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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The House of Delegates (HOD), comprised of 319 elected delegates, is the official legislative and policy-making body of the Michigan State Medical Society. The next HOD meeting will be held on May 6-7, 2017 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids.

Resolutions debated during the annual MSMS HOD are the vehicles by which MSMS policies, priorities, and directives are determined. This year's deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Resolutions must be submitted via the online submission form. If you have any questions, contact Stacey Hettiger at (517) 336-5766.

The best way to get your idea or recommendation adopted as a Society policy or directive is at the grassroots level. As a member in good standing, you have the right to bring your ideas to the annual HOD for consideration by the Society’s "legislators." To do so, present your suggestion and rationale at your county medical society meeting. If the county agrees, the county will work with you to draft a resolution to be presented at the next HOD meeting. The resolution should specify the desired Society policy or directive for Society action. If the county does not agree with your idea, you may ask another delegate to submit a resolution on your behalf as an individual delegate. It is also prudent to check the Society's current Policy Manual and, if relevant, the AMA Policy Finder to determine if policy on the issue already exists.

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