Unofficial Summary of Actions

2004 CDA House of Delegates

1.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 110-C BE AMENDED BY ADDITION AS FOLLOWS: 

                CHAPTER II ─ MEMBERSHIP

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Section 110: Dues and Assessments:

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                                C.            Exemption From Dues for Members: In order to be considered for a dues exemption, a member must submit, through the member's component, documentation attesting to financial hardship, total disability, taking a leave of absence from dentistry, or serving dentistry full-time with a charitable organization. During the period of exemption from dues, further documentation shall be presented on request to this association. In the review and approval of requests for financial hardship waivers, first year requests from members shall be granted at the discretion of the component.  Subsequent requests will require submission of copies of the two most recent income tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service, profit and loss statements and certificate of catastrophe or illness and must be submitted by the membership renewal deadline of March 31.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA MEMBERSHIP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THE CHANGES IN THE PROCEDURES IN GRANTING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP WAIVERS.

                Resolution 1, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

2.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 60-A BE AMENDED BY ADDITION AS FOLLOWS:

                                CHAPTER II ─ MEMBERSHIP

                                Section 60:  AFFILIATE MEMBER:

                                A.            Classification:  A dentist who maintains membership in the ADA and who is not otherwise eligible for membership in this association may be classified as an affiliate member of this association.

                A dentist who has completed a dental program outside of the United States, who has not obtained licensure in the United States, who is eligible to apply for the Dental Board of California licensure examination and who is not otherwise eligible for membership in this association, may be classified as an affiliate member of this association with restrictions on eligibility, benefits and term set by the board.

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP BE OFFERED TO FOREIGN-TRAINED DENTISTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED AND PASSED PARTS 1 AND 2 OF THE NATIONAL BOARDS BY APRIL 1, 2004, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICANT PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF COMPLETING PARTS 1 AND 2 OF THE NATIONAL BOARDS AND THE RESTORATIVE TECHNIQUE EXAM WITH HIS/HER AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP FOR FOREIGN-TRAINED DENTISTS EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2008.

                Resolution 2, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

3.             RESOLVED, THAT THE ADMINISTRATION AND OVERSIGHT OF THE ENDORSED PROGRAMS FUNCTION BE TRANSFERRED FROM 1201 TO CDA, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON ENDORSED PROGRAMS BE ESTABLISHED AS A COUNCIL OF THE ASSOCIATION, CHARGED WITH OVERSIGHT OF ENDORSED PROGRAMS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VIII, SECTION 10 BE REVISED TO REFLECT THE ADDITION OF THIS COUNCIL AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VIII ─ COUNCILS

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                                Section 10.  NAME:  The councils of this association shall be:

                                Council on Community Health

                                Council on Dental Care

                                Council on Dental Research and Developments

                                Council on Education and Professional Relations

                                Council on Endorsed Programs

                                Council on Insurance

                                Judicial Council

                                Council on Legislation

                                Council on Membership

                                Council on Peer Review

                                and such other councils as the house may establish.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT: CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VIII, SECTION 150 BE AMENDED BY ADDITION AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VIII - COUNCILS

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Section 150. COUNCIL ON ENDORSED PROGRAMS

A.            Composition: The Council on Endorsed Programs shall be composed of seven members.  One member shall be the CDA secretary serving as an ex officio, voting member. The remaining six members shall be nominated and elected as described in Chapter VIII, Section 20. 

B.            Term of Office: The term of office of members shall be for three years, with  two members  elected annually.  The consecutive tenure of a member of the Council on Endorsed Programs shall be limited to two full terms of three years each.

C.            Duties:

     (a)           The council shall meet as needed to provide necessary oversight and direction related to the endorsed programs of the association.

                (b)           The council shall monitor the performance and perform any necessary due diligence with respect to current or proposed endorsed programs.

                (c)           The council shall recommend to the board any actions relating to CDA’s                endorsement of a specific product, service or vendor.

                (d)           The council shall report quarterly to the board and annually to the house.

                Resolution 3, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

4.             RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BylawS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 30, BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER IX ─ STANDING COMMITTEES

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                                Section 30.  NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

                                A.            Composition:

                                (a)           The Nominating Committee shall be composed of the 43 elected trustees.  The chair of the Screening Committee Leadership Development Committee is also the chair of the Nominating Committee.

                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER V, SECTION 70.A AND B BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER V ─ NOMINATION POLICIES

                                Section 70SCREENING COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                                A.            PURPOSE:  The Screening Committee Leadership Development Committee shall serve the Nominating Committee in screening candidates for elective officer and the Board of Trustees in screening candidates for council member, ADA delegates and alternate delegates, thirteenth district trustee nominee, boards of directors of all subsidiary companies, and trustee members of the Finance Committee.  In addition, it shall be the mission of the Leadership Development Committee to identify, assess and develop members for leadership roles within the organization.  This is accomplished by:

                                                (a)           Creating outreach and information programs to educate all members to the opportunities and value of participating in the leadership of the association.  Using creative methods to reach the broadest cross-section of the organization, the committee will work to create a large talent pool for the organization’s leadership needs.

                                                (b)           Assessing member involvement by documenting participation in programs and events, by soliciting information to identify candidates who have demonstrated leadership in non-CDA organizations, and by creating a member database modified for that purpose.

                                                (c)           Creating a series of internal mechanisms which provide learning experiences for members, build leadership skills, reinforce leadership models and provide on-going support through mentoring, “buddy-systems” and exposure to other leadership in the organization.

                                B.            COMPOSITION AND ELECTION:  The Screening Committee Leadership Development Committee shall consist of six (6) trustees eighteen members serving 2-year staggered terms: 6 at-large members, who are not members of the Board of Trustees; 4 second-term trustees;  4 first- term trustees; 2 new dentists with 10 years or less in practice; and 2 former CDA/ADA leaders. ThreeThe fFour trustee members shall be elected by the board each year at the fall Board of Trustees meeting.  The remaining positions will be appointed each year by the president. Installation of the committee members shall occur at the winter Board of Trustees meeting.

The Screening Committee CDA Ppresident shall elect Leadership Development Committee shall its the chairman at the fall winter meeting. The chairman of the committee shall have the right to vote.

                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT PENDING HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPTION, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL APPOINT AT ITS WINTER 2004 MEETING FOUR TRUSTEE MEMBERS, (TWO FIRST-TERM and TWO second-term trustees) TO THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, AND BE IT FURTHER

resolved, that components will continue to be a vital source of candidates for leadership development committee review and selection, and be it further

RESOLVED, THAT THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE BE CHARGED TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS TO ALL APPROPROPRIATE GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS AT ITS FIRST MEETING FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE FEBRUARY 2005 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING.

Resolution 4, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adoptedThe Volunteer Leadership Initiative is attached.

5RC.        RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE SET OF REVISIONS TO THE CDA BYLAWS BE APPROVED WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS:

                                CHAPTER  I – ORGANIZATION

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Section 40GOVERNANCE:  The House of Delegates (hereinafter referred to as “house”), which is the highest governing authority of this association, and the Board of Trustees (hereinafter  referred to as “board”), which conducts the business of this association within the policies established by the house, are the governing bodies of this association.

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                                CHAPTER II – MEMBERSHIP

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                Section 100.  WAIVER:

“Upon becoming a member of this association, or any component society thereof, each mMembers waives the right to hold the association, or any member, responsible for any damages arising out of disciplinary proceedings pursuant to these Bylaws. or the confirmation of any such punishment imposed by any component dental society.” 

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CHAPTER IV ─ HOUSE OF DELEGATES

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Section 650.  POWERS:

                                D.            It shall have the power to determine the policies of this association when not in conflict with the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Dental Association.

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CHAPTER XIV – DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

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Section 230TERM OF OFFICE:  Each year the president-elect shall automatically become a delegate to the ADAAmerican Dental Association to serve a two (2) year term.  An elected delegate to the ADAAmerican Dental Association shall serve for a two (2) year term with no limitation on the number of times elected.  The terms of the delegates shall be rotatingstaggered so that each year the Hhouseof Delegates shall electsdelegates numbering approximately one-half of the delegationas nearly as possible.  Alternate delegates shall be elected for a term of one (1) year only.

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                                CHAPTER IV ─ HOUSE OF DELEGATES

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                                Section 1300.  RULES OF ORDER:

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                                D.(d)       INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS Introduction of New BusinessNo nNew business shall be introduced into the agenda of the house after the opening of the last meeting accepted until noon of the second sessionday.

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CHAPTER V ─ BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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                                Section 870.  DUTIES:  It shall be the duty of the Bboardof Trustees:

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L.             To obtain insurance covering the acts and omissions of the board, the officers and the employees of the association, in such amount and for such coverage as the board determines.

Resolution 5RC was substituted for Resolution 5, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was adopted.  The comprehensive set of revisions to the CDA Bylaws is attached.

6S1.         RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VIII, SECTIONS 10, 130 AND 150 BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER VIII ─ COUNCILS

                                Section 10.  NAME:  The councils of this association shall be:

Council on Community Health

Council on Dental Care

Council of Dental Research and Developments

Council on Education and Professional Relations

Government Affairs Council

Council on Insurance

Judicial Council

Council on Legislation

Council on Membership

Council on Peer Review

Policy Development Council

and such other councils as the house may establish.

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                                Section 130GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION

                                A.            Composition:  The Government Affairs Council on Legislation shall be composed of a total of 14 members, the following members:  The president, president‑elect, immediate past president, and six (6) other members of this association who meet specified criteria included in The Rules of the Board of Trustees.plus the chairman of CalDPAC as an ex officio members without the right to vote.

                                B.            Powers:  In addition to any duties assigned to it by the board and the house, the Government Affairs Council on Legislation shall have the authority on behalf of CDA to negotiate and take positions on legislation or government regulations.  All negotiations shall be pursued in such a manner as to reflect the intent and integrity of the association and its membership.

                                C.            Term of Office:  The members of the Government Affairs Council shall be elected to a term of two years.  The consecutive tenure of a member of the Government Affairs Council shall be limited to three full terms of two years each.

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                                Section 150.  POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

                                A.            Composition:  The Policy Development Council shall be composed of a total of 11 members, who meet specified criteria included in The Rules of the Board of Trustees.

                                B.            Term of Office:  The members of the Policy Development Council shall be elected for a term of two years.  The consecutive tenure of a member of the Policy Development Council shall be limited to two full terms of two years each.

                                C.            Duties:  The Policy Development Council shall be charged with making policy recommendations to the appropriate CDA entities, including the Government Affairs Council, Board of Trustees and House of Delegates.

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                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER V, SECTIONS 40 AND 70 BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER V ─ NOMINATION POLICIES

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                                Section 40CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

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                                C.            No current consultant, employed dentist or fiduciary of any insurance entity is eligible for appointment to the Council on Dental Care.

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                                Section 70.  SCREENING COMMITTEE:

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F.                   DUTIES:  It shall be the duty of the Screening Committee:

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                                14.           To recommend in the report to the fall Board of Trustees, candidates to the Government Affairs Council to include eight members meeting the following criteria:

                                                (a)           Six dentists, a minimum of three which shall be general dentists.

(b)           Two members with experience/involvement with the Dental Board of California. Additionally, the president, president-elect and immediate past president shall serve as ex officio voting members, and the executive director, CalDPAC chair and ADA Government Affairs Council representative shall serve as ex officio non-voting members.

                                15.           To recommend in the report to the fall Board of Trustees, candidates to the Policy Development Council to include eight members meeting the following criteria:

                                                (a)           One member involved in a managed care/Knox Keene practice,

                                                (b)           One member involved in public health,

                                                (c)           One member with expertise in licensure/scope issues,

                                                (d)           One member with experience as an insurance consultant,

                                                (e)           One member who is a full-time faculty member,

                                                (f)            One member who is either a student, new dentist or resident,

                                                (g)           One member who is a general dentist, and

                                                (h)           One member who is a specialist.

Additionally, the vice president, secretary and executive director shall serve as ex officio, non-voting members.  

                AND BE IT FURTHER

                RESOLVED, THAT THE STANDING RULES FOR COUNCILS BE REVISED:

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                                Membership

                                Name:  The councils of this association shall be:

                                Government Affairs Council

                                Council on Community Health

                                Council on Dental Care

                                Council on Dental Research and Developments

                                Council on Educational and Professional Relations

                                Council on Insurance

                                Judicial Council

                                Council on Legislation

                                Council on Membership

                                Council on Peer Review

                                Policy Development Council

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(Line 27) The Bylaws and Rules of the Board of Trustees specify the number of members and criteria for selection for the Government Affairs Council, on Legislation and the Judicial Council, and the Policy Development Council.

(Line 29) The Government Affairs Council on Legislation shall be composed of the following members:  the president, president-elect, immediate past president and six (6) other members of the association plus the chairman of CalDPAC, as an ex officio member without the right to vote (Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 130).

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                                Number of Members Assigned to Councils:

Government Affairs Council (See Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 130)                      14

Council on Community Health                                                                                             6

Council on Dental Care                                                                                                         7

Council on Dental Research and Developments                                                              6

Council on Educational and Professional Relations                                                        6

Council on Insurance                                                                                                            7

Judicial Council (See Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 140)                                           11

Council on Legislation (See Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 130)                               10

Council on Membership                                                                                                       6

Council on Peer Review                                                                                                        9

Policy Development Council (See Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 150)                     11

                                Duties

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Government Affairs Council on Legislation: In addition to any duties assigned to it by the Board of Trustees and House of Delegates, the Government Affairs Council on Legislation shall have the authority on behalf of CDA to negotiate and take positions on legislation or regulations proposed or established by the state of California. All negotiations shall be pursued in such a manner as to reflect the intent and integrity of its membership, California Dental Association policy or resolution (Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 130).

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                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT IN THE EVENT THE SCREENING COMMITTEE (LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE) DOES NOT HAVE AN APPLICANT MEETING ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE CRITERIA, THE COMMITTEE SHALL PLACE THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE(S) IN ITS REPORT TO THE BOARD.

Resolution 6S1 was substituted for Resolution 6, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was adopted as amended.

7RC.        RESOLVED, THAT THE FUTURE OF THE HOLDING COMPANY REPORT BE FILED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING GOVERNANCE DOCUMENT REVISIONS BE APPROVED TO EFFECTUATE THE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT:

                RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IV, SECTION 160 BE REVISED:

(Section 160 was deleted as part of the Comprehensive Bylaws Revision.  This section will be included in the The Manual of the House.)

                                CHAPTER IV – HOUSE OF DELEGATES

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Section 160.  RECOMMENDATION PROCEDURES: Each subsidiary operating company may propose candidates for the nondentist-nonemployee directors on its board of directors as provided in Chapter XV, Section 20A(a). Additional candidates may be proposed for this purpose by any member of the Board of Trustees. Following evaluation of all candidates by the Screening Committee, the Board of Trustees shall nominate candidates for the boards of directors of each subsidiary operating company for selection and recommendation by the House of Delegates.

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                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 20-A-a AND SECTION 20-B-a, b, c & d BE REVISED: 

                                CHAPTER XV – SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES

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                                Section 20SUBSIDIARIES:

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                                A.            Subsidiaries:  The association shall create and maintain subsidiaries as it deems

                                                necessary.

                                                (a)           Board Member Composition:  The board of directors of each subsidiary having more than one director shall include one three nondentist-nonemployee members

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                                B.            Holding Company:

                                (a)           Purpose:  This association shall establish CDAHCI for the purpose of holding the shares of each of the subsidiary operating companies created by the association, electing the operating subsidiary companies' boards of directors and receiving dividends from the subsidiariesCDAHCI shall also perform such administrative services for the association and the subsidiary companies as are deemed appropriate by its board of directors.  The board of directors of CDAHCI shall establish such policies and procedures as it deems reasonable for the administration of CDAHCI and its subsidiary companies.

                                                (b)           Administration:   The chief executive officers of each of the subsidiary companies shall report to the chair of the board of CDAHCI, who also sits as a member of the Evaluation Committee of this association.  The chairman, or a representative appointed by the chairman, Evaluation Committee shall in turn present quarterly reports of the activities of the subsidiary operating companies to the Executive Committee, the board and present an annual report to the house.

                                (c)           Board of DirectorsEffective January 1, 1994, tThe board of directors of CDAHCI shall be composed of the following: four members:  the executive director, president and treasurer of this association, and a trustee who does not serve on a subsidiary board. The executive director will act as chair.

                                (i)            Four elected officers of this association;

                                (ii)           The chair of the board who shall not be an elected officer or elected trustee of this association;

                                (iii)          Three “at large” member-dentists who are not officers or trustees of this association;

                                (iv)          Two persons who shall not be dentists or employees of this association or any of its subsidiaries; and 

                                                Subsidiary company chair who shall serve as ex-officio without the right to vote. No elected trustee shall be eligible to be elected as a director unless such trustee is serving their last year as trustee of the association, and no chief executive officer, chief financial officer or any vice president of a subsidiary company shall serve as a director of CDAHCI.

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                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER II, SECTION 20-C-1 AND C-4-a & b BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER II – COMMITTEES:

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                                Section 20.  COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD:

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                                C.            EVALUATION COMMITTEE:

                                                1.             Composition:  The Evaluation Committee shall be composed of the Executive Committee, one (1) the CDA Foundation Board of Directors memberchair, the TDIC/1201 chair, and two (2) “at large” members appointed by the president and ratified by the Board of Trustees.  The CDA Executive Director will only participate in the evaluation of the CDA Foundation and operating subsidiaries' executives’ goal setting and evaluation.

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                                                4.             Duties:  The duties of the Evaluation Committee, in compliance with the MBO Process Outline, shall be:

                                                                (a)           To develop MBO annual goals and conduct an annual evaluation of the CDA executive director with report to the spring Board of Trustees; such report to include MBO compensation recommendations.  In addition, the Evaluation Committee shall review and approve the MBO goals, evaluation and MBO compensation of the CDA Foundation executive director and the operating subsidiaries' president/CEO, with report to the spring Board of Trustees.

                                                                (b)           To receive information from all executives regarding newly established goals and major initiatives, and to report its findings quarterly to the Board of Trustees. 

                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER V, SECTION 30 BE REVISED TO REFLECT THE REVISION TO CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IV, SECTION 160 NOTED ABOVE, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER V, SECTION 70-F-6 & 8 BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER V ─ NOMINATION POLICIES

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                                Section 70.  SCREENING COMMITTEE:

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                                F.             DUTIES:  It shall be the duty of the Screening Committee:

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                                6.             To recommend in the report to the fall Board of Trustees that in addition to the CDA executive director, five (5) members of the CDA officer corps (trustees, the CDA secretary, CDA treasurer and vice president), be nominated to the 1201 Financial and Insurance Services and The Dentists Insurance Company Boards of Directors to be comprised of:  (Amended: August 1998, Res. #128-1998-B; August 1999, Res #115-1999-B; September 2002, Res. #70-2002-B; November 2003)

                                                (a)           CDA secretary, treasurer and vice president

                                                (b)           Two (2) members of the CDA Board of Trustees

                                                In addition, three (3) nondentist, nonemployee individuals shall be included in the report.

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                                8.             To recommend in the report to the fall Board of Trustees that, with regard to CDA                                                                Holding Company, Inc.:

(a)           That the, president,  immediate past president, president-elect and treasurer be nominated as directors;  (Amended:  September 2002)                           

                                                (a)           That the president and treasurer be nominated as directors;

(b)           That the executive director be nominated as the sole member and chairman of the board;.

(b)           That the executive director be nominated as a director and chair of the board; and

(c)           That a trustee who does not serve on a subsidiary board be nominated as a director.

                                                (c)           That three (3) “at large” member dentists who are neither officers nor trustees be nominated as directors, except that a trustee serving in his/her final year as trustee is not prohibited from being nominated as an “at large” member; and

                                                (d)           That two (2) persons who shall not be dentists or employees of this association or any of its subsidiaries be nominated as directors;  (Amended:  November 2002)

                                                (e)           That the operating subsidiary chairman of the boards, serving as an ex- officio, non-voting board members, be nominated as directors.  (Added:  August 2000; Amended:  November 2003)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDAHCI be urged to revise the CDAHCI BYLAWS, ARTICLE III, SECTION 1 BE REVISED:

                Article III—Board of Directors

Section 1.   Powers.  Subject to the provisions of the California General Corporation Law and any limitations in the articles of incorporation and these bylaws as to action to be authorized or approved by the shareholders, the business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed and all corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the board of directors.  Without prejudice to such general powers, but subject to the same limitations, it is hereby expressly declared that the board of directors shall have the following powers, to wit:

First:  To conduct, manage and control the affairs and business of the corporation and to make such rules and regulations therefore, not inconsistent with law or with the articles of incorporation or with the bylaws, as they may deem best;

Second:  To elect and remove at pleasure the officers and agents including the chief executive officer of the corporation, prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, subject to the rights, if any, under any contract of employment;

Third:  To authorize the issue or disposal of shares of stock of the corporation or its subsidiaries from time to time upon such terms as may be lawful, upon approval of the CDA Board of Trustees.  Any asset with a value in excess of $100,000 may be disposed of only after receiving the permission of the CDA Board of Trustees;

Fourth:  To borrow money and incur indebtedness for the purposes of the corporation or its subsidiaries and to cause to be executed and delivered therefore, in the corporate name, promissory notes, bonds, debentures, deeds of trust, mortgages, pledges, hypothecation or other evidences of debt and securities therefore, upon approval of the CDA Board of Trustees; and

Fifth:  To alter, repeal and amend, from time to time, and at any time, these bylaws and any and all amendments of the same, and from time to time, and at any time, to make and adopt such new and additional bylaws as may be necessary and proper, subject to the power of the shareholders to adopt, amend or repeal such bylaws as set forth in Article VII of these bylaws or to revoke the delegation of authority of the directors, as provided by law, or as otherwise limited in Article VII, Section 2 of these bylaws; and

Sixth: To cast the votes which the corporation may be entitled to cast as a shareholder in any other corporation or to empower any agent to cast votes in the name of and on behalf of the corporation.

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDAHCI be urged to revise the CDAHCI BYLAWS, ARTICLE III, SECTION 2.A & B BE REVISED:

Section 2.a.  Number of Directors.  The authorized number of directors of this corporation shall be twelve (12)four (4).

Section 2.b.  Restrictions on Eligibility.  No trustee who is a director of a subsidiary company shall serve as a director of this corporation. Effective January 1, 1994, the following restrictions shall apply:

(a)           No elected trustee of the California Dental Association shall be eligible to be elected as an "at large" director of this corporation unless such trustee is serving his last year as trustee of that association; and

(b)           No chief executive officer, chief financial officer of any vice president of a subsidiary operating company shall serve as a director of this corporation.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT UPON ADOPTION OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, FURTHER CDAHCI BYLAWS EDITORIAL CORRECTIONS BE PROCESSED TO REFLECT ONE DIRECTOR RATHER THAN SEVERAL DIRECTORS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT UPON ADOPTION OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, THAT TDIC AND 1201 BE ENCOURAGED TO REVISE THEIR BYLAWS AND/OR OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES TO REFLECT THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, REPORTING AND PUBLIC MEMBER ASSIGNMENTS AS NOTED IN THE REPORT.

Resolution 7RC was substituted for Resolution 7, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was adopted.  The Future of the Holding Company Report is attached.

8.             RESOLVED, THAT THE REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE, INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT OF A 1201 ADVISORY COMMITTEE BE FILED, AND BE IT FURTHER

                RESOLVED, THAT THE MEMBERS OF THIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BE ELECTED BY THE HOUSE THROUGH THE PREVAILING SCREENING PROCESS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT TO EFFECTUATE THE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS BE REVISED:

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VIII, SECTION 10 BE REVISED:

                                CHAPTER VIII ─ COUNCILS

Section 10.  NAME:  The councils of this association shall be:

                Council on Community Health

                Council on Dental Care

                Council of Dental Research and Developments

                Council on Education and Professional Relations

                Council on Insurance

                Judicial Council

                Council on Legislation

                Council on Membership

                Council on Peer Review

and such other councils as the house may establish.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE STANDING RULES FOR COUNCILS, LINES 14 & 42 BE REVISED:

Membership

Name: The councils of this association shall be:

      Council on Community Health

      Council on Dental Care

      Council of Dental Research and Developments

      Council on Education and Professional Relations

      Council on Insurance

      Judicial Council

      Council on Legislation

      Council on Membership

      Council on Peer Review

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Number of Members Assigned to Councils:

      Council on Community Health                                                                           6

      Council on Dental Care                                                                                       7

      Council of Dental Research and Developments                                             6

      Council on Education and Professional Relations                                         6

      Council on Insurance                                                                                          7

      Judicial Council (See Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 140)                            11

      Council on Legislation (See Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 130)                10

      Council on Membership                                                                                     6

      Council on Peer Review                                                                                      9

Resolution 8, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted as amended.  The Report of the Task Force on the Council on Insurance is attached.

9.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 40.A, BE REVISED BY ADDITION AS FOLLOWS:

                CHAPTER II ─ MEMBERSHIP

            …

                        Section 40LIFE MEMBER

                                A.            Classification:  A member who has been an active or retired member for 30 consecutive years or a total of 35 years of active or retired membership, having attained the age of 65 years, or a member in good standing who has been an active and/or retired member in good standing in another constituent society of the ADA, having met the ADA criteria for life membership; shall be automatically notified as to eligibility as a life member.  Life membership shall be effective the calendar year following the year in which the requirements are fulfilled.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A DUES RATE OF 50% OF THE CDA FULL ACTIVE DUES BE APPROVED FOR ADA LIFE ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO TRANSFER FROM OTHER CONSTITUENTS AND HAVE NOT MET THE CDA LIFE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT UPON MEETING CDA LIFE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS, DUES FOR MEMBERS PREVIOUSLY GRANTED LIFE MEMBERSHIP UNDER THE ADA CRITERIA, BE APPLICABLE TO THAT PAID BY MEMBERS WHO HAVE ATTAINED CDA LIFE MEMBERSHIP STATUS.

                Resolution 9, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

10.           RESOLVED, THAT THE 2004 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 2005 YEAR.

Resolution 10, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed to the last item of business on Sunday, and subsequently adopted as revised.

11.           RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RATIFY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO the NIDCR to establish and administer THE CALIFORNIA/Nevada dental Practice-based research network.

                Resolution 11, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

12.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO THE CDA FOUNDATION BYLAWS, CHAPTER IV, SECTIONS 3 AND 5 BE APPROVED:

CHAPTER IV – DIRECTORS

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Section 3.  NUMBER AND QUALIFICATIONS OF DIRECTORS: The authorized number of Directors shall be no less than nine (9) and no more than fifteen (15). The exact number of authorized directors shall be thirteen (13), until changed, within the limits specified, by resolution of the Board.

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Section 5.  NON-VOTING EX OFFICIO DIRECTORS: The persons serving in the positions of Executive Director of the corporation and Immediate Past Chairperson of the Board shall also be an ex officio Directors of the Corporation. The ex officio Directors isare not anauthorized Directors of the corporation and shall not have the right to vote, but shall have the right to attend meetings of the Board and Committees and participate in discussions and deliberations.

                Resolution 12, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

13.           RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON PEER REVIEW BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 13, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

14.           RESOLVED, THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STUDENT DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM AND IN-SCHOOL STUDENT LOANS PROGRAM WITH CDA SERVING AS THE ORIGINATOR OF THE LOANS BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT STUDENT ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION OF MONTANA BE SELECTED AS THE PROVIDER OF STUDENT DEBT CONSOLIDATION AND IN-SCHOOL STUDENT LOANS SERVICES TO CDA MEMBERS.

                Resolution 14, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

15.           RESOLVED, THAT THE PARTIAL CENTRALIZATION OF THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS BE IMPLEMENTED STATEWIDE.

                Resolution 15, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

16.           RESOLVED, THAT THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION GRANT PROGRAM, EFFECTIVE IN 2004 BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE OUTLINE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION GRANT BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 16, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

17.           RESOLVED, THAT RETIRING SANTA BARBARA-VENTURA COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CAROLINE J. TURNER, CAE, BE ELECTED AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

                Resolution 17, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

18.           RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS BOARD OF MANAGERS MISSION STATEMENT BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 18, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

19.           RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL CARE BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 19, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

20.           RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE MANUAL BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 20, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

21.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES BE SELECTED TO SERVE ON THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF THE DENTISTS INSURANCE COMPANY AND 1201 FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.

                Resolution 21, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

22S1.       RESOLVED, THAT CDA PARTICIPATE IN THE “MAPPING THE FUTURE” PROJECT, FACILITATED THROUGH THE CENTER FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS, AN AGENCY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN FRANCISCO, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT AN INTERIM REPORT BE SUBMITTED TO THE 2005 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Resolution 22S1 was substituted for Resolution 22, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted.

23.           RESOLVED, THAT THE ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR CALIFORNIA SCHOOL CHILDREN REPORT BE FILED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE REPORT BE FORWARDED TO THE COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION (GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL) FOR CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATIVE ACTION.

                Resolution 23, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

24.           RESOLVED, THAT JACK F. CONLEY, D.D.S. BE AWARDED THE DISTINCTION OF EDITOR EMERITUS OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

                Resolution 24, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

25.           RESOLVED, THAT RETIRING SAN MATEO COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BEVERLY R. MUEHLEISEN BE ELECTED AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

Resolution 25, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

26.           RESOLVED, THAT RETIRING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DENTAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EILEEN J. HYDEN BE ELECTED HONORARY MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

Resolution 26, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

27.           RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINATE THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR SELECTION BY THE 2004 HOUSE OF DELEGATES TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AS INDICATED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE ALTERNATE SLATE FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC., BE FORWARDED TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES FOR CONSIDERATION PENDING ADOPTION OF APPLICABLE RESTRUCTURE PROPOSALS.

                Resolution 27, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

28S1.       RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION (GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL) BE URGED TO PURSUE LEGISLATION RECOGNIZING SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION (CODA) ACCREDITED POST-DOCTORAL GENERAL DENTISTRY PROGRAM OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR DURATION OR COMPLETION OF A CODA-ACCREDITED PROGRAM IN AN ADA RECOGNIZED SPECIALTY PROGRAM OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR DURATION AS FULFILLING THE CLINICAL EXAMINATION CALIFORNIA EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FOR PURPOSES OF LICENSURE IN CALIFORNIA.

Resolution 28S1 was substituted for Resolution 28, as submitted by the Executive Committee, was amended and subsequently adopted.

29RC.      RESOLVED, THAT CDA SEEK TO WORK COOPERATIVELY WITH THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA AND THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL SCHOOLS TO IMPLEMENT A VALID LICENSURE-BY-GRADUATION PROCESS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY PURSUE PARALLEL PILOT TESTING OF BOTH THE CURRICULUM INTEGRATED FORMAT (CIF) AND THE OBJECTIVE STRUCTURED CLINICAL EXAM (OSCE) LICENSURE BY-GRADUATION MODELS WITH AN ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND, IF NECESSARY, SEEK APPROPRIATE FUNDING FROM THE 2005 BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Resolution 29RC was substitute Resolution 29, as submitted by the Executive Committee, and subsequently adopted.

30RC.      RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION (GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL) BE URGED TO PURSUE LEGISLATION TO ALLOW DENTISTS, WHO ARE LICENSED IN OTHER STATES BUT HAVE LESS THAN FIVE YEARS CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, TO BECOME LICENSED IN CALIFORNIA WITHOUT CLINICAL EXAMINATION IF THE APPLICANT IS COMMITTED TO FULL-TIME PRACTICE FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS IN A COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OR IN AN UNDERSERVED AREA OR AS FULL-TIME FACULTY AT AN ACCREDITED DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS.

Resolution 30RC was substituted for Resolution 30, as submitted by the Executive Committee and subsequently adopted.

31RCA.  RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL COST STUDY AND DENTAL HYGIENE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT BE FILED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A CDA ACCREDITATION/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TEAM BE ASSEMBLED WITH THE SCOPE OF WORK TO INCLUDE 1) ASSISTING CDA WITH ACCREDITATION FOR A CDA SPONSORED DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM, 2) FACILITATING THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS FOR PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS AND OR COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND 3) ASSISTING EXISTING DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAMS WITH REACCREDITATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT FUNDING IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $300,000 BE APPROVED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACCREDITATION/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

Resolution 31RCA was substituted for Resolution 31, as submitted by the Dental Hygiene Feasibility Task Force, and subsequently adopted.

31RCB.   RESOLVED, THAT CDA APPROVE THE CONCEPT OF A CDA-SPONSORED DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DETAILED DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL BUSINESS PLAN -- TO INCLUDE A funding plan, site selection, faculty recruitment, admission policies, geographical equity -- BE REFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A STATUS REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF THE CDA DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL BE MADE TO THE 2005 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Resolution 31RCB was submitted as a reference committee new business item in response to Resolution 31, as submitted by the Dental Hygiene Feasibility Task Force, and subsequently adopted.

32.           RESOLVED, THAT A TASK FORCE BE APPOINTED TO INCLUDE ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PERSONNEL, CHARGED TO PERFORM ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOP AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR AN EXPANDED ADHP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A PROPOSAL BE SUBMITTED TO THE 2005 BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE 2005 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Resolution 32, as submitted by the Dental Hygiene Feasibility Task Force, was adopted on the consent agenda.

33.           RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE THE 2004 OFFICIAL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AS SUMMARIZED IN BOARD REPORT 3.

Resolution 33, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended by the removal of Resolution #27-2004-B (WREB), and subsequently adopted.  Resolution #27-2004-B was separately discussed and ratified (see Resolution 47).

34.           Resolution 34 (Spanish Language National Board Exam) was withdrawn.

35RC.      REFERRED

                Resolved, that the CDA Bylaws, Chapter III, Section 30-A be revised:

                                CHAPTER III ─ COMPONENT SOCIETIES

                                …

                                Section 30.  MEMBERSHIP:

A.            Membership:  The membership of each component society, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, shall be limited to individuals within the territorial jurisdiction of such component society, whose primary office or whose residence is within the territorial jurisdiction of such component society who are also eligible for membership in California Dental Association.  An individual must maintain membership in the component within whose jurisdiction the dentist conducts the major part of a practice.

                                …

                And be it further

                Resolved, that CDA provide TDIC with component of practice information.

                Resolution 35RC was substituted for Resolution 35, as submitted by the Sacramento District and San Joaquin Dental Societies, and referred back to the Goal 9 Task Force with all pending amendments.

36.                 REFERRED

Resolved, that the Council on Membership be directed to initiate in 2005 a “Retired Dentist Committee,” charged with developing a program whereby resources for retired or retiring members will be offered to include health benefits and other resources that will help members approaching retirement, and be it further

Resolved, that 1201 Financial & Insurance Services and TDIC be urged to establish group programs for seniors and/or retired members which provide varying insurance product options.

Resolution 36, as submitted by the Sacramento District Dental Society, was referred to the Council on Membership.

37S1.       RESOLVED, THAT ALL NEW PROPOSALS FOR LICENSURE BEING CONSIDERED FOR DENTAL SCHOOL GRADUATES BE SIMILARLY PROMOTED FOR ALL LICENSED ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO CREATE PARITY IN LICENSURE.

Resolution 37S1 was substituted for Resolution 37, as submitted by the Sacramento District Dental Society, and was adopted as amended.

38.           RESOLVED, THAT CDA CONTINUE TO SUPPORT POLICIES THAT CONFIRM THE DENTIST AS THE PRIMARY ORAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE THAT PATIENTS ARE PROTECTED BY SUPPORTING POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN DENTIST AND RDHAPS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY CARE TO THE PATIENTS BEING SERVED BY RDHAPS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY EDUCATE CDA MEMBERS ABOUT RDHAP, INCLUDING THEIR TRAINING AND RESPONSIBILITIES, LIABILITY, AND/OR ANY OTHER PRACTICE MODELS PLANNED FOR ADVOCACY, ADOPTION AND/OR IMPLEMENTATION.

Resolution 38, as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, was amended and subsequently adopted.

39.                 RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY BE  INSTRUCTED TO PURSUE AN APPROPRIATE REMEDY TO ESTABLISH THAT THE FEE FOR TAKING THE DENTAL HYGIENE BOARD EXAM IS SIMILAR OR COMPARABLE FOR ALL EXAMINEES.

Resolution 39, as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, was adopted.

40.           Resolution 40 (Goal 9 Directive), as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, was withdrawn.

41.           RESOLVED, THAT, FOR THE SAKE OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PATIENTS, THE DENTISTS’ SCOPE OF PRACTICE BE ACTIVELY AND FERVENTLY DEFENDED AGAINST INCURSION FROM ANY GROUP OR AGENCY, AND THAT THIS POSITION BECOME FOUNDATIONAL CDA POLICY.

                Resolution 41, as submitted by the East Bay Caucus, was adopted on the consent agenda.

42.           RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AND SUBSIDIARY MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 42, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted upon removal of Resolutions 3 and 33 for separate discussion.

43.           RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

                Resolution 43, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted.

44.           RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND COMMUNICATIONS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 44, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted.

45.           RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY DENTAL HYGIENE TASK FORCE STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF INCLUDING FOREIGN-TRAINED DENTISTS AS BEING ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE HYGIENE BOARDS AS ONE POSSIBLE MECHANISM TO ADDRESS THE HYGIENE SHORTAGE, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A REPORT BE PROVIDED TO THE 2005 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Resolution 45, as submitted by the Los Angeles Dental Society, was amended and adopted.

46.           Resolution 46 (Hygiene Licensure for Dental Students), as submitted by the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, was withdrawn.

47.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION IS IN SUPPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL SCHOOL DEANS’ WORK IN RECOGNIZING THE WESTERN REGIONAL EXAM BOARD AS AN EXAMINATION ATLERNATIVE IN CALIFORNIA, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE ONGOING WORK OF THE TASK FORCE ON LICENSURE IS CRITICAL AND FULLY SUPPORTED.

Resolution 47, a board action regarding WREB was withdrawn from Resolution 33 (ratification of board actions), was discussed and ratified.

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