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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.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) has been a contentious issue between physicians and certifying boards for many reasons.  Many physicians have looked to their national specialty and state medical societies to provide leadership in addressing these concerns.  The below letter discusses two meetings—a high-level summit that recently took place to discuss these problems, and a meeting this December with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and state medical societies to directly share views and seek agreement on how to reshape the MOC process to the betterment of our physicians and the patients in their care.  In addition to the letter, please see Appendix A, a listing of the issues discussed, and  Appendix B, a current tabulation of state legislative activities, successful and pending, which threaten rights to professi, onal self-regulation.

To view the bill that MedChi passed, please click here.