I am an ardent member of AAPS. Can you please forward the comments below to Dr. Faria and Dr. Orient.
The AMA is proud to support this historic piece of legislation
[Kassebaum-Kennedy bill] and extends to all who joined our efforts
to have it enacted a heart-felt "thank you."
Daniel Johnson, AMA President
August 2, 1996
Shortly after retiring, I was invited to become the third associate of two "retired" physicians conducting a walk-in practice dealing to a great extent with the medically indigent. Shortly thereafter, medical problems claimed my two associates and they quit: I continued solo five mornings a week.
Orange County Jail, Santa Ana, California
Brad Gates, Sheriff
Bookkeeping Number 91-347438
I am the first doctor in the history of the United States legal system criminally convicted for using medical judgment. My conviction in 1993 was for reckless endangerment and willful neglect (both misdemeanors and Health Code Violations) for ordering the transfer of a completely stable nursing home patient [to a hospital across the street] in the afternoon instead of the morning --- "a 10 hour delay" --- on Sunday, May 20, 1990. I was deemed negligent even though I examined the patient three times on that Sunday (7 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.).