Legal & Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine
Grassroots Advocacy and the Restrictive Covenant Issue in Tennessee
Fall 2015 - Larry Weiss, MD JD FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and past-president of AAEM, interviews Andy Walker, MD FAAEM, practicing EP in Tennessee and editor of AAEM's magazine Common Sense. AAEM named Dr. Walker the 2016 recipient of the James Keaney Award for his remarkable work in the Tennessee legislature to protect emergency physicians from restrictions on their right to practice. Dr. Weiss and Dr. Walker discuss the background and situation surrounding the restrictive covenant issue in Tennessee and offer advocacy advice. Intro music by Kämmerer, 'Take Left' from the album 'Rhodes to Wisdom,' powered by JAMENDO.