The Councils of the American Medical Association play a key role with the House of Delegates in the establishment of health policies--statements with the purpose of promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of the public health.
Council on Constitution and Bylaws
The AMA Council on Constitution and Bylaws serves as a fact-finding and advisory committee on matters pertaining to the AMA Constitution and Bylaws.
Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) maintains and updates the AMA Code of Medical Ethics. Through its reports, CEJA analyzes timely issues confronting physicians and the medical profession.
Council on Legislation
The Council on Legislation (COL) makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding proposed federal legislation and regulations, model federal and state legislation and principles, and changes in existing AMA policy when necessary to accomplish effective legislative goals.
Council on Long Range Planning & Development
The Council on Long Range Planning and Development has a key role in identifying and making recommendations to the AMA Board of Trustees regarding important strategic issues and directions related to the AMA's vision, goals, and priorities.
Council on Medical Education
The Council on Medical Education (CME) formulates policy on medical education by recommending educational policies to the AMA House of Delegates, through the AMA Board of Trustees.
Council on Medical Service
The Council on Medical Service (CMS) recommends AMA policies and actions for consideration by the AMA House of Delegates on the socioeconomic factors that influence the practice of medicine.
Council on Science and Public Health
The Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH) reports on medical, public health, and scientific issues that affect the practice of medicine, the public health system, the quality of patient care, and the translation of scientific research into patient treatment.