What is the WCMS?
The official name of this organization is “Washoe County Medical Society”. It is a non-profit entity incorporated in the state of Nevada. The Washoe County Medical Society is commonly be referred to as “WCMS”.
The Washoe County Medical Society serves as a primary source of health related information, we seek to educate our members and the citizens of Northern Nevada. We strive to maintain the highest standard of ethics and medical care throughout our community.
As a professional organization, we shall nurture these goals by cooperating with the American Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, and other County Medical Societies and Alliances in the state of Nevada.
WCMS Commissions & Committees
Allied/Public Health Commission
This Commission acts as a liaison with some of the major bureaucratic agencies that affect medicine and deals with issues that have local and statewide implications.
Ethics ‘Grievance’ Committee
This Committee deals with complaints from the public as well as physicians regarding medical practice in our community.
Governmental Affairs Commission
This Commission assists and coordinates lobbying efforts with the Nevada State Medical Association and is also involved in providing experts in the areas of current legislative issues.
Internal Affairs Commission
The duties of this Commission include: budget and finances, awards, nominations, planning of membership meetings, membership recruitment, personnel, and the Constitution & Bylaws.
Major Health Issues Commission
This Commission deals with health care, cost containment, professional liability insurance, emergency medical services, medical economics, quackery, and major health issues.
Medical Practice Commission
This Commission deals with the quality of local medical practice, professional liability in terms of risk management, quality assurance boards, industrial and self insured, hospital rules and regulations, insurance and medical review, and continuing medical education. This Commission serves as a liaison with the various health plans, and works with the relationship between physicians and hospital contracts.
Public Relations Committee
This Committee’s function is to promote public awareness, promote the concept that physicians are the patient’s advocate, act as liaison for media coverage on current health problems, speaker’s bureau, and develop position papers on timely topics.