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 is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022
Resolutions are due by February 18, 2022

Submit Resolutions 
 Contact form for questions regarding
Resolutions or Bylaws
Sample Resolution
Submitting Resolutions Guidelines

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 2021 House of Delegates

The 2021 Michigan Osteopathic Association House of Delegates (HOD) will convene in May 22, 2021. Due to the limitations of gatherings as a result of COVID-19, the MOA has developed a plan for a virtual platform, similar to the 2020 HOD.

The table below is a list of the resolutions from the 2021 House of Delegates.
Click on the Resolution name to access a PDF file with the description and details.    

 Resolution
Subject Submitted by Action at MOA HOD
Resolution 2020 C Protecting the Rights of Physicians Against Liability Coverage for Advanced Practice Providers/Allied Health Professional Supervision Carole C. Kremer (IOA Delegate) Disapproved
Resolution 2021 A Physician Opioid Prescribing Legislative Protection Stephen Swetech, DO (MCOMA Delegate) WITHDRAWN
Substitute Resolution 2021 A Physician Opioid Prescribing Legislative Protection Stephen Swetech, DO (MCOMA Delegate) WITHDRAWN
Resolution 2021 B Prevention of Governmental Intervention Restricting Treatment
Options, Including Off Label Prescribing
Stephen Swetech, DO (MCOMA Delegate) Approve as amended 
SUBMITTED TO: AOA HOD
Resolution 2021 C Osteopathic Board Payment Reform  David Leszkowitz, DO (OCOMA Delegate) Approve as amended 
SUBMITTED TO: AOA HOD
Resolution 2021 D Decoupling Health Insurance Coverage from Employment Status to Improve Health Access Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association Referred to MOA Finance Committee for Cost Analysis
Resolution 2021 E Continued Expansion of Healthcare in All States  Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association WITHDRAWN
Resolution 2021 F Restoring an Equitable and Positive Learning Environment in Medical Training Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association, Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association, Council of Interns and Residents Approve as amended 
SUBMITTED TO: AOA HOD
Resolution 2021 G COVID-19 Anti-Asian Discrimination and Abuse Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association Approve as amended 
SUBMITTED TO: AOA HOD
Resolution 2021 H Equitable Blood Donation Policies in the US Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association, Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association Referred back to Originator
Resolution 2021 I Revision of the Invocation to Support Inclusive and Interfaith Language Michigan Osteopathic Association Council of Interns and Residents, Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association Approve as amended 
SUBMITTED TO: AOA HOD
MOA Bylaw Changes   Bylaws Committee Approved as Amended

 

For more information please contact: 
Janna Ruedisale
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2021/2022 Officers 

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

Past Resolutions
 

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