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Read below for a message from Dr. Shawn Baca about the importance of supporting this effort.

A resolution seeking a nationwide prohibition on the corporate practice of medicine (CPOM) is anticipated to be introduced at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates in National Harbor, MD, from November 11-14, 2023

Above is a link to sign the petition in support of the national prohibition.

The CPOM doctrine supports the prohibition of ownership of critical professions by persons not of the profession. For example, venture capitalists cannot purchase or own a law practice due to professional standards and ethics involved in law, which must be overseen by one with the proper credentials. 

Many professionals, including lawyers and dentists, have state prohibitions for their professional protection. Sadly, most states, including Florida, do not protect physicians or their patients.

CPOM polices do not prevent doctors from working with a corporation. Instead, the doctors must be shareholders and have input on how the company runs to ensure professional ethics are continuously upheld. 

It is time to level the playing field. CPOM legislation was filed during the last legislative session in Florida, but it did not succeed. This year, the Palm Beach County Medical Society successfully passed a resolution at the Florida Medical Association House of Delegates Meeting and will again support state legislation alongside our fellow advocates in the field. Concurrently, the AMA will receive the petition as evidence that physicians support this concept. 

Please use the link below to sign the petition, and don't stop there. Sharing this link with your colleagues will significantly support this collective push to uphold a physician's ability to ensure a proper standard of care and ethics in this ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

This petition is for physicians only. 

Sign the petition!

Thank you for your part in protecting physicians and  their patients. 

Shawn Baca MD, FACR

Past President, Palm Beach County Medical Association

Chair, Legislation and Advocacy, Palm Beach County Medical Society

Rheumatology Associates of South Florida