PAMED's Legal Resource Center

The goal of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Legal Resource Center is to provide quality, timely legal advocacy and resources for member physicians who practice in the Commonwealth. 

On behalf of Pennsylvania physicians, PAMED’s Legal Resource Center provides strong legal advocacy in the courts, legislature, and state government agencies. The Center also provides PAMED members with information and resources about laws and regulations that impact the practice of medicine, in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQs), legal briefs, and webinars. 

Through PAMED’s Knowledge Center, the Legal Resource Center will help members find the appropriate resources to address a myriad of health-law related questions. This is a free service to PAMED members. This service is not available to non-members. 

 Looking for something you cannot find? Let us know! 
Call PAMED’s Knowledge Center 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or email


Legal Tracking and Advocacy

Legal Tracking and Advocacy Regulatory Advocacy PAMED defends the rights of Pennsylvania physicians in the courts through amicus curiae briefs or directly through litigation. Below are some examples:


Amicus Curiae Briefs & Court Decisions
  • Superior Court Issues Decision in Medical Liability Venue Case. READ MORE 

  • Federal Appeals Court Rejects Plans for Supervised Injection Site. READ MORE 

  • Supreme Court Holds That Physicians Cannot be Held Liable Under MHPA for Harm Caused by Mentally ill Patient. READ MORE 

  • Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Challenging How Risk and Complication Evidence May Be Presented at Trial. READ MORE

  • PAMED and AMA file amicus brief in peer review case. READ MORE 

  • PA Supreme Court decision in medical liability case has implications for peer review process confidentiality. READ MORE 


  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on medical liability case impacts how physicians obtain on informed consent. READ MORE 


  • Pa. Superior Court Rules in Medical Liability Case Involving Venue Decision. READ MORE 


  • Coalition Files Brief in Medical Liability Venue Case. READ MORE 


  • Pa. Supreme Court Rules Duty to Warn Case Extended to Neighbors of Assailant. READ MORE 


  • PAMED Joins Amicus Brief to Keep Corporate Protections in Place for Health Care Entities. READ MORE


  • PAMED Joins AMA Amicus Brief on the Responsibilities of Certification Entities. READ MORE 


Regulatory Advocacy

PAMED will continue to track the health care regulations as they move through the regulatory process.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken priority in the last month, traditional regulatory activity has ceased for the most part. PAMED's May 2020 update looks at at some of the Pennsylvania regulatory activity related to health care in 2020:

  • Regulatory Waivers Related to COVID-19
  • State Board of Osteopathic Medicine - Proposed regulations seeking to increase licensure and application fees

  • Medical Marijuana

View Regulatory Update


Medical Board Assistance

Contact Information

State Board of Medicine

Phone: (717) 783-1400

State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: (717) 783-4858

For technical support with the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) please contact:

Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Phone: (717) 787-8503