David Linehan, MD assists State Police with preparations for Drug Take Back Day 2018 at University of Rochester Medical
Physicians and other prescribers may apply for membership in the PBA's State Trooper Surgeons program. With more than 3,000 prescribers affiliated, reasons for joining vary. The longstanding relationship between law enforcement and the medical community is certainly a good one. Joining to ensure the medical well-being of the 15,000 lives under the PBA umbrella is the best one.
Membership entitles applicants to certain individual benefits, such as:
STATE TROOPER SURGEON CREDENTIALS AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
PBA CARDS AND STICKERS
PREFERRED MEDICAL PROVIDER CERTIFICATE
ACCESS TO ELITE FIREARMS SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTION
SPECIAL AWARD NIGHTS FOR DOCTORS WHO HAVE SAVED LIVES
GROUP PBA INSURANCES
Member providers may choose to be included on the PBA's list of providers if they are able to accept patients or provide guidance. Please contact us if you have questions about how our providers assist us in meeting our mission, “to improve access to superior health care options for our members”.
New credentials will be mailed each year upon membership renewal, although all members maintain the same STATE TROOPER SURGEON Shield that they were issued.
Annual dues for State Trooper Surgeons are $400.
2019 New Applicants joining from November 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019 pay $400 to join the PBA as State Trooper Surgeons. Approved New Members should expect to receive 2019 Credentials in 2 to 3 weeks.
New Applicants who join from September 1 – October 31, 2019 pay $500 to receive 2019 Credentials and then are pre-paid for 2020 Credentials. Applicants should expect to receive 2019 credentials about 2 weeks after application. Membership will be automatically "Renewed" for 2020.
Essentially, Applicants who join during this Special will pay $100 for the remainder of 2019 and $400 regular dues for 2020, saving $300. This 2-month “Special” is the only option offered that provides a pro-rated dues payment opportunity.
New Applicants joining on or after November 1, 2019 will be processed for 2020 membership, and, upon approval, should expect to receive 2019 credentials promptly. Members will be automatically "Renewed" for 2020 membership. 2020 credentials will be automatically mailed in Mid-January 2020, ALL FOR THE SAME $400 APPLICATION FEE.
Virginia Kolner, Partnership Coordinator, will address any membership questions at or at 518-462-7448 Ext 112.
Please contact me if you have any questions about our program. This is more than giving back, it's joining the team.
Michael C. Brooks, Director of Medical Operations
State Trooper Surgeons
NYS Troopers PBA