COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians
The AMA is closely monitoring COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) developments. Learn more with the AMA's COVID-19 resource center.
What is physicians’ duty to treat during pandemics?
COVID-19 renewed questions around limits to professional duty. Learn how the AMA is updating the Code of Medical Ethics to advise physicians.
Ethics guidance during a pandemic: An overview
The AMA offers an overview of foundational guidance regarding medical ethics for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, on what physicians need to know about ethics in 2022
AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, on what physicians need to know about ethics in 2022.
Must physicians disclose personal health information to patients?
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics gives guidance to physicians on disclosing vaccination status.
Why doctors back state COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care
Physicians strongly support New York’s new COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Learn more with the AMA.
No COVID-19 vaccination, no care? Why that’s the wrong path
Physicians generally are obligated to care for patients, no matter their vaccination status. Learn about guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
Can physicians decline unvaccinated patients?
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides guidance for physicians on seeing patients who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.