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 Asks SHPDA to Clarify Certificate of Need Process
December 2, 2021
MSDC seeks clarification on when a certificate of need is required for a change in a practice.Continue Reading
Partake in the Season of Giving with MSDC Wellness Programs
December 1, 2021
Your money, time, and advocacy help us build programs to support physicians in their greatest time of need.Continue Reading
Advocacy Curriculum: How to Advocate Via Social Media
November 29, 2021
Social media can be an effective advocacy tool to convince policymakers on an issue - but like an in-person meeting it needs to be done right.Continue Reading
MSDC Members Show Leadership at AMA Special Meeting
November 17, 2021
MSDC members gained new leadership positions and saw a report long advocated for by the delegation.Continue Reading