What does it take?

By Kathleen Delaney

Professional Compliance Program gives all a chance to be heard

Since its inception in 2005, 23 grievances have been filed with the AAOS Professional Compliance Program. To date, four cases have been brought before the AAOS Board of Directors for final adjudication. The status of other cases is shown in the box that accompanies this article. In most cases, the grievances allege violations of the Standards of Professionalism (SOPs) on Orthopaedic Expert Witness Testimony, although alleged violations of the SOPs on Professional Relationships have been cited in two cases.

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