Help set CMA policy: All members invited to provide online testimony on this year's resolutions and reports

September 23, 2013

The California Medical Association's (CMA) annual House of Delegates (HOD) will convene in Anaheim at the Disneyland Hotel on October 11-13, 2013. The HOD is CMA's legislative body and establishes the policies that govern the association.

At this year's meeting, physicians from across the state will debate and set policy on important health care issues including immunization reporting, Medicare reimbursement, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and non-physician provider scope of practice. During the three-day meeting, the 500 delegates will address nearly 90 resolutions on these and other key issues that affect the practice of medicine.

CMA invites all members to visit its online forum to submit written testimony on the resolutions and reports that will be considered by the delegates. To do so, click on “House of Delegates,” at the top of this page. This will prompt you to log in (if you are not already logged in) and then will take you directly to the HOD landing page. (You can also use the shortcut www.cmadocs.org/hod, which will prompt you to login and then will redirect you to the HOD landing page.)

To submit testimony, click on the resolution name under "Resolutions and Reports" and then scroll to the "Submit Testimony" section at the bottom.

As a first step toward a “virtual” reference committee process that will enable a shorter, two-day meeting in future years, there will be no onsite hearing for delivery of oral testimony on business assigned to Reference Committee A (Science and Public Health) and all testimony must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 3. The deadline for online testimony for all other business is 11:59 p.m. on October 8.

If you have any questions, please contact the CMA member help center at (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmadocs.org.


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