CMA On-Call, the California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library, is fully updated for 2016. One of CMA's most valuable member benefits, On-Call contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal information on a variety of subjects of everyday importance to practicing physicians. The searchable online library contains all the information available in the California Physician's Legal Handbook (CPLH), an annual publication from CMA's Center for Legal Affairs.
New documents for 2016 include:
- Provider Directories (#7163)
- Self-Referral Prohibitions: Federal Exceptions Related to Other Compensation Arrangements (#1164)
- Self-Referral Prohibitions: Federal Exceptions Related to Managed Care Arrangements (#1163)
- Self-Referral Prohibitions: Federal Exceptions Related to Both Ownership and Investment Interests (#1162)
- Self-Referral Prohibitions: Federal Exceptions Related to Rural or Underserved Areas (#1161)
- Self-Referral Prohibitions: Federal Exceptions Related to Electronic Information (#1160)
- Self-Referral Prohibitions: Federal Physician and In-Office Ancillary Services, Academic Medical Centers and Group Practice Exceptions (#1159)
- Vaccine Administration (#3211)
- The California End of Life Option Act (#3459)
In addition, physicians can find answers to common physician practice questions in some of most frequently referenced On-Call documents:
- Controlled Substances Prescribing (#3201)
- Retention of Medical Records (#4005)
- Medical Records: Allowable Copying Charges (#4002)
- Termination of the Physician-Patient Relationship (#3503)
- Allied Health Professional Relationships: Liability Issues (#3001)
CMA members can access On-Call documents in CMA's online resource center for free at www.cmanet.org/cma-on-call. Nonmembers can purchase On-Call documents for $2 per page.
CPLH, the complete health law library, is also available for purchase in an multi-volume print set or annual online subscription service. To order a copy, visit the CMA resource library or call (800) 882-1262.