Who runs TMA? YOU DO! The association is governed by a 472-member House of Delegates, the legislative and policymaking body. The house is made up of elected county medical society delegates (one delegate per 100 members or fraction) and the following ex officio: members of the Board of Trustees, 15 councilors, Texas delegates and alternate delegates to the American Medical Association, members of the Council on Legislation and chairs of the other councils, delegates from the Young Physician Section, International Medical Graduate Section, Resident and Fellow Section, and Medical Student Section, and delegates of selected specialty societies.
The House of Delegates meets every year at an annual session held during TexMed in the spring.
The best way to get your idea or change adopted as TMA policy is at the grassroots level. Present your idea or change at your county medical society meeting. If the county agrees, your idea is submitted as a resolution at the next meeting of the House of Delegates. If adopted by the house, and if it has nationwide appeal, it may be forwarded to the AMA for action. If the county does not agree with your idea or recommendation, you may contact a delegate from your society and ask that he or she submit a resolution for consideration by the house.
Ideas and actions also are developed and sent to the house by association boards, councils, committees, and sections.
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For more information, contact Pam Hale at TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext.1304, or (512) 370-1304.