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.
MSDC Recommends to Mayor Bowser Health Improvements for Re-Open Plan
May 28, 2020
MSDC made a set of recommendations to the Mayor on how to protect the health of residents during the re-open DC plan.Continue Reading
2021 Budget Oversight Hearing
June 5, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMVirtual meeting platformThe Committee on Health will hold a 2021 budget oversight hearing with various health agencies.
Committee on Health Public Hearing
June 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMThe Committee on Health will hold a hearing on two legislative items (subject to revisions)
2021 Budget Oversight Hearing: Committee on Health
June 10, 2020 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMThe Committee on Health will hold an oversight hearing for agencies under its purview. This sessions will be for public witnesses to testify.