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Minority Affairs Section Resolution Writing Guidelines
A resolution is a proposal that asks the AMA to take a position and/or an action. A resolution consists of at least 1 directive accompanied by supporting statements or facts. Reports and resolutions are submitted for consideration at each meeting of the AMA House of Delegates (HOD).
The actions of the HOD can:
- Establish AMA policy on health care issues.
- Modify the AMA Bylaws or the AMA Constitution.
- Direct the AMA Board to take specific actions.
- Create legislative proposals and lobbying efforts, national medical recommendations or other activities through which the AMA affects health policy.
How to Write a Resolution
Use the resolution template (DOC) to document your resolution.
The basic elements of a resolution include:
- Whereas clauses
- Resolved clauses
- Relevant AMA policy
- Fiscal note