• TMA House of Delegates

    • Get Involved

      Serving in TMA's House of Delegates is the best way to get involved in your association and make a difference in medicine. TMA needs your voice and your experience to help develop relevant, meaningful policy that benefits Texas physicians and patients.

      Next Meeting of the House of Delegates:
      TexMed, May 1-2, 2015
      Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center

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      Download the 2014  Handbook for Delegates or scroll down and click individual tabs to download.

  • TexMed 2014 and TMA's House of Delegates

     2014 Summary of the House of Delegates  POSTED!

    Information for 
    NEW House of Delegates Members

    Welcome to the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates!
    The House of Delegates is the legislative and policymaking body of the association and is made up of about 500 voting members.
    The following information will help familiarize you with your new role, as well as, help you understand house functions, business, procedures, and protocol.

                 Welcome brochure and important Information about the house 
                 Understanding action reports, resolutions, and how the house functions 
                 Visual graphic of voting positions in the House of Delegates
                 The Speakers' New Member Orientation Presentation

    Please plan to attend the 2015 New Member Orientation Session for new physician and medical student members of the House of Delegates at TexMed in Austin.
    The meeting will start at 6:30 am, Friday morning before the house convenes.

    2014 Annual Session of the House of Delegates

    Reference Committee Reports
              Financial and Organizational Affairs
              Medical Education
              Science and Public Health

              New Business Item: Resolution 108, Texas Law Regarding Advance Directives
    Speakers Memo 
              Feb. 20: Important changes for candidates running for election and changes at the Annual Session meeting at TexMed 2014.

    2014 What to do and when at the House of Delegates meeting.  

    Download the 2014 Handbook for Delegates here or click tabs below for each section.

    HANDBOOK TABS:            
            General Information
            Audit Trail    
            Informational Reports 
            Financial and Organizational Affairs Reports and Resolutions   
            Medical Education Reports and Resolutions   
            Science and Public Health Reports and Resolutions  
            Socioeconomics Reports and Resolutions   

    SUPPLEMENT to the Handbook for Delegates         
    LATE ITEMS to be distributed at the meeting.

    The deadline to submit resolutions in 2015 is March 6. See here: how to write and submit resolutions

    2015 House of Delegates Schedule
    6:30-7:30 am               New HOD Member Orientation
    6:30 am                        Small Districts Caucus meeting
    7 am                              West Texas Caucus meeting
    8-9:30 am                     House of Delegates Opening Session
    9:30 am-noon              Reference Committees meet (View status & documents on your mobile device: http://refcom.texmed.org)
                                                - Financial and Organizational Affairs
                                                - Medical Education
                                                - Science and Public Health
                                                - Socioeconomics
    2-3:30pm                    Candidate Forum

    6:30-8 am                   Caucus meetings
                                                - Bexar
                                                - Dallas
                                                - Harris
                                                - Small Districts
                                                - Tarrant
                                                - Travis
                                                - West Texas
                                                - Medical Student Section
    8:30 am-noon            House of Delegates Business Meeting
                                          9:15 am      Distinguished Service Award - Alan C. Baum, MD, Houston (2014 recipient)
                                          9:30 am      Elections
                                         10:45 am     Presidents' Installation

    On Friday of TexMed, the house and its four reference committees will consider reports and resolutions dealing with TMA financial and organizational affairs, medical education, science and public health, and socioeconomics that are important to physicians, medical students, and patients. Plan to attend your scheduled caucus meeting, listed above.

    Reference committees meet immediately following recess of the opening session of the House of Delegates on Friday to hear testimony on each item of business referred to them. Any TMA member may testify on issues before reference committees. Reference committees will present their reports and recommendations to the full house when it reconvenes on Saturday morning. Caucuses can pick up reference committee reports in the Reports Room at the Omni early Saturday morning.

    Four reference committees consider the following issues:
             Financial and Organizational Affairs - Association finances, membership, representation, legal issues,
             and federation relationships.
             Medical Education - Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education; physician workforce.
             Science and Public Health - Core public health functions; environmental health; child and adolescent health; injury prevention;
             addictive and infectious diseases; regulatory issues; biomedical research; and prevention and medicine.
             Socioeconomics - Health care payment plans; Medicare/Medicaid; reimbursement; and legislative and regulatory issues.

     Handbook for Delegates GOES GREEN
    A limited number of Handbook for Delegates will be printed in 2015.
    Plan to download the handbook on this page on or about March 28, 2015. If you prefer a hard copy be mailed to you, print and fax the request form.

    2013 Annual Session of the House of Delegates
    Summary of Actions

    Officer and Delegate Reporting Forms
    Report county medical society officers and delegates to TMA annually.

    For more information, contact Pam Hale at (800) 880-1300, ext.1304, or (512) 370-1304.