Annual Membership dues: $365 per individual physician
Terms and Conditions of the Lorain County Medical Society
The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. The following principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.
I. A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical service with compassion and respect for human dignity.
II. A physician shall deal honestly with patients and colleagues and strive to expose those physicians deficient in character or competence, or who engage in fraud or deception.
III. A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to see changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interest of the patient.
IV. A physician shall respect the rights of the patient, of colleagues and other health professionals and shall safeguard patient confidence within the constraints of the law.
V. A physician shall continue to study, apply and advance scientific knowledge, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues and the public, obtain consultation, and use talents of other health professionals as indicated.
VI. A physician shall, in the provision of appropriate patient care except emergencies, be free to choose whom to serve, with whom to associate, and the environment in which to provide medical services.
VII. A physician shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to an improved community.
I understand that conviction of fraud or a felony, or actions involving revocations, suspension, limitation, probation, or any other sanctions or conditions imposed upon a license to practice or disciplinary action by any other medical society or hospital staff, after due notice and hearing, may result in ensure, suspension or expulsion of a member. The Health Care Quality Improvement Act requires professional societies to report certain professional review actions that adversely affect membership, including denial of membership, to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
I understand and agree that the receipt of any membership dues by the Lorain County Medical Society, which may accompany this application for membership, does not constitute acceptance of my application of membership. I understand and agree that I shall not be considered a member of the Lorain County Medical Society until formal action is taken on my application for membership. I understand and agree that any benefit of membership initiated during the application period shall be terminated if my application is not approved. I understand and agree that if my application for membership is rejected for any reason, I shall be entitled to a full refund of any dues paid to the Lorain County Medical Society.
I understand that additional information may be requested by the Lorain County Medical Society in order to complete the application process.
I understand that by providing my address, email(s), telephone numbers(s) and fax number(s), I consent to receive communications sent by or on behalf of the Lorain County Medical Society, the Lorain County Medical Society Foundation, via regular mail, email, telephone or fax.
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