AMA Data Request on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection


The American Medical Association (AMA) represents all of America’s physicians regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability or other characteristics, without discrimination or bias. Understanding the needs of all physicians means collecting vital demographic data. Our House of Delegates adopted a new policy that addresses learning more about the physician population, specifically as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity. Having this information means the AMA will be better equipped to meet the specific needs—and better reflect the makeup—of the nation’s increasingly diverse physician community.

We are asking for your help in requesting your members’ data.  Please ask them to fill out the survey linked below. Physician responses to the AMA’s request for this personal information are entirely voluntary and will be kept completely confidential. No physician will be required to provide this information.

Physicians can access or create a free account at and provide this information.

Contribute to new AMA-RAND research


Contribute to new AMA-RAND research: The RAND Corporation and American Medical Association are conducting research to better understand and describe how physician practices in a variety of specialties and practice arrangements (independent, IPA, health system, etc)   that have integrated behavioral health care into the range of services they offer. If you’ve integrated behavioral health care in your practice, whether you’re in the early stages or have a well-established program, we are asking for your participation in this research project. This phone interview-based research will enable the AMA to provide physicians with training and resources needed to effectively implement and manage behavioral health care in their practices. If you’re interested and available to participate, please contact Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP, RAND Senior Physician Policy Researcher 

[email protected].

Pill Limit Update! New OBN Rules Signed Into Law


Gov. Fallin just signed into law New Emergency Rules submitted by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) on behalf of the medical community. The Updated Best Practices now include language clarifying conditions by which a physician may provide a second, subsequent prescription. Many thanks to the leadership of the OBN for their willingness to work with the OSMA and medical community. The OSMA will continue to work with all parties involved when addressing necessary revisions in this law during next year’s legislative session.