Advocacy

PAC’s advocacy program is focused on promoting, preserving, and enhancing California’s independent physicians and small group practices.  PAC works with California’s top advocacy firm. Their experts have collectively and successfully lobbied healthcare issues in California for more than 100+ years. 

Their expertise, along with PAC’s collaboration, allow our organization to effectively influence state public policy at the State Capitol and across California.

PAC’s team of advocates is on the front lines to ensure independent physicians’ voices are heard in the State Capitol and around the state. PAC represents its members through legislative and regulatory advocacy. PAC collaborates with other like-minded organizations and associations and encourages our members to advocate for PAC’s top priority issues.

Our Advocacy Priorities

Protecting against further erosion in physician liability

Stopping bills that erode the patient/doctor relationship

Prevent and stop physician mandates

Engaging on business issues impacting small practices

What We Advocate For

Patient Protection

Patient Protection

Patients are the reason our members are passionate about their autonomy and ability to practice independently. PAC advocates for policies that protect patients and allow physicians to continue to provide high-quality care.

Reimbursement and Access

Reimbursement and Access

PAC advocates to ensure independent physicians are being reimbursed fairly and appropriately to provide the necessary care to their millions of patients across the state. We also work to ensure patients can access primary and specialty care provided by independent and small group physicians.

Preventing Excessive Liability While Protecting Patients

Preventing Excessive Liability While Protecting Patients

PAC protects its members against further erosion in physician liability, which is a deterrent to health access.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

California is facing a shortage of healthcare workers, including physicians. PAC advocates for increased graduate medical education, residency slots, programs that reduce medical school debt and other policies that will increase the number of health care providers in the workforce.

Effective and Efficient Practice of Medicine

Effective and Efficient Practice of Medicine

PAC prevents unnecessary physician mandates which prevent its members from using their expertise and judgement in properly treating their patients.

Patient/Doctor Relationship

Patient/Doctor Relationship

PAC advocates for quality healthcare delivery and seeks to stop policy that erodes the importance of the patient/doctor relationship.

Saving Your Practice

Saving Your Practice

PAC engages on business and employment issues that impact small practices.

Resources

Find Your Member of the Legislature

Find Your Member of the Legislature

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California Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

CDPH works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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Medical Board of California

Medical Board of California

The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect healthcare consumers and prevent harm through the proper licensing and regulation.
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California Legislative Bill Information

California Legislative Bill Information

Learn more about specific bills, read analyses and find out when they’re up for action
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California Department of Managed Healthcare

California Department of Managed Healthcare

The mission of the California Department of Managed Health Care is to protect consumers’ health care rights and ensure a stable health care delivery system.
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Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor Gavin Newsom

Discover additional information about the Governor, stay updated with the latest news, submit an appointment application, and get in touch with the Governor's office.
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California State Senate

California State Senate

Contact your senator and watch committee and floor sessions live
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California State Assembly

California State Assembly

Contact your assemblymember and watch committee and floor sessions live
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Osteopathic Medical Board of California

Osteopathic Medical Board of California

The mission of the Osteopathic Medical Board of California is to protect consumers and promote the highest professional standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine.
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