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Endorse the One Key Question

A 2011 policy resolution calling for state academy endorsement of the One Key Question, which requires doctors to routinely asses a person’s pregnancy intentions and to provide appropriate services as indicated.

Ensure Medically Accurate Information at Crisis Pregnancy Centers

A 2011 policy resolution calling for Crisis Pregnancy Centers to disclose that the center is not a medical facility, that it does not perform or provide referrals for abortion or contraception, and that it is not bound by HIPAA requirements protecting confidentiality.

Five Steps to a Resolution
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A guide that outlines how to craft policy resolutions for professional organizations like the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Prevent Restriction of Scope of Practice

A 2005 policy resolution urging local insurers and regulators to establish fair and equitable professional liability insurance rates and health insurance reimbursement rates for family practice physicians who provide a range of services within their scope of practice.

Ensure Patient and Physician Confidentiality

A 2007 policy resolution to prevent the inadvertent violations of confidentiality that occur when health insurance explanations of benefits or medical bills are sent to the home. It allows adolescents and dependents to obtain confidential services without releases of their medical information to guardians.

AAFP National Primer
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This primer is a guide for organizing and advocacy within the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).