House of Delegates

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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.

    Next Meeting of the House of Delegates:
    TexMed 2016 • April 29-30 • Hilton Anatole, Dallas 

     

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  • 2016 Annual Session of the TMA House of Delegates

    Download the 2016 Handbook for Delegates (includes Supplement items), or click the individual tabs below to download. 

    Late items Distributed at the Meeting (Revised)

    1. Handbook for Delegates Tabs
    2. 1. General Information (Revised)
    3. 2. Composition
    4. 3. Elections (New Information)
    5. 4. Audit Trail
    6. 5. Agendas (Revised and updated)
    7. 6. Information Reports (Revised)
    8. 7. Financial and Organizational Affairs Reports and Resolutions (Revised and updated)
    9. 8. Medical Education Reports and Resolutions (Revised and updated)
    10. 9. Science and Public Health Reports and Resolutions (Revised and updated)
    11. 10. Socioeconomics Reports and Resolutions (Revised and updated)
    12. Late items to be distributed at the meeting
    13. 2016 Session of the annual session of the House of Delegates (Revised and updated)
    14. 2015 Summary of the House of Delegates
    15. TMA Policy Index
    16. TexMed 2016 Home
  • 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 you become familiar with your new role and will 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

    How to Write a Resolution

     

  • 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 at the Hilton Anatole 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 http://refcom.texmed.org.

    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.

    Please plan to attend the 2016 TexMed Orientation for new physician and medical student members of the House of Delegates from 6:30 to 7:30 am Friday, April 29, at the Hilton Anatole in the Manchester room, Tower Mezzanine Level.

  • Reporting Forms and Reference Committee Reports

    2016 CMS Officer and Delegate Reporting Forms
    Attention county medical societies: Report officers and delegates to TMA annually.

    For more information, contact the TMA Knowledge Center (800) 880-7955

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