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Delegate to MSMS House of Delegates
The House of Delegates (HOD) is the official policy-making body of the Michigan State Medical Society. Resolutions
are the vehicles used to debate and determine the policies, priorities, and direction of MSMS. Each year, physician members from across the state submit resolutions for review and consideration. County medical societies are allocated a set number of delegates and alternate voting slots determined by annual membership numbers. Delegates are invited, but not required, to submit resolutions. To learn more, go to: https:// www.msms.org/About-MSMS/House-of-Delegates.
WCMS Executive Council
The Executive Council is the voting body that supervises the function and activities of WCMS. Council members determine annual events, legislative priorities, and community outreach directives. The Executive Council meets the first Thursday of each month and breaks June-August and December.
Service Highlights from 2019:
• Amplified members’ voices in legislative and regulatory reform efforts including: prior authorization; Medicaid work requirements; surprise, out-of-network billing; and Lyme disease treatment
• Advocated for the successful adoption of a revised state- wide membership map at the MSMS House of Delegates for stronger representation
• Mentored medical students and supported their advocacy goals at the state and federal levels
• Partnered with the County Health Department on cannabis and marijuana information for providers and the public
2020 Goals:
• Develop interesting and informative public health programming for the membership
• Support leadership opportunities for prospective and current members in medical society and specialty organizations
• Strengthen relationships with fellow counties, the state, and federal medical societies
• Increase representation from under-represented specialties and demographics
 WCMS Committees & Task Forces
Each committee meets approximately three-four times annually and members are simply asked to share a passion for the subject and interest in learning skills in the field.
• Environmental/Climate Change Task Force – New! • Legislative Committee
• Membership Committee
• Programming Committee
To learn more about these positions, follow this link:
https://wcms-mi.org/about/committees/.
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 Washtenaw County Medical Society BULLETIN • 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
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