Legal Resources

The California Medical Association's (CMA) Center for Legal Affairs defends the rights of physicians in the courts and works closely with other CMA advocacy centers to influence health policy created by the policymakers, regulatory agencies and the private sector.



Health Law Library

California's most comprehensive health law and practice resource.




Legal Information Line

CMA Staff is ready to provide information about laws related to the practice of medicine. Call the Legal Information Line at (800) 786-4262



Advance Health Care Directive

Directive form, wallet cards and information which answers the questions commonly asked about Advance Directive.




New California Health Laws

Learn about new laws of interest to physician practices.





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