPR (American Association for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation)
    • 12 CRCE courses that can be taken through AARC
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) Strategic National Stockpile
    • Holding ventilator workshops
      • Would CT be interested in hosting?
  • CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
    • Anticipating adding ventilators to competitive bidding within next 2 years
  • Awards
    • Bill Lamb Award – Len Picha, RRT, CPFT (West Virginia)
    • Outstanding Affiliate Contributor Award - Raymond Pisani, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC (Louisiana)
  • Resolutions
    • 67-18-14:Auto-Membership Renewal
      • Passed HOD (House of Delegates)
      • Passed BOD
    • 67-18-15:Bi-Annual Virtual Meeting with AARC President
      • Passed HOD
      • Passed BOD
    • 67-18-16:Practitioner Sputum Bowl Reinstatement
      • Withdrawn for anticipated re-submission @ Summer Forum
        • Submission would possibly include a re-design of entire Sputum Bowl program (student & practitioner)
        • Submission would possibly include the removal of the statement of “reversal of BOD decision”
      • :  Work with NBRC to eliminate lower cut
        • NBRC is taking it under consideration
      • :  Work with the NBRC to eliminate the CRT
        • NBRC is taking it under consideration
  • Best Practices
    • #1 KSRC (Kentucky) – takeaways
      • CTSRC does pretty much everything they are doing
      • They were not utilizing social media previously, but since doing so have had exponential growth in membership & social media followers
      • They do hold an Educator’s Conference annually
      • They partner with like-minded organizations like the ALA
      • Recommend doing something fun like an outing/event
    • #2 MSRC (Michigan) – takeaways
      • Students & future of RC profession and chronic disease management
      • See posted PPT on CONNECT HOD
    • #3 WSRC (Wisconsin) – takeaways
  • Election Results
    • Speaker Elect
      • Joe Goss
    • Treasurer
      • Jennifer Anderson
    • Secretary
      • Jodi Jaeger
    • By-Laws
      • Brian Cayko
    • Chair Elect
      • Christy Heck
  • Student HOD Submission Deadlines for 2019
    • 6/8/19 Summer HOD
    • 9/23/19 Winter HOD
  • PACT (Political Advocacy Contact Team)
    • No bill before end of year, but is probably best so it doesn’t get expire at year’s end and then have to be reintroduced after 1/1/19
    • Anticipated that there will be 1 large bill
    • Hill Day will focus on “Telehealth”, vents being included in CMS competitive bidding and “Oxygen” (discharge planning & homecare)
  • AARC President Karen Schell
    • Horizon Goals – sent to all affiliate presidents in AARC CONNECT
  • International Committee
  • 2018 AARC HOD – Notes
    • 3 International Fellows 2018 – Nepal, Ghana, China.  Super Fellow Dr. Essian from Ghana.
  • Is CTSRC interested in sponsoring an International Fellow?
  • CTSRC Delegate – Special Committees
    • Scrutinizing Committee
    • Strategic Objective #3 – Science & Research