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Patenting of Medical and Surgical Procedures

The American Urological Association (AUA) endorses the American Medical Association House of Delegates resolution as follows:

"That the American Medical Association condemns the patenting of medical and surgical procedures and will work with Congress to outlaw this practice." (AMA House of Delegates, Sub. Res. 2, A-94; reaffirmed: BPT Rep. 29, A-04)

Board of Directors, September 1994
Board of Directors, September 1999 (Reaffirmed)
Board of Directors, October 2004 (Reaffirmed)
Board of Directors, October 2008 (Reaffirmed)
Board of Directors, October 2013 (Reaffirmed)

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