Government Relations Advocacy Updates

Each issue of the Government Relations Advocacy Update provides insights into legislative and judicial actions that impact medical liability and the practice of medicine. We are committed to providing an enduring national platform for advocacy for the medical profession.

Latest Issue: Spring 2020

This edition of Advocacy Update provides a glimpse into the many government actions taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic and features the usual summary of medical professional liability and practice of medicine legislation, an issue brief on the very important policy issue commonly called “Phantom Damages, or billed vs paid,” information about the proposition to repeal California’s MICRA protections, and a review of relevant case law.


Previous Issues

Winter 2019 Advocacy Update

October 2019 Advocacy Update

July 2019 Advocacy Update

April 2019 Advocacy Update

Track Legislation in Your State

More than 150,000 bills are introduced each year in state and federal legislatures. We continually monitor legislation that impacts our members and advocate on your behalf. See legislative activity in your state.

Urge Congress to Protect Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19

We encourage our members to join us in calling on Congress to include medical liability immunity in the next coronavirus relief legislation to protect healthcare professionals and hospitals caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Protect healthcare cost and access for all: Oppose the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act”


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