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Advocacy

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.

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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.

 

Advocacy Events

 

  • Vincent Gray
    UMC/DHCF/Deputy Mayor Oversight Hearing

    March 5, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The Committee on Health will hold an oversight hearing on United Medical Center, the Department of Health Care Finance, and the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.
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    MSDC February Board Meeting

    February 24, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    MSDC Headquarters
    The first 2020 meeting of the MSDC Board of Directors
  • Vincent Gray
    DC Health Oversight Hearing

    February 20, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The Committee on Health will hold its annual oversight hearing of DC Health

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