Who We Are
The AAEM Legal Committee monitors the emergency medicine legal arena to provide information to members regarding medical legal matters as it relates to the administrative and clinical practice of emergency medicine. They provide research and legal opinions/interpretations to the Executive Committee and board of directors on specific medico-legal issues. They also write white papers and/or articles for Common Sense on current/recurring medico-legal issues that impact AAEM members.
Melanie S. Heniff, MD JD FAAEM FAAP
Malia J. Moore, MD FAAEM
Al O. Giwa, LLB MD MBA MBE FAAEM
The committee created the Remarkable Testimony Database to inform Academy members about expert witnesses whose testimony in emergency medicine cases is “remarkable.” Committee members have written articles on legal issues in emergency medicine for Common Sense.Submit a Case
Read articles and listen to podcasts related to emergency physician contracts.Contract Resources
- Understanding Your Professional Liability Policy by Melanie Heniff, MD JD and Malia Moore, MD, January/February 2023
If you are interested in joining our committee, apply today!Apply to Join a Committee
Appointments are confirmed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October).