South Carolina Medical Association resolution opposing MOC
Below is the resolution affirming continuing medical education and opposing Maintenance of Certification (MOC) just adopted by the South Carolina Medical Association. What’s unique about this action is that it specifically opposes “mandatory maintenance of certification for licensure, hospital privileges and reimbursement from third-party payers.”
There is also talk of lobbyists getting this codified into state law.
I was just notified of this finalized version of the resolution by Paul Kempen, MD, an Ohio physician who led the opposition to Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) in Ohio, where it was defeated. He thinks this could be used as a template by other state medical societies.
I have already contacted the Iowa Medical Society to inquire whether or not they would support such a resolution. Recall that my resolution to support lifelong learning and oppose MOL was adopted in April 2013 by the Iowa Medical Society House of Delegates.
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