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House of Delegates

House of Delegates Resolutions

The House is in session

DOs, residents and students shape policy

Resolutions submitted for consideration by the 2019 House of Delegates will be posted beginning June 3, 2019.

The 2019 House of Delegates Meeting will place Friday, July 26, to Sunday, July 28, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.

Submit Resolutions

Submitting 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 2019 HOD should be received by May 24, 2019, in order to be included in the initial posting of resolutions. Any resolutions received after June 26, 2019, will be considered late and will be subject to review by the Rules & Orders of Business House Reference Committee.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

To submit a resolution, use the provided resolution template and submit to cbaggett@osteopathic.org.

Amendments to AOA Governing Documents

  • AOA Constitution – Proposed amendments to the AOA Constitution must be filed with the Chief Executive Officer; posted on the AOA’s website; and published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association two to four months prior to the meeting at which they are to be acted upon (AOA Constitution | Article IX – Amendments).
  • AOA Bylaws – Proposed amendments to the AOA Bylaws must be filed with the Chief Executive Officer at least two months before the meeting at which the amendment is to be voted upon. The proposed amendment(s) must be posted on the AOA’s website and published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association at least one month before the meeting. The AOA Board of Trustees may revise the proposed amendment if necessary to secure conformity to the Constitution and Bylaws and shall then refer it to the House for final action no later than the day prior to the end of the meeting (AOA Bylaws | Article XI – Amendments – Section 1 – Bylaws).
  • AOA Code of Ethics – Proposed amendments to the Code of Ethics must be filed with the Chief Executive Officer at least 90 days before the annual meeting at which it is to be voted upon. The proposed amendment(s) must be posted on the AOA’s website and published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association no later than one month before the annual meeting at which the amendment is scheduled for consideration (AOA Bylaws | Article IV – Code of Ethics – Section 2).

2018 HOD Resolutions

Resolutions submitted for consideration by the 2018 HOD were reviewed by the appropriate HOD Reference Committees on July 20, 2018. The recommendation of each reference committee was presented to the full HOD for action on July 21 and 22, 2018.

HOD Reference Committee Reports

House of Delegates Rules and Order of Business Report (with action)
Ad Hoc Reference Committee Report (with action)
Constitution & Bylaws Reference Committee Report (with action)
Educational Affairs Reference Committee Report (with action)
Joint Board/House Budget Review Committee Report (with action)
Professional Affairs Reference Committee (with action)
Public Affairs Reference Committee Report (with action)
Resolutions Reference Committee Report (with action)

View Resolutions by Committee

Ad Hoc Committee (with action)
Committee on Constitution & Bylaws (with action)
Committee on Educational Affairs (with action)
Committee on Professional Affairs (with action)
Committee on Public Affairs (with action)
Joint BOT/HOD Budget Review (with action)

Visit the Meeting Materials page to view HOD resolutions and agendas from the last two meetings.