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Council on Legislation

The Council on Legislation (COL) makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding proposed federal legislation and regulations, model federal and state legislation and principles, and changes in existing AMA policy when necessary to accomplish effective legislative goals.

Council on Legislation Members

Members of the Council are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. Learn more about the current members of the Council on Legislation.

Function

The Bylaws of the American Medical Association (AMA) states that the function of the Council shall be:

  • To review proposed federal legislation and recommend appropriate action within AMA policy;
  • To recommend changes in existing AMA policy when necessary to accomplish effective legislative goals;
  • To serve as a reference council through which all legislative issues of the Association are channeled prior to final consideration by the Board of Trustees;
  • To maintain constant surveillance over the legislation scene and to anticipate future legislative needs;
  • To recommend to the Board of Trustees new federal legislation and legislation to modify existing laws of interest to the Association;
  • To monitor the development and issuance of federal regulations and to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning action on such regulations; and
  • To develop and recommend to the Board of Trustees model state legislation.

Contact Us

For questions and/or comments regarding the Council on Legislation, please contact:

George E. Cox III, JD
Secretary
Council on Legislation
American Medical Association
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
(202)789-7412
george.cox@ama-assn.org