Interested in learning more about MSDC's advocacy efforts, or getting more involved in advocating for your profession? Contact our office to learn more or complete the form below!
The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with the Council of DC, the DC Departments of Health and Behavioral Health, the DC Boards of Medicine and Pharmacy, plus other members of the medical community.
The District has a different process for passing laws than the federal government. See "How a (DC) Bill Becomes a Law" for an overview of DC's policy-making process.
Keep track of upcoming advocacy events and hearing. Bookmark the MSDC calendar (found here) to see upcoming hearings and how you can testify. Or just contact MSDC/fill out the form below!
Keep track of MSDC legislation
Keep track of the bills moving through the Council that MSDC is tracking. View our online tracking sheet here (25th Council information coming soon)
Advocacy Curriculum Articles
September 20 is MSDC Day of Action on Prior Auth and Copay Accumulators
September 7, 2022
Learn how you can make a difference in reforming prior auth in DCContinue Reading
2022 Looks to Be A Very Busy Year in Physician Advocacy
January 4, 2022
Physicians will need to be strong advocates for and against the major issues MSDC expects the DC Council to debate this calendar year.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
Advocacy Curriculum: Using Scary Stories and Treats to Advocate Your Position
October 28, 2021
It's not scary to talk about an issue before a policymaker, but be prepared with treats rather than tricks to make your point.Continue Reading
Advocacy curriculum: How MSDC prioritizes bills in the Council
August 27, 2021
How does MSDC decide which bills in the Council to spend the most time on, and which to just watch?Continue Reading