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.
2022 MSDC Annual Meeting and Gala
October 28, 2022Save the date for our annual meeting of members/social event.
Physician Advocacy 101
June 21, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMHow can you best make your voice heard on issues important to you? Learn how to be a physician advocate at the local and national level from your peers.
Prior Authorization Reform: Advocacy Tips for Time-crunched Physicians
February 24 to 25, 2022In under ten minutes, MSDC Advocacy Committee Chair Dr. Klint Peebles offers a tutorial on how to successfully advocate for prior auth reform in DC.
MSDC Named to New Task Force on Healthcare Workforce
May 3, 2022
The task force will make recommendations for local action to support and grow the healthcare workforce.Continue Reading
MSDC, AMA Issue Joint Statement Supporting Prior Auth Reform Bill
April 5, 2022
The Medical Society of DC and American Medical Association share to the Committee on Health why B24-0655 is needed reform in DC medicine.Continue Reading