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.

    2018 Meeting of the House of Delegates:
    TexMed 2018 • May 18-19 • San Antonio 

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  • Coming Soon: 2018 Annual Session of the TMA House of Delegates 

    2018 Handbook for Delegates

    2018 Reference Committee Reports
    Financial and Organizational Affairs
    Medical Education
    Science and Public Health

    1. Handbook for Delegates Tabs
      1. General Information 
      2. Composition
      3. Elections
      4. Audit Trail
      5. Agendas 
      6. Informational Reports 
      7. Financial and Organizational Affairs Reports and Resolutions
      8. Medical Education Reports and Resolutions 
      9. Science and Public Health Reports and Resolutions 
      10. Socioeconomics Reports and Resolutions 
    2. Supplement to the 2018 Handbook for Delegates
    3. Late items Distributed at the Meeting 
    4. Summary of the 2017 Annual Session of the House of Delegates
      2017 Transactions
      2017 Audit Trail

    5. TexMed Conference Home
  • 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

    The Speakers' New Member Orientation Presentation

    TMA Resolution Process


  • 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: 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.


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  • 2018 Meeting - May 18-19, 2018 - San Antonio