House of Delegates

  • Save the Date! TMA Virtual House of Delegates Sept. 12

    Your speakers are excited to announce that a virtual meeting of the TMA House of Delegates will be held Sept. 12, 2020.

    Read the Speakers' Letter

    Read the House Standing Rules for Special Circumstances  

  • TMA Contested Elections

    2020 TMA Candidate Banner

    Voting for TMA's 2020 contested races will take place prior to the House of Delegates meeting, starting Friday, Aug. 21, and ending Friday, Aug. 28. Delegates will be emailed a link to cast their ballot. Runoff elections, if necessary, will take place Friday, Sept. 4, to Thursday, Sept. 10. Results will be announced during the final session of the house, Sept. 12.Learn About the Candidates  

  • House of Delegates Online Testimony

    The TMA House of Delegates sets TMA policy and elects TMA leaders. All TMA members are represented in the house through their county medical societies. While only house members can vote on new TMA policy, every TMA member can have a voice in that process. All business and written testimony before the house will be reviewed by the Special Session Reference Committee for the 2020 TMA virtual House of Delegates meeting. The reference committee will then report back to the house with its final recommendations. Testimony submission ended Aug. 1, but members can still view submitted testimony.

    View Testimony  
  • 2020 Virtual Annual Session of the TMA House of Delegates 

    2020 Handbook for Delegates [updated 7.17.2020]

    General Information [updated 7.17.2020]

    Composition [updated 7.17.2020]


    2019 Audit Trail

    Agendas [updated 7.15.2020]

    Informational Reports [updated 7.15.2020]

    FOA Reports and Resolutions [updated 7.15.2020]

    MEHCQ Reports and Resolutions

    SPH Reports and Resolutions

    SOCIO Reports and Resolutions


    TexMed 2019:

    2019 Audit Trail

    2019 Summary of Actions

    2019 Transactions

    TexMed Conference Home

  • Get Involved

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    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.

    Who Runs TMA?  

  • Information for 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 you become familiar with your role and will help you understand house functions, business, procedures, and protocol.

    House of Delegates Guide

    Understanding how the house functions

    Visual graphic of voting positions in the House of Delegates

    TMA Resolution Process

    TMA House of Delegates New Member Orientation Video
    This comprehensive video outlines your role as a member of the Texas Medical Association's House of Delegates. Watch as TMA Vice Speaker Arlo Weltge, MD, explains the process and best practices for members when developing policy to improve the health of all Texans.

  • What to Expect at the House of Delegates

    On Friday of TexMed, the house and its four reference committees 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.

    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 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 early Saturday morning. 

    Four reference committees hold open hearings to consider the issues listed below.
    Onsite, follow the progress of each Reference Committee on your mobile device at

    Financial and Organizational Affairs: Association finances, membership, representation, legal issues, and federation relationships.

    Medical Education and Health Care Quality: Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education; physician workforce; issues related to health care quality.

    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.


    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?