American Osteopathic Association

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2017 House of Delegates Resolutions

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

All 2017 HOD Resolutions - This PDF contains the HOD resolution roster and each resolution. Check back for links to the individual resolutions below.

**indicates the resolution has been updated since it was originally posted.

RESOLUTION # TITLE SUBMITTED BY

REF COMMITTEE

H-200

Ensuring that Graduate Medical Education (GME) Programs Continue to Select Residents Based on Merit (H201-A/12)

BOE
Education
H-201

Ambulatory-Based Primary Care Residency Programs (H202-A/12)

BOE
Education
H-202

Loan Deferment During Residency (H203-A/12)

BFHP
Education
H-203
Residency Funding – Additional Methods of (H208-A/12) ​BSGA ​Education
H-204

Postdoctoral Fellowships – Increasing (H209-A/12)

BOE
Education
H-205

Joining Forces Initiative (H212-A/12)

BOE
Education
​H-206 Disability Determinations (H213-A/12) BOE
​Education
H-207

Gender Discrimination (H214-A/12)

BOE
Education
​H-208 ​Osteopathic Licensing (H215-A/12) BSGA
​Education
​H-209 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment - Supervision For (H216-A/12)
BOE
​Education
​H-210 ​Primary Care Physicians – Training Reaffirmation (H217-A/12) BOE
Education
​H-211 End-Of-Life Care for Children (H218-A/12)
BOE
​Education
​H-212 ​​Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) Programs (H219-A/12) BSGA
​Education
​H-213 ​A Clearly Articulated Protocol for Sleep Facilities and Safe Transportation in all Physician Residencies SOMA
​Education
​H-214 Keeping Our Osteopathic Practice Osteopathic
WAOPS
Education​
​H-215 Longitudinal Approach to Cultural Competency Dialogue on Eliminating Health Care Disparities
OOA ​Education
​H-216 ​Prevention and Maintenance of Burnout in Medical Students and Residents ​OOA ​Education
​H-217 ​AOA 1-A CME for Board Certification MAOPS
​Education
​H-218 ​AOA Specialty Board Certifications ​MAOPS ​Education
​H-219 Promoting Residency Positions for COCA Medical Student Graduates
OPSC ​Education
H-220 ​Reaffirming AOA CME for AOA Board Certified Physicians ​OPSC / OOA / IOPA / NHOA
Education
​H-221 AOA Accredited GME Program Equivalency ​IOMA Education
​H-222 ​United States Immigration Executive Order Impact on Medical Education ​MOA Education
​H-223 ​Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditor Status for the AOA ​MAOPS Education
​H-224 AOA Membership – Osteopathic CME Requirement Enforcement
​MAOPS Education
​H-225 Changes to Osteopathic Continuous Certification – Impact on the Profession ​MAOPS Education
​H-226 The Importance of Empathy in Osteopathic Medical Education and Practice ​MAOP Education
​H-227 H215-A/15 Equivalency Policy for Osteopathic Continuous Certification ​BOS Education
​H-228 CME Requirements for AOA Board Certification OPSO​ Education
​H-229 CME Requirements for AOA Membership ​OPSO ​Education
​H-300 Rural Health Clinics – Location and Quality of Care (H253-A/04) BFHP
Professional​
H-301

Spinal Manipulation Legislation or Regulation (H255-A/04)

BFHP
Professional
H-302 State Licensure of Managed Care Organizations (MCO) Medical Directors (H257-A/04)
BFHP
Professional
H-303 BOM
Professional
H-304

Administrative Rule-Making Process (H301-A/12)

BFHP / BSGA
Professional
H-305

Advance Directives (H302-A/12)

BFHP / BSGA
Professional
H-306

Drugs – Non-Generic (H303-A/12)

BFHP
Professional
H-307 BFHP
Professional
H-308

Generic Drugs (H305-A/12)

BFHP
Professional
H-309

Health Clinics – Federally Funded (H306-A/12)

BFHP
Professional
H-310

Health Care Delivery Systems (H307-A/12)

BSA
Professional
​H-311 ​Rural And Urban Practices – Disparities Between (H309-A/12) BFHP
Professional​
​H-312 Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment (H310-A/12)
BFHP
Professional​
​H-313 Physician Role in Governance of Federally Contracted Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOS) – Reduced (H311-A/12)
BSA
​Professional
​H-314 Physician Consultation for Formularies (H312-A/12)
BSA
​​Professional
​H-315 Dietary Supplements – Guidelines for Nutritional and (H313-A/12)
​BFHP ​​Professional
​H-316 Sexual Harassment (H318-A/12)
BFHP
​​Professional
​H-317 Due Process In Agency Determinations (H321-A/12)
BFHP
​​Professional
​H-318 Ethical and Sociological Considerations For Medical Care (H322-A/12)
BFHP
​​Professional
​H-319 Health Care – Regulation of (H323-A/12)
BSGA
​​Professional
​H-320 Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations (H324-A/12)
BFHP
​​​Professional
​H-321 Patient Safety (H326-A/12) BSA
​​Professional​
​H-322 Prescription Drugs Samples (H327-A/12)
BFHP
​​​Professional​
​H-323 End-of-Life Care for the Developmentally Disabled (H411-A/12)
BSGA
​​Professional​​
​H-324 Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders on Elder Adults in Long Term or Extended-Care Facilities (H413-A/12)
BFHP / BSGA
​​​Professional​
​H-325 School Based Health Education – Promotion (H426-A/12)
BFHP / BSGA
​​​Professional​
​H-326 Recoupment Laws (H316-A/12)
BSA
​​Professional​​
​H-327 Formulary Changes (H614-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP
Professional​​​
​H-328 Dispensing of Medication by Physicians (H630-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Professional​​
​H-329 ​Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment – Payment for (H632-A/12) BSA / BFHP / BSGA
Professional​​​
​H-330 Abolishment of Patient Load Restrictions to Increase Pharmacological Opioid Addiction Treatment Access
SOMA
Professional​​​
​H-331 Interstate Opioid Database
SOMA
Professional​​​
​H-332 The Osteopathic Oath
Osteopathic Oath Task Force
Professional​
​H-333 Improve Life-Saving Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
WAOPS
​Professional
​H-334 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Low Back Pain – Evidence Based Efficacy and Practice Guidelines
WOMA
Professional​
​H-335 AOA Membership and Board Certification OPSC
​Professional
​H-336 Recommended Guidelines for Pelvic Examination and Treatment
AAO
Professional​
​H-337 ​​Take Back the House MOMS
​Professional
H-​338 Epinephrine
IOMA
Professional​
​H-339 Equity In Medicare & Medicaid Payments MOA
​Professional
​H-340 Naloxone ​IOMA ​Professional
​H-341 Task Force to Study Physician Aid in Dying MOA​ ​Professional
​H-342 Shared Principles of Primary Care
AOA President​ ​Professional
​H-343 Overall AOA Physician Wellness Strategy ​Task Force on Physician Wellness ​Professional
​H-400 Drugs – Prescription Discounts-Seniors (H314-A/12) BFHP
​Public
H-401

Single Use Device (SUD) – Processed (H432-A/12)

BOCER
Public
H-402 Improvement of the American Health Care System (H320-A/12)
BFHP
Public
H-403

Abused Persons (H414-A/12)

BSGA
Public
H-404

Children on Airplanes – Restraints (H419-A/12)

BFHP
Public
H-405

Environmental Toxins and our Children’s Health (H421-A/12)

BSGA
Public
​H-406 Public Health Service – AOA Support (H424-A/12)
​BFHP Public
​H-407 Reproductive Issues – Counseling Female Patients on (H425-A/12)
BFHP
​Public
​H-408 Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment – Accessibility (H428-A/12)
BOCER
​​Public​
​H-409 Prenatal and Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care – Support for (H429-A/12)
BOCER
​Public​
​H-410 ​End of Life Care – Cultural Sensitivity (H431-A/12) BOCER
​Public​
​H-411 Hospice Care Programs – AOA Support for (H435-A/12) BOCER
​Public​
​H-412 Genetic Testing (H437-A/12)
​BFHP Public​​
​H-413 Drinking/Driving (H438-A/12) BSGA
​Public​
​H-414 Obesity – Treatment of (H440-A/12) ​BOCER ​Public
​H-415 Physician Assisted Death (H441-A/12)
BOCER
​Public​
​H-416 ​Women's Contraceptive Coverage Legislation (H234-A/09) BSAPH
​Public​​
​H-417 Flame-Retardant Clothing for Children – Sleeping or Lounging (H315-A/12) BSAPH
​Public​​
​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
​Public​​
​H-419 ​Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) Booster – Recommendation For Universal Adolescent (H404-A/12) BSAPH
​​Public​
​H-420 Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) Primary Series in Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia (H405-A/12)
BSAPH
​​Public​
​H-421 Narco-Terrorism (H406-A/12) BSAPH
​​Public​​
​H-422 Prostate Cancer – PSA-Based Screening for (H407-A/12)
​BSAPH ​​​Public​
​H-423 ​Food Allergies and Mandates on School Lunches (H409-A/12) BSAPH
​Public
​H-424 Medical Care During Medical Missions – Providing (H410-A/12)
BIOM
​​Public​​
​H-425 Antimicrobial – Judicious use of (H415-A/12) BSAPH
​​​Public​
​H-426 Anti-Bullying Law (H416-A/12)
BSAPH
​Public
​H-427 ​Breastfeeding – Friendly Workplace (H417-A/12) BSAPH
​​Public
​H-428 Breastfeeding-Promotion – Protection and Support of (H418-A/12) BSAPH
​Public​
​H-429 ​Emergency Medical Identification – Protocol and Guidelines (H420-A/12) BSAPH
​Public
​H-430 Organ Donation – Opposition to Financial Incentives for Organ Donors (H422-A/12)
BSAPH
​Public
​H-431 Organ Donor Identification (H423-A/12) ​BSAPH ​​Public
​H-432 Violence in the Entertainment Media (H427-A/12)
BSAPH
​Public​
​H-433 Stem Cell Research (H430-A/12) BSAPH
​Public​
​H-434 Human Papillomavirus Vaccination – Education on (H434-A/12) BSAPH ​Public​
​H-435 Physical Education For Grades K-12 – Daily (H436-A/12) BSAPH
​​Public
​H-436 Smoking – Use Tobacco Products (H442-A/12)
BSAPH
Public​
​H-437 ​Overweight and Obesity – Recognition as Billable Diagnoses (H623-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Public
​H-438 End of Life Care ​BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Public
​H-439 ​Powdered Caffeine ​ACOFP / TOMA
​Public
​H-440 Health Insurance Coverage for Residential Treatment and Inpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders OOA​ ​Public
​H-441 ​Response to H-400-A/16 Violence and Abuse Prevention and Education BSAPH​ Public
​H-442 Recreational Marijuana Use by Physicians, Students, and Patients (Response to Res. No. H-436 – A/2016) ​BSAPH ​Public
​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 ​Public
​H-500

Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Code Of Ethics

CAGOS
​C&B
H-501

​Amendments to the American Osteopathic Association Interprets Sections Of Code Of Ethics

CAGOS
​C&B
​H-502

Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Constitution & Bylaws to Allow for National Health Care Association Representation

​CAGOS ​C&B
​H-503 ​Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Constitution & Bylaws to Allow for Regular Membership of Medical Doctors CAGOS
C&B​
​H-504 Student Delegates (first read) ​OPSO ​C&B
H-600

Osteopathic Certifications – Rights of Members to Protect Their (H328-A/12)

BSA
Ad Hoc
H-601

Telemedicine – AOA Policy on (H600-A/12)

BSGA
Ad Hoc
H-602

Primary Care Incentive Program – Adjustment To (H602-A/12)

BFHP
Ad Hoc
H-603

Obesity Action Coalition Efforts on the Treatment of Severe Obesity (H603-A/12)

BSA
Ad Hoc
H-604

Osteopathic Neurologic and Psychiatric Standard of Care (H600-A/10)

BSGA / BFHP / BSA
Ad Hoc
H-605

Physician Depositions (H606-A/12)

BSGA / BFHP
Ad Hoc
H-606

Universal Exchange Language for Health Care Information – Need for (H609-A/12)

BFHP / BSA
Ad Hoc
H-607

ICD-10 – Opposition to Full Implementation of (H611-A/12)

BSA
Ad Hoc
​H-608 ​BSGA / BFHP / BSA Ad Hoc
​H-609 Drugs – Prescription-use Among the Elderly (H613-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-610 HIV – Positive Status as a Disability for Physicians (H615-A/12)
BSGA / BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-611 Medicare and Medicaid Abuse (H616-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-612 Medicare and Medicaid – Ethical Physician Arrangements (H617-A/12) BSA / BFHP
Ad Hoc​
​H-613 Military Medical Readiness (H618-A/12) BFHP
​Ad Hoc
​H-614 ​Pre-Authorized Medical/Surgical Services – Denial of Payment of (H619-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-615 ​Physician/Patient Educational Materials Received from Pharmaceutical Companies that Produce and/or Market Generic Medications (H620-A/12) BOCER
​Ad Hoc
​H-616 Home Healthcare Service Abuse (H621-A/12) BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-617 ​Medicare Payment Fairness (H622-A/12) BFHP / BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-618 Payment for Psychiatric Diagnoses and Treatment by Primary Care Physicians (H624-A/12)
BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Ad Hoc
​H-619 ​Illegal Immigrants to Immigration and Naturalization Service – Reporting of (H625-A/12) BSGA / BFHP
​Ad Hoc
H​-620 Translator Services – Payment for (H626-A/12) BSA
​Ad Hoc
H-​621 Physician Fines Imposed by Third Party Payors (H629-A/12)
BSA
​​Ad Hoc
​H-622 Health Care Insurance Options (H631-A/12) BSGA / BFHP / BSA
​Ad Hoc​
​H-623 Osteopathic Musculoskeletal Evaluation (H633-A/12)
BOCER
​Ad Hoc​
​H-624 Physician Payment in Federal Programs (H634-A/12)
BSA / BFHP
​​Ad Hoc
​H-625 HIV Consent Form Elimination
ACOFP / TOMA
​Ad Hoc​
​H-626 Notifying Physicians About Software Errors in Electronic Health Records
ACOFP
​Ad Hoc​​
​H-627 Telephonic Medicine
TOMA
Ad Hoc
​H-628 Direct Primary Care
OOA
​Ad Hoc​​
​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
​​Ad Hoc
​H-630 Mandated Reporting of Immunizations Given in the Veterans Administration System and Indian Health Services MOMS
Ad Hoc
​H-631 Censure IOMA
Ad Hoc
​H-632 Prior Authorization IOMA
Ad Hoc
​H-633 Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Workplace
MOA
​Ad Hoc
​H-634 Transparency in Prescription Drug Pricing and Cost MOA
​Ad Hoc
​H-635 Standing Against Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) SOMA
​Ad Hoc
​H-700 FC​ JBHBRC

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​

 

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