Arthritis Foundation


January 27, 2000

Sherwin P. Simmons
Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611-3314

Dear Mr. Simmons:

The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern New York Chapter, is writing to offer its support of the concept of multidisciplinary practices. The Chapter represents nearly 200,000 people with arthritis in upstate New York.

As I’m sure you are aware, arthritis is a leading cause of disabilities for people of all ages in this country. Therefore, ease of access becomes a critical issue for people with arthritis, as well as consumers in general.

It is our desire that the Bar implement multidisciplinary practices for its certified members.


Ronald K. Loy