The FMA Alliance works with the FMA PAC to advance medicine-friendly legislation. The FMA is responsible for many of the pieces of pro-medicine legislation that advances in the Florida Legislature. When it comes to advocating for the medical profession and patients, there is no group that is respected more than the FMA.
The Council on Legislation is responsible for making recommendations to the FMA Board of Governors regarding state legislative and regulatory matters. The primary function of the Council on Legislation is to provide a vetting process for legislative proposals to be considered for inclusion on the FMA’s state legislative agenda. The Council is also periodically called upon to provide guidance related to specific bill language or amendments filed during the legislative session. Staff support is provided by the FMA legal and legislative team.
What is the FMA PAC?
The Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee was established in 1974 to elect candidates to state office who will help advance the advocacy agenda of the Florida Medical Association.
The FMA PAC solicits voluntary contributions from healthcare professionals, spouses, medical students and residents to research, select and support the election of medicine friendly candidates.
With the support of healthcare professionals from around the state, the FMA PAC is Florida's No. 1 medical PAC. During the 2013-2014 election cycle, the FMA PAC raised over $2,500,000.
Does the FMA PAC endorse both Democrats and Republicans?
Yes. The FMA PAC is bi-partisan, supporting candidates of all parties that are pro-medicine. We work closely with County Medical Societies and our Physician Board Members from around the state to identify pro-medicine candidates as they seek elected office.
Who can be a member of the FMA PAC?
Membership of the FMA PAC is comprised of physicians, their spouses, medical students, residents, and physician assistants. Many large groups and medical staffs around the state have given generous donations as well.
Who serves on the FMA PAC Board?
The FMA PAC Board & Executive Committee are comprised of physician leaders from around the state. There are up to sixty-five physician members, one medical student member, up to seven alliance members and one PA Member.
How can I become a member of the FMA PAC?
There are several levels of commitment to the FMA PAC. Learn more about investing in the family of medicine and become a member today by completing the PAC Donations & Membership Application.
About the FMA Alliance
For over 90 years, the FMA Alliance has supported Florida patients,
physicians, and their families. We advance health-related endeavors and
engage in legislative advocacy. Any spouse who is married to or partnered with a physician may join.