Medical Legal

The Medical Legal Liaison Committee is a joint committee of the San Antonio Bar Association and the Bexar County Medical Society. Comprised of attorneys and physicians, the Committee focuses on issues common to law and medicine and further deal with potential or real conflicts between members of the two organizations comprising the Committee. Committee members shall be comprised of physicians and attorneys who have an interest in medical legal affairs. The education, training, and experience of its members enables the Committee to promote cooperation between the component societies and provides advice and assistance on common issues that may affect their members. Through its resources, the Committee may make recommendations to their respective societies in order to educate and assist healthcare and legal professionals.


Purpose: To promote mutual respect, understanding and cooperation between the medical and legal professions.

  • Meets to promote better understanding between the medical and legal professions in a social setting.
  • Develops an interprofessional code of ethics
  • Reconciles differences between the professions when they arise
  • Promotes cooperation between the professions through discussions, conversations, debate, and written proposals

     

    The medical chair is appointed by the BCMS President. Physician members are welcome to join the committee based on your interest in medical legal situations and information. This Committee meets at various local restaurants (Dutch treat) on the fourth Thursday, quarterly, beginning in January.

    The required attendance commitment for committee participation is 50%. Volunteers are asked to commit to the attendance (participation) requirement of a minimum of two meetings of this committee during the year.

    Meeting Dates:

    2019 - May 2, August 22, November 21
    2020 - January 23, April 9, August 13, November 19

    Contact information:
    Christopher Ticknor MD, Chair

    David M. Siegel MD, JD, Vice Chair

    Staff liaison:
    Phil Hornbeak
    (210) 301-4376
    Email: Phil.Hornbeak@bcms.org



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