Tomas Hedmark is a lawyer and has been working as a legal advisor with the Swedish Medical Association (SMA) for the last 13 years. His specialty is health law and he is also secretary of the SMA Ethics committee. He has attended WMA meetings as part of the Swedish delegation for many years. Before his employment in the SMA he worked at the Helsingborg District Court, at Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm and at the Swedish Medical Responsibility Board (MRB). The MRB is a Swedish authority handling issues of probation and revocation of licenses for licensed health professionals.