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CMA PUBLISHES PHYSICIAN GUIDANCE FOR THE END OF LIFE OPTION ACT

The Medical Association (CMA) has published new legal guidance intended to help physicians and patients understand the End of Life Option Act, which was passed in 2015 and makes physician aid-in-dying legal in California. The document is in a question-and-answer format, and is intended to help both physicians and patients navigate the complicated law. “As physicians, there are a lot of questions about requirements under the new law, required documentation and forms, requests for the drug, consulting physicians and so on,” said CMA President Steve Larson, M.D. “There certainly will be areas that evolve as we look to best practices in ...

California doctors’ lobby group pushes agenda with swagger

California Medical Association won its seminal malpractice fight Group’s self-confidence, money and connections give it influence Now, it’s leading statewide effort to tax cigarettes $2 per pack From left, California Medical Association general counsel Francisco Silva, CEO Dustin Corcoran and Janus Norman, senior vice president, talk at their Sacramento headquarters last week. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO ccadelago@sacbee.com As large clocks around the office counted down to Election Day last year, leading physicians ditched their business meeting and marched downstairs to stuff envelopes with campaign pamphlets in a makeshift war room at the California Medical Association’s Sacramento headquarters. No issue confronting voters threatened the pocketbooks and political ...

2015 President’s Reception and Awards Gala

2015 President’s Reception and Awards Gala Each year, the California Medical Association (CMA) and the CMA Foundation celebrate the extraordinary leadership of individuals and organizations making a difference in the health of Californians. The incoming CMA president and recipients of the Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Award and the Adarsh S. Mahal, M.D., Access to Health Care and Disparities Award are recognized at the annual President’s Reception and Awards Gala, which includes a cocktail reception, dinner, inspiring awards presentation, live auction and exciting entertainment. This year’s black tie event will take place at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on the ...

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION AND AWARDS GALA

The California Medical Association (CMA) and the CMA Foundation invite you to the 19th Annual President’s Reception and Awards Gala, October 17, at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim. The black tie event will immediately follow CMA’s annual House of Delegates session that day. Entertainment for this year's Gala includes The Power Mix, a 15-piece band featuring a team of male and female vocalists covering the best-loved songs and dance hits from yesterday and today. Each year CMA and the CMA Foundation celebrate the extraordinary leadership of individuals and organizations making a difference in the health of Californians. Recipients ...

Sacramento CMA member wins AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has awarded Sacramento area physician and U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel Darryl Hunter, M.D., its prestigious Excellence in Medicine award. Dr. Hunter was recognized for his outstanding leadership and exceptional service to veterans, students and underserved community members. The award was presented to Dr. Hunter during AMA’s national meeting in Chicago last week. “As an AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award winner, Dr. Hunter reminds us all what it means to be a doctor – caring, compassionate and selfless,” said Steven W. Churchill, executive director of the AMA Foundation. “Dr. Hunter’s work with veterans ...

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