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Governance

The OSMA is an individual membership organization that relies on volunteer physician leaders to guide the organization through policy-making processes and governance activities.

House of Delegates

The OSMA House of Delegates is the legislative body for governance of the association. The House of Delegates is responsible for deliberating issues presented in the form of resolutions and determining if organizational policy should be established for particular issues. The body also elects the leaders of the organization. The House of Delegates meets once annually during the OSMA Annual Meeting.

OSMA Council

The OSMA Council is composed of officers and elected members who represent physicians in all practice settings. The OSMA Council sets policy when the House of Delegates is not in session, responds to developing situations, as well as receives and acts upon reports from committees and task forces.

Constitution and Bylaws

The OSMA Constitution and Bylaws provide the guiding principles for governance of the OSMA and its relationship with organized medicine. The documents provide the statement of purpose, the process for electing leaders, as well as the process for the adopting policy for the organization and its members.
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