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Monday Rx: PPE Relief Week, Frontline Recognition and COVID-19 Practice Issues.

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PPE Relief Week: July 27th - July 31st

One week to go until the first-ever PPE Relief Week kicks off at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Thanks to CMA’s efforts, LACMA will be able to distribute more than $7M in PPEs including N95s, gowns, gloves, shields, hand sanitizers and more. Each physician's PPE kit is valued at more than $4,000. We hope you’ve registered! Each event will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. So far, nearly 2900 physicians have registered.

The locations are as follows:

Monday, July 27, 2020

Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103, Lot #B


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Habitat for Humanity Restore, 18600 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 (corner of Crenshaw and 185th)


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007 (corner of Baldwin and Gate 8 of Santa Anita Race Track)


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 (Corner of Slauson and Hannum)


Friday, July 31, 2020

Westfield Topanga / AMC Promenade, 21801 W Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (Corner of Topanga Canyon and Oxnard)

We need volunteers! If you know of any please fill out the volunteer form below or contact for any questions.

Help us get the word out as well!

Volunteer Registration
LACMA’s Frontline Hero Recognitions
Next week we will also launch LACMA’s Frontline Hero Recognitions, honoring local physicians on the pandemic frontlines like Dr. Adupa Rao, who was featured in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times for his tireless work with COVID 19 patients.
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If you know any colleagues doing exceptional work to save lives during this public health crisis, please let me know by emailing us at
July 20, 2020 Morning Brew
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Has the pandemic required you to expand your scope of practice outside of your specialty to provide care for patients who have contracted COVID-19? You should be aware of the rules and regulations that can impact your exposure to medical liability. In the one-hour webinar, Immunity and Scope of Practice Issues During COVID-19, Gordon Ownby, General Counsel, CAP, and Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles, will discuss the protections that are available for physicians treating patients during a pandemic.
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Date: Wednesday, July 22

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

CME: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. Physicians are invited to submit their questions in advance at

At the completion of this activity, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit and why scope of practice is important.
  2. Discuss how a physician can mitigate concerns on scope of practice during the pandemic.
  3. Explain the importance of additional informed consent language related to COVID-19.
  4. Describe the federal and state provisions for healthcare immunity during the pandemic.

All registrants will receive the recording and slides once they are available. Register now to access these materials automatically after the live webinar.

About the Presenters

Gordon Ownby, General Counsel, CAP has been general counsel for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., (CAP) since 1992. Mr. Ownby directs a legal staff and outside counsel to deliver legal solutions to this industry-leading medical professional liability company. Working with industry coalitions and company-retained lobbyists, Mr. Ownby provides analysis and key communications for CAP’s healthcare liability legislative program.


Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles has specialized in the defense of physicians and hospitals since 1982. After working as an associate with Rushfeldt, Shelley & McCurdy for seven years, in 1989 he became a founding partner in Elliot, Lamb, Leibl & Snyder, a 17-attorney firm specializing in medical malpractice defense. As a trial attorney, Lamb has successfully defended physicians on numerous occasions in both the Superior Court and arbitration. Immediately prior to joining Schmid & Voiles in 1997, he gained insight into the plaintiff’s bar, working at Grassini & Wrinkle, where he prevailed at trial in a legal malpractice case.

CAP, a leading provider of medical malpractice coverage for California physicians, offers these types of webinars and resources as a service to its members. To receive a no-obligation quote by email, please Request an Instant Quote. To learn more about CAP’s options for medical malpractice coverage and supplemental benefits, please call 800-356-5672 or email


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