RE: Amendment to Duty to Report Statute
Submitted By Pima County Medical Society
WHEREAS, All of medicine is subject today to public scrutiny, state regulation and legislative action; and
WHEREAS, The profession is the best initial investigator of these professional areas; and
WHEREAS, Licensed medical professionals are the best proponents/opponents in these areas; and
WHEREAS, Organized medicine is the best forum in which to discuss and debate the ideas, philosophy and practice in these myriad areas; and
WHEREAS, The broad, absolute duty for physicians and organized medicine to report incompetent and unprofessional colleagues may hamper the free exchange of ideas, education and friendly persuasion; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Arizona Medical Association support, and work for, a statutory or regulatory change that will allow duly constituted committees of organized medicine the freedom to explore diverse areas of medicine with colleagues without triggering mandatory reporting.