American Osteopathic Association

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2017 House of Delegates Resolutions

The 97th AOA Annual House of Delegates (HOD) convenes at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. Resolutions submitted for consideration by the 2017 HOD were reviewed by the appropriate HOD Reference Committees on Friday, July 21, 2017. The recommendation of each reference committee is below and will be presented to the full HOD for action on Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, 2017.

 

Ad Hoc Committee

Committee on Constitution & Bylaws

Educational Affairs

Committee on Professional Affairs

Committee on Public Affairs

Joint Board/House Budget Review

Rules & Order of Business (with action)

All 2017 HOD Resolutions - This PDF contains the HOD resolution roster and each resolution.

LATE RESOLUTIONS - This PDF contains resolutions received after the deadline for consideration by the 2017 HOD. These resolutions will be submitted to the Rules and Order of Business reference committee.

Educational AffairsReference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-200 Ensuring that Graduate Medical Education (GME) Programs Continue to Select Residents Based on Merit (H201-A/12)
BOE
H-201 Ambulatory-Based Primary Care Residency Programs (H202-A/12)
BOE
H-202 Loan Deferment During Residency (H203-A/12)
BFHP
H-203
Residency Funding – Additional Methods of (H208-A/12) BSGA
H-204 Postdoctoral Fellowships – Increasing (H209-A/12)
BOE
H-205 Joining Forces Initiative (H212-A/12)
BOE
H-206 Disability Determinations (H213-A/12) BOE
H-207 Gender Discrimination (H214-A/12)
BOE
H-208 Osteopathic Licensing (H215-A/12) BSGA
H-209 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment - Supervision For (H216-A/12)
BOE
H-210 Primary Care Physicians – Training Reaffirmation (H217-A/12) BOE
H-212 Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) Programs (H219-A/12) BSGA
H-213 A Clearly Articulated Protocol for Sleep Facilities and Safe Transportation in all Physician Residencies SOMA
H-214 Keeping Our Osteopathic Practice Osteopathic
WAOPS
H-215 Longitudinal Approach to Cultural Competency Dialogue on Eliminating Health Care Disparities
OOA
H-216 WITHDRAWN

H-217 AOA 1-A CME for Board Certification MAOPS
H-218 AOA Specialty Board Certifications MAOPS
H-219 Promoting Residency Positions for COCA Medical Student Graduates
OPSC
H-220 Reaffirming AOA CME for AOA Board Certified Physicians OPSC / OOA / IOPA / NHOA
H-221 AOA Accredited GME Program Equivalency IOMA
H-222 United States Immigration Executive Order Impact on Medical Education MOA
H-223 Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditor Status for the AOA MAOPS
H-224 AOA Membership – Osteopathic CME Requirement Enforcement
MAOPS
H-225 Changes to Osteopathic Continuous Certification – Impact on the Profession MAOPS
H-226 The Importance of Empathy in Osteopathic Medical Education and Practice MAOP
H-227 H215-A/15 Equivalency Policy for Osteopathic Continuous Certification BOS
H-228 CME Requirements for AOA Board Certification OPSO
H-229 CME Requirements for AOA Membership OPSO
H-230 WITHDRAWN
H-231 AOA to Become an Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)-Accredited Provider to Offer AMA Physicians… ACOP

Professional Affairs Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-300 Rural Health Clinics – Location and Quality of Care (H253-A/04) BFHP
H-301 Spinal Manipulation Legislation or Regulation (H255-A/04)
BFHP
H-302 State Licensure of Managed Care Organizations (MCO) Medical Directors (H257-A/04)
BFHP
H-303 BOM
H-304 Administrative Rule-Making Process (H301-A/12)
BFHP / BSGA
H-305 Advance Directives (H302-A/12)
BFHP / BSGA
H-306 Drugs – Non-Generic (H303-A/12)
BFHP
H-307 BFHP
H-308 Generic Drugs (H305-A/12)
BFHP
H-309 Health Clinics – Federally Funded (H306-A/12)
BFHP
H-310 Health Care Delivery Systems (H307-A/12)
BSA
H-311 Rural And Urban Practices – Disparities Between (H309-A/12) BFHP
H-312 Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment (H310-A/12)
BFHP
H-313 Physician Role in Governance of Federally Contracted Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOS) – Reduced (H311-A/12)
BSA
H-314 Physician Consultation for Formularies (H312-A/12)
BSA
H-315 Dietary Supplements – Guidelines for Nutritional and (H313-A/12)
BFHP
H-316 Sexual Harassment (H318-A/12)
BFHP
H-317 Due Process In Agency Determinations (H321-A/12)
BFHP
H-318 Ethical and Sociological Considerations For Medical Care (H322-A/12)
BFHP
H-319 Health Care – Regulation of (H323-A/12)
BSGA
H-320 Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations (H324-A/12)
BFHP
H-321 Patient Safety (H326-A/12) BSA
H-322 Prescription Drugs Samples (H327-A/12)
BFHP
H-323 End-of-Life Care for the Developmentally Disabled (H411-A/12)
BSGA
H-324 Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders on Elder Adults in Long Term or Extended-Care Facilities (H413-A/12)
BFHP / BSGA
H-325 School Based Health Education – Promotion (H426-A/12)
BFHP / BSGA
H-326 Recoupment Laws (H316-A/12)
BSA
H-327 Formulary Changes (H614-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP
H-328 Dispensing of Medication by Physicians (H630-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-329 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment – Payment for (H632-A/12) BSA / BFHP / BSGA
H-330 Abolishment of Patient Load Restrictions to Increase Pharmacological Opioid Addiction Treatment Access
SOMA
H-331 Interstate Opioid Database
SOMA
H-332 The Osteopathic Oath
Osteopathic Oath Task Force
H-333 Improve Life-Saving Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
WAOPS
H-334 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Low Back Pain – Evidence Based Efficacy and Practice Guidelines
WOMA
MOVED TO 200 SERIES (H230)

H-336 Recommended Guidelines for Pelvic Examination and Treatment
AAO
H-337 Take Back the House MOMS
H-338 Epinephrine
IOMA
H-339 Equity In Medicare & Medicaid Payments MOA
H-340 Naloxone IOMA
H-342 ** Shared Principles of Primary Care
AOA President
H-343 Overall AOA Physician Wellness Strategy Task Force on Physician Wellness
H-344 Right To Try – Experimental Drugs MAOPS

MOVED TO 600 SERIES (H636)

Public Affairs Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-211 End-Of-Life Care for Children (H218-A/12) ​BOE
​H-341 Task Force to Study Physician Aid in Dying ​MOA
​H-346 Physician Assisted Death (H441-A/12) ​BOCER
H-400 Drugs – Prescription Discounts-Seniors (H314-A/12) BFHP
H-401 Single Use Device (SUD) – Processed (H432-A/12)
BOCER
H-402 Improvement of the American Health Care System (H320-A/12)
BFHP
H-403 Abused Persons (H414-A/12)
BSGA
H-404 Children on Airplanes – Restraints (H419-A/12)
BFHP
H-405 Environmental Toxins and our Children’s Health (H421-A/12)
BSGA
H-406 Public Health Service – AOA Support (H424-A/12)
BFHP
H-407 Reproductive Issues – Counseling Female Patients on (H425-A/12)
BFHP
H-408 Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment – Accessibility (H428-A/12)
BOCER
H-409 Prenatal and Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care – Support for (H429-A/12)
BOCER
H-410 End of Life Care – Cultural Sensitivity (H431-A/12) BOCER
H-411 Hospice Care Programs – AOA Support for (H435-A/12) BOCER
H-412 Genetic Testing (H437-A/12)
BFHP
H-413 Drinking/Driving (H438-A/12) BSGA
H-414 Obesity – Treatment of (H440-A/12) BOCER
MOVED TO 300 SERIES (H346)

H-416 Women's Contraceptive Coverage Legislation (H234-A/09) BSAPH
H-417 Flame-Retardant Clothing for Children – Sleeping or Lounging (H315-A/12) BSAPH
H-418 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) To Treat Commotio Cordis – Promotion For The Requirement Of All Sporting Events To Have Access To An (H401-A/12) BSAPH
H-419 Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) Booster – Recommendation For Universal Adolescent (H404-A/12) BSAPH
H-420 Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) Primary Series in Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia (H405-A/12)
BSAPH
H-421 Narco-Terrorism (H406-A/12) BSAPH
H-422 Prostate Cancer – PSA-Based Screening for (H407-A/12)
BSAPH
H-423 Food Allergies and Mandates on School Lunches (H409-A/12) BSAPH
H-424 Medical Care During Medical Missions – Providing (H410-A/12)
BIOM
H-425 Antimicrobial – Judicious use of (H415-A/12) BSAPH
H-426 Anti-Bullying Law (H416-A/12)
BSAPH
H-427 Breastfeeding – Friendly Workplace (H417-A/12) BSAPH
H-428 Breastfeeding-Promotion – Protection and Support of (H418-A/12) BSAPH
H-429 Emergency Medical Identification – Protocol and Guidelines (H420-A/12) BSAPH
H-430 Organ Donation – Opposition to Financial Incentives for Organ Donors (H422-A/12)
BSAPH
H-431 Organ Donor Identification (H423-A/12) BSAPH
H-432 Violence in the Entertainment Media (H427-A/12)
BSAPH
H-433 Stem Cell Research (H430-A/12) BSAPH
H-434 Human Papillomavirus Vaccination – Education on (H434-A/12) BSAPH
H-435 Physical Education For Grades K-12 – Daily (H436-A/12) BSAPH
H-436 Smoking – Use Tobacco Products (H442-A/12)
BSAPH
H-437 Overweight and Obesity – Recognition as Billable Diagnoses (H623-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-438 End of Life Care BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-439 Powdered Caffeine ACOFP / TOMA
H-440 Health Insurance Coverage for Residential Treatment and Inpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders OOA
H-441 Response to H-400-A/16 Violence and Abuse Prevention and Education BSAPH
H-442 Recreational Marijuana Use by Physicians, Students, and Patients (Response to Res. No. H-436 – A/2016) BSAPH
H-443 Harm Reduction Modalities for People Who Inject Drugs (Response to Res. No. H-430 - A/2016 and Res. No. H-432 - A/2016) BSAPH
H-444 Medication for Indigent Patients (H405-11)
BSA

Constitution and BylawsReference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-500 Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Code Of Ethics
CAGOS
H-501 Amendments to the American Osteopathic Association Interprets Sections Of Code Of Ethics CAGOS
H-502 Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Constitution & Bylaws to Allow for National Health Care Association Representation
CAGOS
H-503 Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Constitution & Bylaws to Allow for Regular Membership of Medical Doctors CAGOS
H-504 Student Delegates (first read) OPSO
H-505 Amendment to the American Osteopathic Constitution & Bylaws - BEL and NPP (first read) BEL

Ad Hoc Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-600 Osteopathic Certifications – Rights of Members to Protect Their (H328-A/12)
BSA
H-601 Telemedicine – AOA Policy on (H600-A/12)
BSGA
H-602 Primary Care Incentive Program – Adjustment To (H602-A/12)
BFHP
H-603 Obesity Action Coalition Efforts on the Treatment of Severe Obesity (H603-A/12)
BSA
H-604 Osteopathic Neurologic and Psychiatric Standard of Care (H600-A/10)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-605 Physician Depositions (H606-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP
H-606 Universal Exchange Language for Health Care Information – Need for (H609-A/12)
BFHP / BSA
H-607 ICD-10 – Opposition to Full Implementation of (H611-A/12)
BSA
H-608 BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-609 Drugs – Prescription-use Among the Elderly (H613-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-610 HIV – Positive Status as a Disability for Physicians (H615-A/12)
BSGA / BSA
H-611 Medicare and Medicaid Abuse (H616-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-612 Medicare and Medicaid – Ethical Physician Arrangements (H617-A/12) BSA / BFHP
H-613 Military Medical Readiness (H618-A/12) BFHP
H-614 Pre-Authorized Medical/Surgical Services – Denial of Payment of (H619-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-615 Physician/Patient Educational Materials Received from Pharmaceutical Companies that Produce and/or Market Generic Medications (H620-A/12) BOCER
H-616 Home Healthcare Service Abuse (H621-A/12) BSA
H-617 Medicare Payment Fairness (H622-A/12) BFHP / BSA
H-618 Payment for Psychiatric Diagnoses and Treatment by Primary Care Physicians (H624-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-619 Illegal Immigrants to Immigration and Naturalization Service – Reporting of (H625-A/12) BSGA / BFHP
H-620 Translator Services – Payment for (H626-A/12) BSA
H-621 Physician Fines Imposed by Third Party Payors (H629-A/12)
BSA
H-622 Health Care Insurance Options (H631-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
H-623 Osteopathic Musculoskeletal Evaluation (H633-A/12)
BOCER
H-624 Physician Payment in Federal Programs (H634-A/12)
BSA / BFHP
H-625 HIV Consent Form Elimination
ACOFP / TOMA
H-626 Notifying Physicians About Software Errors in Electronic Health Records
ACOFP
H-627 Telephonic Medicine
TOMA
H-628 Direct Primary Care
OOA
H-629 Opposition to the Practice of LGBTQ Conversion Therapy or Reparative Therapy by Licensed Physicians and Other Medical and Mental Health Professionals OOA / MOA
H-630 Mandated Reporting of Immunizations Given in the Veterans Administration System and Indian Health Services MOMS
H-631** Censure IOMA
H-632 Prior Authorization IOMA
H-633 Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Workplace
MOA
H-634 Transparency in Prescription Drug Pricing and Cost MOA
H-635** Standing Against Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) SOMA
H-636 Patient Interpreters MAOPS

JBHBRC Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-700 FY 2017-18 AOA Proposed Budget FC

Resolutions for review and action by the AOA House of Delegates must be submitted no fewer than 30 days prior to the start of the annual business meeting. Resolutions for action by the House of Delegates received late are subject to review by the Rules & Orders of Business House Reference Committee.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 How to Submit Resolutions

 
  • Affiliated organizations of the AOA who have a voting seat in the AOA House of Delegates (HOD) can submit resolutions for consideration by the HOD.

  • Resolutions for consideration by the AOA Board of Trustees must come from an AOA bureau or committee, or can be brought forth based on the request of an elected Board member sponsor.

  • Resolutions for consideration by the 2017 HOD must include an explanation of good cause for delay and will be presented to the HOD Rules and Order of Business reference committee. This committee will determine if the resolution will be considered by the 2017 House of Delegates or if the resolution will be held for consideration by the 2018 House of Delegates.

  • Complete the resolution template and submit all resolutions to cbaggett@osteopathic.org.

 

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