A: The Texas Chapter of the ACP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is educational and charitable, providing educational opportunities for our member physicians, residents, and medical students, promoting high-quality, cost-effective health care for all patients, and encouraging high standards of professionalism and excellence in education and research.
Nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) tax status are limited by law as to the percentage of their funds that may be used for advocacy purposes. The Texas Chapter of the ACP established a 501(c)(6), Texas Chapter of the ACP Services to maximize the chapter’s ability to participate in the legislative and regulatory arenas on behalf of members, as a complement to the educational and charitable efforts of our 501(c)(3), the Texas Chapter of the ACP.
The Texas Chapter of the ACP Services is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose purpose is advocacy on behalf of our members and all patients before the Texas Legislature, Texas health-care agencies, and third-party payors. The Texas Chapter of the ACP Services also is actively involved in advocacy at the national level before the U.S. Congress and House of Representatives, and health and human services agencies, in conjunction with the ACP’s advocacy efforts.