COA Membership requires that at least 90% of your professional activity must be in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.
A $100 contribution to OPAC - COA's Political Action Committee is automatically included in COA membership dues. If you do not wish to contribute to OPAC, simply subtract $100 from your membership dues and mail in your check payment with the adjusted total. You will not be able to subtract the OPAC contribution from your online payment. OPAC moneys are used to support California elected officials who serve on key legislative committees and have supported COA's viewpoints on legislation. You are not limited to the suggested contribution nor are you required to contribute to OPAC.
PLEASE NOTE: Payments/Contributions to COA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Due to federal laws limiting the tax deduction of membership dues paid to organizations involved in lobbying activities, 17% of your dues payment to COA may not be deducted as a business expense.