March 18, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership
On Friday, the 50 physician members of the California Medical Association (CMA) Council on Legislation (COL) met to discuss and recommend positions on legislation that would impact physicians and the practice of medicine in California.
In the weeks leading up to COL, after the deadline for bill introductions, a list of relevant bills was circulated to COL members with recommended positions from CMA staff. Any questions, points of clarification, need for additional information or suggested changes in bill positions are brought to the floor of COL, where a robust discussion takes place.
All of the recommended positions taken by COL will be presented to the CMA Board of Trustees for finalization at their next meeting on April 25. These then become CMA’s official positions throughout the current legislative cycle.
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