February 1998 Bulletin

Task force to evaluate volunteer orthopaedic service in U.S.

Will study ways to help underinsured, noninsured The Board of Directors has formed the Orthopaedic Care Volunteer Task Force to evaluate the opportunity and responsibility of community service by orthopaedic surgeons. The task force also will determine aspects of the liability of orthopaedists doing volunteer work in the United States. The task force has been asked to:

Task force members are John J. Callaghan, MD, chairman; S. Terry Canale, MD; Stuart A. Hirsch, MD; George L. Lucas, MD; Mohinder A. Mital, MD; Edward A. Rankin, MD; Thad C. Stanford, MD; and Carl L. Stanitski, MD. William W. Tipton Jr. MD, Academy executive vice president, is liaison.

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