2006 Unofficial Actions of the CDA House of Delegates

 

 

1.             RESOLVED, THAT THE REPORT OF THE GOAL 9 TASK FORCE BE FILED.

 

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

 

2RC.       RESOLVED, THAT ALL TRIPARTITE MEMBERS IN CALIFORNIA WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A CONSISTENT SET OF CORE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY THEIR COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETY, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT ALL CDA COMPONENTS WILL OFFER THE FOLLOWING CORE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS:

                                                A. PATIENT REFERRALS;

                                                B. COMMUNITY SERVICE;

                                                C. SOCIAL EVENTS;

                                                D. PERSONAL SERVICES;

                                                E. MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS; AND

                                                F. ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE.

 

                AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING CORE SERVICES WILL BE SHARED BETWEEN COMPONENTS AND CDA:

                                                A. PEER REVIEW;

                                                B. ETHICS; AND

                                                C. CONTINUING EDUCATION.

 

                AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT CDA WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE PRIMARY PROVIDER OF THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ON A STATEWIDE LEVEL:

                                                A. ADVOCACY;

                                                B. EDUCATION; AND

                                                C. COMMUNICATION/ PUBLICATIONS.

 

                Resolution 2RC was substituted for Resolution 2, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

3RC.       RESOLVED, THAT THE COMPONENTS AND CDA WILL COLLABORATE ON TRAINING THAT ASSISTS THE COMPONENTS IN DEVELOPING AND MEETING MINIMUM STANDARDS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, FISCAL/BUDGET MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING, COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES AND TERMINOLOGY, STAFF TRAINING/HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES, GOVERNANCE, AND STANDARD OPERATING PRACTICES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY BE CHARGED WITH FACILITATING THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE COMPONENTS AND CDA ON SAID TRAINING, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COMPONENTS AND CDA WILL COLLABORATE ON THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY MEMBERSHIP SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY BE CHARGED WITH FACILITATING THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE COMPONENTS AND CDA ON THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY.

 

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

 

4RC.       RESOLVED, THAT THE COMPONENTS AND CDA WILL COLLABORATE, THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE, WITH A REPORT TO THE  HOUSE OF DELEGATES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF:

                                A. TOOLS TO ASSIST IN THE REVIEW OF COMPONENT CORE SERVICES AND                                                                             PROGRAMS;

                                B. AN AUDIT AND ASSISTANCE PROCESS; AND

                                C. THE PRECISE MECHANISM OF REFERRAL TO THE HOUSE; AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORK OF THE TASK FORCE, IT WILL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPONENT TO DETERMINE THE BEST MECHANISM TO DELIVER THE CORE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS. IF ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPONENT TO REQUEST THAT ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OUTSIDE SOURCES, OTHER COMPONENTS, OR CDA, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT IN THE EVENT THAT A COMPONENT IS UNABLE TO DELIVER THE              DEFINED CORE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, THE MATTER WILL BE RESOLVED BY THE            HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

 

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 AFFIRMS ITS RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE CDA BYLAWS  TO CHARTER THE STATE’S COMPONENT SOCIETIES AND TO ISSUE A CHARTER TO EACH DENOTING ITS  NAME AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT A TASK FORCE APPOINTED BY THE CDA PRESIDENT BE CHARGED TO BRING TO THE 2007 HOUSE OF DELEGATES PROPOSED CHARTERS FOR THE 32 EXISTING COMPONENT SOCIETIES, WHICH ARE CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT COMPONENT NAMES AND BOUNDARIES.

 

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

 

6.             RESOLVED, THAT A TASK FORCE BE APPOINTED TO DEVELOP A PROCESS FOR PERIODIC REVIEW OF COMPONENT BOUNDARIES, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION TRAFFIC AND POPULATION SHIFT, TO BE CONSIDERED NO LATER THAN THE 2008 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

 

Resolution 6, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

7RC.       RESOLVED, THAT COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES BE URGED TO AMEND THEIR BYLAWS TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING UNIFORM MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICIATIONS FOR “DUAL” AND “AFFILIATE” MEMBERS:

 

AFFILIATE MEMBER

 

ANY DENTIST, INCLUDING MILITARY MEMBERS, WHO MAINTAINS MEMBERSHIP IN GOOD STANDING IN THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION AND WHO IS NOT OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THIS SOCIETY MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS AN AFFILIATE MEMBER. AFFILIATE MEMBERS SHALL HAVE ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES EXCEPT THE RIGHT TO VOTE OR HOLD ELECTIVE OFFICE.

 

DUAL MEMBER

 

DENTISTS SHALL BE CLASSIFIED AS ACTIVE DUAL MEMBERS IF THEY MAINTAIN AN ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IN GOOD STANDING IN THEIR PRIMARY CALIFORNIA COMPONENT AND MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IN A SECONDARY DENTAL SOCIETY OTHER THAN THE REQUIREMENT FOR PRACTICING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SOCIETY. DUAL MEMBERS WILL ENJOY ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE SECONDARY DENTAL SOCIETY EXCEPT THE RIGHT TO HOLD ELECTIVE OFFICE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN ANOTHER COMPONENT SOCIETY.

 

Resolution 7RC was substituted for Resolution 7, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

8.             RESOLVED, THAT THE 2006 CDA APPLIED STRATEGIC PLAN BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 8, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted. The house editorially amended the 2006 CDA Strategic Plan, Objective 1C – Allied Dental Health Membership. The 2006 CDA Strategic Plan is attached.

 

9.             RESOLVED, THAT THE 2007-2009 CDA APPLIED STRATEGIC PLAN BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 9, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted. The 2007-2009 CDA Applied Strategic Plan is attached.

 

10.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CDA FOUNDATION ORGANIZATIONAL AUDIT BE FILED.

 

Resolution 10, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

11RC.     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 CODE OF ETHICS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT ACTIVE ANNUAL DUES FOR ADHP MEMBERSHIP STARTING IN THE 2007 MEMBERSHIP YEAR BE ESTABLISHED AT $125, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT REVENUE OF $25 PER MEMBER BE SHARED WITH LOCAL DENTAL SOCIETIES WITH AN ACTIVE ADHP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $165,000 FROM A FUND TO BE DESIGNATED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE BE APPROVED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADHP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY IN 2007, TO COVER DIRECT COSTS ANTICIPATED FOR THE FIRST YEAR, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COMMITTEE ON ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BE APPROVED AS A SPECIAL COMMITTEE WITH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT IN 2007, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSED MODEL FOR ORGANIZATION-WIDE REPRESENTATION OF ADHP MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE NON-VOTING GUESTS WITH SPEAKING PRIVILEGES TO THE FOLLOWING:

 

HOUSE OF DELEGATES (BEGINNING IN 2007): 

·         INITIAL APPOINTMENT OF TWO ADHP GUESTS TO THE HOUSE, BOTH BEING AT-LARGE GUESTS;

·         AFTER ANY ONE CATEGORY OF ADHP MEMBERSHIP (DENTAL HYGIENE, DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY, DENTAL ASSISTING, OR DENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF) REACHES 250 MEMBERS, THAT CATEGORY WILL BE ALLOCATED ONE GUEST TO THE HOUSE; AND

·         THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ADHP GUESTS WILL NOT EXCEED SIX (TWO AT-LARGE AND ONE FROM EACH CATEGORY). 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (BEGINNING IN 2007): 

·       THE BOARD WILL INCLUDE ONE ADHP GUEST. 

 

COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES (BEGINNING IN 2008): 

ADHP REPRESENTATION IS APPOINTED, AS NEEDED, FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES WITH ONE GUEST ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING, EXCEPT AS INDICATED:

·       COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP;

·       COUNCIL ON ENDORSED PROGRAMS;

·       GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL – TWO POSITIONS (WITH NO MORE THAN ONE GUEST FROM ANY ONE CATEGORY AT A TIME);

·       POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL;

·       SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS BOARD OF MANAGERS; AND

·       LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (LDC).

 

ADHP REPRESENTATION IS APPOINTED, AS NEEDED, FOR RELEVANT ADHP ISSUES FROM THE ADHP POOL OF MEMBERSHIP:

·       ALL GUEST POSITIONS FOR COUNCILS, COMMITTEES, THE BOARD AND THE HOUSE WOULD BE BY RECOMMENDATION OF THE ADHP COMMITTEE TO THE LDC, FOR PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT;

·       TERM LENGTHS FOR ALL ADHP POSITIONS WILL BE ONE YEAR WITH A RENEWAL OF UP TO THREE YEARS MAXIMUM; AND

·       ALL GUEST POSITIONS ON COUNCILS, COMMITTEES, THE BOARD AND THE HOUSE ARE PROPOSED TO BE ADDITIONAL POSITIONS TO EACH BODY RATHER THAN REPLACEMENT OF CURRENT POSITIONS,  AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED THAT, AN ADHP CODE OF ETHICS BE DEVELOPED IN 2007 BY THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL, INTEGRATING LANGUAGE FROM THE CODE OF ETHICS AS APPLICABLE FOR ADHP MEMBERS.  AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COMMITTEE ON ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS PROVIDE REPORTS TO THE AUGUST 2007, 2008 AND 2009 MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WHICH DETAIL THE STATUS, PROGRESS AND GOALS OF THE ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE ENTIRE ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY BE EVALUATED BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES IN 2009 IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE, MISSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION, INCORPORATING ANY NECESSARY CHANGES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT REVISIONS TO THE CDA BYLAWS, THE GENERAL OPERATING PRINICPLES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND THE GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, INCORPORATING THE ADHP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY BE APPROVED 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, is not a dentist, 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, who has not met the educational requirements for licensure as a dentist anywhere in the United States, and who subscribes to, adheres to, and is bound by the ethics of this association, 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.  ADHP 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 or this association.  Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference in these Bylaws to “members” shall not include ADHP members.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Resolution 11RC was substituted for Resolution 11, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

12.           RESOLVED, THAT THE NEW CDA LOGO AND TAGLINE BE APPROVED.

 

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

 

13S1.      RESOLVED, THAT COMPONENTS WILL COLLABORATE WITH CDA AND ASSIST WITH PROMOTION OF THE ONLINE CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT AND INFECTION CONTROL COURSES, SUCH ASSISTANCE MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANNOUNCEMENTS IN COMPONENT NEWSLETTERS AND WEBSITES (WITH LINKS TO CDA WEBSITE), AND MEETING AND ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT IN RECOGNITION OF THE COLLABORATION AND ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE COMPONENTS IN THE PROMOTION OF THE ONLINE CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT AND INFECTION CONTROL COURSES, TEN PERCENT OF THE COURSE ENROLLMENT FEE REVENUES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE COMPONENT IN WHICH THE ENROLLEE IS A TRIPARTITE MEMBER, IS EMPLOYED (STAFF) OR PRACTICE (NON-MEMBER), AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT AN EVALUATION OF THE COMPONENT REVENUE SHARING MODEL BE FORWARDED TO THE 2007 HOUSE BY A COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE PROGRAM AND INCORPORATE NECESSARY CHANGES.

 

                Resolution 13S1 was substituted for Resolution 13, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

14.           RESOLVED, THAT THE COMMITTEE ON THE NEW DENTIST BE APPROVED AS A SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR 2007, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE NEW DENTIST BE RECOMMENDED BY THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO THE PRESIDENT FOR APPOINTMENT, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

16RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE “EXPANDING ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE COVERAGE” POLICY STATEMENT BE ADOPTED.

 

Resolution 16RC was substituted for Resolution 16, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The Expanded Access to Oral Health Care Coverage Policy is attached.

 

17RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE “BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE ORAL AND GENERAL HEALTH” POLICY BE ADOPTED.

 

Resolution 17RC was substituted for Resolution 17, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The Behavior Modification Strategies to Improve Oral and General Health Policy is attached.

 

18RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE “CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION” FORM BE ADOPTED FOR GUEST SPEAKERS AND CONSULTANTS REPORTING TO CDA GOVERNING BODIES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT THE “Conflict Of Interest Declaration” FORM BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A VERBAL DISCLOSURE MADE AT THE TIME A GUEST WISHES TO SPEAK BEFORE THE GROUP.

 

Resolution 18RC was substituted for Resolution 18, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The Conflict of Interest Declaration Form is attached.

 

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

 

                CHAPTER IV ─ HOUSE OF DELEGATES

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

 

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                           C.  To elect council and committee members.

 

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CHAPTER V ─ BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

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

 

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F.  To nominate candidates for councils and committees for election by the house.

 

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Section 80MEETINGS:  All meetings shall be held in a single location or by other means whereby all members can concurrently communicate with one another, in accordance with applicable law.

 

A.  Regular Meetings:  There shall be four or more regular meetings of the board each year as called by the president upon 20 days notice in accordance with the following schedule:  At least once quarterly with one meeting immediately after the close of each annual session of the house.

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

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  CHAPTER VI ─ ELECTED OFFICERS

 

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  Section 90DUTIES:

 

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

 

(a)  To oversee the finances of the association, as chair of the Finance Committee, subject to the direction of the board.

 

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CHAPTER VIII ─ COUNCILS

 

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Section 30ELIGIBILITY:  All members of councils must be members in good standing.  No trustee shall serve concurrently as a member of any council.  Newly elected trustees serving on councils shall be allowed to serve the remainder of the unexpired term, not to exceed one year. 

 

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Section 130GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COUNCIL:

 

A.  Composition:  The Government Affairs Council shall be composed of between 14 and 17 members.  The CDA president, president-elect, and immediate past president shall serve as ex officio, voting members.  The CDA executive director, CalDPAC chair and the ADA Government Affairs Council representative shall serve as ex officio, non-voting members.

 

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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.

 

Section 140POLICY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

 

A.  Composition:  The Policy Development Council shall be composed of between 11 and 14 members.  The CDA vice president and secretary shall serve as ex officio voting members.  The CDA Executive Director shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member.

 

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.

 

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CHAPTER IX ─ STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

 

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Section 40COMMITTEE ON REPORTS:

 

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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 to determine the placement of each resolution in one of the five board reports.

 

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CHAPTER X - COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION 

 

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Section 10LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

 

A.  Composition:  The Leadership Development Committee shall consist of 18 members: 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 remaining positions will be appointed each year by the president.  The president shall appoint the chair with board approval.

 

B.  Term of Office:

The members shall serve for a term of two years.  The consecutive tenure of a member shall be limited to two full terms of two years each.

 

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CHAPTER XV ─ DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

 

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Section 50DUTIES:  The delegates shall be the official representatives of CDA in the ADA House of Delegates.

 

The president shall serve as chair of the delegation and shall call a meeting of the delegates and alternate delegates at least once before the annual session of the ADA.  At this meeting the delegation shall elect a secretary.

 

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 board also includes the president/chief executive officer as ex officio, without the right to vote.  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. 

 

(b)  Term of Office:  The term of office of directors of the subsidiary companies shall be one year, and the consecutive tenure of a director shall be limited to six full terms of one year each. The CDA executive director and the president/chief executive officer serves on the subsidiary boards without term limitation.

 

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Resolution 19, as submitted by the Board of Trustees,  was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

20.           RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF ORDER FOR THE THIRTEENTH DISTRICT CAUCUS BE REVISED AS THE RENAMED GENERAL OPERATING PRINCIPLES OF THE 13TH  DISTRICT DELEGATION.

 

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

               

21.           RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER X, SECTION 20 BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

 

                                CHAPTER X – COMMITTEES OF THE  ASSOCIATION

 

                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 editor and subsidiary and affiliate executives.  The CDA editor will participate only in the goal setting and evaluation of the executive director and 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 develop annual goals and conduct an annual evaluation of the CDA editor with a report to the board.

 

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

 

(cd)  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. 

 

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

 

22.           RESOLVED, THAT ALAN L. FELSENFELD, D.D.S., BE COMMENDED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS AS EDITOR OF THE JOURNAL OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION IN 2006 AND THAT HE BE RETAINED AS EDITOR FOR THE 2007 FISCAL YEAR.

 

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

 

23.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 33-1999-H, DIRECTORY OF OSHA RESOURCES, BE RESCINDED, AND BE IT FURTHER,

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY CONSIDER THE ADDITION OF A DIRECTORY OF CONSULTANTS TO THE CDA WEB SITE.

 

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

 

24.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 3RC-1989-H, TRUSTEE LIAISON FOR COMPONENT HEALTH SCREENINGS, BE RESCINDED.

 

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

 

25.           RESOLVED, THAT THE UPDATED “PREVENTION OF DENTAL DISEASE” POLICY BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 25, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The Prevention of Dental Disease Policy is attached.

 

26.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 21-1999-H, “STATEMENT ON THE USE OF DENTAL NEEDLE SYSTEMS AND NEEDLE DEVICES,” BE RESCINDED.

 

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

 

27.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 22-1999-H, “DENTAL OFFICE HAZARDOUS WASTE,” BE RESCINDED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT A NEW POLICY, “DENTAL OFFICE HAZARDOUS WASTE AND RECYCLING,” BE APPROVED.

 

                Resolution 27, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The Dental Office Hazardous Waste and Recycling Policy is attached.

 

28RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY ON CONTINUING EDUCATION BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 28RC was substituted for Resolution 28, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The Continuing Education Policy is attached.

 

29RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE STANDARDS FOR DENTAL BENEFIT PLANS BE APPROVED AS REVISED.

 

Resolution 29RC was substituted for Resolution 29, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted. The Standards for Dental Benefits Plan is attached.

 

30S1.      RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 77RC-1990-H, TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE BY THIRD PARTY CARRIERS, BE RESCINDED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT THIRD PARTY CARRIERS BE URGED TO CONTINUE TO OFFER ADEQUATELY STAFFED AND MAINTAINED TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE.

 

Resolution 30S1 was substituted for Resolution 30, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

31.           RESOLVED, THAT THE UPDATED “SEDATION AND ANESTHESIA IN THE DENTAL OFFICE” POSITION PAPER BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 31, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted. The Sedation and Anesthesia in the Dental Office Position Paper is attached.

 

32.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 27RC-1995-H, THE BUSINESS MODEL FORMULA TO COMPARE DENTAL PLAN BENEFITS, BE RESCINDED.

 

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

 

33.           RESOLVED, THAT THE “HOLDING APPLICATIONS IN ABEYANCE” POLICY, RESOLUTION 35-1997-H, BE APPROVED AS AMENDED. 

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

34.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 18-1988-H, “PRETREATMENT ARBITRATION AGREEMENT GUIDELINES,” BE RESCINDED.

 

Resolution 34, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

35.                RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 46RC-1988-H, “COMPONENT NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES IN ADVERTISING STANDARDS,” BE RESCINDED.

 

Resolution 35, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

36.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CANDIDATES ATTACHED BE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE ON THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF THE DENTISTS INSURANCE COMPANY AND TDIC INSURANCE SOLUTIONS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

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

 

Resolution 36, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The candidates are attached.

 

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

Committee Recommendations

 

CDA Executive Director¹

Peter A. DuBois

Sacramento

 

Treasurer¹

Donald M. Schinnerer, DDS

Contra Costa

 

President¹

Ronald B. Mead, DDS

Central Coast

 

Trustee¹

Glen A. Tueller, DDS

Sacramento District

 

¹ Per CDA Bylaws, Chapter XVI, Section 20, B (c), the board of directors of CDAHCI shall be composed of four members: the executive director, president and treasurer of this association, and a trustee who does not serve on a subsidiary board. 

 

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

 

38.           RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2007 BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT AN ALLOCATION OF UP TO $1,292,958 FROM STRATEGIC RESERVES TO BALANCE THE 2007 OPERATING BUDGET BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT AN ALLOCATION OF $478,775 FROM STRATEGIC RESERVES FOR THE 2007 CAPITAL BUDGET BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 38, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed to the last item of business on Sunday, and subsequently adopted.

 

39.           RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED CDA LOGO USAGE POLICY BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 39, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted. The CDA Logo Usage Policy is attached.

 

40.           RESOLVED, THAT THE 2006 SELECTCHOICE LOAN EXPANSION PROPOSAL BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 40, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The CDA SelectChoice Loan Program Expansion Proposal is attached.

 

41.                RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 31RCA-2004-H, “CDA ACCREDITATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TEAM,” BE RESCINDED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THE UNUSED FUNDS BE REALLOCATED TO THE CDA STRATEGIC FUND.

 

Resolution 41, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

42.                RESOLVED, THAT RETIRING TULARE-KINGS DENTAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KAREN JACK BE ELECTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER IN THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

 

Resolution 42, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

 

43.           RESOLVED, THAT RETIRING SAN JOAQUIN DENTAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KATHY WHITE BE ELECTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER IN THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

 

Resolution 43, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

 

44.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA MENTOR PROGRAM BE RESCINDED.

 

Resolution 44, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was referred to the Council on Membership.

 

45.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA PRACTICE INTERRUPTION GUIDELINES BE RESCINDED AT THE POINT OF ADOPTION OF NEW GUIDELINES, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT NEW PRACTICE INTERRUPTION GUIDELINES BE DEVELOPED AND FORWARDED TO THE AUGUST 2007 BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE 2007 HOUSE OF DELEGATES FOR APPROVAL.

 

Resolution 45, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

46.           RESOLVED, THAT CDA SUPPORTS THE ROLE SAFETY NET CLINICS HAVE IN PROVIDING CARE TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT CDA SUPPORT EXPANSION OF DENTAL SERVICES IN SAFETY NET CLINICS BY INITIALLY FACILITATING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CLINICS AND DENTAL COMPONENTS, BEING AN INFORMATION RESOURCE, AND PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO MEMBERS OR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING TO EXPAND THEIR LOCAL SAFETY NET CLINICS TO INCLUDE SERVICES.

 

Resolution 46, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

47S1.      RESOLVED, THAT THE RESPONSE TO RESOLUTION 38RC-2005-H, DENTAL ASSISTING AND PROPHYLAXIS BE FILED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, that THE poliCY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PROVIDE A REPORT TO THE 2007 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

 

·    the REGULATORY status of the expanded dutY functions for registered dental assistantS;

·    the number of NEW dental hygiene programs IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA; and

·    the number of expected graduates FROM ALL DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.

 

Resolution 47S1 was substituted for Resolution 47, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The response to Resolution 38RC-2005-H, Dental Assisting and Prophylaxis, is attached.

 

48.                 RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND CORPORATE BYLAWS OF THE CDA FOUNDATION BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 48, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

 

49.           RESOLVED, THAT REPORT 3, ATTACHMENT C – “OTHER OFFICIAL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2006” BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 49, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

50.           RESOLVED, THAT RETIRING SAN DIEGO COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUSAN LOVELACE, CAE, BE ELECTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER IN THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

 

Resolution 50, as submitted by the Executive Committee, was adopted.

 

51.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS TO THE GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES OF THE HOUSE BE APPROVED:

 

II.             General Information for Delegates and Alternates

 

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A.  Credentials for Delegates:  Official credentials (admission cards) are prepared and distributed in advance for all delegates by the staff of the association. Substitution of alternate delegates may be made during all four meetings of the house. Delegates wishing to substitute alternate delegates from their delegation for themselves during a meeting of the house must complete the appropriate delegate-alternate substitution form. The delegate or the component delegation secretary is required to sign the form and surrender the delegate’s admission cards for the meeting or meetings not attended. Admission cards will be issued to the alternate delegate after the staff administering the credentialing process receive the substitution form and the delegate’s admission cards.  Only those substitutions completed in this manner will be part of the official house record.

 

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D.  Access to Floor:  Access to the floor of the house is limited to the delegates, elected and appointed officers of the association, past presidents of this association, trustees, council and committee chairs, members of councils and committees when requested by chairs, one representative from each of the ADA recognized specialty organizations who is a CDA member, executive directors of component societies, and CDA staff.  Trustees and executive directors of component societies will be seated with their delegations.

 

Alternate delegates do notmay also have the privilege of access to the floor with an appropriate delegate admission or readmission card.  An alternate delegate who does not obtain credentials as a delegate (per Section II.A), will not be recognized as a delegate in the official house record. Additionally, the delegate from whom the alternate delegate was given the admission or readmission card will not have access to the floor until the admission or readmission card is returned. Without credentials, alternate delegates may be seated in the visitors section. Alternate delegates are privileged to attend all closed sessions of the house.

 

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Resolution 51, as submitted by the Committee on Rules and Order, was adopted.

 

52.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BE PLACED ON CONSENT AGENDA:

 

Resolution 1: Final Report of the Goal 9 Task Force

 

Resolution 5: Territorial Jurisdictions – Component Charters

 

Resolution 6: Periodic Review of Boundaries

 

Resolution 10: CDA Foundation Feasibility Study and Growth Plan

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE 1 CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 52, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted.

 

53.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BE PLACED ON CONSENT AGENDA:

               

Resolution 12: Brand Identity for CDA, CDA Foundation, TDIC and TDIC Insurance Solutions

 

                Resolution 14: Continuation of the Committee on the New Dentist

 

                Resolution 15: Policy Development Council Mission Statement

 

                Resolution 40: CDA SelectChoice Loan Expansion Proposal

 

                Resolution 41: Rescind Resolution 31RCA-2004-H: Approval of CDA Dental Hygiene Program (Accreditation Program Development Team)

 

                AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE 2 CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 53, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted.

 

54.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BE PLACED ON CONSENT AGENDA:

 

Resolution 20: Revision of the Rules of Order for the Thirteenth District Caucus

 

Resolution 21: Review of the Editor – Evaluation Committee Oversight

 

Resolution 22: Review of the Editor

 

Resolution 23: Rescind Directory of OSHA Resources

 

Resolution 24: Rescind Policy on Trustee Liaison for Component Health Screening

 

Resolution 25: Update Policy on Prevention of Dental Disease

 

Resolution 26: Rescind Statement on the Use of Dental Needle Systems and Needle Devices

 

Resolution 27: Update Policy on Dental Office Hazardous Waste and Recycling

 

Resolution 32: Rescind Policy on Business Model Formula to Compare Dental Plan Benefits

 

Resolution 33: Amend Policy on Holding Applications in Abeyance

 

Resolution 34: Rescind Pretreatment Arbitration Agreement Guidelines

 

Resolution 35: Rescind Component Notification of Changes in Advertising Standards

 

Resolution 36: Nominations to Fill Subsidiary Operating Company Board of Directors Vacancies

 

Resolution 37: Nominations to Fill CDA Holding Company, Inc. Board of Directors Vacancies

 

Resolution 46: Expansion of Dental Services in Safety Net Clinics

 

Resolution 49: Approval of Other Official Actions of the Board of Trustees for 2006

 

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE 3 CONSENT AGENDA BE APPROVED.

 

Resolution 54, as submitted by the reference committee, was adopted upon removal of Resolution 47 for separate discussion.