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Council on Ethical, Legal and Judicial Affairs

CMA's Council on Ethical, Legal and Judicial Affairs studies evolving social and philosophical trends and issues that are of immediate or long-term concern to the medical profession, with emphasis on medical ethics, bio-ethics and attendant areas.

The Council functions as an appellate body for the purpose of hearing and deciding appeals of disciplinary actions taken by component medical societies; is responsible for interpreting CMA's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws in any issue or dispute referred by the Board of Trustees (BOT) or the House of Delegates (HOD); and is responsible for enforcing CMA’s conflict of interest policy.

The Council also provides oversight of the following subcommittee Subcommittee on Professional Liability and serves as a reference committee for the HOD if and when an issue of business has been assigned by the Speaker and the Committee of Delegation Chairs. These responsibilities include studying, soliciting testimony and making recommendations to the BOT on submitted resolutions in its issue areas.

Officers

Moustapha Abou-Samra, M.D., N.S.
Chair
Ventura

Steven Kmucha, M.D.
Vice-Chair
Brea

David Bazzo, M.D.
San Diego

Kyle Edmonds, M.D.
San Diego

Seham El-Diwany, M.D.
Daly City

Rachel Ekaireb, M.D.
Sacramento

Rowena Hann, M.D.
Claremont

David Lerman, M.D.
Los Angeles

Samuel Miles, M.D.
Loma Linda

Christopher R. Neville, M.D.
Modesto

Frank Staggers, Jr., M.D.
Oakland

Winnie Tong, M.D.
San Francisco

Stephanie Amaral
Consultant
Merced

 

Staff Coordinator

Jessica Rubenstein
(916) 444-5532

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