About the PAC
OrthoPAC of NY gives orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to help shape legislation that affects their practice by making political contributions to candidates running for state office. The PAC is nonpartisan, contributing to Democrats, Republicans, and other party groups who share and support our views.
Another job of the OrthoPAC of NY is to facilitate opportunities to interact with state Senators and Assemblymembers.
By promoting strong working relationships, the PAC establishes an open line of communication between the orthopaedic community and elected officials.
The OrthoPAC of NY is vital to our success on numerous critical fronts, not the least of which are reversing onerous prior authorization practices, defeating scope of practice proposals that would diminish patient outcomes, limiting potential future covid-19-related moratoria on elective procedures, and many other pressing issues.
When the OrthoPAC of NY makes a contribution it sends a strong, collective, and clear message from orthopaedic surgeons to a particular candidate. Simply put: there is strength in numbers.
What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?
What is the difference between corporate contributions and personal contributions?
Corporate contributions include checks and credit cards cut on a physicians' business account (LLC, PC, or Inc.). Personal contributions are checks and credit cards from a physicians' personal account.The NYS Election Law places aggregate calendar year limits on the amount of political contributions that can be made by individuals and corporations.
For more information about NYS political contribution limits go to the website of the NYS Board of Elections
Please consult your legal counsel if you have any question pertaining to the possible impact of political contributions on the tax exempt status of the corporation.
Who decides where the money goes?
Yes, please fill out the request form and return it to NYSSOS at firstname.lastname@example.org