Baltimore City Medical Society Advocacy

Policy Development and Legislative Advocacy

MedChi’s House of Delegates is the means by which organized medicine develops policy and issues for legislative advocacy here in Maryland. The HOD meets twice each year. Through BCMS, you may engage to offer resolutions, serve as a delegate, or alternate delegate, or attend the HOD to share your position on resolutions and reports.

Baltimore City Medical Advocacy Committee

2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Election Calendar

Deadline to Register to Vote

  • June 28

Request for Mail-In Ballots

  • July 12 (Primary Election)
  • November 1 (General Election)

Early Voting

  • July 7 -July 14 (Primary Election)
  • October 27 – November 3 (General Election)

Primary Election

  • July 19

General Election

  • November 8, 2022

American Medical Association’s National Advocacy Conference

Annually, the American Medical Association offers members the opportunity to engage with national elected officials in Washington, DC.

The Baltimore City Council’s health committee meets regularly to consider legislation impacting the health of the City and its residents. Join BCMS for opportunities to engage with the committee and other members of the Council. For details

  • Get to know your elected representatives, and keep in touch with them after the 90-day General Assembly – 

  • Join your colleagues from across the state on Monday evening during the General Assembly to review legislation that could impact your profession or your practice

  •  Volunteer to testify on a bill 

  • Staff the first aid room in the Annapolis state House

  • Keep in touch with your elected officials 

  • Participate in the BCMS “lobby day” or “Physicians House Call on Annapolis

  • Attend the annual end-of Session legislative wrap up and CME activity

  • Become familiar with key legislative issues by attending the November/December legislative exchange


The Maryland State Legislature meets annually from January to April. 

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