February 18, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy
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 14 resolutions online for member consideration in the second quarter of the year-round resolution process. They are posted on the Resolutions page and will be available for comment until March 18, 2016.
Please click here to access the discussion portal for year-round resolutions. 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 third quarter, the submission deadline is April 21, 2016. You are encouraged, however, to submit well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your policy idea is considered promptly.
Resolutions that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected.
Contact: CMA member service center, (800) 786-4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.