Osteopathic Medical Profession Supports Protection Of Patient-Physician Relationship And Ability To Discuss Firearm Violence
The AOA also adopted a policy opposing all legislation at the state and federal level which requires physicians to discuss or perform certain treatments or procedures not supported by evidence-based guidelines. The policy also opposes all legislation that prevents physicians from discussing certain health-related risk factors with their patients, including firearm violence.
About the House of Delegates The AOA's House of Delegates, comprised of more than 500 delegates representing osteopathic state medical associations, specialty societies, interns, residents and students from throughout the country, meets annually in July to set organizational policies and elect new officers.
About the American Osteopathic Association The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org.
SOURCE American Osteopathic Association
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