POMA - YOUR HOME FOR OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

POMA’s Mission: Promote the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine in Pennsylvania for our members and their patients.

The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) proudly represents its professional osteopathic family since 1903. Our family includes more than 8,400 osteopathic physicians, residents & interns and 2,590 osteopathic students. Through the promotion of public health and encouraging scientific research we aim to continue to advance the science and art of osteopathic medicine. As the osteopathic medical field continues to grow, we remain your home for everything osteopathic medicine.


 

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Important Practice Alert

New Requirements for Prescribing Opioids Are Now in Effect!
Immediate Action is Required by Physicians Who Prescribe Opioids!

Click here to read POMA's analysis of Act 112.

 

Act 112 of 2019 (Act 112) imposes significant, specific requirements on physicians before a first prescription for opioids may be issued. Mandated conduct was effective November 27, 2019 (the date Act 112 was signed into law).

POMA is aware that many osteopathic physicians already use some type of patient agreement, thus, the idea will not be new. However, the specific conduct required of prescribers and the detailed content requirements for patient agreements under Act 112 likely will require physicians to adjust their conduct and documents to comply with this statute.

Regulations are being drafted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and POMA is working with that agency to assist their development. Hopefully, these temporary regulations will clarify at least some of the ambiguities and other practice issues resulting from the enactment of Act 112.

In the interim, POMA members should read the requirements of Act 112 and use POMA's analysis to ensure that each of you is following the law and documenting your process to the best of your ability when prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

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Benefits of Membership

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Whether you are a veteran DO, a resident or a student of osteopathic medicine, POMA works to supply you with the information and connections you need. We are your legislative voice across the state, your advocate for the osteopathic profession, your source for state licensure information and CME credits - we are here to assist and provide everything you need throughout your career as an osteopathic physician in Pennsylvania. Join today and start receiving all the benefits of a POMA Membership!

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Map of POMA districts

Looking to become more involved with POMA? We encourage all of our members to contact their District Leaders to find out more about how they can make a difference on their local level. To better provide representation, POMA is divided into 13 districts who regularly meet to discuss issues and news going on within the osteopathic field and within their communities, as well as to offer networking and social opportunities. Click below to find your district and information about their next meeting.