161st (2019) House of Delegates Resolution Actions & Decisions
Below are the Resolutions and Actions taken at MSMA's 161st (2019) House of Delegates. For more information, contact Patrick Mills or call 800-869-6762.
Resolution 1 – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (Referred to MSMA Council)
RESOLVED, that the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) take a position that tackle football should not be played before the age of high school; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the MSMA would support any legislation to this effect introduced in our state.
Resolution 2 – Addressing Healthcare Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents (Substitute Resolution Adopted)
RESOLVED, that our Missouri State Medical Association encourage the American Medical Association to support comprehensive and evidence-based care that addresses the specific healthcare needs of children with incarcerated parents and promote earlier intervention for those children who are at risk.
Resolution 3 – Creation of a Women Physicians Section with the Missouri State Medical Association (Amended Resolution Adopted)
RESOLVED, that our Missouri State Medical Association create a Women Physicians Section (WPS); and be it further,
RESOLVED, that the Women Physicians Section serve to enhance leadership among Missouri’s women physicians, better engage women physicians in the MSMA, address issues unique to the practice of women physicians, and advocate on behalf of women’s health issues and the health of women physicians.
Resolution 4 – Support for Bleeding Control Training in Schools (Resolution Adopted - title amended to strike “and Supplies”)
RESOLVED, that the Missouri State Medical Association support legislation encouraging the training of high school students and teachers in life-saving bleeding control techniques.
Resolution 5 – Sexual Health Education in Missouri Public Schools (Amended Resolution Adopted)
RESOLVED, that our Missouri State Medical Association support the implementation of age-appropriate, medically accurate comprehensive sexual health education that stresses the importance of abstinence in preventing unwanted teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, teaches contraceptive choices and safe sex, and integrates sexual violence prevention, including conversations about consent, and the social and economic impact of teen pregnancy; and be it further,
RESOLVED, that our MSMA opposes the sole use of abstinence only based sex education.
Resolution 6 – Abolishing Prior Authorization Requirements for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (Substitute Resolution Adopted)
RESOLVED, that the Missouri State Medical Association support legislation to abolish prior authorization requirements for FDA-approved generic medications for the treatment of opioid use disorders; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Missouri State Medical Association support legislation to encourage that generic medications to treat opioid use disorders be reclassified on to the lowest cost-sharing tier of a health plan’s pharmacy benefit.
Resolution 7 – Supporting Common Sense Climate Change Legislation (Referred to MSMA Council)
RESOLVED, that our Missouri State Medical Association release a formal statement endorsing that climate change is a real phenomenon with health consequences; and be it further
RESOLVED, that our Missouri State Medical Association will advocate on behalf common sense policies to reduce carbon emissions, reduce environmental pollution, and improve the air/water quality of Missouri; and be it further
RESOLVED, that our Missouri State Medical Association work with relevant stakeholders to lobby for Missouri legislation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the environment for the sake of Missouri patients.
Resolution 8 – The Study of Physician and Trainee Suicide Based on the Show-Me Compassionate Medical Education Project (Amended Resolution Adopted)
RESOLVED, that our MSMA work with relevant stakeholders in the creation of a national database of student, resident/fellow, and physician suicides to track statistics in regards to those who commit suicide and relevant factors surrounding their suicide; and be it further
RESOLVED, that our MSMA endorse resident, fellow, and medical student participation on the Show-Me Compassionate Medical Education Committee.
Resolution 9 – AMA Delegate Term Limits (Resolution Adopted)
RESOLVED, that the MSMA Bylaws be amended to create term limits for delegates (not alternate delegates) of the Missouri AMA delegation; and be it further
RESOLVED, that if this amendment to the MSMA Bylaws is approved it will go into effect beginning with the MSMA Convention in 2021 with past service being counted when considering the 2021 Missouri AMA delegation composition; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the MSMA Bylaws, Chapter III. House of Delegates, Section 10 of said Bylaws include: “MSMA members may serve a maximum of eight years as an AMA Delegate; however, term limits are suspended while serving as a member of an AMA House of Delegates Council.”