Maintenance of Certification bill provides needed relief for physicians.
Finally, legislators are taking notice of the abuse of MOC in Florida and proposing laws to stop it. Representative Dr. Julio Gonzalez (Venice) and Senator Jeff Brandes (Pinellas County) have each sponsored legislation to help doctors and the patients they serve. The bill in the House is HB 723 and the Senate Bill number is pending. The efforts of the AAPS Florida chapter brought these bills to fruition.
The MOC control bill would do the following:
1. Prohibit MOC for Florida Medical License
2. Prohibit mandatory MOC participation for membership on hospital medical staff.
3. Prohibit mandatory MOC participation as condition to be included in Insurance physician panel.
Passing these bills in Florida’s House and Senate will require significant physician participation. Please go to our MOC Action center to learn how you can help. Keep updated to the MOC action Center, as we need you to continue to contact legislators through May as the bills are heard in committee.
David McKalip, M.D.
President, Florida Chapter, AAPS