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 July Meeting
July 14, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMThe Advocacy Committee will meet to discuss important legislation before the Council and Bowser Administration.
MSDC Advocacy Committee May Meeting
May 26, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMThe Advocacy Committee will meet to discuss important legislation before the Council and Bowser Administration.
Advocacy Forum: What It's Like Testifying Before the Council
March 31, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMMSDC's March advocacy event will focus on testifying before the Council.
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
MSDC Member Dr. Zelivianskaia: From Moscow to Nebraska
March 15, 2022
A relocation from Moscow, Russia to Bellevue, Nebraska sparked a passion in anthropology for Dr. Anna ZelivianskaiaContinue Reading