House of Delegates

HOD The MOA House of Delegates is the legislative and policy-making body of the association. The House is responsible for election of officers and directors, election of AOA delegates and alternates, bylaws amendments, component societies and various policies and positions.

The body of delegates is comprised of physician leaders who are active in their district or county osteopathic component society and are elected by their peers for one-year terms. The number of delegates per society is determined by association membership in the respective area. The House of Delegates receives reports from the officers, committees, and additional matters brought to the body for consideration.

The Spring Virtual MOA House of Delegates took place Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Resolutions or Bylaws


For questions regarding the virtual House of Delegates, including access and protocol, contact Janna Ruedisale: [email protected]

Sample Resolution
Submitting Resolutions Guidelines

Comments from legal on Resolution 2020C

The following is in regards to Resolution 2020C:  The resolution addressed concerns over the responsibilities of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNS), physician assistant (PA’s) and the liabilities physicians may incur for services rendered by non-physicians. Dan Schulte, of Kerr Russell Attorneys and Counselors, reported to the House of Delegates in 2021. As part of the discussion, it was determined that Dan Schulte would provide a point-by-point follow up to members addressing each point made in Resolution 2020C. 


A PDF file of Resolution 2020C, with comments from Kerr Russell, can be accessed with this link.


2021 Bylaws
Bylaws as of 2021 as a webpage and as a downloadable PDF file. 

MOA Bylaws 2021
2021 Bylaw (PDF)

Professional Affairs Reference Committee 
Harold Friedman, DO, Chair, Wayne
Andrew Adair, DO, Macomb
Paul Brown, DO, Genesee
Mary Goldman, DO, Oakland
Lawerence Prokop, DO, Ingham
Jasper Yung, DO, Oakland

Public Affairs Reference Committee 
Emily Hurst, DO, Chair, Oakland
Ryan Christensen, DO, Oakland
Khawaja H. Ikram, DO, Southeastern
Myral Robbins, DO, Southwestern
Jean Talsma, DO, Oakland
Rachel Young, DO, Ingham

Submitted Resolutions for 2022 House of Delegates

The 2022 Michigan Osteopathic Association House of Delegates (HOD) took place on April 30, 2022.

The table below is a list of the resolutions from the 2022 House of Delegates.
Click on the Resolution name to access a PDF file with the description and details.    

Subject Submitted by Action at MOA HOD
Resolution 2022 A
Link to PDF
Credit for Attendance of Association Meetings Stephen Swetech, DO, FACOFP Disapproved
Resolution 2022 B
Link to PDF
Medical Provider Protection for Alternate Non-Prevailing Medical Opinion Stephen Swetech, DO, FACOFP Approved as amended
Resolution 2022 C
Link to PDF
Reducing the Waiting Period for Credentialing, Recredentialing and Enrollment of Health Care Professionals by Health Plans Joe Gorz, DO and Al Juocys, DO/ Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association Approved as amended
Resolution 2022 D
Link to PDF
Prevention of Governmental Intervention Restricting Treatment
Options, Including Off Label Prescribing
Stephen Swetech, DO, FACOFP Referred back to author
Resolution 2022 E
Link to PDF
Osteopathic Board Payment Reform  Stephen Swetech, DO, FACOFP Referred back to author


For more information please contact: 
Janna Ruedisale
517/347-1555 ext. 108

2022/ 2023 Officers 

Speaker of the House: Craig H. Bethune, DO
Vice Speaker: Anthony Ognjan, DO
Parliamentarian: Mary Jo Voelpel, DO
Secretary: Emily Hurst, DO

Past Resolutions

For more information please contact: 
Janna Ruedisale
517/347-1555 ext. 108
[email protected]