If your county society has not done so already, it is time to report 2014 officers and delegates to TMA. Click here for reporting forms.If TMA does not receive this required information, your county medical society delegates risk not being credentialed at the House of Delegates meeting May 2-3, at TexMed 2014.
Information for NEW House of Delegates Members
Welcome to the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates! The House of Delegates is the association’s top policy-making body and is made up of individual county medical society delegates, TMA officers, at-large trustees, councilors, AMA delegates and alternates, members of the Council on Legislation, council chairs, section and specialty society delegates, and past presidents of the association.
If you are newly elected to serve in the House of Delegates, the following information will help familiarize you with house functions, business, procedures, and protocol.
Welcome brochure and important Information about the house Understanding action reports, resolutions, and how the house functions Mark your calendars for the New Member Orientation scheduled at TexMed 2014Don't miss the Orientation Session that will be held for NEW physician and medical student members of the House of Delegates on Friday May 2, at TexMed 2014 in Fort Worth.
Speakers Memo Feb. 20: Important changes for candidates running for election and changes at the Annual Session meeting at TexMed 2014.
Know What to do and when at the House of Delegates meeting by Clicking here Download the entire Handbook for Delegates here or click the tab below for individual tab downloads.HANDBOOK TABS: General Information revised Composition revised Elections Audit Trail posted Agendas revised Informational Reports revised Financial and Organizational Affairs Reports and Resolutions revised Medical Education Reports and Resolutions revised Science and Public Health Reports and Resolutions revised Socioeconomics Reports and Resolutions revisedSUPPLEMENT to the Handbook for Delegates IS POSTED NOW!LATE ITEMS to be distributed at the meeting will be posted here.
The deadline to submit Resolutions was Thursday, March 6. Click here for more information.Guidelines for how to write and submit resolutions.
2014 House of Delegates ScheduleCC = Convention Center; O = OmniFriday6:30-7:30 am New HOD Member Orientation - O, 2nd Floor, Texas AB6:30 am Small Districts Caucus meeting - O, 3rd Floor, Sundance 47 am West Texas Caucus meeting - O, 3rd Floor, Sundance 68-9:30 am House of Delegates Opening Session - CC, Expo Hall9:30 am-noon Reference Committees meet - Financial and Organizational Affairs - CC, Expo Hall (HOD) - Medical Education - CC, 1st Level, Rm 101 - Science and Public Health - CC, 1st Level, Rm 102 - Socioeconomics - CC, 1st Level, Rm 1032-3:30pm Candidate Forum - CC, 1st Level, Rm 102 ABSaturday6:30-8 am Caucus meetings - Bexar - CC, 2nd Level, Rm 201 A - Dallas - CC, 2nd Level, Rm 202 AB - Harris - CC, 2nd Level, Rm 203 AB - Small Districts - CC, 2nd Level, Rm 201 BC - Tarrant - CC, 2nd Level, Rm 202 CD - Travis - CC, 1st Level, Rm 101 - West Texas - CC, 1st Level, Rm 102 - Medical Student Section - O, 2nd Floor, Texas CD8:30 am-noon House of Delegates Business Meeting - CC, Expo Hall 9:15 am Distinguished Service Award - Alan C. Baum, MD, Houston 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 GREENA limited number of Handbook for Delegates will be printed in 2014. You can download the entire handbook from here on or about March 28. Or, you can print and fax the hardcopy request form.
2013 Annual Session of the House of DelegatesSummary of Actions.
For more information, contact CJ Bradford at (800) 880-1300, ext.1303, or (512) 370-1303; or Pam Hale at (800) 880-1300, ext.1304, or (512) 370-1304.