Code of Medical Ethics: Professional self-regulation
As practicing clinicians, educators, professional colleagues, businesspeople and citizens, physicians should hold one another to high standards of conduct.
Physician Responsibilities to Colleagues with Illness, Disability or Impairment
Physicians who are impaired are deserving of thoughtful, compassionate care.
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.
Why physician competence should be top of mind, every day
It undergirds professional autonomy and the privilege of self-regulation. Learn with the AMA about self-assessment and self-awareness strategies.
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.
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