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Organized Medical Staff Section

The Organized Medical Staff Section is the Section of the AMA that is the advocate, voice and resource for physicians who are members of the medical staffs and other organizations.

Subscribe to the OMSS email list to receive weekly updates on issues of interest to medical staff members.

Register now for the 2014 AMA-OMSS Annual Meeting
The 2014 AMA-OMSS Annual Meeting will be held June 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Visit the Annual Meeting webpage to register, make hotel reservations, download a draft agenda, and learn more about the meeting.

OMSS Representative Quarterly Conference Call
The next OMSS Representative Quarterly Conference Call will be held Tuesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

New resource - Guidance on Medical Staff-Hospital Compacts
At its 2013 Annual Meeting, the AMA House of Delegates adopted policy, introduced by the OMSS, recommending that medical staffs not enter into compacts or similar agreements with their hospitals' governing bodies or administrations. Instead, the AMA encourages organized medical staffs and hospital governing bodies to:

  1. Clearly define within the medical staff bylaws the obligations of each party ;
  2. Outline within the medical staff bylaws the processes by which conflicts between the organized medical staff and the hospital governing body are to be resolved; and
  3. Regard the medical staff bylaws as a binding, mutually enforceable agreement between the organized medical staff and the hospital governing body.

Read the AMA’s full statement on medical staff-hospital compacts