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CMA now accepting online testimony for third quarter resolutions



May 20, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

At the close of the California Medical Association (CMA) 2015 House of Delegates, new governance reforms took effect. One of the most significant changes to the bylaws allow for the submission of resolutions for debate and discussion throughout the year.


In accordance with the new rules, there are now six resolutions online for member consideration in the third quarter of the year-round resolution process. They are posted on the resolutions page


Resolutions to be considered in Q3 include: 



  • 109-16: Take Action on Climate Change

  • 110-16: Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors

  • 205-16: Health Information Data Blocking

  • 206-16: Appropriate Level of Consent for Telehealth

  • 603-16: Physician Choice - Maintenance of Certification Exams

  • <604-16: USP Compounding Rules


Pleaseclick hereto access the resolution discussion. You will need to log-in with your CMA web account.


After testimony closes, the resolutions and all the testimony will be forwarded to the appropriate CMA council for consideration. Member testimony and feedback will be considered by the councils as they make policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees.


If you are interested in submitting a resolution for consideration in the fourth quarter, the submission deadline is July 8, 2016. You are encouraged, however, to submit well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your policy idea is considered promptly.


Contact: CMA member service center, (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmadocs.org.

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