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.

LINK 1: 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

PDF 1: Mergers of Secular and Religiously Affiliated Health Care Institutions

PDF 2: Medical Tourism

PDF 3: Expanded Access to Investigational Therapies

2017

PDF 4: Amendment to E-2.3.2, “Professionalism in Social Media”

PDF 5: Ethical Physician Conduct in the Media

2016

PDF 6: Modernized Code of Medical Ethics

PDF 7: Collaborative Care

2014

PDF 8: Ethically Sound Innovation in Medical Practice

PDF 9: Restrictive Covenants

PDF 10: Physician Exercise of Conscience

2013

PDF 11:  Amendment to Opinion E-5.0551, “Confidential Care for Minors”

PDF 12: Amendment to Opinion E-8.061, “Gifts to Physicians from Industry"

PDF 13: Modernizing the Code of Medical Ethics

PDF 14: Professionalism in Health Care Systems

2012

PDF 15: Physician Stewardship of Health Care Resources

PDF 16: Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities

PDF 17: Amendment to Opinion E-9.011, “Continuing Medical Education”

2011

PDF 18: Financial Relationships with Industry in Continuing Medical Education

PDF 19: Amendment to Opinion E-2.146, “Cloning for Biomedical Research”

PDF 20: Informed Consent in Research Involving Stored Human Biological Materials

PDF 21: Deferral of Blood Donation by Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

2010

PDF 22: Amendment to E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

PDF 23: Amendment to E-10.016, “Pediatric Decision-Making”

PDF 24: Advance Care Planning

PDF 25: Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians for Vaccine-Preventable Disease

PDF 26: Nonsimultaneous, Altruistic Organ Donation

PDF 27: Professionalism in the Use of Social Media

PDF 28: Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2009

PDF 29: Financial Barriers to Health Care Access

PDF 30: A Physician's Role Following a Breach of Electronic Health Information

PDF 31: Physician Employment by a Nonphysician Supervisee

PDF 32: Quality

PDF 33: Human and Nonhuman Hybrids

PDF 34: Physicians with Disruptive Behavior

PDF 35: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2008

PDF 36: Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Leasing Arrangements in Medical Imaging

PDF 37: Peers as Patients

PDF 38: Sedation to Unconsciousness in End-of-Life Care

PDF 39: Expedited Partner Therapy

PDF 40: Protection of Medical Staff Members’ Personal Proprietary Financial Information

PDF 41: Surgeons’ Attendance During Surgery

PDF 42: Physicians’ Self-Referral

PDF 43: Informed Consent in Investigational Trials

PDF 44: Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2007

PDF 45: Industry Representatives in Clinical Settings

PDF 46: Opinion E-8.132, “Referral of Patients: Disclosure of Limitations,” Amendment

PDF 47: Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

PDF 48: Physician Objection to Treatment and Individual Patient Discrimination

PDF 49: Restrictive Covenants

PDF 50: Physicians in Administrative or Other Non-clinical Roles

PDF 51: Modification of Ethics Policy to Ensure Inclusion for Transgender Physicians, Medical Students, and Patients

PDF 52: Amendment to Opinion E-9.095, “Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and Other Legal Restrictions on Medical Procedures”

PDF 53: Amendment to Opinion E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

PDF 54: Amendment to Opinion E-2.02, "Physicians' Obligations in Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Violence and Abuse"

PDF 55: Pediatric Decision-Making

PDF 56: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

 

LINK 2: Access council reports prior to 2007

LINK 3: Learn more about the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

CONTACT 1: 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.

LINK 1: 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

PDF 1: Mergers of Secular and Religiously Affiliated Health Care Institutions

PDF 2: Medical Tourism

PDF 3: Expanded Access to Investigational Therapies

2017

PDF 4: Amendment to E-2.3.2, “Professionalism in Social Media”

PDF 5: Ethical Physician Conduct in the Media

2016

PDF 6: Modernized Code of Medical Ethics

PDF 7: Collaborative Care

2014

PDF 8: Ethically Sound Innovation in Medical Practice

PDF 9: Restrictive Covenants

PDF 10: Physician Exercise of Conscience

2013

PDF 11:  Amendment to Opinion E-5.0551, “Confidential Care for Minors”

PDF 12: Amendment to Opinion E-8.061, “Gifts to Physicians from Industry"

PDF 13: Modernizing the Code of Medical Ethics

PDF 14: Professionalism in Health Care Systems

2012

PDF 15: Physician Stewardship of Health Care Resources

PDF 16: Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities

PDF 17: Amendment to Opinion E-9.011, “Continuing Medical Education”

2011

PDF 18: Financial Relationships with Industry in Continuing Medical Education

PDF 19: Amendment to Opinion E-2.146, “Cloning for Biomedical Research”

PDF 20: Informed Consent in Research Involving Stored Human Biological Materials

PDF 21: Deferral of Blood Donation by Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

2010

PDF 22: Amendment to E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

PDF 23: Amendment to E-10.016, “Pediatric Decision-Making”

PDF 24: Advance Care Planning

PDF 25: Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians for Vaccine-Preventable Disease

PDF 26: Nonsimultaneous, Altruistic Organ Donation

PDF 27: Professionalism in the Use of Social Media

PDF 28: Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2009

PDF 29: Financial Barriers to Health Care Access

PDF 30: A Physician's Role Following a Breach of Electronic Health Information

PDF 31: Physician Employment by a Nonphysician Supervisee

PDF 32: Quality

PDF 33: Human and Nonhuman Hybrids

PDF 34: Physicians with Disruptive Behavior

PDF 35: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2008

PDF 36: Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Leasing Arrangements in Medical Imaging

PDF 37: Peers as Patients

PDF 38: Sedation to Unconsciousness in End-of-Life Care

PDF 39: Expedited Partner Therapy

PDF 40: Protection of Medical Staff Members’ Personal Proprietary Financial Information

PDF 41: Surgeons’ Attendance During Surgery

PDF 42: Physicians’ Self-Referral

PDF 43: Informed Consent in Investigational Trials

PDF 44: Update: Modernizing the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

2007

PDF 45: Industry Representatives in Clinical Settings

PDF 46: Opinion E-8.132, “Referral of Patients: Disclosure of Limitations,” Amendment

PDF 47: Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans

PDF 48: Physician Objection to Treatment and Individual Patient Discrimination

PDF 49: Restrictive Covenants

PDF 50: Physicians in Administrative or Other Non-clinical Roles

PDF 51: Modification of Ethics Policy to Ensure Inclusion for Transgender Physicians, Medical Students, and Patients

PDF 52: Amendment to Opinion E-9.095, “Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and Other Legal Restrictions on Medical Procedures”

PDF 53: Amendment to Opinion E-2.23, “HIV Testing”

PDF 54: Amendment to Opinion E-2.02, "Physicians' Obligations in Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Violence and Abuse"

PDF 55: Pediatric Decision-Making

PDF 56: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

 

LINK 2: Access council reports prior to 2007

LINK 3: Learn more about the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

CONTACT 1: Thomas Wagner

PDF 2: 2018

CEJA Report 3-A-18

PDF 5: 2017

CEJA Report 2-I-17 (Opinion 8.12)

PDF 7: 2016

CEJA Report 1-I-16 (Opinion 10.8)

PDF 8: 2014

CEJA Report 2-A-14 (Opinion 1.2.11)

PDF 9: 2014

CEJA Report 3-A-14 (Opinion 11.2.3.1)

PDF 10: 2014

CEJA Report 1-I-14 (Opinion 1.1.7)

PDF 14: 2013

CEJA Report 5-I-13 (Opinion 11.2.1)

PDF 15: 2012

CEJA Report 1-A-12 (Opinion 11.1.2)

PDF 22: 2010

CEJA Report 3-A-10 (Opinion 8.1)

PDF 23: 2010

CEJA Report 1-I-10 (Opinion 2.2.1)

PDF 24: 2010

CEJA Report 4-I-10 (Opinion 5.1)

PDF 26: 2010

CEJA Report 6-I-10 (Opinion 6.1.1)

PDF 27: 2010

CEJA Report 8-I-10 (Opinion 2.3.2)

PDF 29: 2009

CEJA Report 2-A-09 (Opinion 11.1.4)

PDF 31: 2009

CEJA Report 4-A-09 (Opinion 10.2)

PDF 32: 2009

CEJA Report 5-A-09 (Opinion 1.1.6)

PDF 33: 2009

CEJA Report 6-A-09 (Opinion 7.3.8)

PDF 34: 2009

CEJA Report 3-I-09 (Opinion 9.4.4)

PDF 37: 2008

CEJA Report 4-A-08 (Opinion 10.3)

PDF 38: 2008

CEJA Report 5-A-08 (Opinion 5.6)

PDF 39: 2008

CEJA Report 6-A-08 (Opinion 8.9)

PDF 41: 2008

CEJA Report 8-A-08 (Opinion 2.1.6)

PDF 42: 2008

CEJA Report 1-I-08 (Opinion 9.6.9)

PDF 43: 2008

CEJA Report 4-I-08 (Opinion 7.1.2)

PDF 45: 2007

CEJA Report 2-A-07 (Opinion 10.6)

PDF 47: 2007

CEJA Report 5-A-07 (Opinion 1.2.9)

PDF 49: 2007

CEJA Report 8-A-07 (Opinion 11.2.3.1)

PDF 50: 2007

CEJA Report 10-A-07 (Opinion 10.1)

PDF 53: 2007

CEJA Report 4-I-07 (Opinion 8.1)

PDF 55: 2007

CEJA Report 8-I-07 (Opinion 2.2.1)

PDF 56: 2007

CEJA Report 9-I-07 (Opinion 6.1.5)

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