American Osteopathic Association

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2018 House of Delegates Resolutions

The 98th AOA Annual House of Delegates (HOD) will convene at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel from July 16-22, 2018. Resolutions submitted for consideration by the 2018 HOD will be reviewed by the appropriate HOD Reference Committees on Friday, July 20, 2018. The recommendation of each reference committee will be presented to the full HOD for action on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2018.

 

Ad Hoc Committee

Committee on Constitution & Bylaws

Educational Affairs

Committee on Professional Affairs

Committee on Public Affairs

**Asterisks indicate that the resolution has been updated since its original posting.

Educational AffairsReference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-200 Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) by osteopathic medical students during medical school rotations, promoting use of (H203-A/13)
BOE
H-201 Unified graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system under the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) -Proposed (H204A/13)
BOE
H-202 Osteopathic postdoctoral training in all specialty areas (H206-A/13)
BOE
H-203
Substance use disorders education (H207-A/13) BOE
H-204 DO degree designation (H208-A/13)
BOE
H-205 Osteopathic-focused training programs (H209-A/13)
BOE
H-206 Dual degrees (H201-A/13) BSGA
H-207 Acupuncture (H200-A/13)
BSAPH
H-208 Osteopathic Continuous Certification (H202-A/13)
BSGA
H-209 Sale of health-related products and devices (H254-A/04)
BOM-Ethics
H-210 Osteopathic Continuous Certification - Affordability of (H213-A/13)
BOS
H-211 Develop and implement curriculum on the care of people with developmental disabilities
NYSOMS
H-212 Peer-to-peer suicide prevention training among osteopathic medical schools IOA
H-213 Specialty requirements for osteopathic CME
MOMA/ IOPA/KOMA
H-214 Sex- and gender-based medicine
BOT
​H-215 Addiction medicine CAQ ​AOAAM

Professional Affairs Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-300 Osteopathic medicine definition (H330-A/13) BOE
H-301 Adolescents' Bill of Rights (H300-A/13)
BFHP
H-302 Airline medical kits (H301-A/13)
BFHP
H-303 BFHP
H-304 Discrimination against Osteopathic Physicians (H306-A/13)
BFHP
H-305 Interference laws (H307-A/13)
BFHP / BSGA
H-306 State GME funding alternatives (H308-A/13)
BSGA
H-307 BFHP
H-308 Alcohol and tobacco - advertising ban on (H302-A/13)
BSAPH
**H-309 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - Opposition to CMS's behavioral (H303-A/13)
BFHP
H-310 Government funding non-AOA or non-LCME medical schools (H310-A/13)
BFHP
H-311 Primary care physicians in Health Professional Shortage Areas - Model funding to increase (H311-A/13) BFHP
H-312 Evaluation and management documentation guidelines (H313/A-13)
BSA
H-313 Health care that works for all Americans (H314-A/13)
BFHP
H-314 Health care providers Right of Conscience (H315-A/13)
BOM-Ethics
H-315 Human cloning (H316-A/13)
BSAPH
H-316 Insurance carriers - Patient accessibility of diagnostic services (H317-A/13)
BSA
H-317 Licensure of interns and residents (H318-A/13)
BSGA
H-318 Managed care organizations - Osteopathic discrimination by (H319-A/13)
BSGA
H-319 Managed care - Patient-physician relationship and (H320/A-13)
BSA
H-320 Mandatory assignment (H321-A/13)
BSA
H-321 Medical records policy/Guidelines for the maintenance, retention and release of (H322-A/13)
BSA
H-322 Medicare (H323-A/13)
BFHP
H-323 Medicare-equitable payment (H324-A/13)
BFHP
H-324 Medicare user fees (H325-A/13)
BFHP
H-325 Medicare limiting charge/RBRVS system (H326-A/13)
BFHP
H-326 National Practitioner Data Bank (H327-A/13)
BFHP
H-327 Obesity - Health plans should review benefits for treatment of (H328-A/130
BSAPH
H-328 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Evaluation & Management on the same day of service - Payment for (H329-A/13)
BSA
H-329 Patient confidentiality (H331-A/13) BSA
H-330 Physician fees and charges (H333-A/13)
BSA
H-331 Physician health assistance (H334-A/13)
BOM
H-332 Prescription plans - Restrictive (H335-A/13)
BSGA
H-333 Professional liability insurance reform (H336-A/13)
BSGA
H-334 Rural health care payment equity (H337-A/13)
BFHP
H-335 Tobacco use (H338-A/13)
BSA
H-336 Uniform billing (H339-A/13)
BSA
H-337 Uniform pathway of licensing for Osteopathic Physicians (H340-A/13) BSGA
H-338 Uninsured - Access healthcare (H341-A/13)
BFHP
H-339 Veterans hospitals and clinics - OMT in (H342-A/13)
BFHP
H-340 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for prior authorization (H343-A/13)
BSA
H-341 Expert witness and peer review (H345-A/13) BSGA
H-342
Office-based surgery (H346-A/13)
BSGA
H-343 Physician payment for electronic advice, counseling and treatment plans (H347-A/13)
BSA
H-344 Pre-filled medical necessity form (H348-A/13) BSA
H-345
Referrals and consults - Non-Physician disclosures (H349-A/13)
BSA
H-346 Scope of practice statement by the American Osteopathic Association for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (H350-A/13) BSA
H-347 Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (UEHVPA) (H351-A/13) BSGA
H-348 Social media guidelines - Implementation of (H352-A/13)
​BOM
H-349 Terminology - Volunteer osteopathic medical health care delivery (H353-A/13) ​BIOM
H-350 Electronic health records - Increasing drug (H354-A/13) BSA
**H-351 Amendment to H332-A/16 "Timely posting of meeting agendas/materials and approval of meeting minutes" ​MAOPS et al
H-352 Availability of epinephrine products - The William G. Anderson, DO, Initiative ​NYSOMS
H-353 Direct to consumer advertising in drugs MOA
H-354 Equality in the military - Transgender NYSOMS
H-355 Federal Student Loan Program TOMA
H-356 J.D. Sheffield, DO: Texas' first osteopathic physician state legislator TOMA
H-357 OMED education on chronic disease MOA
H-358 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for low back pain (Response to H-334-A/2017) BOCER
H-359 Preventing physician burnout - safe haven protection for physicians MAOPS
H-360 Promoting transparency in decision making on action items impacting the profession MOA
H-361 Reference committee review and editing of resolutions NYSOMS
**H-362 Resolution implementation IOMA et al
H-363 Special licensing pathways for physicians BSGA
H-364 Sunset resolutions NYSOMS
H-365 Nutrition at AOA events
OPSO
H-366 Resolution retention
IOMA

Public Affairs Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-400 Blood donors, Increasing the number of (H400-A/13)
BSAPH
**H-401 Gambling disorder (H401-A/13)
BSAPH
H-402 Environmental health (H402-A/13)
BSAPH
H-403 Airbags in automobiles (H403-A/13)
BSAPH
H-404 Choosing Wisely Campaign (H404-A/13)
BOCER
H-405 Cervical cancer, Screening for (H405-A/13)
BSAPH
H-406 Healthy lifestyles (H406-A/13)
BSAPH
H-407 Medication Take-Back Program (H407-A/13)
BSAPH
H-408 Fire prevention - Teaching of (H408-A/13)
BSAPH
H-409 Healthy People 2010 (H409-A/13)
BSAPH
H-410 Distribution of sterile syringes and needles to IV drug abusers - Approval of (H410-A/13)
BSAPH
H-411 Immunizations (H411-A/13) BSAPH
H-412 Patient education (H413-A/13)
BSAPH
H-413 Pediatric drug testing (H414-A/13)
BFHP
H-414 Substance abuse (H415-A/13)
BSAPH
H-415 Tuberculosis medical training (H416-A/13)
BSAPH
H-416 Pediatric medical imaging (H417-A/13) BSAPH
H-417 Disaster preparedness planning (H420-A/13) BSAPH
H-418 Distracted driver awareness (H421-A/13)
BSGA
H-419 Pediatric obesity (H423-A/13) BSAPH
H-420 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of somatic dysfunction of the head, Safety in (H426-A/13)
BOCER
H-421 Physician-Patient relationship as related to proposed gun control laws, Protection of the (H427-A/13) BSAPH
H-422 Energy drinks (H428-A/13)
BSAPH
H-423 "Opioid Overdose" deaths in America - Epidemic (H429-A/13)
BSAPH
H-424 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing - Clinical and public health (H430-A/13)
BSAPH
H-425 Breastfeeding exclusivity (H433-A/12) BSAPH
H-426 Breastfeeding – Protecting (H600-A/13)
BFHP
**H-427 American Osteopathic Association makes public statement and develops protocols to prevent sexual abuse of patients MOA
H-428 Concerns in homeless population MOA
H-429 Patient discrimination of osteopathic physicians
IOMA
H-430 Physician assisted death (Response to H341/A17 Task Force to study physician aid in dying)
ELPTF

Constitution and BylawsReference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-500 Amendment to the American Osteopathic Association Constitution & Bylaws - Bureau of Emerging Leaders and New Physician Practice (first read) BEL

Ad Hoc Reference Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-600 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policies (H601-A/13)
BFHP
H-601 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Regulatory reform (H602-A/13)
BSA
**H-602 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Method in calculation patient services - A change in (H603-A/13)
BSA
H-603 Colorectal cancer screening - Reimbursement for (H604-A/13)
BSA
H-604 Physician - Co-management of a patient (H605-A/13)
BSA
H-605 Criminal litigation for clinical decisions (H606-A/13)
BSGA
H-606 Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) - Payment of (H607-A/13)
BSA
H-607 Opposing policies by third party payors (health insurers) that may negatively impact the provision of healthcare (H609-A/13)
BSA
H-608 BSA
H-609 Geriatrics - Lack of liability insurance coverage for practitioners of (H612-A/13)
BFHP
H-610 ICD-9 codes for laboratory tests - Assignment of appropriate (H613-A/13)
BSA
H-611 Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (H614-A/13) COGMED
H-612 Postpartum depression (H615-A/13) BSAPH
H-613 Tobacco use in entertainment media (H616-A/13) BSAPH
H-614 Veterans - Healthcare for U.S. (H617-A/13)
BFHP
H-615 Taser safety (H618-A/13)
BSAPH
H-616 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' - Burdensome requirements for diabetic supplies (H619-A/13) BSA
H-617 Tenets of osteopathic medicine (H622-A/13)
BOE
**H-618 AOA accreditation of sponsors providing Osteopathic Continuing Medical Education (AOA Category 1-A)
POMA et al
H-619 Demographics to be shared with affiliates IOMA
H-620 Electronic availability of AOA House of Delegates
NYSOMS
H-621 Group Purchasing Organizations - Effect on healthcare costs
MAOPS
H-622 Inclusion of osteopathic language and structural exam in electronic health record systems IOMA
H-623 H613-A/15 Non-Physician clinicians
BSGA
H-624 Terminology in referring to MDs
NSOMS

Joint Board/HouseBudget Review Committee

RES. # TITLE SUBMITTED
BY
H-701 AOA annual dues for regular members BOT/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 2018 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 2018 House of Delegates or if the resolution will be held for consideration by the 2019 House of Delegates.

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