Welcome to the American College of Legal Medicine


The Mission of the American College of Legal Medicine is to "promote the continued professional advancement of its members, as well as non-member physicians, and other interested professionals, through education, research, publications, and interdisciplinary and collaborative exchanges of information. The educational meetings are designed to improve the professional performance of the participants and focus primarily on research, methodologies, techniques, and issues and advances in the field of legal medicine. The education activities encourage interdisciplinary exchanges of ideas and information and thereby facilitate enhanced service to society in the healing arts and legal professions.”

Practical CME Medical Ethics Course
One Day Only - Friday, October 18, 2019

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center Hotel
741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Implications of Ethics for Medicine and Law Professionals
  • Boundary Crossings and Violations - Nonsexual and Sexual
    • Ethical, Medical and Legal Aspects of Prescribing Opioids
    • Recommending Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis)
  • The Drug Court
  • Consequences of Unprofessional Conduct: Administrative, Licensing Board, Civil and Criminal Actions

This continuing medical and legal education seminar is designed for professionals who would like to improve their ethical knowledge and practices. It will also present updates on controlled substances, opioids, medicinal marijuana (Cannabis), the Drug Court and Liability issues.

Attendees will learn best practices that will ensure that their ethical knowledge and behaviors meet applicable standards, laws, and regulations. These skills will help improve medical care and law practice, and will help ensure that attendees’ practices conform to ethical requirements. This course with enduring materials and supplementary pre-course materials fills a gap in professional training.  The Supplementary Pre-Course Materials for Medical Ethics and Professionalism include Practical Medical Ethics and Professionalism; they account for six of the 12 CME hours described below.


  • S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD, FCLM, WILM: Vice-President and Program Chair
  • The Honorable Chief Justice Noma Gurich: Oklahoma Supreme Court, Program Co-Chair
  • The Honorable Judge Scott Rowland: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals 
  • The Honorable Judge Michael Tupper: Cleveland County District Court, Re: Drug Courts
  • The Honorable District Judge Leah Edwards: McClain County Courthouse
  • The Honorable Mike Hunter: Oklahoma State Attorney General 
  • Director John Scully (or Representative): Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs Control  
  • Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, FCLM: President, WILM
  • Commissioner Terri L. White, MSW: The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Legal Medicine and the Western Institute of Legal Medicine. The American College of Legal Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.





Physician Legal Issues


Physicians Legal Issues: Healthcare Delivery and Innovation Conference

Hotel InterContinental
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
September 12 - 14, 2019


Benefits of an ACLM Membership

Membership is open to individuals who work or study in the field of legal medicine. For an explanation of membership categories, please refer to the member types listed below. ACLM reviews all applications for membership and reserves the right to deny membership to those individuals who do not meet the criteria for membership as specified in the membership requirements.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at (847) 752-5355.

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regarding physician’s due 
process rights.