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Official Observers

House of Delegates Official Observers
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Alliance for Continuing Medical Education
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Medical Assistants
American Dental Association
American Health Quality Association
American Hospital Association
American Nurses Association
American Public Health Association
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Council of Medical Specialty Societies
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Federation of State Medical Boards
Federation of State Physician Health Programs
Medical Group Management Association
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
National Indian Health Board
PIAA
Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education
US Pharmacopeia

AMA bylaws pertaining to official observers

The following guidelines are used as a basis for considering eligibility of organizations requesting official observer status

  1. The organization and the AMA should already have established an informal relationship and have worked together for the mutual benefit of both.
  2. The organization should be national in scope and have similar goals and concerns about health care issues.
  3. The organization is expected to add a unique perspective or bring expertise to the deliberations of the House of Delegates.
  4. The organization does not represent narrow religious, social, cultural, economic or regional interests so that formal ties with the AMA would be welcomed universally by AMA members.

National organizations may apply to the Board of Trustees for Official Observer status in the American Medical Association House of Delegates by submitting a written request to:
Chair, Board of Trustees
American Medical Association
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654