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Welcome to MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society.  
As the statewide professional association for licensed 
physicians, we are dedicated to our mission to serve as 
Maryland's foremost advocate and resource for physicians, 
their patients, and 
public health.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Judicial Advocacy

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At times, MedChi becomes involved in major judicial action regarding medical practice.  Below is a list of some of these judicial advocacy initiatives.

  • Doyle v. Hogan - Brief of American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, American Medical Association, Maryland State Medical
    Society, National Association of Social Workers with National Association of Social Workers Maryland Chapter, and American Association for
    Marriage and Family Therapy as Amici Curiae in Support of Defendants-Apellees and Affirmance (December 30, 2019)
  • Peters v. Aetna - Brief of Amici Curiae AMerican Medical Asosciation, North Carolina Medical Society, Maryland State Medical Society, South Carolina Medical
    Association, and Medical Society of Virginia in SUpport of Plantiff-Appellant (December 27, 2019)
  • Williams v. PRCM - Maryland Physician Immunity from liability in decision to admit patient for psychiatric evaluation or treatment.
  • Doctors Rx, a Publication of Medical Mutual/Professionals Advocate, article entitled "What Patients Want" - Newsletter advising physicians regarding the recent Maryland case regarding informed consent.
For more information on MedChi's Judicial Advocacy, contact the Law & Advocacy Division.