California ACEP

California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians


California ACEP’s mission is to support emergency physicians in providing the highest quality of care to all patients and to their communities.


California ACEP’s vision is that all people in California have timely access to high-quality emergency care, which is recognized as an essential public service. The emergency physician is the recognized leader and coordinator of a healthcare team capable of a comprehensive response to the medical needs of our patients and community. We promote and protect the personal and practice rights, safety, wellness and longevity of emergency physicians.


Lifeline is California ACEP’s monthly publication, reaching more than 3,000 readers – from policymakers to community physicians. Lifeline has a nearly 40 year history of keeping California ACEP members and Lifeline readers up-to-date on all things emergency medicine. The publication contains articles pertaining to clinical, legal and political issues, as well as Classified and Display ads. Lifeline can be found here

Health Care Research Studies

These can be viewed here.


California ACEP and its staff advocate for emergency medicine in the legislative, legal, regulatory and political arenas. Each year California ACEP sponsors legislation, lobbies members of the California legislature, conducts emergency department tours, participates in legal cases – sometimes as a plaintiff, sometimes through amicus briefs – and lobbies and advises regulatory agencies. California ACEP’s sponsored political action committee (Emergency Medical Political Action Committee) makes campaign contributions to endorsed candidates. Historical achievements range from California EMTALA standards to seat belt laws to the establishment of Maddy Emergency Medical Services Funds. Today’s ambitious advocacy activities of California ACEP, ranging from patients’ access to emergency care, procedural sedation, fair payment from payers, and boarding and crowding, are among the most successful in the house of medicine. Read here for more information.

The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine has compiled a list of articles related to ED Administration, Public Health, Health Advocacy, Physician and Patient Interactions and Funding/ED Insurance. These articles have been published in WestJEM in previous issues and can be viewed below:

ED Crowding

Public Payer Funding

Surge Capacity

Patient Satisfaction

Length of Stay


Electronic Medical Record

Work Productivity

Psych Admission


Visit California ACEP’s website here.

Mailing Address:
American College of Emergency Physicians
1121 L Street, Suite 407
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916-325-5455
Fax: 916- 325-5459

Updated July 21, 2015

Contact Information

WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

3800 W Chapman Ave Ste 3200
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.