2005 Unofficial Actions of the CDA House of Delegates

 

 

1.            RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA-SPONSORED DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL BUSINESS PLAN BE FILED AND THAT THE BUSINESS PLAN AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS BE DISTRIBUTED TO INTERESTED COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS WHO MAY CONSIDER DEVELOPING NEW DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAMS.

               

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

 

2.            RESOLVED, THAT CDA IMPLEMENT THE CDA-SPONSORED DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL BUSINESS PLAN, AND CONTINGENT UPON ACQUIRING INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM THE APPROPRIATE ENTITIES, THAT A $92 ANNUAL DUES ASSESSMENT BE CHARGED TO ALL CDA ACTIVE MEMBERS FOR A PERIOD OF 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

 

                Resolution 2, as submitted by the Dental Hygiene Task Force, was defeated.

 

3RC.       RESOLVED, THAT CDA IMPLEMENT AN ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (ADHP) CATEGORY OF MEMBERSHIP CONSISTING OF DENTAL HYGIENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS, DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS AND DENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF TO INCLUDE THE PROPOSED STRUCTURE AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY, REPRESENTATION, BENEFITS, DUES, AND ADHP CODE OF ETHICS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

               RESOLVED, THAT CDA ESTABLISH ACTIVE DUES FOR ADHP MEMBERSHIP AS $100 PER MEMBER PER YEAR STARTING IN THE 2006 MEMBERSHIP YEAR, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

Resolved, that ADHP house representatives, the adhp board of trustee guest, and various Committee and Council adhp appointments as described in the cda bylaws will have speaking PRIVILEGES without the right to vote or make motions, and be it further

 

Resolved, that for 2006, the president appoint the four ADHP house representatives, the ADHP Board of trustee guest, and various Committee and Council adhp appointments as described in the cda bylaws, and be it further

 

Resolved, that in future years, the leadership development committee will recommend to the president candidates for appointment as the aDHP Board of trustee guest and various Committee and Council adhp appointments as described in the cda bylaws, and be it further

 

Resolved, that in future years, the adhp membership will elect the four adhp representatives to the house, and be it further

 

Resolved, that CDA schedule meetings of the ADHP members at least twice a year, hosting the meeting rooms and refreshments in order to facilitate discussions within the ADHP membership, and be it further

 

RESOLVED, THAT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $155,000 BE APPROVED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY EVALUATE THE ADHP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY AND REPORT SEMI-ANNUALLY TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND ANNUALLY TO THE HOUSE, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT CDA ACCEPT THE REVISED CHANGES TO THE CDA BYLAWS, THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE STANDING RULES FOR COUNCILS AND THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, INCORPORATING THE ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY AS FOLLOWS:

 

BYLAWS

 

CHAPTER II – MEMBERSHIP

 

The board shall establish rules governing membership not covered by these Bylaws. An individual may only be a member of this association in one of the following categories: Active, Retired, Life, Student, Affiliate, Sponsored, Allied Dental Health Professional, Honorary, Provisional, or Associate.  

 

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Section 70ALLIED DENTAL PROFESSIONAL SPONSORED MEMBER: 

 

A.           Classification:  An individual who functions within a dental office, is professionally associated with a CDA member, and whose membership is sponsored by a CDA active, life, retired, or affiliate member shallmay be classified as an allied dental professional sponsored member of this association.  Additionally, component dental society staff, upon application, shallmay also be classified as allied dental professionalsponsored members.

 

B.            Privileges:  An allied dental professionalsponsored member shall receive the following benefits of membership: attendance at any scientific session of this association; eligibility to participate in CDA-sponsored plans; and other services as are authorized by the board.  An allied dental professionalsponsored member shall be exempt from all dues.  Allied dental professionalSponsored members are not eligible for election by this association as a delegate or alternate delegate to the house of the ADA or to the house of this association, nor shall they be eligible for election or appointment to any office of this association.  However, component society executive directors are eligible to serve in appointive positions.  Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference in these Bylaws to "members" shall not include allied dental professionalsponsored members.

              

Section 80.  ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (ADHP) MEMBER:

 

A.           Classification:  An individual who is a dental hygienist, dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, or dental administrative staff person, and who has not met the educational requirements for licensure as a dentist anywhere in the United States, may be classified as an ADHP member of this association.

 

B.            Privileges: An ADHP member shall receive the following benefits of membership: an annual certificate of ADHP membership; a reduced subscription rate for the Journal of the California Dental Association and free subscription for the CDA Update; attendance at any scientific session of this association; eligibility to participate in CDA sponsored plans; and other services as authorized by the board.  An ADHP member shall be a representative to the house of this association; a guest to the board of trustees of this association; and as a representative to the Council on Membership and Leadership Development Committee with speaking privileges, but without the right to vote or make motions.  ADHP members may also be appointed to Council on Endorsed Programs, Government Affairs Council, Policy Development Council and  Scientific Sessions Board of Managers of this association with speaking privileges, but without the right to vote or make motions.  An ADHP member shall not be eligible for election or appointment to any other office, council, or committee of this association.

 

 

 

Section 8090HONORARY MEMBER: 

 

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Section 90100PROVISIONAL MEMBER: 

 

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Section 100110ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

 

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Section 110120WAIVER: 

 

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Section 120130DUES AND ASSESSMENTS: 

 

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CHAPTER IV ─ HOUSE OF DELEGATES

 

Section 10DELEGATES and ADHP Representatives:  The house shall consist 205 voting members:

 

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C.            Four ADHP members will be elected by the ADHP membership as representatives to the house, with speaking privileges but without the right to vote or make motions.  Among the four representatives, one shall be a dental hygienist, one shall be a dental assistant, one shall be a dental lab technician, and one shall be a dental administrative staff person. If the ADHP membership does not file the names of the four representatives with the secretary of this association at least 120 days prior to the first day of the house, the president may appoint the representatives.

 

 

MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES

 

 

II.                   General Information for Delegates and Alternates

 

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D.                 Access to Floor:  Access to the floor of the House of Delegates is limited to the officers and members of the House of Delegates, the elected and appointed officers of the association, the past presidents of this association and of the former California Dental Association and Southern California Dental Association, trustees, the chairmen of the councils and committees, the members of the councils and committees when requested by chairmen, one representative from each of the ADA recognized specialty organizations who is a CDA member, the four ADHP representatives, executive directors of component societies, members of the CDA staff, and one dental student from each of the accredited dental schools in the State of California.  Trustees and executive directors of component societies may be seated with their delegations.   (Amended:  December 1997; November 2002)

 

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G.                  House Materials:  House of Delegates meeting notices, agendas, proposed resolutions and other materials are mailed to delegates, officers, council and committee chairmen, component presidents and executive directors, the four ADHP representatives  and subsidiary presidents and chairmen only.  In addition, each component may request a reasonable number of additional sets of house materials for use by alternate delegates and component caucus/study groups.

 

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IV.          Rules of the House of Delegates

 

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B.            Identification of Speakers:  All speakers on the floor of the house shall state all of the following CDA positions currently held by them:  delegate, trustee, CDA officer, CDA staff, council chairperson, committee chairperson, past president, the four ADHP representatives, and/or council members.

 

C.            Speaking Privileges:  The right to speak to issues before the House of Delegates is held – in addition to delegates – by the officers, trustees and past presidents of the association as well as one representative from each of the ADA recognized specialty organizations who is a CDA member and the four ADHP representatives.  Chairmen and members of councils and committees shall have the right to participate in debate on their respective reports, but shall not have the right to vote.  Executive directors of component societies and members of CDA staff may be privileges to speak when called upon as a resource.  (Amended:  December 1997, November 1998, November 2002)

 

 

Resolution 3RC was substituted for Resolution 3, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently defeated.

 

 

4RC.        RESOLVED, THAT THE re-drafted CDA CODE OF ETHICS BE APPROVED with the following changes:

§         Res 4(3): The first sentence of the first paragraph in “Ethical Principles” to state “As healthcare professionals, dentists assume publicly-entrusted responsibilities founded on the principle of nonmaleficence--first do no harm.”

§          Res 4(4):  Change Title 1F “Justifiable Criticism” to “Obligation to Inform.”

§          Res 4(9):  Eliminate footnote 1, remove all references to footnote 1 throughout the document, change footnote 2 to footnote 1 throughout the document.

§         Change “member” to “dentist” throughout the document,

 

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                RESOLVED, THAT UPON APPROVAL OF THE REVISED CDA CODE OF ETHICS, THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND ENFORCEMENT PLANS SUPPORTING THE REVISED CDA CODE OF ETHICS.

 

Resolution 4RC was substituted for Resolution 4, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

5.            RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE THE FOLLOWING REVISION TO CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 30A:

 

CHAPTER II – MEMBERSHIP

 

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                                Section 30RETIRED MEMBER:

 

A.           Classification:  An active member who has been granted retired membership status by a component society, or having met the ADA criteria for retired membership, and who no longer earns income from the performance of service as a member of the faculty of a dental school, or as a dental administrator or consultant, or as a practitioner of any activity for which a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene is required by the State, may be classified as a retired member upon application to the executive director and proof of qualification.  To qualify for retired membership status, the active or previously retired member shall submit an affidavit attesting to the member's retirement through the component society and said component shall submit certificates verifying such retirement.

 

Maintenance of retired membership in good standing in the member's component society or having met the ADA criteria for retired membership shall be a requisite for entitlement to and continuance of retired membership in this association. An active California dental license is not required to retain retired membership status.  A retired dentist providing dental services on a pro bono basis or for a level of remuneration consistent with that defined in Section 1716.1 of the Dental Practice Act, may remain on retired status and shall be eligible for appropriate CDA-sponsored products as long as the dentist retains an active dental license.

 

Resolution 5, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

 

6S1.        RESOLVED, THAT THE STUDENT-TO-ACTIVE MEMBER TRANSITION PROGRAM PROPOSAL BE APPROVED, TO IMPLEMENT COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP FOR CALIFORNIA DENTAL STUDENTS AND AUTOMATICALLY TRANSITION INTO TRIPARTITE MEMBERSHIP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING LICENSURE, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES FOLLOW THE CDA REDUCED DUES POLICY, WHICH IS BASED ON YEAR OF FIRST LICENSURE IN THE UNITED STATES OR COMPLETION OF AN ADA ACCREDITED POST-GRADUATE DENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES WAIVE MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF MEMBERSHIP FOLLOWING LICENSURE (RD0) TO ALLOW FOR A SEAMLESS TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP, and be it further

 

Resolved, that CDA will reimburse the components in which the dental schools are located for costs associated with implementing the program.

 

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

 

7.            RESOLVED, THAT THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE BE DIRECTED TO SELECT FIVE BOARD REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE TWO-YEAR TERMS, TO BE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT AND RATIFIED BY THE BOARD, CHOSEN FROM UNDERREPRESENTED SEGMENTS OF THE PROFESSION TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THESE BOARD GUESTS HAVE SPEAKING PRIVILEGES BUT DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE OR MAKE MOTIONS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT FUNDING FOR THIS GUEST PROGRAM BE ONGOING AND INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL BUDGET PROCESS.

 

Resolution 7, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

8.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA CONTINUE ITS COMMITMENT TO THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVOCACY AS SUPPORTED THROUGH MEMBERSHIP SURVEYS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT CDA INCREASE DUES BY $60.00 TO FUND CALDPAC, AND PROVIDE THE LEGALLY REQUIRED “OPT OUT” CLAUSE WHICH WOULD ALLOW MEMBERS TO DESIGNATE THAT THE $120 BE DESIGNATED INSTEAD FOR THE CDA ISSUES FUND.

 

Resolution 8, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

 

9.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA ADOPT POLICY THAT URGES THE COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION TO PROVIDE ACCREDITATION TO INTERNATIONAL DENTAL SCHOOLS.

 

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

 

10S1.      RESOLVED, TO RESCIND RESOLUTION 28-2001-H, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT CDA SUPPORT THE ELIMINATION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS/PATIENTS IN THE CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAMINATION PROCESS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS THAT ARE CARRIED OUT WITHIN THE DENTAL SCHOOLS’ CURRICULA, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT CDA SUPPORT THE CONCEPT OF A NATIONAL CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT CDA APPROVE THE COMPONENTS OF THE “ADA REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON THE ROLE OF PATIENT-BASED EXAMINATIONS (2002),”** AS WELL AS THE“CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL NATIONAL CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAM”*** AS OBJECTIVES FOR AN IDEAL NATIONAL CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAM.

 

** “ADA REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON THE ROLE OF PATIENT-BASED EXAMINATIONS (2002): An ideal clinical licensure examination process should

 

·                     Be an activity involving an independent party within the educational process.

·                     Allow for assessment of the full continuum of a candidate’s competence.

·                     Instill public confidence.

·                     Evaluate candidate competence within the context of a treatment plan that meets the patient’s needs.

·                     Provide valid data for outcomes assessments as required by the accreditation process.

·                     Be provided at a reasonable cost to the applicant.

 

***“CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL NATIONAL CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAM”

 

·                     Psychometrically valid and relevant to current dental practice.

·                     Policies and procedures treat candidates fairly and professionally, and ensure timely and complete communication of exam logistics and results.

·                     Eliminates circumstances that allow commercial procurement of exam patients.

·                     If patients are used, processes exist to ensure their safety and protection.

·                     Regular calibration and consistent implementation.

·                     Allows for remediation at candidate’s school.

 

               

                Resolution 10S1 was substituted for Resolution 10, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

11.           RESOLVED, THAT CDA MODIFY ITS CURRENT CORRECTIVE TREATMENT GUIDELINES IN THE PEER REVIEW MANUAL AS FOLLOWS:

 

                CHAPTER III. Responsibilities of the Component/Specialty Peer Review Committee Requirements of a Resolution Letter

 

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d.            In the event a committee recommends corrective treatment, the resolution letter should include language specifying the parameters limitations of the corrective treatment whenever possible.  If the committee is unable to determine the parameters of the corrective treatment at the time the decision is rendered.  The component should forward the proposed corrective treatment plan and estimates to CDA Council on Peer Review for review prior to informing the parties involved of their approval). The patient should also be advised to submit an a written treatment plan and cost estimate to the component peer review committee for monitoring and approval within 30 calendar days from the expiration of the appeal period or the determination of any appeal of the decision.  The approved portion corrective treatment amount is to be paid in full by the dentist at fault.  The patient will have a total of 120 calendar days from the expiration of the appeal period to have the corrective treatment completed and submit a statement of completion to the dental society peer review committee.  The resolution letter must also state that if a corrective treatment plan and cost estimate is are not received from the patient within the thirty (30) day specified time period, and/or if the corrective treatment has not been completed within the 120 calendar days from expiration of the appeal period, and reasonable reason for failing to do so is not provided in writing, the cost of corrective treatment will be the responsibility of the patient. At the discretion of the committee and CDA, an extension can for submitting a treatment plan and cost estimate may be granted if deemed appropriate and necessary. if requested in writing. within the given time frame.  (See Form #62 is the Corrective Treatment Guidelines.)

 

e.            If it is unclear what the extent of corrective treatment will be, or how long it will take, the resolution should indicate that the corrective treatment will be monitored through the component society office. 

 

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

 

12.          RESOLVED, THAT CDA ESTABLISH THE COMMITTEE ON THE NEW DENTIST AS A SPECIAL COMMITTEE, TO REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

               RESOLVED, THAT MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE NEW DENTIST SERVE AS GUESTS ON VARIOUS COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES AS APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT.

 

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

 

13.          RESOLVED, THAT CDA OPERATE AS A REFERRAL SERVICE FOR ITS MEMBERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES, AND THAT STAFF BE DIRECTED TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS GOVERNING SUCH CONDUCT, INCLUDING REGISTERING AS A REFERRAL SERVICE WITH THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA.

 

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

 

14.           RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON ENDORSED PROGRAMS’ MISSION STATEMENT BE APPROVED.

 

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

 

15.           RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL’S MISSION STATEMENT BE APPROVED.

 

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

 

16RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL’S MISSION STATEMENT BE APPROVED AS FOLLOWS:

To support and advance the interests and the strategic plan of CDA by implementing CDA policy through state legislation, regulation, or administrative action, and to raise the profile and level of understanding of the dental profession in these arenas.

 

Resolution 16RC was substituted for Resolution 16, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

17.          RESOLVED, THAT BOARD OF TRUSTEES ACTION AGENDA ITEMS BE PROVIDED IN A BALANCED WRITTEN DISCUSSION FORMAT AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED THAT THEY INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE SALIENT MINORITY OPINIONS AND ALTERNATIVE VIEWS AND SOLUTIONS CONSIDERED FROM THE SUBMITTING COMMITTEES (I.E. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE) AND COUNCILS AND THEIR SUPPORTING TASK FORCES.

 

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

 

18.          RESOLVED, THAT THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC POLICY IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE UP TO $250 PER PERSON PER DAY FOR A MAXIMUM OF FOUR DENTISTS TO ATTEND EACH MEETING OF THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, THE DENTAL BOARD’S COMMITTEES, AND THE COMMITTEE ON DENTAL AUXILIARIES. 

 

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

 

19RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO THE CDA BYLAWS ARE APPROVED:

 

                CHAPTER II ─ MEMBERSHIP

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                Section 120DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

 

                              A.            Dues and Assessments:  The amount, due date and delinquency date of the dues and assessments of members shall be established by the house, as specified in The Manual of the House of Delegates   General Operating Procedures of the House of Delegates

 

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                CHAPTER IV ─ HOUSE OF DELEGATES

 

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Section 30CERTIFICATIONDESIGNATION OF DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES:  The secretary of each component society shall file with the secretary of this association, at least 120 days prior to the first day of the annual session, the names of delegates and alternate delegates designated by the component society or dental school.  The secretary of this association shall provide each delegate and alternate delegate with credentials which shall be presented to the Committee on Credentials of the house.  In the event of a contest over the credentials of any delegate or alternate delegate, the Committee on Credentials shall hold a hearing and report its findings and recommendations to the house for final action.

 

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                Section 60DUTIES:  It shall be the duty of the house:

 

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                F.             To select the directors of CDA Holding Company, Inc. (“CDAHCI”).

                               

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                Section 100RULES OF ORDER:

 

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                B.           Appropriation of Funds:  Any resolution proposing an appropriation of funds, except those relating to the annual budget, shall be referred to the Finance Committee or board for a report on the availability of funds, which report shall be made at the same session of the house.  The Manual of the House of Delegates delineates the monetary thresholds requiring Finance Committee or board review.

 

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Section 120ELECTION PROCEDURES:  The following volunteer positions shall be nominated by the board and submitted to the house for election or selection as noted below, in accordance with these Bylaws and The Rules of the Board of TrusteesGeneral Operating Principles of the Board of Trustees:

 

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                Voting and balloting procedures are included in The Manual of the House of DelegatesGeneral Operating Procedures of the House of Delegates.

               

 

                CHAPTER V – BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

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                Section 60POWERS:  The board shall have the power:

               

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                F.            To remove a council member for cause in accordance with procedures established in The Rules of the Board of Trustees.

 

                G.           To create special committees in accordance with Chapter XI, Section 10 of these Bylaws.

 

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                Section 70DUTIES.  It shall be the duty of the board:

 

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                B.           To appoint, remove, conduct an annual review and set the compensation of the executive director.  

 

                C.           To appoint, remove, conduct an annual review and set the honorarium of the editor.

 

                D.           To nominate, through its trustees sitting as the Nominating Committee, candidates for  each officers position to be elected by the house.

 

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S.            To conduct an annual review of the compensation of officers.

               

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Section 90QUORUM AND VOTING:  Twenty-five voting members of the board shall constitute a quorum.  A vote by a majority of the trusteesboard present is the act of the board.

                               

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CHAPTER VIII ─ COUNCILS

 

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                Section 130GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL:

 

A.           Composition:  The Government Affairs Council shall be composed of  between a total of 14 and 17 members, who meet specified criteria included in The Rules of the Board of Trustees

 

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                Section 140POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

 

 

A.            Composition:  The Policy Development Council shall be composed of between a total of 11 and 14 members, who meet specified criteria included in The Rules of the Board of Trustees.

 

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                CHAPTER IX ─ STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

               

                The standing committees of the board shall be established by the board and, in addition to duties specified below, shall be charged with duties assigned by the board.

 

                Section 10EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

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                D.            Meetings:  Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be subject to the call of the chair or any three of its members.

 

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                Section 30NOMINATING COMMITTEE

 

                A.            Composition:

 

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                (b)           The Nominating Committee shall meet annually at least 60 45 days prior to the annual meetinghouse.

                               

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                               (b)            Such nominations shall be submitted to the delegates and alternate delegates at least 45 30 days prior to the annual sessionhouse.

 

                               (c)            The membership of this association shall be notified by publication not less than 45 30 days prior to the annual session of thehouse of the nominations made by the Nominating Committee. Notification may be given either by publication in the official publication of the association or by direct mailing to the members.  The date of mailing of any such publication or the date of mailing of any notice shall be deemed to be the date of publication.

 

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                Section 40INTERDISCIPLINARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: 

 

                A.           Composition:  The Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee shall be composed of the president who shall serve as chair, a general practitioner member-at-large who shall be appointed by the president, and the presidents of the recognized specialty groups or their designees.  When one or more organizations exists representing the same specialty group, the organizations will select one representative to serve. All such individuals must be members in good standing.  The executive directors of these specialty groups, if any, shall serve as ex officio members of the committee, without the right to vote. 

 

B.             Duties:  This committee shall be advisory only and shall perform the following duties:

 

(a)          To make recommendations to various councils regarding any issue which is directly relevant to the collective or an individual specialty group.

 

(b)           To provide opportunity for specialty group representatives to seek information from the association regarding present association positions on various issues and for CDA to enlist the aid of specialty groups where there are issues of mutual concern. 

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                Section 40.  COMMITTEE ON REPORTS: 

 

A.            COMMITTEE ON REPORTS: The Committee on Reports shall consist of the president, the secretary, the Finance Committee chair, and four members of the board, appointed by the President, and subject to approval by the board.  The speaker and the executive director shall be members ex officio without the right to vote.  The chair shall be secretary of the association.

 

B.             MEETINGS: Meetings of the Committee on Reports shall be subject to the call of the chair or any three of its members.  It will convene its first meeting immediately following the board meeting held after the house each year.  The primary purpose of the first meeting will be to review the duties and responsibilities of the committee.  Following each board meeting, the Committee on Reports will determine the placement of each resolution in one of the five board reports.

 

C.             DUTIES:  The duties of the Committee on Reports shall be:

 

                                1.             To prepare the Board of Trustees’ annual report to the house.  The annual report shall        consist of the following reports:

 

·       Board Report 1 – Proposed Nominations to Councils/Committees and Scientific Sessions Board of Managers, ADA Delegates, and ADA Alternate Delegates;

·       Board Report 2 – Proposed CDA Bylaws Amendments;

·       Board Report 3 – Official Actions of the Board of Trustees;

·       Board Report 4 – Annual Operating and Capital Budgets; and

·       Board Report 5 – Status Report of Prior Year’s House of Delegate Actions.

 

2.              In preparing Board Report 3, the Committee on Reports shall identify those matters which are policies and those matters which are not policies.  For purposes of making this determination, a policy is an action of the board which establishes a comprehensive rule or doctrine which will furnish the basis or origin for other rules or doctrines to guide in the management of the association and the attainment of its objectives.

 

All policies shall become separate resolutions to be considered at the house.  All matters which are not policies shall be combined in Report 3 to be ratified as one resolution to be considered at the house.  The Committee on Reports may designate any matter, that is not policy, as a separate resolution to be considered at the house.

 

               

                CHAPTER X - COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION 

 

                The association has four committees:  Leadership Development Committee, Evaluation Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee.  CDA may also establish other committees as needed.  

 

                Section 10.  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

 

                A.           Composition:  The Leadership Development Committee shall consist of 18 members serving two two-year terms; six at-large members, who are not members of the board; eight trustees; two new dentists with 10 years or less in practice; and two former CDA/ADA leaders.  The trustee members shall be elected by the board.  The president shall appoint the chair with board approval.

 

                B.            Duties:  The duties of the Leadership Development Committee shall be:

 

                                (a)            To evaluate candidates for leadership positions and to review the applications of candidates for officer positions and the thirteenth district trustee nominee.

 

                                (b)            To recommend at least one candidate per position to be filled other than an officer and the thirteenth district trustee nominee.

 

                Section 20.  EVALUATION COMMITTEE:

 

                A.           Composition:  The Evaluation Committee shall be composed of the Executive Committee, the CDA Foundation chair, the TDIC/1201 chair, and two at large members appointed by the president and ratified by the board.  The CDA executive director will participate only in the goal setting and evaluation of the subsidiary and affiliate executives.  The terms of the at large members shall be for two years, with one term expiring each year.

 

     B.            Duties:  The duties of the Evaluation Committee shall be:

                                               

                                (a)            To develop annual goals and conduct an annual evaluation of the CDA executive director with a report to the board, including compensation recommendations.

 

                                (b)           To review the goals, receive the evaluation and approve compensation of the subsidiary and affiliate executives, with a report to the board.

 

                     (c)           To receive information from the chairs of the subsidiaries and affiliates regarding newly established goals, major initiatives, and annual budget and to report its findings quarterly to the board. 

 

                Section 30.  STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE:

 

                A.            Composition:  The Strategic Planning Committee shall be composed of four members of the board, two officers, four at-large members selected from the general membership, one component executive director and the executive director.  The term of office for all members shall be one year, to a maximum of six terms, except for the executive director.

 

                B.            Duties:  The duty of the Strategic Planning Committee is to review trend data and future issues to ensure relevance of strategic plan. 

 

              Section 40.  INTERDISCIPLINARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 

                A.           Composition:  The Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee shall be composed of the president who shall serve as chair, a general practitioner member-at-large who shall be appointed by the president, and the presidents of the recognized specialty groups or their designees.  When one or more organizations exists representing the same specialty group, the organizations will select one representative to serve. All such individuals must be members in good standing.  The executive directors of these specialty groups, if any, shall serve as ex officio members of the committee, without the right to vote. 

 

                B.           Duties:  This committee shall be advisory only and shall perform the following duties:

 

(a)          To make recommendations to various councils regarding any issue which is directly relevant to the collective or an individual specialty group.

 

(b)          To provide opportunity for specialty group representatives to seek information from the association regarding present association positions on various issues and for CDA to enlist the aid of specialty groups where there are issues of mutual concern. 

 

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                CHAPTER XXI ─ SPECIAL COMMITTEES

 

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                CHAPTER XII ─ PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURES

 

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                Section 20.  DISCIPLINE OF MEMBERS:

 

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B.             Disciplinary Penalties:  A member may be placed under a sentence of censure, suspension, or may be expelled from membership for any of the offenses enumerated in Chapter XII Section 20.A. 

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In the event that the conditions for probation are found by the society which preferred charges to have been violated, after a hearing on the probation violation charges in accordance with Chapter XII, Section 20.C, the original disciplinary penalty shall be automatically reinstated; except that when circumstances warrant the original disciplinary penalty may be reduced to a lesser penalty. 

 

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                CHAPTER XIII – SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

 

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                Section 10SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS BOARD OF MANAGERS:

 

                    A.          Composition:  The Scientific Sessions Board of Managers shall be composed of nine members, selected through the Leadership Development Committee process, using specific criteria and qualifications established by the board of managers.  The board shall also include up to five associate members selected by the chair, and the executive director, who shall serve as an ex-officio, voting member and board vice chair.  All prospective board members must have completed at least a one-year term as an associate member.  No more than two members of the board of managers, inclusive of associate members, may be members of the board.  The president shall appoint the chair of the board of managers.  All members must be members of this association.

 

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                CHAPTER XIIIV ─ FINANCES

 

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                CHAPTER XIV ─ DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

 

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Section 40NOMINATION AND ELECTION:  The board shall nominate candidates for election as delegates and alternate delegates.  Additional nominations for candidates for election as delegates and alternate delegates may be made as provided in The Manual of the House of DelegatesGeneral Operating Procedures of the House of Delegates.

 

 

CHAPTER XVI─ SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES

               

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                Section 20SUBSIDIARIES:

 

                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 three nondentist-nonemployee members., two trustees, the CDA executive director, CDA secretary, CDA treasurer and CDA vice president.  The immediate past chair shall be nominated to serve on the subsidiary board of directors for an additional year as ex officio, without the right to vote. 

                                                               

                               

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                CHAPTER XVII- AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS

 

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                AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND STANDING RULES OF COUNCILS BE REVISED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO REFLECT THESE REVISIONS.

 

Resolution 19RC was substituted for Resolution 19, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

20.           RESOLVED, THAT RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER V, SECTION 70C BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

 

                CHAPTER V – LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

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Section 70:

 

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C.            QUALIFICATIONSNOMINATIONSA member of the Leadership Development Committee shall be a trustee of this association. Newly elected members shall have at least two (2) years remaining in their second trustee terms or be in their first trustee terms and eligible for re-election by the component dental society. Membership on the Leadership Development Committee shall not preclude that person from consideration as an applicantIf a member of the Leadership Development Committee is an applicant for any position, he or she will not be present for any discussions or votes concerning that position.  a nominee for a boards of directors of all subsidiary companies, councils or committees, Finance Committee member, delegate or alternate delegate to the American Dental Association. Should a member of the Leadership Development Committee decide to be a candidate for any elective position other than officer or thirteenth district trustee, the committee shall also select the best qualified non-Leadership Development Committee candidate, if any, in addition to that Leadership Development Committee member.  An additional nomination need not be forwarded if the Leadership Development Committee member is an incumbent in the position for which the screening is taking place.  The board will select its slate of nominees to be forwarded to the house for election from among all duly nominated persons. Should a member of the Leadership Development Committee decide to be a candidate for any elective officer position or for the position of thirteenth district trustee, that member shall resign from the committee by letter to the president with copy to the committee chairman no later than submission of nomination. (Revised: September 1996, December 1996)

 

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

               

21.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO THE CDA BYLAWS BE APPROVED:

                CHAPTER VI ─ ELECTED OFFICERS

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                Section 90. DUTIES:

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C.            Vice President:  It shall be the duty of the vice president:

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                      (e)           To serve as a delegate to the annual session of the ADA

 

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D.            Secretary:  It shall be the duty of the secretary:

 

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                             (i)             To serve as a delegate to the annual session of the ADA

 

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E.            Treasurer:  It shall be the duty of the treasurer:

 

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                      (g)           To serve as a delegate to the annual session of the ADA

 

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F.            Speaker of the House:  The speaker shall preside at the meetings of the house and shall perform such duties as custom and parliamentary procedure require.  The speaker shall be an ex officio member of the board and all councils and committees, except Nominating and Leadership Development, without the right to vote.  The speaker shall also serve as a delegate to the annual session of the ADA.

 

 

                CHAPTER VII ─ APPOINTED OFFICERS

 

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               Section 40DUTIES:  The duties of the appointed officers shall be as follows:

 

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B.           Editor:  The editor shall be editor-in‑chief of the official publication of the association, the Journal of the California Dental Association, and shall exercise full editorial control over such publication.  The editor may appoint an editorial board and associate editors, subject to approval of the board, to advise and assist the editor.  The editor shall also serve as advisor to the CDA Update, and shall serve as an ex officio member of the house, the board, all councils and committees, except Nominating and Leadership Development, without the right to vote.  The editor shall submit an annual report to the house.  The editor shall also serve as a delegate to the annual session of the ADA.

 

                CHAPTER IX ─ STANDING COMMITTEES

 

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                Section 30NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

 

                A.            Composition:

 

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                (a)          The Nominating Committee shall be composed of the 43 elected trustees.  The chair of the Leadership Development Committee is also tThe chair of the Nominating Committee will be a trustee selected by the chair of the Leadership Development Committee.

 

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CHAPTER XIV – DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

 

                  Section 10COMPOSITION:  The delegation representing this association to the ADA shall consist of delegates nominated by the board and elected by the house in accordance with the number assigned to this association by the ADA.  An equalA reasonable number of alternate delegates shall be nominated and elected in the same manner.

 

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Section 30TERM OF OFFICE:  Each year, the president-elect shall automatically become a delegate to the ADA to serve a two year term.  Each year, the vice-president, secretary, treasurer,  speaker, immediate past-president, editor and TDIC/1201 chair shall automatically become delegates to the ADA to serve a one year term.  An elected delegate to the ADA shall serve for a two year term with no limitation on the number of times elected.  The terms of the delegates shall be staggered so that each year the house elects approximately one-half of the delegation.  Alternate delegates shall be elected for a term of one year.

 

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

 

22.           RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VI, SECTION 40 BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

               

                CHAPTER VI ─ ELECTED OFFICERS

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Section 40TERM OF OFFICE:  The elected officers (with the exception of the treasurer) shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and installed.  The treasurer shall be elected to a two-year term with eligibility to serve two terms.  The speaker shall be eligible to serve no more than six consecutive terms.

 

                Resolution 22, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

 

23RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES ACCEPT THE ATTACHED GOVERNANCE TASK FORCE REVISIONS TO THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES WITH THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS:

 

                III.C         Resolutions and Reports:  The component societies, delegates, councils, committees, task forces and the board may submit resolutions to the house before noon on the second day of the house. Occasionally, the house will receive a recommendation on a resolution from an outside organization, such as a specialty group in the field of dentistry or from a civic or philanthropic organization.  Acceptance of such resolutions for consideration by the house will be determined by the speaker subject to the approval of the house.

 

The president, secretary, treasurer, editor, and executive director are charged by the Bylaws with makingwill submit an annual report to the Hhouse of Delegates.  The secretary may elect to do so (Bylaws, Chapter XI, Section 90.D(d)).  In these reports they may make recommendations dealing with the association's programs or with problems of the dental profession.

 

The Bboard of Trustees reports annually to the Hhouse of Delegates on its activities during the past year, that includeespecially relating to interim policies which must be presented for approval ofby the Hhouse of Delegates (Chapter V, Section 70 of the Bylaws).

 

The Finance Committee is charged in the Bylaws, Chapter IX, Section 20, with presenting written reports at least annually to the Board of Trustees. The Bylaws, Chapter IX, Section 30, provide that the Nominating Committee submit to the delegates and alternate delegates, at least 45 days prior to the annual session of the house, its nominations for the offices of president‑elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer and speaker of the house.

 

The councils of the association are charged in the Bylaws, Chapter VIII, Section 100, with reporting to the Hhouse of Delegates, with a copy to the Bboard of Trustees, on the matters under their jurisdiction. 

 

The component societies may direct resolutions on the establishment of policy to the House of Delegates.

 

Occasionally, the House of Delegates will receive a recommendation on policy from an outside organization, such as a specialty group in the field of dentistry or from a civic or philanthropic organization.  Acceptance of such resolutions for consideration by the House of Delegates will be determined by the speaker subject to the approval of the house. 

 

The employed staff of the association may also make recommendations to the House of Delegates but only through an appropriate agency such as the Board of Trustees or an individual council.

 

In these ways, the House of Delegates receives many recommendations for consideration each year, and its task is to act on them in the best way to meet the changing needs of the association and of the profession. 

 

                                All of the reports to be considered by the house are presented in the following three ways:  (1)  The Annual Reports and Resolutions contain the reports of officers, councils, and committees and may contain resolutions from component societies.  It is mailed to each delegate and alternate before the reference committee hearings.  (2)  The Supplement to Annual Reports and Resolutions contains any supplemental reports of officers and councils and the agenda of the house.  The Supplement is mailed in advance.  (3)  Material received too late for publication in either Annual Reports and Resolutions or the Supplement is presented to the house during the meetings of the house.

 

Materials for the house will be sent in three or more separate mailings as information is available.  Materials will include annual reports of officers, councils and committees and resolutions to be considered.  Delegates and alternate delegates are asked to bring their copies of the materials to the meetings of the Hhouse of DelegatesA thorough advance study of the various reports and resolutions will provide an essential background for a full understanding of activities as they occur in the House of Delegates.Delegates have the responsibility to be familiar with this material.

 

ML.         Introduction of New BusinessNo nNew business shall be introduced into the agenda of the House of Delegates after the opening of the last meeting.  (Chapter IV, Section 130 of the Bylaws) accepted until noon of the second day session of the house

 

 

Resolution 23RC was substituted for Resolution 23, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

24.          RESOLVED, THAT THE 2005 CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVES THE CONCEPT OF OFFERING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY POLICIES TO HYGIENE STUDENTS AND LICENSED HYGIENISTS THROUGH TDIC.

 

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

 

25.          RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SAFETY COMMITTEE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES LAID DOWN BY THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE RATING BUREAU, AND IN FURTHER COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES OF SECTION 11656.6 OF THE INSURANCE CODE, THIS COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE A CHAIR, APPOINTED FOR A TERM OF ONE YEAR, AND AT LEAST FIVE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS; AND BE IT FURTHER

 

               RESOLVED, THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION AGREES THAT ANY DIVIDENDS DUE FOR MEMBERS WHICH ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DIVIDEND CONSIDERATION WILL BE REDUCED BY ANY BAD DEBT PREMIUMS.

 

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

 

26.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION INVESTMENT POLICY AND GUIDELINES BE APPROVED.

 

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

 

27.          RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE FOLLOWING BANK RESOLUTION TO OBTAIN CREDIT, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT THIS CORPORATION, CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION, (“CORPORATION”) MAY:

 

·                 BORROW MONEY FROM BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (“BANK”);

·                 OBTAIN FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THIS CORPORATION COMMERCIAL AND STANDBY LETTERS OF CREDIT ISSUED BY BANK;

·                 OBTAIN FOR THE ACCOUNT OF THIS CORPORATION BANK’S ACCEPTANCE OF DRAFTS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS; AND

·                 DISCOUNT WITH OR SELL TO BANK NOTES, ACCEPTANCES, DRAFTS, RECEIVABLES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS, AND ASSIGN OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER TO BANK ANY SECURITY INTEREST OR LIEN FOR SUCH OBLIGATIONS; AND

·                 FROM TIME TO TIME, IN SUCH AMOUNT OR AMOUNTS AS IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS (AS HEREINAFTER DEFINED) THIS CORPORATION MAY REQUIRE (THE CREDIT FACILITIES DESCRIBED IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS RESOLUTION ARE COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO HEREIN AS THE “CREDIT FACILITIES”); PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OUTSTANDING AT ANY ONE TIME UNDER THE CREDIT FACILITIES AUTHORIZED BY THIS RESOLUTION SHALL NOT EXCEED THE SUM OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($1,000,000.00), WHICH SUM SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO SUCH OTHER AMOUNT OR AMOUNTS AS OTHERWISE MAY BE AUTHORIZED.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THIS CORPORATION BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO ONE OR MORE AGREEMENTS WITH BANK OR AN AFFILIATE OF BANK THAT PROVIDE FOR AN INTEREST RATE, CREDIT, COMMODITY OR EQUITY SWAP, CAP, FLOOR, COLLAR, FORWARD FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRANSACTION, CURRENCY SWAP, CROSS CURRENCY RATE SWAP, CURRENCY OPTION, SECURITIES PUTS, CALLS, COLLARS, OPTIONS OR FORWARDS OR ANY COMBINATION OF, OR OPTION WITH RESPECT TO, THESE OR SIMILAR TRANSACTIONS, WHICH AGREEMENTS MAY BE ORAL OR IN WRITING (COLLECTIVELY, “HEDGE AGREEMENTS”) AND TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER ANY MASTER AGREEMENT AND THE RELATED SCHEDULE, CONFIRMATION OR OTHER AGREEMENT OR CERTIFICATE AS BANK OR ITS AFFILIATE MAY REQUIRE RELATING TO SUCH HEDGE AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SECURITY OR OTHER COLLATERAL DOCUMENTATION AS BANK OR ITS AFFILIATE MAY REQUIRE IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED AS SECURITY FOR ANY OBLIGATION OR OBLIGATIONS OF THIS CORPORATION TO BANK, WHETHER ARISING PURSUANT TO THESE RESOLUTIONS OR OTHERWISE, TO GRANT IN FAVOR OF BANK A SECURITY INTEREST IN OR LIEN ON ANY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THIS CORPORATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

                PETER A. DUBOIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

                CYNTHIA J. SCHNEIDER, VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE/ASSISTANT TREASURER

                DONALD M. SCHINNERER, D.D.S., TREASURER

                LISA MAAS, VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL/ASSISTANT SECRETARY

 

OF THIS CORPORATION, ONE OF WHICH IS THE TREASURER, IN ANY COMBINATION AS MAY BE SET FORTH ABOVE (THE “AUTHORIZED OFFICERS”), ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, IN THE NAME OF THIS CORPORATION, TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER TO BANK, AND BANK IS REQUESTED TO ACCEPT:

 

·                    THE NOTES, CREDIT AGREEMENTS, ADVANCE ACCOUNT AGREEMENTS, ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENTS, LETTER OF CREDIT APPLICATIONS AND AGREEMENTS, PURCHASE AGREEMENTS, SALE AGREEMENTS OR OTHER INSTRUMENTS, AGREEMENTS

·                    AND DOCUMENTS WHICH EVIDENCE THE OBLIGATIONS OF THIS CORPORATION UNDER THE CREDIT FACILITIES OBTAINED OR TO BE OBTAINED PURSUANT TO THESE RESOLUTIONS;

 

·                    ANY AND ALL SECURITY AGREEMENTS, DEEDS OF TRUST, MORTGAGES, FINANCING STATEMENTS, FIXTURE FILINGS OR OTHER INSTRUMENTS, AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS WITH RESPECT TO ANY SECURITY INTEREST OR LIEN AUTHORIZED TO BE GIVEN PURSUANT TO THESE RESOLUTIONS;

·                    ANY MASTER AGREEMENT AND THE RELATED SCHEDULE, CONFIRMATION OR  OTHER AGREEMENT OR CERTIFICATE AS BANK MAY REQUIRE RELATING TO HEDGE AGREEMENTS; AND

·                    ANY OTHER INSTRUMENTS, AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS AS BANK MAY REQUIRE AND THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS MAY APPROVE.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED, IN THE NAME OF THIS CORPORATION, TO ENDORSE, ASSIGN TO BANK AND DELIVER TO BANK ANY AND ALL NOTES, ACCEPTANCES, DRAFTS, RECEIVABLES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS DISCOUNTED WITH OR SOLD TO BANK, TOGETHER WITH ANY SECURITY INTEREST OR LIEN FOR SUCH OBLIGATIONS, AND TO GUARANTEE THE PAYMENT OF THE SAME TO BANK, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT ANY AND ALL OF THE INSTRUMENTS, AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS REFERRED TO ABOVE MAY CONTAIN SUCH RECITALS, COVENANTS, AGREEMENTS AND OTHER PROVISIONS AS BANK MAY REQUIRE AND THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS MAY APPROVE, AND THE EXECUTION OF SUCH INSTRUMENTS, AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS BY THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE OF SUCH APPROVAL, AND THAT THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED FROM TIME TO TIME TO EXECUTE RENEWALS OR EXTENSIONS OF ANY AND ALL SUCH INSTRUMENTS, AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE BANK IS AUTHORIZED TO ACT UPON THE FOREGOING RESOLUTIONS UNTIL WRITTEN NOTICE OF REVOCATION IS RECEIVED BY BANK, AND THAT THE AUTHORITY HEREBY GRANTED SHALL APPLY WITH EQUAL FORCE AND EFFECT TO THE SUCCESSORS IN OFFICE OF THE AUTHORIZED OFFICERS.

 

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

 

28.          RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES BE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS FOR THE TDIC AND 1201 BOARDS OF DIRECTORS:

 

TDIC and 1201 Boards of Directors

              

Naomi L. Bement, D.D.S.

Western Los Angeles

 

Executive Director

Peter A. DuBois

Sacramento

 

James P. Green, D.D.S.

Contra Costa County

 

Public Member

Jeffrey Hazarian, Esq.

Nondentist – Santa Barbara

 

Public Member

Bettina Hooper

Nondentist - Carmichael

 

Steven J. Kend, D.D.S.

Western Los Angeles

 

Trustee

Michael W. Lew, D.M.D.

Marin County

 

William L. Marble, D.D.S.

 Sacramento District

 

 Treasurer

 Donald M. Schinnerer, D.D.S.

 Contra Costa

 

 Vice President

 Brian E. Scott, D.D.S.

 Mid-Peninsula

 

Trustee

Andrew P. Soderstrom, D.D.S.

Stanislaus

 

President/CEO

Mark Soeth

Sacramento

 

Thomas H. Stewart, D.D.S

Kern County

 

Samuel R. Tarica, D.D.S.

Los Angeles

 

Walter G. Weber, D.D.S.

Santa Clara County

 

Incoming Secretary

Carol Gomez Summerhays, D.D.S.

San Diego County

 

AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THIS SLATE OF NOMINEES IS RECOMMENDED TO THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AS SHAREHOLDER, FOR ELECTION TO THE TDIC AND 1201 BOARDS OF DIRECTORS.

 

Resolution 28, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

29.          RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS OF CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC.:

                                                                               

CDA Holding Company, Inc.

 

CDA Executive Director

Peter A. DuBois

Sacramento

                   

President

Dennis W. Hobby, D.D.S.

Stanislaus

 

Treasurer

Donald M. Schinnerer, D.D.S.

Contra Costa

 

Trustee

Glen A. Tueller, D.D.S.

Sacramento

 

Resolution 29, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

30.          RESOLVED, THAT THE SELECTION OF DR. RUSSELL I. WEBB AS CDA’S THIRTEENTH DISTRICT TRUSTEE BE APPROVED AND FORWARDED FOR ELECTION BY THE 2006 ADA HOUSE OF DELEGATES, FOR A TERM EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2006 FOR A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD.

 

Resolution 30, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

31.          RESOLVED, THAT THAT THE CRITERIA RECOMMENDED BY THE CDA POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL BE USED BY THE FOUNDATION AS THE MINIMUM BASIS FOR ITS DENTAL HYGIENE EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT A MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT OF $50,000 BE TO A SINGLE PROPOSED OR EXISTING DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT FUNDING FROM CDA TO THE DENTAL HYGIENE GRANT PROGRAM BE ESTABLISHED AT A LEVEL NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE A FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING BALANCE OF $100,000 TO BE INCLUDED IN THE OPERATING BUDGET; AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT $50,000 BE ALLOCATED FROM THE STRATEGIC FUND IN 2006 FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENE GRANT PROGRAM.

 

Resolution 31, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

32.          RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FILE THE INTERIM REPORT OF THE GOAL 9 TASK FORCE AND THE WORK COMPLETED THUS FAR, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE CONSULTING SERVICES FROM THE STRATEGIC FUND IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING THE TASK FORCE IN COMPLETING ITS WORK AND MAKING FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE 2006 HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT COMPONENTS USE THE EXISTING “TRANSFER EXCEPTION” AND “APPLICANT WITH NO PERMANENT ADDRESS” POLICIES ON AN INTERIM BASIS UNTIL BOUNDARY ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED IN THE FINAL REPORT TO THE 2006 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

 

Resolution 32, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

33.          RESOLVED, THAT IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR EFFORTS, THE MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION DEDICATE THE 2005 HOUSE OF DELEGATES TO THE PAST AND CURRENT STAFF OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION AND ITS FAMILY OF ORGANIZATIONS.

                Resolution 33, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

34.          RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2006 AND FORWARD IT TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES WITH A RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE ALLOCATION OF UP TO $1,888,870 FROM STRATEGIC RESERVES TO BALANCE THE 2006 OPERATING BUDGET, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE ALLOCATION OF $644,528 FROM STRATEGIC RESERVES FOR THE 2006 CAPITAL BUDGET.

 

Resolution 34, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed to the last item of business on Sunday, and subsequently adopted.

 

35.               RESOLVED, that in order to participate in peer review, committee chairs WILL participate in an initial AND  SUBSEQUENT BIENNIAL peer review training and a train-the-trainer course ONCE DEVELOPED, and be it further

 

Resolved, that peer review committee members be required to participate in AN initial AND SUBSEQUENT BIENNIAL peer review training by their committee chair ONCE DEVELOPED.

 

Resolution 35, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

36RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE ATTACHMENT C OF REPORT 3 –  “OTHER OFFICIAL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2005” WITH THE FOLLOWING REVISION:

 

RESOLUTION #11-2005-B:

RESOLVED, THAT DRS. ROBERT DABY, CAROL MC CUTCHEON, SAMUEL MARK TARICA AND ERNEST GARCIA BE APPOINTED BY THE BOARD TO SERVE ON THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM.

 

 

Resolution 36RC was substituted for Resolution 36, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

37.          RESOLVED, THAT JANICE JOHNSON, HAVING SERVED THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION FROM 1978 TO 2005 WITH GREAT FIDELITY AND DISTINCTION, BE RECOGNIZED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT JANICE JOHNSON IS ELECTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER TO THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

 

Resolution 37, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

 

38RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL STUDY INCREASING THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS TO INCLUDE THE PROPHYLAXIS OF TYPE I AND II PERIODONTAL CASES UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED DENTIST FOLLOWING SPECIFIED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PROVIDE ITS FINDINGS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR REVIEW IN TIME FOR THE 2006 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

 

Resolution 38RC was substituted for Resolution 38, as submitted by the Berkeley Dental Society, and was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

39.          RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES OF PARLIAMENTARY LAW ACCORDING TO STURGIS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THIS ASSOCIATION HAS THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO GIVE PERSONAL TESTIMONY IN REFERENCE COMMITTEES AT THE ADA AND CDA HOUSES OF DELEGATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES STRONGLY URGE THE THIRTEENTH DISTRICT CAUCUS TO AMEND ITS RULES IN SECTION J. TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE: “DELEGATES SPEAKING TO AN ISSUE WITH AN OPINION DIFFERENT FROM THE OFFICIAL THIRTEENTH DISTRICT POSITION SHALL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS SPEAKING MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, NOT AS A MEMBER OF THE CAUCUS.”

 

Resolution 39, as submitted by the Harbor Dental Society, was withdrawn.

 

40RC.    RESOLVED, THAT CDA’S POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL RESEARCH THE FEASIBILITY AND PARAMETERS OF CDA’S SUPPORT OF THE FIVE CALIFORNIA DENTAL SCHOOLS IN ADDRESSING BARRIERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LICENSURE AND LIABILITY, TO PLACING STUDENTS IN EXTRAMURAL CLINICS PRIMARILY IN CALIFORNIA HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE AREA DESIGNATED AREAS AND TO PRESENT A FORMAL REPORT OF ITS FINDINGS TO THE CDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT ITS AUGUST 2006 MEETING.

 

                Resolution 40RC was substituted for Resolution 40, as submitted by the student delegates, and was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

41.                RESOLVED, THAT REFERENCE COMMITTEE 1’S CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED.

 

                Resolution 41, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted upon removal of Resolutions 1, 6, 31 and 35 for separate discussion.

 

42.                RESOLVED, THAT REFERENCE COMMITTEE 2’S CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED.

 

 

                Resolution 42, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted upon removal of Resolutions 8 and 9 for separate discussion.

 

 

43.           RESOLVED, THAT REFERENCE COMMITTEE 3’S CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED.

 

                Resolution 43, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted upon removal of Resolution 33 for separate discussion.