Proposed Resolutions
Physicians Pass Resolutions Opposing MOC & MOL
Physicians Pass Resolutions Opposing MOC & MOL
Physicians Pass Resolutions Opposing MOC & MOL In recent weeks both the Washington State Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia have passed resolutions in opposition to MOC and MOL. Add your state medical society to the growing list who oppose the Federation of State Medical Board’s (FSMB) new maintenance of licensure requirements (MOL) which are planned for implementation in all states. Sample Resolution Language: At their 2013 the Medical Society State of New York House of Delegates meeting, the following MOC/MOL resolutions were adopted. Maintenance of Licensure (MOL):  RESOLVED, That MSSNY oppose any efforts by the New York... read more
Medical Society State of NY adopts resolutions in opposition to MOC and MOL
On the weekend of April 13, 2013, the Medical Society State of New York House of Delegates adopted resolutions in opposition to MOC and MOL. RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO MANDATORY MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION Resolutions 165 and 168, Opposition to Mandatory Maintenance of Certification, were combined. A substitute resolution was offered by the Reference Committee and the House added an additional resolved between the third and fourth resolveds. What was adopted reads as follows: RESOLVED, That the Medical Society of the State of New York acknowledges that the certification requirements within the Maintenance of Certification process are costly, time intensive and... read more
Model Lesiglation on Physician Relicensing
Background information Advances in healthcare have required physicians to remain current in their own specialty on a continuing basis. Physicians generally remain current in their knowledge base by attending seminars, reading journals, discussions with other physicians, and various other endeavors which are designed to continually improve a physician’s delivery of medical care. Many states require that a certain number of continuing medical education (CME) hours be obtained on a yearly basis in order to maintain a license to practice medicine. Nobody argues against the importance of continuing medical education. Most physicians accomplish this on their own, with or without legislation... read more
Model Resolution on Maintenance of Licensure (MOL)
Whereas: in 2010 the Federation of State Medical Boards, Inc., (FSMB) House of Delegates adopted the Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) framework, a process by which physicians periodically provide, as a condition of license renewal, evidence that they are actively participating in a program of continuous professional development that is relevant to their areas of practice, measured against objective data sources and aimed at improving performance over time; and Whereas: the FSMB website states that, in lieu of MOL, the American Board of Medical Specialties Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists’ Osteopathic Continuous... read more