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House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the legislative and governing body of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association. The HOD consists of Delegates who are elected by the regional districts. There is also a resident and two student representatives. The members of the HOD are responsible for representing their districts or peer groups, and the osteopathic profession and AOMA as a whole. 

Since the HOD meets only twice per year, resolutions must be carefully considered and HOD business conducted through an efficient and orderly process.

The HOD is entrusted with the following responsibilities: 

  • National, state, and local policy development

  • Consideration and adoption of resolutions

  • Changes to the AOMA Bylaws – requires a two-thirds vote

  • Election of AOMA Officers, including the Speaker and Vice Speaker of the HOD

  • Selection of Delegates, Alternates, Chair and Vice Chair to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Annual Meeting and House of Delegates

  • Revisions to District boundaries

  • Changes to membership dues

Annual Convention House of Delegates Important Dates

  • March 1, 2020  – Resolutions posted on AOMA website

  • April 1, 2020 – Board of Trustees meeting to review resolutions and make recommendations to the House of Delegates

  • April 3, 2020 – House of Delegates meeting at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, - 4:00 to 6:00 pm


House of Delegates Orientation

House of Delegates Primer & Resolution Process

Resolution Template


Resolutions can be submitted by an individual AOMA member in good standing, AOMA Districts, AOMA Board of Trustees or AOMA staff at least 35 days prior to the House of Delegates meeting at which they will be considered.





HOD 2019-01 Equitable Resident Selections




HOD 2018-02 Support for Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment


HOD 2017-01 Administrative Simplification for Physicians

HOD 2017-03 Increasing Access to Palliative Care


HOD 2016-01 AOA Osteopathic Medical Student Delegation

HOD 2016-02 Interference – Lawful Off-Label Treatment of Patients

HOD 2016-03 Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Public Policy Principles


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