2007 Unofficial Actions of the CDA House of Delegates

 

1.             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 1, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The adopted list of nominees is attached.

 

 

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


CDA Executive Director

*Peter A. DuBois

Sacramento

 

President

Brian E. Scott, DDS

Mid-Peninsula

Incoming Treasurer

Daniel G. Davidson, DMD

San Francisco

 

Trustee1

Devang M. Gandhi, DDS

Los Angeles.


 

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

 

 

3.             Whereas, the Board of Trustees (the “board”) of the California Dental Association (the “employer”) previously adopted the restatement of the California Dental Association 410(k) plan (the “plan”), a qualified retirement plan, for the benefit of its employees and appointed Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to serve as trustee for the plan; and

 

Whereas, the board deems it appropriate to amend the plan to add a negative deferral election provision.

 

Now therefore, be it

 

Resolved, that an amendment to the California Dental Association 401(k) plan is adopted effective July 1, 2007, to add a negative deferral election to the plan, which provides that the employer will automatically withhold three percent from each eligible employee’s compensation and contribute that amount to the plan on his or her behalf unless the employee elects a lesser percentage under his or her salary deferral agreement, said agreement to read in its entirety substantially as set forth in the document submitted to this meeting and attached to these resolutions, and be it further

 

Resolved, that the appropriate officers of the employer are hereby authorized to execute the amendment and are directed to take any and all actions necessary to carry out the directions and intent of the foregoing resolution.

 

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

 

 

4.             Resolved, that the foreign-trained and domestically-trained dentist dues rate categories be merged, and be it further

 

Resolved, that the parental leave waiver be replaced with a temporarily disabled and hardship waiver with dues waived for one year at 100 percent, 75 percent, or 50 percent (based on the length of leave), and be it further

 

Resolved, that the practice of prorating dues for members in their year of retirement be eliminated, and be it further

 

Resolved, that members who enter or complete a post-graduate program pay the post-graduate dues amount during their years of study, regardless of the month they entered or completed the program.

 

Resolution 4, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

 

5.             Resolved, that TDIC Insurance Solutions be permitted to use the term "CDA-Endorsed" to represent all insurance products reviewed and approved by the TDIC Insurance Solutions product evaluation committee and offered through TDIC Insurance Solutions.

 

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

 

 

6RC.       Resolved, that online access to issues of the Journal of the California Dental Association be unrestricted immediately after publication.

 

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

 

 

7.             Resolved, that all peer review cases referred for consideration by a peer review committee shall be adjudicated within the jurisdiction of the component society in which the treatment was rendered, and be it further

 

Resolved, that specialty cases be adjudicated by the appropriate specialty peer review committee when possible or be adjudicated within the jursidiction of the component society peer review committee in which the treatment was rendered, utilizing a specialty consultant, and be it further

 

Resolved, the this policy will be implemented immediately upon approval of the Board of Trustees.

 

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

 

 

8RC.       RESOLVED, THAT A PEER REVIEW POLICY REQUESTING TREATMENT NOTES (PROGRESS NOTES) BE TYPED AND TRANSCRIBED VERBATIM IN EVERY CASE BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE AFOREMENTIONED TRANSCRIPTIONS BE PROVIDED, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER PEER REVIEW DOCUMENTATION, BY THE PROVIDER WITHIN TEN (10) WORKING DAYS, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE SECTIONS OF THE PEER REVIEW MANUAL AND APPROPRIATE PEER REVIEW FORMS BE REVISED TO REFLECT THESE POLICY CHANGES.

 

Resolution 8RC was substituted for Resolution 8, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

9.             Resolved, that the option for a patient in a peer review matter to request an interview when a clinical examination is not required be approved, and be it further

 

Resolved, that the newly developed form #90, patient request for interview, and the proposed modifications to form #1, initial patient response letter, be approved and included in the Peer Review Manual.

 

                Resolution 9, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. Peer Review Manual Forms #1 and #90 are attached.

 

 

10.           Resolved, that the appropriate sections of the peer review manual and appropriate peer review forms be revised to eliminate all references to the return of treatment policy and option, and be it further

 

Resolved, that these revisions be implemented immediately upon approval of the Board of Trustees.

 

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

 

 

11.           The item initially given resolution number 11 was rescinded prior to consideration by the House of Delegates.

 

 

12.           Resolved, that references to “usualness” be eliminated from the Irregular Billing/Usualness Guidelines in the peer review manual.

 

                Resolution 12, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. Peer Review Manual sections related to this policy are attached.

 

 

13.           Resolved, that Peer Review Form 50 be modified to notify the patient that the peer review case is being closed after the patient’s second failure to appear for examination with the Peer Review Committee.

 

                Resolution 13, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. Peer Review Form 50 is attached.

 

 

14.           Resolved, that Peer Review Forms 13, 15, and 63 be modified to notify the dentist under peer review that he or she may be referred to the Judicial Council due to a Peer Review Committee finding of grossly inadequate or grossly inappropriate treatment.

 

                Resolution 14, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted. Peer Review Forms 13, 15, and 63 are attached.

 

 

15.           Resolved, that the Peer Review Manual Non-compliance Guidelines and Peer Review Forms 51, 52, and 53 be modified to clarify the process for non-compliance with the request of a Peer Review Committee.

 

                Resolution 15, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. Peer Review Forms 51, 52, and 53 are attached.

 

 

16.           Resolved, that CDA encourage dental professionals to discuss with patients the potential risks of oral jewelry, as well as recommendations for hygiene and management of existing oral jewelry to help reduce damaging effects, and be it further,

 

Resolved, that CDA ensure patient education materials be posted on the CDA Web site.

 

Resolution 16, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was referred to the Policy Development Council with a subsequent report due to the 2008 House of Delegates.

 

 

17RC.     RESOLVED, THAT CDA SUPPORTS THE GOAL OF ACHIEVING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY WITHIN THE DENTAL PROFESSION IN ORDER TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE AND OVERALL HEALTH CARE OUTCOMES FOR CALIFORNIA’S DIVERSE POPULATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT CDA ENCOURAGES DENTAL PROFESSIONALS TO USE COMMUNICATION AIDS AND PROGRAMS TO REDUCE CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC BARRIERS IN THE PROVISION OF ORAL HEALTH CARE, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW AND EVALUATE THEIR RESPECTIVE PROGRAMS TO ENSURE MEMBERS ARE PROVIDED WITH ASSISTANCE IN PROVIDING ORAL HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION TO THE STATE’S DIVERSE POPULATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, THAT A PROGRESS REPORT AND OUTCOME SUMMARY BE PRESENTED TO THE 2008 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

 

Resolution 17RC was substituted for Resolution 17, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

18RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING MAIN PRINCIPLES FOR “CARIES MANAGEMENT BY RISK ASSESSMENT” BE ADOPTED:

·         MODIFICATION OF THE ORAL FLORA TO FAVOR HEALTH;

·         PATIENT EDUCATION AND INFORMED PARTICIPATION;

·         REMINERALIZATION OF NON-CAVITATED LESIONS OF ENAMEL AND DENTIN/CEMENTUM; AND

·         MINIMAL OPERATIVE INTERVENTION OF CAVITATED LESIONS AND DEFECTIVE RESTORATIONS.

 

                Resolution 18RC was substituted for Resolution 18, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

19S1.      Resolved, that THE RESPONSE TO RESOLUTION 47S1-2006-H “STATUS OF THE EXPANDED DUTY OF DENTAL ASSISTANTS AND HYGIENE PROGRAMS” BE FILED.

 

Resolution 19S1 was substituted for Resolution 19, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, divided (see also resolution 51), and was subsequently adopted. The status report is attached.

 

 

20.           Resolved, that the proposed additions to the 2007 - 2009 cda applied strategic plan be approved.

 

                Resolution 20, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The 2007-2009 CDA Applied Strategic Plan revisions are attached.

 

               

21RC.     Resolved, that the proposed revisions to the CDA Bylaws as presented in resolution 21-2007-H, attachment a, be approved with the following amendment:

 

Section 10.  SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS BOARD OF MANAGERS:

 

A.     Composition:  The Scientific Sessions Board of Managers (board of managers) shall be composed of:

 

1.          Nnine manager members, selected through the Leadership Development Committee process, using specific criteria and qualifications established by the board of managers. The president shall annually appoint a manager member to be chair. The board shall also include up to

2.          Ffive associate members, selected by the chair and ratified by the board, categorized as either training or experienced associates. Training associates shall not have previously served on the board of managers. Experienced associates will have previously served on the board of managers. The board of managers shall include at least one training associate.and the executive director, who shall serve as an ex-officio, voting member and board vice chair.  The president shall appoint the chair of the board of managers. 

3.          A chair, who shall be appointed annually by the president from among the manager or associate members.

4.          The executive director, who shall serve as an ex-officio, voting member and vice chair.

 

                Resolution 21RC was substituted for Resolution 21, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The amendments to the CDA Bylaws are attached.

 

 

22.           Resolved, that the proposed revisions to the General Operating Procedures of the House of Delegates be approved.

 

                Resolution 22, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The amendments to the General Operating Procedures of the House of Delegates are attached.

 

 

23.           Resolved, that the proposed revisions to the General Operating Principles of the Board of Trustees be approved.

 

Resolution 23, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The amendments to the General Operating Principles of the Board of Trustees are attached.

 

 

24.           Resolved, that the duty to review all governance documents for the CDA Holding Company, Inc., CDA and its affiliates and subsidiaries, be added to the duties of the Evaluation  Committee beginning in 2008, and be it further

 

Resolved that the CDA Bylaws be amended as follows:

 

…CHAPTER X – STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION 

 

…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, and in the governance review duties.  The CDA editor will participate only in the goal setting and evaluation of the executive director and subsidiary and affiliate executives, and in the governance review duties. 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.

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

(d)           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. 

(e)           To receive, review, and recommend with a report to the board all proposed amendments to the governance documents for the CDA Holding Company, Inc., CDA, its affiliates and subsidiaries to ensure the proposed amendments are necessary and consistent with other related provisions in the governance documents. A subcommittee composed of the speaker of the house, a second member of the Executive Committee, and at least one trustee, shall be charged with the initial review and recommendations to the Evaluation Committee. The subcommittee shall be staffed by CDA general counsel.

 

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

 

 

25RC.     Resolved, that an Audit Committee be established as a standing committee of the Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2008, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the CDA Bylaws be revised as follows:

 

CHAPTER IX—STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

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Section 50. AUDIT COMMITTEE:

A.           Composition:  The Audit Committee shall be composed of three two trustee members elected by the board and one two at-large members appointed by the president.  The committee may not include any members of the CDA Executive Committee, Finance Committee, or staff.  The members of the committee may not receive compensation for their services and may not have a material financial interest in any entity doing business with CDA, its affiliates or its subsidiaries. The president shall appoint the chair with board approval.

B.            Term of Office: The term of office of the committee members shall be two years.  The consecutive tenure of a committee member shall be limited to two full terms and one partial term.  A partial term is no more than one year.   

C.            Duties:  The duties of the Audit Committee shall be:

1.                   To recommend to the board the retention or termination of an independent auditor;

2.                   To negotiate the compensation of the independent auditor for approval by the board;

3.                   To confer with the independent auditor to satisfy the committee members that the financial affairs of the association are in order;

4.                   To review and determine whether to accept the audit;

5.                   To approve the performance of any non-audit services by the auditing firm; and

6.             To recommend to the board procedures for the receipt, retention, and treatment of complaints regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters.

 

Resolution 25RC was substituted for Resolution 25, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

26.           Resolved, that the CDA Bylaws be revised:

 

CHAPTER VI – ELECTED OFFICERS

 

Section 90. Duties

 

A.                 President: It shall be the duty of the president:

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i.              To serve as ex officio on all councils and committees, except Nominating and Leadership DevelopmentVolunteer Placement, without the right to vote.

. . .

F.            Speaker of the House:  . . . The speaker shall be an ex officio member of the board and all councils and committees, except Nominating and Leadership Development Volunteer Placement, without the right to vote.

. . .

CHAPTER VII – APPOINTED OFFICERS…

 

Section 40. Duties

 

A.                 Executive Director:  . . . The executive director shall serve as an ex officio member of the house, the board, all councils and committees, except Nominating and Leadership Development Volunteer Placement, without the right to vote.

 

B.                  Editor:  . . . and shall serve as an ex officio member of the house, the board, all councils and committees, except Nominating and Leadership Development Volunteer Placement, without the right to vote.

. . .

                CHAPTER IX ─ STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

 

                Section 30.  NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

               

                A.            Composition:

 

1.                                 The Nominating Committee shall be composed of the 43 elected trustees.  The president shall appoint the chair of the Nominating Committee will bea trustee selected by the chair of the Leadership Development Committee, who shall be a trustee serving on the Committee on Volunteer Placement. The chair of the Nominating Committee may not be a candidate for any officer position or for the position of thirteenth district trustee.

. . .

CHAPTER X – COMMITTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION 

. . .

The association has five four committees:

               Leadership Development Committee,

               Committee on Volunteer Placement…

 

Section 10.  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

 

A.           Composition:  The Leadership Development Committee shall consistbe composed of between 1810 and 12 elected 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 leadersat least two of whom must be trustees and at least one of whom must be a dentist within his or her first 10 years of practice. The trustee members shall be elected by the board.  The remaining positions will be appointed each year by the president. Members of the committee shall be nominated by the board and elected by the house. The president shall appoint the chair with board approval. The chair of the Committee on Volunteer Placement shall serve as a guest.

 

B.            Term of Office:  The term of office of the committee members shall serve for a term of be two years.  The consecutive tenure of a committee member shall be limited to two full terms of two years eachand one partial term. A partial term is no more than one year. 

 

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

 

1.             To evaluate candidates for leadership positions and to review the applications of candidates for officer positions and the thirteenth district trustee nomineeidentify and recruit leaders for the tripartite organization, who will represent the membership of the association.

 

2.             To recommend at least one candidate per position to be filled other than an officer and the thirteenth district trustee nomineedevelop in the members of the association the skills needed to serve in positions of leadership throughout organized dentistry.

. . .

Section 50:  COMMITTEE ON VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT       

 

A.           Composition:  The Committee on Volunteer Placement shall consist of eight members: four at-large members, who are not members of the board; and four trustees. At least one member must be a dentist within his or her first 10 years of practice. The trustee members shall be elected by the board. The at-large positions and the chair shall be appointed by the president. Except for the chair, who shall serve as a guest to the Leadership Development Committee, no other members may serve concurrently on the Leadership Development Committee.

 

B.            Term of Office: The term of office of the committee members shall be two years. The tenure of a committee member shall be limited to one full or partial term. A partial term is no more than one year.

 

C.            Duties: 

1.             Accept and review candidate applications for volunteer leadership positions as specified in the General Operating Principles of the Board of Trustees.

2.             Recommend to the Nominating Committee at least one candidate per position to be filled as specified in the General Operating Principles of the Board of Trustees.

3.             Recommend candidates to fill other appointed positions as requested by the president.

4.             Maintain a database of volunteers including their current skill sets and experience.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER,

 

RESOLVED THAT THE GENERAL OPERATING PRINCIPLES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE REVISED:

 

VI.          LEADERSHIP APPLICATION AND PLACEMENT

 

A.           PROCESS:  The following shall govern the leadership application and placement procedure for the positions of officer, council member, committee member, ADA delegate and alternate delegate, thirteenth district trustee nominee, boards of directors of all subsidiary and affiliated companies, Product Evaluation Committee members and trustee members of any committees:

 

1.             Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement reviews and revises application process, forms and time deadlines for nomination to elective positions.

2.             Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement develops applications and Leadership Development Committee distributes applications.

 

3.             With the exception of the president and immediate past president positions, applicants submit applications to the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement. Applicants may utilize past applications by completing the appropriate form.

4.             Membership on the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement shall not preclude that person from consideration as an applicant.  If a member of the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement is an applicant for any position, he or she will not be present for any discussions or votes concerning that position. 

5.             Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement suggests and forwards one or more candidates per position to the Nominating Committee for officers.  Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement suggests and forwards one candidate per position to the board for all other positions.

6.             Members of the Executive Committee, council/committee chairs, subsidiary and affiliate chairs/presidents and CDA staff may attend all candidate addresses to the Nominating Committee, including any question and answer portions of those presentations.

 

B.            NOMINATIONS:

 

1.             Candidates for the following positions are proposed by the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement, selected by the board and elected by the house:

 

             Council members, committee members (except president-appointed positions), Scientific Sessions Board of Managers members

             ADA Delegates

             ADA Alternate Delegates

             Trustee members of committees (except Leadership Development Committee) and CDAHCI

2.             The trustee members of the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement are elected by the board, not by the house.

 

323.        Candidates for the following positions are proposed by the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement, selected by the board, selected by the house, and elected by the shareholder of the subsidiary or affiliated boards.

             Members of subsidiary boards and affiliated companies.           

 

434.Candidates for the following position submit their application to the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement, are selected by the board, are selected by the house, and are elected by the ADA House of Delegates.  No person may be nominated for the position of thirteenth district trustee if they have previously served in that position.

             Thirteenth District Trustee

 

545.Candidates for the following positions submit their application to the Leadership Development Committee on Volunteer Placement, are selected by the Nominating Committee, and are elected by the house.

             Officers:

-              President-elect

-              Vice-president

-              Secretary

-              Treasurer

-              Speaker

The Nominating Committee shall, preferably, forward only one candidate for an officer position as its selection to the house.

 

C.            Committee on Volunteer Placement Chair: The chair of the Committee on Volunteer Placement shall be a trustee serving in his or her second year on the committee unless there is no trustee who meets this requirement, in which case the chair shall be a trustee member of the committee.

 

D.           Nominating Committee Chair: The chair of the Nominating Committee shall be a trustee serving in his or her second year on the Committee on Volunteer Placement unless there is no trustee who meets this requirement, in which case the chair shall be a trustee member of the Committee on Volunteer Placement.

 

Resolution 26, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was editorially amended by the reference committee and subsequently adopted on the consent agenda.

 

 

27.           Resolved, that the Committee on the New Dentist be approved as a special committee for 2008, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the members of the Committee on the New Dentist be appointed by the president, taking into account recommendations from the Leadership Development Committee, 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 , and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the Committee on the New Dentist develop a plan to integrate new dentists into appropriate areas of CDA leadership to ensure that the new dentist perspective and input is represented at all levels of the association, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the committee's recommended plan be submitted to the Board of Trustees in August 2008.

 

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

 

 

28.           Resolved, that the student representative structure include an international dental student (IDS) representative for each IDS class at each California dental school, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the senior IDS representative be invited to participate in CDA student activities on behalf of his or her respective school, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that expenses related to the IDS representative participation in CDA programs be included in the student programs budget beginning in 2008.

 

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

 

 

29.           Resolved, that the cda investment policy be approved as attached.

 

                Resolution 29, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted. The CDA Investment Policy is attached as amended.

 

 

30.           Resolved, that the attached practice support and development center proposal be filed, and be it fuRther

 

                resolved, that a cda practice support and development center be established, and be it fuRther

 

                resolved, that up to $496,000 for the development and implementation of the center during 2007 and 2008 be allocated from strategic reserves, and be it further

 

                resolved, that the council on membership be assigned volunteer oversight for the practice support and devElopment center, and be it fuRther

 

                Resolved, that the council on Membership collaborate with the  components in the development of the practice support and development center, and be it further

 

                resolved, that the size and composition of the council on membership be reviewed by the appropriate entity in 2008 in light of this assignment.

 

                Resolution 30, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted.  The practice support and development center proposal is attached.

 

 

31.           Resolved, that the proposed budget for the year 2008 be approved.

 

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

 

 

32.           Resolved, that bipartite membership with cda and components be offered to non-licensed postgraduate members in a program in california through cda’s membership marketing and billing process.

               

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

 

 

33RC.     Resolved, that Peer Review Committee members recuse themselves from any peer review case where the MEMBER DENTIST UNDER REVIEW AND/OR THE PATIENT is a close friend, family member, or close business associate, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the current conflict of interest policy in the peer review manual be modified to reflect this policy change.

               

                Resolution 33RC was substituted for Resolution 33, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.

 

 

34RC.     Resolved, THAT A DENTIST OR PATIENT BE GRANTED THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THAT A NEIGHBORING COMPONENT REVIEW HIS OR HER CASE WHEN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST HAS BEEN DETERMINED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                Resolved, that all necessary modifications be made to the Peer Review Manual.

               

                Resolution 34RC was substituted for Resolution 34, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, amended, and subsequently adopted. The approved modifications to the Peer Review Manual are attached.

 

 

35.           RESOLVED, THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE PEER REVIEW PROGRAM BE CENTRALIZED AT CDA, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THAT A STATUS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CENTRALIZATION BE PROVIDED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN OCTOBER 2008 AND TO THE 2008 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

 

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

 

 

36.           RESOLVED, THAT THE PEER REVIEW CORRECTIVE TREATMENT GUIDELINES BE MODIFIED TO INCLUDE AN APPEAL PROCESS, AND BE IT FURTHER


RESOLVED, THAT ALL NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS BE MADE TO THE PEER REVIEW MANUAL.

               

                Resolution 36, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The approved modifications to the Peer Review Manual are attached.

 

 

37.           RESOLVED, THAT PEER REVIEW FORMS 1 AND 4 BE MODIFIED TO PROVIDE CLEAR DISCLOSURES TO PATIENTS AT THE ONSET OF A PEER REVIEW CASE THAT CDA CANNOT COMPEL A DENTIST TO COMPLY WITH THE DECISION OF A PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THAT THE ONLY MONETARY AWARD THAT CAN BE RECOMMENDED BY A PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE IS A REFUND OR THE COST OF CORRECTIVE TREATMENT.

               

                Resolution 37, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. Peer Review Forms 1 and 4 are attached.

 

 

38.           RESOLVED, THAT PEER REVIEW FORM 48 BE MODIFIED TO PROVIDE CLEAR NOTICE TO THE PATIENT OF A DENTIST’S INDICATION THAT HE OR SHE WILL NOT COOPERATE WITH THE PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE’S DECISION AND THAT THE PATIENT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COLLECT ANY MONEY THAT THE PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE MAY AWARD.

               

                Resolution 38, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. Peer Review Form 48 is attached.

 

 

39.           RESOLVED, THAT THE ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS BE APPROVED AS SUBMITTED.

               

                Resolution 39, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda. The ADHP Code of Ethics is attached.

 

 

40.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA MENTOR PROGRAM GUIDELINES BE RESCINDED.

               

                Resolution 40, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

 

41.           RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 26-1990-H, THE SENIOR DENT PROGRAM, BE RESCINDED.

               

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

 

 

42RC.     RESOLVED, that resolution 42-2007-H, attachment A, be approved with the amended title of “Practice Interruption and Mutual Aid Group Guidelines.”

               

                Resolution 42RC was substituted for Resolution 42, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted.  The Practice Interruption and Mutual Aid Group Guidelines are attached.

 

 

43RC.     RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA SECRETARY ISSUE CHARTERS DENOTING THE NAME AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION FOR EACH COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETY AS SET FORTH IN ATTACHMENT A, AS REVISED, AND BE IT FURTHER

 

                RESOLVED, THE SACRAMENTO DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY BE URGED TO REVISE ITS BYLAWS ACCORDINGLY.

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                ATTACHMENT A

 

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                SACRAMENTO DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY

                The geographical boundaries of the society shall be the boundaries of Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, and Amador Counties, excluding the City of Galt

 

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                SAN JOAQUIN DENTAL SOCIETY

                The area covered by the Society shall be Calaveras County, San Joaquin County, Tuolumne County and the City of Galt.

                [See Bylaws of the San Joaquin Dental Society; Chapter I, Section 30] [.]

 

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                SANTA CLARA COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY

                The area covered by this Society is that area designated by the California Dental Association. The County of Santa Clara, with the exception of the incorporated cities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto and those unincorporated areas in between.

 

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                Resolution 43RC was substituted for Resolution 43, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and was subsequently adopted. The name and territorial jurisdiction for reach component dental society (Attachment A) is attached.

 

 

44.                 Resolved, that RETIRING CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF ORTHODONTISTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PHILLIP ROLLINS, CAE BE ELECTED AS AN HONORARY MEMBER IN THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

               

                Resolution 44, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

 

 

45.           RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES NONPOLICY ACTIONS AS IDENTIFIED IN BOARD REPORT 3, ATTACHMENT D, “DETAILED LIST OF 2007 NONPOLICY ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES” BE RATIFIED.

               

                Resolution 45, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

 

46.           Resolution 46, as submitted by the San Joaquin Dental Society, was ruled out of order as the issue was decided in Resolution 43RC.

 

 

47.           Resolved, that a task force be appointed in 2008 to continue to Work Collaboratively with the dental board of california and the california dental schools to determine the viability and  the details of the  portfolio examination for dental licensure, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that this task force be charged to develop model legislation for implementing a Portfolio Examination approach to licensure in California, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that representatives from the dental board of California, the california Dental schools, the examining community, and other communities of interest be invited to serve on the task force along with representatives from CDA, and be it further

 

                Resolved, that the task force provide quarterly reports of its progress to the Board of Trustees.

               

                Resolution 47, as submitted by Western Los Angeles Dental Society, was amended and subsequently adopted.

 

 

48.           RESOLVED, THAT THE Reference committee 1 consent agenda be approved.

·       Resolution 1: Nominations to Fill Subsidiary Operating Company Board of Directors Vacancies

·       Resolution 2: Nominations to Fill CDA Holding Company, Inc. Board of Directors Vacancies

·       Resolution 3: 401(k) Plan Change

·       Resolution 4: Dues Categories Rate Review and Revisions

·       Resolution 5: Approval of the use of the term “CDA-Endorsed Insurance Plans”

·       Resolution 32: Bipartite Membership for Non-Licensed Postgraduate Members

 

Resolution 48, as submitted by Reference Committee 1, was adopted as the consent agenda.

 

 

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

·       Resolution 7: Adjudication of Peer Review Cases

·       Resolution 9: Peer Review Patient Request for Interview Process

·       Resolution 12: Peer Review Irregular Billing/Usualness Guidelines Revisions

·       Resolution 13: Peer Review Patient Failure to Appear Notification

·       Resolution 15: Peer Review Non-Compliance Guidelines for Judicial Council Referrals

·       Resolution 36: Peer Review Corrective Treatment Plan and Cost Estimate Appeal

·       Resolution 37: Peer Review Disclosures to Patient Regarding Compliance

·       Resolution 38: Peer Review Notification to Patient of Dentist Dropping Membership

 

Resolution 49, as submitted by Reference Committee 2, was adopted as the consent agenda.

 

 

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

·       Resolution 20: 2007-2009 Strategic Plan Revisions

·       Resolution 22: CDA General Operating Procedures of the House of Delegates Revisions

·       Resolution 23: CDA General Operating Principles of the Board of Trustees Revisions

·       Resolution 24: Evaluation Committee Duty of Governance Review

·       Resolution 26: Leadership Development Committee Restructuring

·       Resolution 27: Continuation of the Committee on the New Dentist

·       Resolution 39: Approval of Allied Dental Health Professional Code of Ethics

·       Resolution 40: Rescission of CDA Mentor Program Guidelines

·       Resolution 41: Rescission of Senior Dent Program

·       Resolution 45: Nonpolicy Actions of the Board of Trustees

 

                Resolution 49, as submitted by Reference Committee 3, was adopted as the consent agenda.

 

51.           RESOLVED, THAT A REPORT BE BROUGHT TO THE 2008 HOUSE OF DELEGATES REGARDING THE NUMBER OF GRADUATING HYGIENISTS FROM CALIFORNIA DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAMS AND THE REGULATORY STATUS OF THE EXPANDED DUTY FUNCTIONS FOR REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

 

                Resolution 51, as divided from Resolution 19S1, was adopted.