Online resources available for Expert Witness Program
AAOS members and the public may now access information on AAOS' newly launched Expert Witness Program at http://www.aaos.org/. A button on the AAOS home page provides links to AAOS Bulletin articles on expert witness; the "AAOS Code of Medical Ethics and Professionalism," "AAOS Advisory Statement on Orthopaedic Medical Testimony," and the "AAOS Expert Witness Affirmation Statement."
A "Members Only" section offers additional links to explanations of how to sign and use the expert witness affirmation statement, the "AAOS Expert Witness Document Clearinghouse" and protocols for submitting documents, statistics on professional liability and expert witness issues from the AAOS 2002 member census and a link to the program's e-mail address mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org where AAOS members can seek more information.
AAOS members are encouraged to "surf the site" and read about the Expert Witness Program's features. The site will be updated as the program develops and launches new features.