The Maryland Society of Integrative Medicine (MSIM) is dedicated to the use of responsible, safe and effective integrative diagnostic tests and treatments by licensed physicians, dentists and other health care providers in the state of Maryland.
To this end, the Society will research and conduct reviews of integrative practices and their evidence-base, provide educational seminars and workshops to health professionals and consumers, and, most importantly, drive the passage of the Patient’s Access to Integrative Health Care Act of 2020 (formerly called the Patients’ Right to Choose Act), which will save lives by bringing Maryland’s laws up to date and put them in line with those of fourteen other states including New York, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Alaska and the State of Washington.
The The Patient’s Access to Integrative Health Care Act of 2020, drafted and supported by the Society, would allow physicians and other health care professionals to use integrative diagnostic tests and treatment methods when they feel it is in the best interest of their patients as long as they fully disclose to the patient that the diagnostic test or treatment is an integrative approach and provide informed consent, and the treatment poses no greater risk than conventional medicine not outweighed by the potential benefits. This important legislation will be introduced before the next term of the Maryland Assembly and would allow each patient the right to determine which treatment is best for him or her! Such a choice is a patient’s right! It is his or her human right!