Policy and Legislative Committee
Let us know of your interest! Current members include Howard Farrell and Joseph Hoyle. Article III of our Bylaws list three purposes for the committee:
1) Monitor policy development at the national, state, and local levels that is of importance to the public health and profession of medicine, and notify the Executive Committee of advocacy opportunities for members of this Society.
2) Promote meaningful interactions among regional state legislators and this Society throughout the year, and especially during the annual policy forum.
3) Support any member desiring to write a resolution for the SCMA annual meeting, and recommend a position on such resolution(s) to the Executive Committee.
Other Leadership from our District
Stephen Imbeau, AMA Political Action Committee (AMPAC) www.ampaconline.org/
Deidre Tyson, Diabetes Initiative medicine.musc.edu/departments/dom/divisions/endocrinology/diabetes-initiative-of-sc
Heather Shelton, Pee Dee Community Assessment Review and Equity Panel for the COVID-19 vaccination process
Joseph Hoyle, District 5 Trustee to the South Carolina Medical Association www.scmedical.org/about/leadership/
There are many other ways to get involved at the state level, including standing committees such as Bioethics (monthly) and Continue Medical Education (quarterly). Contact Dr. Hoyle for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past District 5 Reports (Chesterfield-Darlington-Florence-Marlboro)
SCMA Annual Meeting 2022, April 21-25 in Spartanburg
Delegation Pending – let an officer know of your interest
2021 Delegation: Joseph Hoyle* (leader), Rishika Motiani, Deepak Chowdhary (Reference Committee), Charles Stonerock, Jasmin Singh, Mark Jones, Dorn Smith, John Pittard, Stephen Imbeau*, Daniel Hyler, John Ropp*
2020 SCMA District Five Survey Report by Dr. Hoyle
Although membership in the SCMA has continued to decline, especially in the last ten years, the number of physicians in South Carolina has increased relative to the population. 1 These trends are troubling, especially as the lack of support from other physicians is linked to physician burnout, which is – at it’s core emotional exhaustion, and has a strong bidirectional dose-response relationship with medical errors. Burnout is also a leading reason for physicians to leave a health care organization, resulting in the need for recruitment and training of a new physician.