Time To Control MOC in Florida – Help Pass HB 723 for MOC Relief!


Maintenance of Certification bill provides needed relief for physicians.

Please go to our MOC Action center to learn how you can help.

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.

Sincerely,

David McKalip, M.D.

President, Florida Chapter, AAPS

4 thoughts on “Time To Control MOC in Florida – Help Pass HB 723 for MOC Relief!”

  1. 2/14/17
    In this paper are 3 reasons MOC control Bill will do:
    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.

    My comment:
    In the original bill it was mentioned “employment”.
    Which it was not included in this paper.

    Please elaborate !!!!

    Thank you

    Dr Tomas de Brigard; Pediatrician
    Brandon, Florida

    1. Sorry for the very delayed reply. The word employment was removed from the bill in the amendment processs in the House. However the bill still states that no hospital can require it to be ont he medical staff.

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