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Historic Martin Luther King. Jr Community Hospital Partnership Last week was a blend of a groundbreaking partnership as we rekindled old ones. As you’ve heard, LACMA entered into a 5-year agreement with Martin Luther King. Jr Community Hospital’s new medical foundation model. Nine young physicians have joined MLK, and those …

Healthcare and Homelessness in California Plenty to share in spite of the season. Dr. Sion Roy, LACMA’s new president, hit the ground running with several meetings with key legislators to talk about healthcare in California and specifically Los Angeles County. From a positive discussion with state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon including …

During last month’s Installation I announced the Docs4LA initiative. I am very excited to lead this initiative which will provide the impetus for our organization to be a leader and policy partner on issues that we have not always traditionally weighed in on, but are some of the most significant …
LACMA former president Dr. Freeman and current president Dr. Roy.

  Wow, what an Installation! On behalf of LACMA’s staff and leadership, we thank you for joining us at the 148th Installation of President and Officers, honoring Sion Roy, MD. With almost 200 guests in attendance, Dr. Roy was sworn in, making him the youngest and first county employed physician …

As a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, our new partner, LibertyID, has provided you with a complimentary individual membership in LibertyID’s Identity Theft Restoration services for 12 months effective 06/07/2019. Please note: the Los Angeles County Medical Association has not been breached. LibertyID is providing this service …

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recently announced that its 24 member boards would be implementing changes aimed at better assisting physicians in staying up to date with advances in their fields. The changes support the recommendations released in a report earlier this year by the independent, multi-stakeholder Continuing …

A 2018 California law expands existing sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training requirements for employers. Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors and one hour to all other employees within six months of their hire (or …

Welcome Back! I hope our members had a restful holiday weekend. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed burnout as a medical condition adding it to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11 handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. What was striking to me is that there was …

The Los Angeles County Medical Association is holding its 148th Annual Election this coming June. This year, there is one vacancy for the position of Secretary and three vacancies for Councilor-at-Large on the LACMA Board of Directors. Two candidates have been nominated to fill one Secretary seat and five candidates …

Do you own rental real estate? Are you taking advantage of the recent tax reform to minimize your tax liability? New IRS regulations made significant changes that may allow owners of rental real estate properties to qualify for the generous 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction. The new rules also bring clarity …