OCMA/CMA, the voice of Orange County and California physicians, relies on physician involvement to transform our healthcare. Involvement from our physician members and executive staff allows OCMA to continually play a vital role at the state capitol.
OCMA/CMA keeps legislators aware of how proposed legislation could enhance or threaten patients’ health or physicians’ ability to practice medicine. From sponsoring legislation to testifying in committee and meeting one-on-one with elected officials, OCMA/CMA advocates on behalf of physicians and patients throughout the legislative session. This advocacy positively affects the delivery of healthcare and the practice of medicine in Orange County and California, and all of this success is made possible by the strength of our membership. As an OCMA member, there are many ways to be involved in shaping health policy and the future of medicine. Whether you have only five minutes or you can devote more substantial time, below are some ways to get started.
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Cooperates with the CMA in matters pertaining to legislation.
Physician Wellness Committee
Develops programs and resources to prevent physician burnout and promote physician wellness.
Selects nominees for the OCMA Board of Directors, Officers, Delegates and Alternatives to the CMA House of Delegates and AMA/CMA trustees.
Organized Medical Staff Committee
Maintains ongoing liaison with medical staffs of Orange County hospitals and initiates recommendations on issues of mutual concern to OCMA and Orange County medical staffs.
Patient Complaint Peer Review Panel
Reviews complaints, malpractice allegations and evaluates claims of improper medical practice. Attempts to improve patient/physician communication and advises both in a constructive manner. The panel has no authority to revoke a medical license or to discipline member physicians.
Physician of Excellence (POE) Committee
Annual program which recognizes excellent physicians in the county. Committee reviews POE nominations and selects yearly honorees.
Board Delegation Opportunities
Doctors of Orange County Political Action Committee (DOCPAC) Board
Cooperates with the CMA in matters pertaining to legislation and advises OCMA membership of actions to be taken regarding contributions to Orange County supervisorial seats.
Orange County Medical Association Board of Directors
Serve as a district representative throughout the county. Participants are nominated by the OCMA Nominating Committee.
California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD)
CMA’s legislative body, the House of Delegates, meets once a year to establish CMA policies on key issues that affect the practice of medicine, from medical ethics to critical matters of public health. Delegates are nominated by the OCMA Nominating Committee. Contact: Holly Appelbaum, email@example.com