CSA Bulletin April 2003

April-June 2003 - Volume 52, Number 2

Editor's Notes
"Litigation Pox" by Stephen Jackson, M.D., Editor

President's Page
"An Unlevel Playing Field: Who Can Afford 24/7 Obstetrical Anesthesiology Coverage?" by Patricia A. Dailey, M.D., CSA President

Executive Director's Page
"Public Fears, Plan Profits and Corporate Salaries" by Barbara Baldwin, CSA Executive Director

Legislative & Practice Affairs
"Balance Billing Legislation" by William E. Barnaby, Esq., CSA Legislative Counsel
"Billing Patients—What Are the Limits?" by David E. Willett, Esq., CSA Legal Counsel
"GASPAC Honor Roll" by William E. Barnaby III, Esq., CSA Legislative Advocate

Address of the President
by Patricia A. Dailey, M.D., CSA President

CSA Distinguished Service Award, Stephen Jackson, MD
"CSA DSA 2003" by Arthur O. McGowan, M.D., Associate Editor
"DSA—Stephen Harvey Jackson, M.D.,"? by Peter L. McDermott, M.D., Ph.D., Past President, ASA and CSA
"DSA 2003" by Benjamin Shwachman, M.D., Past President, CSA

ASA Legislative Conference 2003
by R. Lawrence Sullivan, Jr., M.D., Director, ASA District 22

Report from the California Medical Association
"The CMA Annual Meeting and Annual Legislative Day"? by Mark A. Singleton, M.D.

2003 Western Anesthesia Residents' Conference
by Cathy Brummel, M.D., CA-3, and Ed Mariano, M.D., CA-3, Co-chairs and Members of the 2003 Stanford WARC Committee

The Anesthesiologist and the Arts
"The Scarlet Letter: A is for Atropine"? by Audrey Shafer, M.D.

Arthur E. Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center
"What's Happening in Anesthesia History" by Selma Harrison Calmes, M.D.

The Paul Thomas Factor—His Special Day, April 23, 2003
by Steve Laub, President of the College Area Community Council

Emergency! Emergency!
by Martin L. Fishman, M.D., M.P.A., 2002-2003 SCCMA President

Tips from the Top
"Propofol Ketamine Anesthesia" by Barry L. Friedberg, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia

Letters to the CSA

CSA District Director Reports
CSA Board Reports for March 2003 Meeting

Future Meetings

Applicants