Legislative Initiatives

Some of the SCMA’s 2023 Legislative Initiatives:


The SCMA supports access to safe and effective medical care through telemedicine, as well as parity and in some circumstances equity in pay for physicians who render these services.

Increase Access, Reduce Costs

The SCMA supports repeal of Certificate of Need as an antiquated requirement that limits access and increases the cost of care. We are also committed to assisting employed and independent physicians in overcoming barriers that impede their ability to practice where they choose.

Physician Burnout

The SCMA supports free, confidential, easy-to-access mental health services to SC licensed physicians, medical residents and medical students.

Preserve Patient Choice

The SCMA supports removal of limitations on patients' rights to choose their provider. The SCMA also supports requirements to provide sufficient information to patients regarding the credentials of providers so that they can make informed decisions about their care.

Patient Safety

The SCMA supports physician-led delivery of care that encourages better teamwork, less fragmentation, and higher quality by observing appropriate scope of practice for each provider.

Insurance Reform

The SCMA supports efforts that will standardize and reform the prior authorization process.