The Ohio State Medical Association is proposing what it calls dramatic organizational changes. These changes, recommended by a specially created Bylaws Task Force, include: eliminating geographic districts; holding two policy forums to discuss health care issues; repurposing the Annual Meeting; and opening voting to all OSMA members. The bylaws changes, presented as a resolution, will be voted on during the OSMA Annual Meeting to be held April 10-12 in Columbus.
The First District Delegation, which represents physicians in Hamilton County and seven surrounding Ohio counties, met in January, and there was considerable discussion about the proposed bylaws changes at the state level. If you would like to share your comments/concerns with the First District, contact Academy Associate Executive Director Nancy Coomer by email or call 513-421-7010, ext. 307.
In addition, the First District is submitting six resolutions for consideration by the OSMA House of Delegates at the upcoming Annual Meeting — one, a memorial resolution in honor of Francis J. Froehlich, MD; four relating to the OSMA Annual Meeting; and one concerning retiring physicians. The First District Delegation will meet on March 11 for its final preparatory meeting leading up to the OSMA Annual Meeting. If you would like to attend the March First District meeting, please contact to Ms. Coomer.