The WSMA is governed by four policy documents: WSMA Policy Compendium, WSMA Principles of Medical Ethics, WSMA Bylaws and WSMA
Judicial Council opinions.
If you have questions about WSMA's policy on a particular issue, please contact Jennifer Hanscom,
WSMA's executive director/CEO.
WSMA Policy Compendium
The WSMA Policy Compendium collects all policy as passed by the WSMA House of Delegates. Review the compendium,
WSMA Principles of Medical Ethics
The WSMA Principles of Medical Ethics are the current
Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association. These principles outline the standards of conduct that define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.
Download the WSMA Bylaws, revised
November 2019. These bylaws define the association, its governance and regulation of its affairs.
Opinion & Reports of the Judicial Council
Opinions of the WSMA Judicial Council
reflect the association's position on a variety of medical ethical issues. Opinions of the Judicial Council are intended as
guidelines to responsible professional behavior.