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.
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 Forum with Ward 4 CM Janeese Lewis George
October 13, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMGet to know Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George, who serves on the Committee on Human Services, Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, and other important Council committees.
MSDC and Allies Testify to Pass Copay Accumulator Act
June 28, 2022
MSDC physicians joined patient advocates in testifying in favor of legislation near the top of the physician agenda.Continue Reading
MSDC and Coalition Partners Send Letter in Support of Copay Accumulator Legislation
June 27, 2022
MSDC and 14 other associations sent a letter of support to Chair Vince Gray for a key bill on MSDC's legislative agenda.Continue Reading
Dr. Marchalik is Broadening the Minds of Medical Students through Humanities
June 24, 2022
Meet MSDC award winner, speaker, and volunteer Dr. Dan MarchalikContinue Reading