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 ​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

  • Judge Delays $200M Fund Transfer from Pennsylvania Joint Underwriting Association to State READ MORE
  • ​Pa. Supreme Court to Hear Medical Liability Case with Statute of Limitations Implications. READ MORE
  • Sanctions against defense attorney in medical liability case reversed by PA Superior Court. READ MORE

  • PA Supreme Court to consider medical liability case with 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                     

Pennsylvania Case Summaries of Physician-Related Litigation  
A quick summary of cases before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Court that related to practice of medicine in Pennsylvania

  • Mcare - In 2014, Mcare settled litigation in which the PAMED and other organizations challenged how Mcare calculated its annual assessments and diversion of Mcare funds by the Commonwealth. READ MORE  

PAMED will continue to track these regulations as they move through the regulatory process. See All Regulations



​Medical-Legal Education Legal Publications

PAMED Law Library

Here are just some of the topics covered:

Medical Staff Bylaws Toolkit
Nonmember Price: $595.00
Member Price: $395.00

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Annual Wellness Visit Toolkit: How to Perform Wellness Visits and Meet Medicare Documentation Requirements Nonmember Price: $149.00
Member Price: $0.00

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HIPAA Security Toolkit
Nonmember Price: $349.00
Member Price: $84.00

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Practice Guidelines for Physician Assistants & Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
Nonmember Price: $39.95
Member Price: $0.00

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Medical Board Assistance

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