• Criminalization of the Medical Practice

    The American Academy of Family Physicians takes all reasonable and necessary steps to ensure that evidence-based medical decision-making and treatment, exercised in accordance with evidence-based standards of care, does not become a violation of criminal law.

    The AAFP opposes governmental interference in the physician-patient relationship and the practice of medicine. The AAFP supports family physicians by ensuring that patients’ access to comprehensive health care remains unhindered by inappropriate government interference. (CGA) (2007) (July 2022 BC)