MMS Legal Advisor Archives

Published quarterly by the Massachusetts Medical Society's Legal Advisory Plan

This information was current as of the date of initial publication.  The Massachusetts Medical Society takes no responsibility for the current accuracy of the contents.  If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney before taking action or making a decision.

All newsletters are member only and are 2 pages in PDF format. 

  • December 2016 
    Patient’s Right to Refuse Medical Treatment and the Physician’s Role
  • Fall 2016 
    Recent Legal Changes for Opioid Prescribing
  • June 2016 
    Physician License Renewal: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls
  • March 2016  
    Legal Risks When Giving Free Medical Advice Online
  • December 2015 
    More on the Online Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): Protecting the Physician, Too
  • September 2015 
    The Online Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): An Evolving Tool in the Fight against Prescription Drug Abuse
  • June 2015 
    Managing the Risk of Board Complaints when Dealing with Difficult Patients
  • March 2015 
    Meeting Legal Obligations in Treating Patients with Disabilities
  • December 2014 
    Navigating the New World of Medical Marijuana Law
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