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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?
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 GuideUnderstanding how the house functionsVisual graphic of voting positions in the House of DelegatesTMA Resolution ProcessTMA House of Delegates New Member Orientation VideoThis 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.
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 http://refcom.texmed.org.
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.
Speakers' Letter: 2020 TMA Virtual House of DelegatesUpdated 7.01.20
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House Standing Rules for Special Circumstances
View Reference Committee TestimonyTestimony closed Aug. 1, but members can still view submitted testimony.
Use this simple form to send in a policy issue or question anytime, year-round!
Attention county medical societies: Report officers and delegates to TMA annually.
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