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Seeking Two Physicians for the HOD Resident Fellow Section

SDCMS is seeking two resident physicians to serve on the Resident Fellow Section (RFS) Delegation for this year’s CMA House of Delegates (HOD). Requirements to serve include being an active resident member of SDCMS-CMA and being able to attend all of HOD (October 15–16, 2016 in Sacramento). If interested in being nominated or for additional information, please contact Jen Ohmstede at (858) 300-2781 or via email at JOhmstede@SDCMS.org. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, July 15, 2016. Travel expenses for the RFS delegates are ...

SB 128 – The End of Life Option Act

As has been widely reported in the media, legislation has been introduced in Sacramento that would legalize physician prescribing of lethal medications to terminally ill patients who request assistance ending their lives. If SB 128 (Wolk), The End of Life Option Act, is enacted into law, California would join five other states in allowing and regulating physician-assisted suicide / physician aid-in-dying (PAS / PAD). Click here to access the full text of the bill. The California Medical Association (CMA) has current, longstanding policy in opposition to PAS and has successfully ...

SDCMS Board of Directors (BOD) / Delegation Meeting Tuesday, October 1

SDCMS BOD Members and House of Delegates (HOD) / District 1 Delegates and Alternates: Just a reminder that we have a combined BOD / Delegation meeting that will take place on Tuesday, October 1 — the meeting will start promptly at 6:00pm.  As we will be reviewing all of the resolutions for this year’s HOD, we anticipate this meeting will run long (until at least 9:00pm or later). Please plan your schedule accordingly. The resolutions are accessible below: Reference Committee A Resolutions Reference Committee ...