The Medical Society of DC advocates every day for the right and ability of District physicians to practice medicine. We want you to help your patients and their families using your medical knowledge with minimal government interference.
MSDC advocacy happens at many different levels:
- We work with the Council of DC, especially the Committee on Health, to shape legislation to benefit the practice of medicine
- We work with our partners in the District executive branch to ensure health regulations are proactive on public health, protective of physician right to practice, and reasonable on who can practice health care.
- With the American Medical Association and national specialty societies, we lobby Congress and the Administration to ensure national health policy does not negatively impact physicians.
- Partnering with the AMA Litigation Center, we file amicus briefs and legal suits to protect physicians and reasonable health care practices.
Learn more about our work and successes below or using the links in the menu.
Resources for MSDC Advocacy
On December 8, 2020, the MSDC Board approved its advocacy priorities for the 24th Council period. You can see them here.
MSDC has different levels of support for legislation. Learn more about the MSDC Advocacy Rankings.
Learn more about MSDC's Advocacy Curriculum and how you can prepare to advocate for your profession and patients here.
Follow issues along with MSDC on our legislation tracking page.
2021 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala
October 29, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMMSDC members can "design a better future" at our annual member event.
Advocacy Forum with Ward 4 CM Janeese Lewis George
October 13, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMGet to know Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Aguilar George, who serves on the Committee on Human Services, Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, and other important Council committees.
Advocacy Forum: The DC Medicaid Situation
September 29, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMOnline eventMSDC will hold a townhall for members to learn the latest on the MCO situation and how they can make their voice heard for an equitable solution for patients and providers.
MSDC Recognizes National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
September 17, 2021
The Medical Society of the District of Columbia is committed to raising awareness of the physician suicide epidemic.Continue Reading
MSDC email to members on the COVID vaccine requirements and CME
September 7, 2021
MSDC has created a guide to help members sift through the changing COVID requirements for healthcare licensees.Continue Reading
Mayor Bowser Issues Emergency Order Addressing MedStar's MCO Status
September 3, 2021
MSDC joins letter with DC Hospital Association, DC Primary Care Association, DC Behavioral Health Association, and DC Health Care Association urging Council and Mayor to create long-term solution.Continue Reading