Judicial Council Opinions

Opinions of the WSMA Judicial Council reflect the Association's position on a variety of medical ethical issues. This document contains all of the issues upon which the council has opined. It also includes the principles of medical ethics which have been adopted by the AMA and the WSMA.

The document contains opinions on 93 issues and is divided into eight sections which include social policy, interprofessional relations, hospital relations, confidentiality, fees and charges, records, practice issues, and professional rights and responsibilities.

The document is available to WSMA members only—free of charge. For more information, contact Jodi Smith at (206) 441-9762.

The judicial council encourages comments and suggestions for future editions of its opinion reports. To submit comments, contact Denny Maher, WSMA’s director of legal affairs at dpm@wsma.org.