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.

    2017 Meeting of the House of Delegates:
    TexMed 2017 • May 5-6 • Houston 


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  • 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

    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.

  • Reporting Forms 

    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


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  • 2017 Meeting - May 5-6, 2017 - Houston