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VA Coalition on MOC Reform

VA Coalition on MOC Reform

For the last two years, Delegate Sam Rasoul has put forth bills in support of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) reform. The bill from 2019, was a pro-competition bill that allowed for the addition of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) thanks to the grassroots efforts of physicians like you and the help of organizations like the Practicing Physicians of America, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, and Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Although we did not succeed in Virginia last year, it is important to understand that this is a long game. We must strategize and continue to push forward. Your efforts last year REALLY made a difference and now is not the time to stop. ABMS is throwing millions of dollars at lobbying firms across the country to stop bills that are basically keeping MOC voluntary. As we gear up for the next General Assembly Session which starts January 8, 2020, we need your input. The amended version of the 2019 bill is below. Please send your comments to support@vamocinfo.com or to Delegate Sam Rasoul’s office at delsrasoul@house.virginia.gov. Please keep an eye out on this website for all updates and details. Additionally, if you are a part of an organization that supports MOC Reform and would like to sign on to the Virginia Coalition on MOC Reform, contact support@vamocinfo.com.

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