AMA: Justice Served for Dr. Pou

Jul 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Medical Association

    CHICAGO, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is
 attributable to Edward L. Langston, M.D., Chair, AMA Board of Trustees:
     "The American Medical Association (AMA) is very pleased with today's
 grand jury decision to not indict Louisiana physician Dr. Anna Pou on
 charges stemming from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The AMA is proud
 of Dr. Pou and the many heroic physicians and other health care
 professionals who sacrificed and distinguished themselves in the aftermath
 of Hurricane Katrina. We believe these physicians served as bright lights
 during New Orleans' darkest hour.
     "The AMA continues to be very concerned about criminalizing decisions
 about patient care, especially those made during the chaotic aftermath of a
 disaster, when medical personnel and supplies are severely compromised."

SOURCE American Medical Association