FINAL CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS for the NCMS House of Delegates

In accordance with the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Bylaws, all resolutions to be considered by the House of Delegates at its Annual Meeting on October 25-26, 2013 must be submitted at least forty-five (45) days before the first meeting of the House of Delegates. The deadline for submission of resolutions this year is September 10, 2013.

All resolutions from component medical societies, sections or medical specialty organizations must bear the signature of two officers of each respective organization. Otherwise, the resolution will need to be submitted by an individual delegate. Resolutions arriving after the deadline will be considered late resolutions, and in order to be considered the business of the House will have to be presented by a delegate at the first session of the House of Delegates for approval by two-thirds of the delegates present at the meeting of the House of Delegates and meet the criteria for late resolutions (i.e., urgency and importance to the goals and objectives of the NCMS).  Late resolutions should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.

All resolutions should be mailed to Robert W. Seligson, EVP/CEO, NCMS, PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611 and submitted electronically to Linda Carter. For more information, contact Linda Carter via email or at 919-833-3836.

 
 

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  • When a physician (or nurse or nurse practitioner or hospital or nursing home or any other deliverer of health care who might under present stature be subject to being sued for “malpractice”) (and the timing is important) becomes aware of a harm done to a patient that physician has the option to declare a “therapeutic misadventure” and all future medical care requred by that harmful event may be delivered without charge to the patient by any and all persons or institutions party to the harmful event and the question under present law of “malpractice” becomes moot. The lawyers and the insurers may wrangle to their heart’s content over any economic damages due to the patient.
    The declaration of a “therapeutic misadventure” would automatically trigger a review by the institution or medical society of the events leading up to the harm in order to determine if corrections of knowledge, technique, or systems might prevent such harm in the future. Education and learning and system improvement would be enhanced and the “gotcha” removed!