Frustrated with the vagaries of today's health care system? Would you like to see something done to fix it? Do you have some new and/or innovative policy ideas you would like to share? The SFMS delegation to the CMA House of Delegates (HOD) would like your input about issues and concerns you have as a San Francisco physician.
The SFMS delegation has long had a significant impact on CMA policy, which can have a real world influence on state and national policy. We develop resolutions on any issue related to medicine and public health, and welcome ideas from any SFMS member.
Please submit any issues or concerns and potential policy solutions we can bring to the table on your behalf in the comments section at the bottom of this page (comments section) or email Steve Heilig by August 1, 2012.
The CMA House of Delegates is the CMA policy-making body that represents physicians statewide. The delegates meet once a year to establish CMA policies on key issues that affect the practice of medicine, from medical ethics to critical matters of public health. SFMS will once again send a full delegation to this year’s meeting. Our delegates share the responsibility of representing the voices of San Francisco family physicians, their patients, and the communities in which they live.
Resolutions adopted at past HODs include banning sugar drinks in schools, establishing regulation of e-cigarettes, granting minor access to obtain preventative treatment for STIs without parental consent, and assisting students and residents with medical education debt.