The FMA House of Delegates (House) is comprised of delegates representing the following groups:
Each society represented in the House is required to provide the FMA with the names of delegates by May 12. With the exception of the FMA Alliance, each delegate is required to be an active dues paying member in good standing with the FMA.
County and specialty medical society executive directors are responsible for providing the names of all delegates and alternates by May 12. Submit rosters to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax 850-224-6627.
Changes to delegate rosters for contested election voting will not be made after the registration desk closes Friday, July 28. Delegate changes for the House of Delegates will be made throughout the weekend.
Delegates – County Medical Societies
Each component county medical society is entitled to representation in the House as follows:
One (1) voting delegate for every forty (40) active/current dues paying members of the FMA (or fraction thereof) as of December 31, 2022. No delegate may represent more than one organization. Please make every effort to select Delegates and Alternates who are able to attend the FMA Annual Meeting in its entirety. For a list of refer here.
Delegates – Specialty Medical Societies
Each recognized specialty medical society is entitled to representation in the House as follows:
One (1) voting delegate for every forty (40) active/current dues paying members of the FMA (or fraction thereof). No delegate may represent more than one organization. Please make every effort to select Delegates and Alternates who are able to attend meeting in its entirety.
For a list of entitlements click here.
If you do not see your society listed, please contact Adam Baust, by email at email@example.com or by phone 850-224-6496.
Delegates – FMA Board of Governors, Sections and Other
Delegate entitlements for FMA Sections, FMAA and elected members of the FMA Board of Governors can be found by clicking here.
Business is introduced into the House through the presentation of resolutions by delegates on behalf of their county or specialty medical society, section or as an individual. Resolutions received by Friday, May 12 will be published in the FMA Delegate Handbook. Resolutions received after May 12 and prior to end of day June 2 will be published in the Handbook Addendum. For additional information on resolutions refer to the attached procedures and instructions. Prior to submitting resolutions, it is recommended that you review the current FMA Policy Compendium and the summary of actions from the 2022 House of Delegates.
Review resolutions in the Testimony portal
Resolutions received after June 2 and prior to 11 a.m., July 28 will be considered late and referred to the Credentials and Standing Rules Committee for review. The Credentials and Standing Rules Committee is responsible for determining whether the late-filed resolution should be considered as business of the House. Sponsors of late resolutions are required to attend the Credentials and Standing Rules Committee on Friday, July 28 and formally request consideration by the House, paying particular attention to addressing the reason(s) why the resolution could not have been submitted in a “more timely fashion." This will give them some guidance as to what they should focus on rather than coming to discuss the merits of the resolution's content.
Reference Committees are groups of at least five delegates, who are not current officers or members of the Board of Governors, selected by the Speakers to conduct open hearings on matters of business of the House of Delegates. All members of the Reference Committee are voting members. Having heard discussion on the subject before it, the Committee draws up a report with recommendations to the House for disposition of its items of business. To serve on a reference committee, please click here. The deadline for reference committee nominations was May 12.
Online testimony will be open to delegates on Monday June 26 at 9 a.m. EST and close on Friday, July 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Delegates may submit testimony on any properly filed resolution. Delegates who choose to submit testimony must indicate their support or opposition of each respective resolution. The Reference Committees will meet in executive session during the week of July 10-14 to create a Reference Committee report. The reports will be published online prior to the start of the FMA Annual Meeting. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate the committee’s recommendation during in-person Reference Committee hearings on July 29.
Reference Committee Descriptions