The Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) held its June Section Meeting on Friday, June 10, 2022. The in-person meeting had more than 40 attendees, including OMSS members and invited guests.

The section heard testimony and debate on opposing the criminalization of physicians in medical practice, and the importance of maintaining an open an equitable hospital work environment for specialists. OMSS also debated strategy on protecting physician well-being on board certification applications and clarifying health care provider identification.

The section transmitted eight resolutions to the House of Delegates for consideration at its June 2022 Meeting:

  • Resolution 1: Maintaining an Open and Equitable Hospital Work Environment for Specialists
  • Resolution 2: Promoting Proper Oversight and Reimbursement for Specialty Physician Extenders and Non-Physician Practitioners
  • Resolution 3: Protecting Physician Wellbeing on Board Certification Applications
  • Resolution 4: Clarification of Healthcare Physician Identification: Consumer Truth & Transparency
  • Resolution 5: Creation of United Nations “Dr. Saul Hertz Theranostic Nuclear Medicine” International Day
  • Resolution 6: Opposition to Criminalization of Physicians’ Medical Practice
  • Resolution 7: Virtual Attendance at AMA Meetings
  • Resolution 8: Physician Medical License Use in Clinical Supervision

The section voted to provide support for a variety of AMA House of Delegates resolutions, including:

  • Res. 202: AMA Position on All Payer Database Creation
  • Res. 219: Due Process and Independent Contractors
  • Res. 222: To Study the Economic Impact of Mid-Level Provider Employment in The United States of America

OMSS policy proceedings

Attendees heard a presentation from Richard Hawkins, MD, president and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) on the recently revised certification standards. The Assembly also heard, and participated in, a didactic panel discussion addressing what medical staff need to know about employed physicians. The program was moderated by Elizabeth Snelson, Esq, and panel members included: Rob Lee, MD, John Flores, MD, Nancy Mueller, MD, Nancy Church, MD, Elizabeth Davlantes, MD, and Nancy Fan, MD. The Joint Commission also provided an ad hoc update for attendees.

Learn more about the OMSS, and how to become engaged.

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