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House of Delegates

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  

  • April 12, 2019 – House of Delegates meeting at Scottsdale Hilton on 6333 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.   


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 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


HOD 2015-01 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact