AMA urges governors to adopt protections for physicians

The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the National Governors Association (NGA) to “support removing obstacles to preserving and expanding the physician workforce during the current public health emergency” and to “adopt health care emergency response protections to support physicians willing to risk their own health and safety in the care of COVID-19 patients.”

In a letter that AMA CEO
and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, M.D., sent to NGA Executive Director Bill McBride, AMA warned that “some federal state and local directives related to COVID-19 can pose potential liability risks to physicians.”

AMA letter

AMA press release