July 2003 AAOS Report

AAOS medical liability reform campaign off to fast start

The AAOS Medical Liability Reform Campaign is moving forward at a brisk pace. The Campaign Oversight Committee recently approved a $75,000 grant to the Texas Orthopaedic Association for its work on achieving meaningful liability reform in that state. Meetings have been held with leaders of such medical groups as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and North American Spine Society to create a joint public awareness program about the medical liability reform issue. Fundraising and Member Communications subcommittees have been created. An in-depth progress report on the AAOS Medical Liability Reform Campaign can be found in the June 2003 issue of the Bulletin. If you haven't already, please send your contribution for this important effort; $1,000 is the suggested contribution, but any amount is appreciated. Your checks, either personal or corporate, should be made payable to American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and sent to: AAOS, Medical Liability Reform Campaign, 6300 N. River Road, Rosemont, Ill. 60018.

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