House of Delegates
The House of Delegates (HOD) is the legislative and governing body of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association. The HOD consists of Delegates who are elected by the regional districts. There is also a resident and two student representatives. The members of the HOD are responsible for representing their districts or peer groups, and the osteopathic profession and AOMA as a whole.
Since the HOD meets only twice per year, resolutions must be carefully considered and HOD business conducted through an efficient and orderly process.
The HOD is entrusted with the following responsibilities:
National, state and local policy development
Consideration and adoption of resolutions
Changes to the AOMA Bylaws – requires a two-thirds vote
Election of AOMA Officers, including the Speaker and Vice Speaker of the HOD
Selection of Delegates, Alternates, Chair and Vice Chair to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Annual Meeting and House of Delegates
Revisions to District boundaries
Changes to membership dues
Annual Convention House of Delegates Important Dates
October 6, 2018 – Deadline to submit resolutions
October 11, 2018 – Deadline to post resolutions
November 10, 2018 – Board of Trustees meeting to review resolutions and make recommendations to the House of Delegates
November 11, 2018 – House of Delegates meeting at Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road Tucson, Arizona – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
House of Delegates Orientation
House of Delegates Primer & Resolution Process
can be submitted by an individual AOMA member in good standing, AOMA
Districts, AOMA Board of Trustees or AOMA staff at least 35 days prior
to the House of Delegates meeting at which they will be considered.
PAST RESOLUTIONS RATIFIED
HOD 2018-02 Support for Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
HOD 2017-01 Administrative Simplification for Physicians
HOD 2017-03 Increasing Access to Palliative Care
HOD 2016-01 AOA Osteopathic Medical Student Delegation
HOD 2016-02 Interference – Lawful Off-Label Treatment of Patients
HOD 2016-03 Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Public Policy Principles
HOD 2015-01 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact