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2018 House of Delegates Resolutions

The House is in session

DOs, residents and students shape policy

Read all the resolutions that were voted on by the House of Delegates during the AOA's annual meeting.

The 2018 Annual Business Meeting and House of Delegates of the AOA took place July 20-22, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.

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)


Policy Process

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 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 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Resolutions for consideration by the 2019 HOD may be received at anytime throughout the year but no fewer than 30 days prior to the start of the HOD meeting.

To submit a resolution, complete the resolution template and submit all resolutions 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).