Professional Compliance Program

AAOS launched the Professional Compliance Program at the 2004 Annual Meeting in response to the Membership's desire for a means to address the issue of inappropriate or fraudulent expert witness testimony. Since its inception, the program has introduced several initiatives and has developed procedures to review, hear and adjudicate professional compliance grievances based upon six Standards of Professionalism. Now more than ten years old, the Professional Compliance Program continues to have the strong support of the Membership. 

If you have questions or comments about the AAOS Professional Compliance Program, please email

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Frequently asked questions about the Professional Compliance Program are addressed in the FAQs.