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Res. 20-202, Organ Transplant Equity for Persons with Disabilities

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RESOLVED, that the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) support equitable inclusion of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in eligibility for transplant surgery; and be it further

RESOLVED, That PAMED advocate to ensure individuals with IDD have equal access to organ transplant services and protection from discrimination in rendering these services; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the PAMED support the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) in adding disability status to their Nondiscrimination policy under the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984; and be it further

RESOLVED, That PAMED American Medical Association (AMA) delegation introduce this resolution at the 2021 AMA Interim House of Delegates meeting; and be it further

RESOLVED, That PAMED work with relevant stakeholders to distribute antidiscrimination education materials for healthcare providers related to equitable inclusion of people with IDD in eligibility for transplant surgery, including information about 2018 Act 90 in Pennsylvania; and be it further

RESOLVED, That PAMED advocate for relevant stakeholders to conduct research on Pennsylvania physicians’ knowledge of, attitude toward, and compliance with 2018 Act 90 in Pennsylvania.

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