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About the Council on Legislation (COL)

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The Council on Legislation (COL) reviews proposed federal legislation and recommend appropriate action in accordance with AMA policy. It also recommends changes in existing AMA policy when necessary to accomplish effective legislative goals and recommends to the Board of Trustees new federal legislation and legislation to modify existing laws of interest to the AMA.

Council Appointments

The council consists of 12 active members of the AMA, one of whom shall be a resident/fellow physician, and one of whom shall be a medical student. These members of the council are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The medical student member is appointed from nominations submitted by the Medical Student Section.

Contact Information

For questions and/or comments regarding the COL, please contact:

George E. Cox III, JD
Council on Legislation
American Medical Association
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 789-7412
Email: [email protected]

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