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Frank MacMillan and McKinley Glover

Frank MacMillan Jr., MD, FACG, Speaker (L), Melody Eckardt, MD, MPH, FACOG, Vice Speaker (R)

Welcome from Your Speakers

Your Speakers invite you to participate in the 2020 MMS Virtual Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD), November 7 and December 5, 2020 (note non-consecutive days) 9:00 a.m., via Zoom Webinar. Delegates must pre-register for all Interim Meeting business meetings, and educational programs.

Please note these important dates and deadlines relevant to this meeting:

HOD General Timeline

  • Delegates’ Handbook Posted – Thursday, October 15
  • Online Reference Committee Testimony Site Opens (Typed Testimony or Video/Audio Upload) – Thursday, October 15
  • Deadline for "Procedure 10" Items – Wednesday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. (Delegates Wishing to utilize Procedure 10 must email Speakers at houseofdelegates@mms.org)
    -- Minor word-changes by sponsor (one- to two-word)
    -- Withdrawals by sponsor
    -- Extraction from Speakers’ Consent Calendar
    -- Objection to consideration
    -- Extract an Informational Report 
  • Deadline for Late Resolutions/Reports – Monday, October 26, 5:00 p.m.
  • Online Reference Committee Testimony Site Closes (for on-time items) – Friday, November 6, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Online Reference Committee Testimony Site (for late items) - Open Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • House of Delegates, First Session – Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m.
  • Reference Committee Reports Posted – Tuesday, November 17
  • Deadline for Extractions from Reference Committee Reports – Wednesday, December 2, 5:00 p.m. (Delegates wishing to extract an item and/or propose an amendment must email Speakers at houseofdelegates@mms.org)
  • House of Delegates, Second Session – Saturday, December 5, 9:00 a.m.

Delegates’ Handbook

All resolutions and reports for the upcoming meeting, plus any other business before the House, are published in the Delegates’ Handbook.

The Delegates’ Handbook will be available electronically (only) in PDF format on Thursday, October 15.


Late File Resolutions and Reports

Late file resolutions and reports must meet specific criteria for importance, urgency, timeliness, and other criteria (please see MMS Procedures of the House of Delegates, Procedure 4) and are reviewed by the Committee on Late and Deferred Resolutions.

The late file deadline is Monday, October 26, at 5:00 p.m. Late file resolutions must be submitted online with all required information in the template at www.massmed.org/resolutions.

Late files will be available online beginning Friday, October 30.
  • Late File Resolutions and Reports
  • Late File Informational Reports

Online Reference Committee Testimony Site (Typed Testimony or Video/Audio Upload)

Beginning Thursday, October 15, members can testify online at http://www.massmed.org/hodcommunity/home. This online site serves as the only method for reference committee testimony for this virtual Interim Meeting. Members can type in testimony or upload a video/audio file. Please see complete details on the site. Please review the site regularly. Quick Reference Guides are available for written testimony and video/audio testimony.

  • On-Time Resolutions/Reports: Closes Friday, November 6, 5:00 p.m. (Eve prior to Opening Session)
  • (Any Accepted) Late Files: If lates accepted at Opening Session, testimony open Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Reference Committee Reports

Reference Committee reports will be available electronically on Tuesday, November 17.  

  • Final Report- Reference Committee A
  • Final Report- Reference Committee B
  • Final Report- Reference Committee C
  • A, B, C Reports Combined

Delegates’ Handbook Review Meetings and District/Regional Caucus Meetings

Individual districts and groupings of districts by regional area will have the opportunity to virtually review the Delegates’ Handbook once published/posted as well as an opportunity to virtually caucus prior to the Second Session of the House of Delegates and review the final reference committee reports. These meetings are held at the discretion of each district, for additional information, please contact your regional manager or district staff person.

Contact Name

Sheila Kozlowksi
Southeast Region
Barnstable, Bristol North, Bristol South, Norfolk, Norfolk South, Plymouth

Linda Howard
Northeast Region
Charles River, Essex North, Essex South, Middlesex, Middlesex West, Suffolk

Cathy Salas
West Region
Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Middlesex Central, Middlesex North, Worcester North

Coni Fedora
Hampden

Martha Wright
Worcester

Delegate Resource Books

Please click here to access the MMS Policy Compendium, Procedures of the HOD, and Bylaws.


Final House Votes

  • Final House Votes - Reference Committee A  
  • Final House Votes - Reference Committee B
  • Final House Votes - Reference Committee C
  • A, B, C House Votes Combined

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Registration 

The 2020 Interim Meeting of the MMS House of Delegates will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7, and Saturday, December 5. Click below to register.

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