COVID-19 Resources

The SCMA has compiled state and federal resources to facilitate answers on COVID-19 for South Carolina physicians.

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2021 SCMA Annual Meeting

April 22 – April 25, 2021

Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and after thoughtful review and discussion, the SCMA Board of Trustees believes the safest approach for members, attendees, speakers and staff is to move the 2021 SCMA Annual Meeting to a virtual format.

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Slow the Spread

As leaders of the health community here in South Carolina, the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina all strongly encourage you to do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask in public.

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Opioid Crisis

Through the Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership, SCMA is sharing resources to help physicians and clinical care teams facilitate conversations with patients who have acute pain, chronic pain, and addiction. The Partnership aims to support medical providers’ efforts to have conversations with patients about pain, and the appropriate use of alternatives to opioids in pain management.

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We are the physicians who care for South Carolina.

The South Carolina Medical Association is the largest physician organization in the state, representing more than 6,000 physicians, residents, and medical students.

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Membership

The South Carolina Medical Association is the only membership organization in South Carolina that represents physicians of all specialties and geographic locations.

Advocacy

The SCMA is the voice for South Carolina physicians. SCMA has a constant presence at the South Carolina State House and SCMA staff works methodically to guide SCMA members though statewide issues affecting the practice of medicine.

Education

The SCMA offers our members timely and resourceful educational sessions for maintaining compliance with CME requirements.

Online CME Courses

6th Edition - Approved Procedures for South Carolina Physicians Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substance

Category:

Downloadable

Credits:

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians who prescribe or distribute opioids with an appreciation for the complexities of opioid prescribing and drug diversion or misuse in order to provide the best possible patient care and to prevent a growing social problem.

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Live CME Courses

Wednesday

March 3

COVID-19 Vaccination Scope of Practice Concerns: Authorization to Inject and Immunity from Liability


Live Webinar

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Save The Date

South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

March 25

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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News

March 1, 2021

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

February 15, 2021

In accordance with IRS regulations for federal income tax purposes, a percentage of SCMA annual membership dues may be deducted as a business expense.

In accordance with IRS regulations for federal income tax purposes, a percentage of SCMA annual membership dues may be deducted as a business expense. The SCMA estimates 87.38% of 2020 membership dues are deductible.

February 4, 2021

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

Emergency Room physicians brought up the issue of EPT, or the “clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner

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