Testimony of AAPS for SB 1257 and SCR 1003 (Anti-MOC, Anti-Compact)

Arizona Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Feb 11, 2015

Senator Barto, Members of Committee:

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and its Arizona State Chapter thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of SB 1257 and SCR 1003. We urge Arizona to protect its sovereignty and to reject the influence of out-of-state private corporations seeking to control the practice of medicine.

AAPS is a national organization of physicians in all specialties founded in 1943 to protect private medicine and the patient-physician relationship. I am Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of AAPS. I was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 1977.

SB 1257 and SCR 1003 are important because of a national campaign by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to persuade legislatures to require current specialty certification by a board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for a basic medical license (Maintenance of Licensure or MOL). Continue reading “Testimony of AAPS for SB 1257 and SCR 1003 (Anti-MOC, Anti-Compact)”

AZ Senate Hearings on MOC, Feb 11, 2015

The Arizona State Senate will be holding a hearing at 2pm, Wednesday, February 11 on bills to protect the rights of Arizona physicians and patients!

Your input is crucial; we need your presence at this hearing!

2pm, Feburary 11, 2015

Arizona State Senate
Senate Hearing Room 1 – Health and Human Services Committee
1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ

(Note: Also plan to join us at 6pm for dinner after the hearing. This will serve as the first AZ AAPS chapter meeting of the year. Details coming soon.)

Thanks to Senator Kelli Ward, DO, two bills have been introduced to curb the intrusion of mandatory, time-wasting, Maintenance of Certification requirements that detract from patient care.

This is a significant opportunity to take a stand against MOC and for protecting patient access to the physicians of their choice.  

Help kick bureaucrats out of the exam room by coming to support these important pieces of legislation!

Please reply to this email if you will plan to come.  All that is needed is for you to briefly explain how MOC impacts your practice.

P.S. Following the hearing the Arizona Chapter of AAPS will be holding its first dinner meeting of 2015.  Plan to join your colleagues at 6pm for food, discussion, and presentations by special guests to be announced soon.  More details coming soon.