The 436th Session of the Maryland General Assembly concluded at midnight on Monday, April 11th. The General Assembly considered 2,832 legislative bills and resolutions plus the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget, 584 more bills than last Session. The MedChi Legislative Council reviewed...
Law and Advocacy
The Law and Advocacy Division serves as an information and advocacy conduit to and from members on matters of legal, legislative, and regulatory concern to Maryland physicians and analyzes public policy issues affecting physicians and health care. The Division ensures that members are kept informed of legal and regulatory changes affecting the practice of medicine and spearheads advocacy efforts directed at government agencies and business entities regarding developments in these areas. In addition, the attorneys assigned to the Division provide general legal services to MedChi.
The Information Center serves as a telephone-based resource for member questions regarding all facets of the practice of medicine. Staff of the Law and Advocacy Division provide information to member callers regarding topics such as medical records release and security, physician licensure, and managed care challenges. You can reach the Information Center at [email protected] or at 410-539-0872, ext. 3319.
The Legislative Office, located close to the State House in downtown Annapolis, coordinates MedChi's legislative activities, working closely with MedChi's lobbyist and physician activists to ensure that the voice of MedChi and Maryland physicians is heard in the General Assembly. The Legislative Office produces the Legislative Update weekly while the legislature is in session, arranges for physician testimony on bills, and staffs the meetings of the MedChi Legislative Committee. Reach the legislative office by e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at 410-539-0872 ext. 6001.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Overview of House Bill 437/Senate Bill 537 on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Please click here to view the whole report