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The American Osteopathic Association Responds to Announcement of Class Action Lawsuit

Statement attributed to Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, FACHE, CEO of the American Osteopathic Association

CHICAGO – August 2, 2016 – The lawsuit filed against the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has not yet been served, so our ability to comment is limited. All AOA policies, including those related to board certification, have been developed by members and are designed to meet the needs of a complex health care environment, the growing profession of osteopathic medicine and our physician members. As the AOA assesses and reviews all policies, this policy is currently under review, including recent discussions at our House of Delegates Annual Business Meeting. AOA board certification services are legally appropriate as a benefit of membership.

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