Clarification on Morisky Scale Notice

On January 8, 2019, a notice was distributed to VNAA member organizations regarding the 19th edition of the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual and a copyright issue with its use of the 'Modified Morisky Scale.' The letter was sent on blank letterhead from Dr. Morisky’s legal counsel, pursuant to our agreement regarding the copyright issue. VNAA did not write or distribute these notices. We apologize for any confusion the notices may have caused and are providing several points of clarification below: 
 
  • The notice pertains only to the 19th edition of the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual.
  • If you would like to access the Morisky Scale, our partners at HHQI have received approval to disseminate it through their site at no charge. The tool itself is available here and a tip sheet for use is available here. To use either resource, you will need a login, but they are available at no charge.
  • The Morisky Scale did not appear in the 20th edition of the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual. If you are currently using the 20th edition, there is no action for you to take.
Please contact us directly with any questions or if additional clarification is needed.