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 2017 • May 5-6 • Houston
Download the 2016 Handbook for Delegates (includes Supplement items and late items), or click the individual tabs below to download.
Late items Distributed at the Meeting (Revised)
2016 Reference Committee ReportsFinancial and Organizational AffairsMedical EducationScience and Public HealthSocioeconomics
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 houseUnderstanding action reports, resolutions, and how the house functionsVisual graphic of voting positions in the House of DelegatesThe Speakers' New Member Orientation PresentationHow to Write a Resolution
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.
Attention county medical societies: Report officers and delegates to TMA annually.
CMS Officer and Delegate Reporting Form (Submit online) NEW!CMS Officer and Delegate Reporting Form (PDF version)
For more information, contact the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.
2016 Speakers' Letter
What to Do When and Where
Compendium of Official TMA Policy
Apply to Serve on a TMA Council or Committee
Become Part of the TMA House of Delegates
Get Involved With Your County Medical Society
Got House of Delegates questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.