Reports by the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) interpret the AMA Code of Medical Ethics to provide practical ethics guidance on timely topics.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics

When the AMA House of Delegates adopts the recommendations of a CEJA report they become Opinions in the Code of Medical Ethics. The body of the report, which sets out CEJA’s ethics analysis, is archived and remains available as a resource to help users apply guidance.

CEJA reports may not be reproduced without express written permission.

2018

Mergers of Secular and Religiously Affiliated Health Care Institutions

Medical Tourism

Expanded Access to Investigational Therapies

2017

Amendment to E-2.3.2, “Professionalism in Social Media”

Ethical Physician Conduct in the Media

2016

Modernized Code of Medical Ethics

Collaborative Care

2014

Ethically Sound Innovation in Medical Practice

Restrictive Covenants

Physician Exercise of Conscience

2013

Amendment to Opinion E-5.0551, “Confidential Care for Minors”

Amendment to Opinion E-8.061, “Gifts to Physicians from Industry"

Modernizing the Code of Medical Ethics

Professionalism in Health Care Systems

2012

Physician Stewardship of Health Care Resources

Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities

Amendment to Opinion E-9.011, “Continuing Medical Education”

2011

Financial Relationships with Industry in Continuing Medical Education

Amendment to Opinion E-2.146, “Cloning for Biomedical Research”

Informed Consent in Research Involving Stored Human Biological Materials

Deferral of Blood Donation by Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

2010

Amendment to E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

Amendment to E-10.016, “Pediatric Decision-Making”

Advance Care Planning

Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians for Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Nonsimultaneous, Altruistic Organ Donation

Professionalism in the Use of Social Media

Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2009

Financial Barriers to Health Care Access

A Physician's Role Following a Breach of Electronic Health Information

Physician Employment by a Nonphysician Supervisee

Quality

Human and Nonhuman Hybrids

Physicians with Disruptive Behavior

Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2008

Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Leasing Arrangements in Medical Imaging

Peers as Patients

Sedation to Unconsciousness in End-of-Life Care

Expedited Partner Therapy

Protection of Medical Staff Members’ Personal Proprietary Financial Information

Surgeons’ Attendance During Surgery

Physicians’ Self-Referral

Informed Consent in Investigational Trials

Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2007

Industry Representatives in Clinical Settings

Opinion E-8.132, “Referral of Patients: Disclosure of Limitations,” Amendment

Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

Physician Objection to Treatment and Individual Patient Discrimination

Restrictive Covenants

Physicians in Administrative or Other Non-clinical Roles

Modification of Ethics Policy to Ensure Inclusion for Transgender Physicians, Medical Students, and Patients

Amendment to Opinion E-9.095, “Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and Other Legal Restrictions on Medical Procedures”

Amendment to Opinion E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

Amendment to Opinion E-2.02, "Physicians' Obligations in Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Violence and Abuse"

Pediatric Decision-Making

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

 

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Thomas Wagner

Reports by the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) interpret the AMA Code of Medical Ethics to provide practical ethics guidance on timely topics.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics

When the AMA House of Delegates adopts the recommendations of a CEJA report they become Opinions in the Code of Medical Ethics. The body of the report, which sets out CEJA’s ethics analysis, is archived and remains available as a resource to help users apply guidance.

CEJA reports may not be reproduced without express written permission.

2018

Mergers of Secular and Religiously Affiliated Health Care Institutions

Medical Tourism

Expanded Access to Investigational Therapies

2017

Amendment to E-2.3.2, “Professionalism in Social Media”

Ethical Physician Conduct in the Media

2016

Modernized Code of Medical Ethics

Collaborative Care

2014

Ethically Sound Innovation in Medical Practice

Restrictive Covenants

Physician Exercise of Conscience

2013

Amendment to Opinion E-5.0551, “Confidential Care for Minors”

Amendment to Opinion E-8.061, “Gifts to Physicians from Industry"

Modernizing the Code of Medical Ethics

Professionalism in Health Care Systems

2012

Physician Stewardship of Health Care Resources

Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities

Amendment to Opinion E-9.011, “Continuing Medical Education”

2011

Financial Relationships with Industry in Continuing Medical Education

Amendment to Opinion E-2.146, “Cloning for Biomedical Research”

Informed Consent in Research Involving Stored Human Biological Materials

Deferral of Blood Donation by Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

2010

Amendment to E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

Amendment to E-10.016, “Pediatric Decision-Making”

Advance Care Planning

Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians for Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Nonsimultaneous, Altruistic Organ Donation

Professionalism in the Use of Social Media

Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2009

Financial Barriers to Health Care Access

A Physician's Role Following a Breach of Electronic Health Information

Physician Employment by a Nonphysician Supervisee

Quality

Human and Nonhuman Hybrids

Physicians with Disruptive Behavior

Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2008

Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Leasing Arrangements in Medical Imaging

Peers as Patients

Sedation to Unconsciousness in End-of-Life Care

Expedited Partner Therapy

Protection of Medical Staff Members’ Personal Proprietary Financial Information

Surgeons’ Attendance During Surgery

Physicians’ Self-Referral

Informed Consent in Investigational Trials

Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2007

Industry Representatives in Clinical Settings

Opinion E-8.132, “Referral of Patients: Disclosure of Limitations,” Amendment

Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

Physician Objection to Treatment and Individual Patient Discrimination

Restrictive Covenants

Physicians in Administrative or Other Non-clinical Roles

Modification of Ethics Policy to Ensure Inclusion for Transgender Physicians, Medical Students, and Patients

Amendment to Opinion E-9.095, “Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and Other Legal Restrictions on Medical Procedures”

Amendment to Opinion E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

Amendment to Opinion E-2.02, "Physicians' Obligations in Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Violence and Abuse"

Pediatric Decision-Making

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

 

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Thomas Wagner

2018

CEJA Report 3-A-18

2017

CEJA Report 2-I-17 (Opinion 8.12)

2016

CEJA Report 1-I-16 (Opinion 10.8)

2014

CEJA Report 2-A-14 (Opinion 1.2.11)

2014

CEJA Report 3-A-14 (Opinion 11.2.3.1)

2014

CEJA Report 1-I-14 (Opinion 1.1.7)

2013

CEJA Report 5-I-13 (Opinion 11.2.1)

2012

CEJA Report 1-A-12 (Opinion 11.1.2)

2010

CEJA Report 3-A-10 (Opinion 8.1)

2010

CEJA Report 4-I-10 (Opinion 5.1)

2010

CEJA Report 6-I-10 (Opinion 6.1.1)

2010

CEJA Report 8-I-10 (Opinion 2.3.2)

2009

CEJA Report 2-A-09 (Opinion 11.1.4)

2009

CEJA Report 5-A-09 (Opinion 1.1.6)

2009

CEJA Report 6-A-09 (Opinion 7.3.8)

2009

CEJA Report 3-I-09 (Opinion 9.4.4)

2008

CEJA Report 4-A-08 (Opinion 10.3)

2008

CEJA Report 6-A-08 (Opinion 8.9)

2008

CEJA Report 8-A-08 (Opinion 2.1.6)

2008

CEJA Report 1-I-08 (Opinion 9.6.9)

2008

CEJA Report 4-I-08 (Opinion 7.1.2)

2007

CEJA Report 5-A-07 (Opinion 1.2.9)

2007

CEJA Report 8-A-07 (Opinion 11.2.3.1)

2007

CEJA Report 8-I-07 (Opinion 2.2.1)

2007

CEJA Report 9-I-07 (Opinion 6.1.5)

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