Support the COVID-19 Pandemic Physician Protection Act (CPPPA)

Support the COVID-19 Pandemic Physician Protection Act (CPPPA)

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Why this petition matters

Started by Nisha Mehta

Colleagues, Friends, and Family,

By now, many of you have been personally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In some households, it may be several family members, or even yourself.  As physicians and healthcare workers, we have been called to the frontline of this war against COVID-19, and we do not take this responsibility lightly.   

However, we do need your support.  We need more tools and assurances in this fight against COVID-19.  After hearing the feedback of the grassroots physician community through online communities with membership totaling over 100,000 physicians, we have proposed the COVID-19 Pandemic Physician Protection Act (CPPPA), which outlines the areas where we need help the most. 

Highlights include:  Ensuring that physicians and other healthcare workers have access to adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), protecting physicians from malpractice concerns that have arisen as a result of deviation from standard practices in order to protect patients from COVID-19 exposure, increasing access and removing restrictions for TeleHealth services, keeping our private practices financially solvent, ensuring mental health coverage for healthcare workers, canceling student loan debt, and creating provisions for our families if we die or become disabled during this pandemic. 

Please take a moment to sign our petition, which will also supports our proposed legislation (the CPPPA).  We truly believe it will save lives - not only of physicians and other healthcare workers, but of patients throughout the United States of America. 

Respectfully submitted,

Nisha Mehta, MD

Carlos Vital, MD

Karla Vital, MD

The full text of CPPPA can be seen at:

286,828 have signed. Let’s get to 300,000!