July 05, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: California Physician's Legal Handbook Legal Medicine
CMA On-Call—the California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library—has been updated with 2018 content. One of CMA's most valuable member benefits, the health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal information on a variety of subjects of everyday importance to practicing physicians. The searchable online library contains all the information available in the California Physician's Legal Handbook (CPLH), an annual publication from CMA's Center for Legal Affairs.
Recently updated documents of particular interest include:
CMA members can access On-Call documents free at www.cmaodcs.org/health-law-library. Nonmembers can purchase On-Call documents for $2 per page.
CPLH, the complete health law library, is also available for purchase in a multi-volume print set or annual online subscription service. To order a copy, visit the CMA resource library or call (800) 882-1262.
Legal assistance for CMA members
Members also have access to the CMA legal information line, which provides members with information and resources about laws and regulations that impact the practice of medicine. While CMA staff cannot provide physicians with individual legal advice, our research associates, with the support of CMA legal counsel, will help you find legal information a multitude of health-law related issues, ranging from OSHA requirements to the retention of medical records. This service is free to CMA members (not available to nonmembers). For assistance, call CMA’s member help center, (800) 786-4262 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.