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.
December Advocacy Forum with Dr. Klint Peebles
December 16, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMLet's talk what happened in politics in 2021 and what we can expect in 2022 - come prepared to share your thoughts and issues!
MSDC Advocacy Committee November Meeting
November 8, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMThe Advocacy Committee will meet to discuss important legislation before the Council and Bowser Administration.
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 Curriculum: Looking Back on 2021 Year in Advocacy
December 21, 2021
This year saw some major wins in the physician agenda as well as the introduction of new tools to help with advocacy.Continue Reading
Councilmember Mary Cheh introduces Copay Accumulator Bill
December 15, 2021
The bill is a top advocacy priority for MSDC because it will help patients more easily afford prescription drugs.Continue Reading
DC Board of Medicine Takes Next Step For Regional Reciprocity
December 15, 2021
The Board voted to take the next step in helping DC reach a physician license reciprocity agreement with Maryland and Virginia.Continue Reading
MSDC Board Looks Back on Productive Past and Ahead to Bright Future
December 14, 2021
The MSDC Board met for the last time in 2021 to meet with special guests and plan for the upcoming year.Continue Reading