Unofficial Summary of Actions

1996 CDA House of Delegates



1. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 80.A, BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS;

Section 80. PROVISIONAL MEMBER:

A. Classification: "To be a provisional member, a dentist shall have graduated from a dental school, graduate program, or residency program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or have separated from the military within the preceding 18 month period, and shall not otherwise be eligible for active membership. Provisional membership shall terminate 18 months after the attainment of a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from such an institution. In order to become an active member of this association, and upon meeting the qualifications for active membership, a provisional member must apply for such during this period."

Resolution 1 was adopted on the consent calendar.


2RC. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 40.A. BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX - STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 40. INTERDISCIPLINARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

A. Composition: The Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee shall be composed of the president of the California Dental Association, who shall serve as chairman, a general practitioner member-at-large who shall be appointed by the CDA president, and the presidents of the recognized specialty groups or their designees, except that when one or more organizations exists representing the same specialty group, the organizations will select one representative to serve; all such individuals must be CDA members. The executive secretaries/directors of these specialty groups, if any, shall serve as ex officio members of the committee, without the right to vote.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 2RC was substituted for Resolution 2, and adopted on the consent calendar.


3. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VIII, SECTION 140.B(c), BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VIII - COUNCILS

Section 140. JUDICIAL COUNCIL:

B. Duties: In addition to any duties assigned to it by the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates, the duties of the Judicial Council, which may, except as provided below, be delegated to panels of three (3) or more members of the council, shall be:

(a) To consider proposals for amending the Code of Ethics, Bylaws, rules and related matters.
(b) To provide advisory opinions regarding the interpretations of the American Dental Association's Principles of Ethics and this association's Code of Ethics.
(c) To consider appeals from members of this association, applicants transferring from other constituent societies or from component societies subject to the requirements of Chapter XI of these Bylaws.
....

Resolution 3 was adopted on the consent calendar.


4. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 20.A.(b), BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

2. CHAPTER XV - SUBSIDIARIES

Section 20. FOR-PROFIT SUBSIDIARIES:

A. Subsidiaries: The for-profit subsidiaries of this association are a holding company and its operating subsidiary companies:

. . . .

(b) Term of Office: The term of office of directors of the subsidiary operating companies shall be one (1) year, and the consecutive tenure of a director shall be limited to six (6) full terms of one (1) year each, except that if the executive director serves as a director he or she may serve without term limitation.

Resolution 4 was adopted on the consent calendar.


5. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER I, BE AMENDED TO ADD THE FOLLOWING
NEW SECTION:

CHAPTER I -- ORGANIZATION

. . .

Section 80. CONFLICT OF INTEREST: It is the policy of this association that individuals who serve in elective, appointive or employed offices or positions for the association or any component society do so in a representative or fiduciary capacity that requires loyalty to the association and its component societies. At all times while serving in such offices or positions, these individuals shall further the interests of the association and its component societies as a whole. In addition, they shall avoid:

A. Placing themselves in a position where personal or professional interests may conflict with their duty to this association and its component societies.
B. Using information learned through such office or position for personal gain or advantage.
C. Obtaining by a third party an improper gain or advantage.

As a condition for selection, each nominee, candidate and applicant shall disclose any situation which might be construed as placing the individual in a position of having an interest that may conflict with his or her duty to the association or any component society. While serving, the individual shall comply with the conflict of interest policy applicable to his or her office or position, and shall report any situation in which a potential conflict of interest may arise. The Executive Committee shall approve the compliance activities that will implement the requirements of this chapter.

Resolution 5 was adopted on the consent calendar.


6. Resolved, that the proposal entitled "Membership Application Procedures for Dentists with Indefinite Practice Addresses" be adopted.

Resolution 6 was defeated.


7. RESOLVED, THAT THE ALLOCATION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE RESERVE FUNDS BE ADJUSTED TO $5 TO THE TORT REFORM FUND AND $20 TO THE ISSUES FUND.

Resolution 7 was adopted.


8. RESOLVED, THAT THE MISSION STATEMENTS OF THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL CARE, COUNCIL ON DENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS, COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP SERVICES, COMMITTEE ON THE NEW DENTAL PROFESSIONAL, AND THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE ARE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE MISSION STATEMENTS OF ALL OTHER COUNCILS ARE APPROVED WITHOUT CHANGE.

Resolution 8 was adopted on the consent calendar.


9. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1995-96 COI-TDCIS, COI-TDIC AND COI-SPONSORED INSURANCE PLAN CARRIER POLICY STATEMENTS ARE APPROVED.

Resolution 9 was adopted on the consent calendar.


10. Resolved, that CDA Strategic Plan (1994-1997) Goal #2 and related strategic objectives are revised, as follows:

CDA will support a program to assess post-licensure dentist competency on a voluntary basis as part of development of a model for licensure by credential.

Strategic Objective 2.1: Support the development of a model for voluntary assessment of dentist continued competence.

Strategic Objective 2.2: Acceptance by the membership that a continuing competency system must precede any movement toward licensure by credential.

Strategic Objective 2.3: That the voluntary-based competency program favorably impacts the quality of care rendered in California.

Strategic Objective 2.4: Upon completion of a continuing competency program, consider exploring models of licensure by credential if indicated at that time.

Resolution 10 was defeated.

11. RESOLVED, THAT THE GUIDELINES ENTITLED "APPLICATION FOR CDA DENTAL AUXILIARY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANT" BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 11 was adopted.


12. Resolution 12 was withdrawn.


13. RESOLVED, THAT PURSUANT TO CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER V, SECTION 80.H., HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION IS HEREBY BESTOWED UPON DALE F. REDIG, D.D.S., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

Resolution 13 was adopted on the consent calendar.


14. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION URGE THE GOVERNOR AND STATE LEGISLATORS TO ASSURE CONSISTENT QUALITY STANDARDS OF DENTAL CARE IN CALIFORNIA, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA URGE THESE QUALITY STANDARDS FOR DENTAL CARE BE APPLIED STATEWIDE BY ALL APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCIES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION PROMOTE LEGISLATION TO REGULATE ALL DENTAL CARE PLANS UNDER ONE STATE ENTITY USING UNIFORM REGULATIONS.

Resolution 14 was amended and adopted.


15. RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSAL ENTITLED "MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR DENTISTS IN NON-TRADITIONAL PRACTICE SETTINGS" IS APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE "PEER REVIEW ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM" BE MODIFIED AS FOLLOWS:

IN ORDER TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, I AGREE, as to any patient I treat, to comply with the requests of a duly-constituted peer review committee and to abide by the decisions of such a body. It is understood that this may require, among other things, that I cooperate with the peer review committee and provide the necessary patient records, including x-rays, study models, a Peer Review Agreement form signed by my employer(s) including employers engaged subsequent to applying for membership, or other documents necessary to conduct the peer review..."

Resolution 15 was adopted.


16. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1996 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 1997.

Resolution 16 was adopted.

17RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION OPPOSES ANY EXPANSION OF THE STATE GEOGRAPHIC MANAGED DENTAL CARE PILOT PROGRAM AND SUPPORTS ELIMINATION OF THE SACRAMENTO PILOT PROGRAM, DUE TO THE LACK OF EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE STATED GOALS OF COST-SAVINGS, INCREASED ACCESS AND IMPROVED QUALITY OF CARE AS REPORTED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 17RC was substituted for Resolution 17, and adopted.

18. RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSED REVISION TO "FORM #64 - REFUND GUIDELINES," IN THE CDA PEER REVIEW MANUAL BE APPROVED.

Resolution 18 was adopted.


19. RESOLVED, THAT INSTRUCTION 5 OF THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS BE REVISED TO INCORPORATE THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:


"5. Please attach evidence of licensure in the state of California and legible and true copies of the dental diploma(s) or degrees conferred upon you (which must be authenticated by either the president, secretary, dean or registrar of the educational institution attended and accompanied by a certified original translation by a qualified translator if they are in foreign languages). Also include proof of specialty (if applicable)."

Resolution 19 was adopted.



20. RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, CHAPTER IV - RULES OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION C - RULES OF ORDER, BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

The following are the standing rules of the House of Delegates:
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C. Rules of Order: The rules contained in Sturgis Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure govern the deliberations of the House of Delegates in all cases in which they are applicable and not in conflict with the standing rules or the Bylaws.

The Speaker of House shall ensure that the House of Delegates has a registered parliamentarian at each session. The speaker may fulfill that role or appoint a registered parliamentarian at his or her discretion.

Resolution 20 was adopted as amended.


21. Resolution 21 was ruled out of order.


22. Resolved, that Resolution 22-1978-H entitled "Use of D.D.S. or D.M.D. Degree" and stating that "... the California Dental Association vigorously opposes the use of the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree by any person unless such a degree has been awarded by an accredited school of dentistry" is hereby rescinded, and be it further

Resolved, that Section 7 of the CDA Code of Ethics be amended as follows:

Section 7. Use of Professional Titles or Degrees

"A dentist may use only the titles or degrees conferred upon him or her by diploma from a recognized dental college or school legally empowered to confer the same, and/or the titles, Doctor, and/or Dentist, D.D.S. or D.M.D. and any advanced additional academic degrees earned in health service areas on cards, letterheads, announcements and advertisements . . . "

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Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 36RC was substituted for Resolutions 22 and 36, and subsequently amended and adopted.


23RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA COUNCIL ON PEER REVIEW ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY CDA MEMBERS FOR ATTENDANCE AT MANDATORY PEER REVIEW WORKSHOPS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED INCLUDE CDA MEMBERS REPRESENTING THE ADA-RECOGNIZED SPECIALITIES.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 23RC was substituted for Resolution 23, and adopted.


24. RESOLVED, THAT SHERWIN Z. ROSEN, D.D.S., IS ELECTED FOR A SECOND THREE-YEAR TERM AS TRUSTEE FROM THE WESTERN LOS ANGELES DENTAL SOCIETY.

Resolution 24 was adopted on the consent calendar.


25RC. RESOLVED, THAT A UNIFORM DEFINITION FOR COMPONENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP BE ADOPTED FOR RECOMMENDATION TO COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES AS AMENDED:

"A person shall be classified as an associate member if he/she maintains membership in good standing in the American Dental Association and the appropriate component dental society, and is not otherwise eligible for active or life membership in this component dental society. Associate membership includes:

1. Dentists practicing in the areas outside the jurisdiction of the society who are members in good standing in their appropriate dental society.
2. Reputable practitioners of medicine who are members of their own medical society.
3. Members of faculties of recognized dental schools or dental programs in accredited schools.
4. Dentists who are members of the United States Armed Services or other federal agencies, are stationed or reside in the geographic area of the dental society and hold active ADA membership.
5. An active member of the society who retires from the practice of dentistry and, on his/her own request, requests associate status.


Associate members will have all the rights and privileges of active membership except the rights to hold elected office, board positions and/or to vote in any election, referendum or meeting, and/or to participate on ethics or peer review committees.

Dues for associate members will be determined by the board of directors of each dental society."

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP SERVICES BE DIRECTED TO CONVEY THIS RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORTING RATIONALE TO ALL DENTAL SOCIETIES.

Resolution 25RC was substituted for Resolution 25, and subsequently amended and adopted.


26. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING SUBSIDIARY OPERATING COMPANIES:

The Dentists Company

*Matthew J. Campbell, Jr., D.D.S.
Sacramento District

Thornton A. D'Arc, D.D.S.
Orange County

*Fred C. Eberle, Jr., D.D.S.
Santa Clara County

*R. Kent Farnsworth, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

*Ken M. Harada, D.D.S.
Western Los Angeles

*Robert J. Saffian, D.D.S.
San Diego County

*Nicholas E. Smith, D.D.S.
San Joaquin

Thomas H. Stewart, D.D.S.
Kern County

*Betty S. Vodzak, D.D.S.
Contra Costa

Robert L. Witt
Nondentist - Orinda

*Kenneth L. Zakariasen, D.D.S, Ph.D.
Sacramento District

The Dentists Company Insurance Services

*Philip J. Abeldt, D.D.S. San Joaquin
*Charles R. Bocks, III, D.D.S. Santa Clara County
*T. Ray Davies, D.D.S. Orange County
Robert F. Emigh, D.D.S. Harbor
*R. Kent Farnsworth, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

*Russell E. Haag, D.D.S.
San Diego County


Michael A. Kvarme
Nondentist - Sacramento

*Geralyn M. Menold, D.D.S.
Monterey Bay

Norman Plotkin, D.D.S.
San Francisco

Martyn F. Rosa, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

*Kenneth L. Zakariasen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Sacramento District

The Dentists Insurance Company

James A. Abbott, D.D.S.
Redwood Empire
*Richard F. Bauerfeind, D.D.S.
San Diego County

Jack S. Broussard, Jr., D.D.S.
San Gabriel Valley

*D. Douglas Cassat, D.D.S.
San Diego County

*William J. Comport, D.D.S.
Santa Clara County

*Stephen Flanders, D.D.S.
San Gabriel Valley

*Yoshio Nakashima, D.D.S.
San Francisco

Kenneth G. Neal, Jr., D.D.S.
Tulare-Kings

*Ivan C. Neubauer, M.D.
Nondentist - San Jose

*Bruce Valentine, D.D.S.
Stanislaus

*Kenneth L. Zakariasen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Sacramento District

The Dentists Company Management Services

A. Robert Linscheid
Nondentist - Chico

Eugene Sekiguchi, D.D.S.
San Gabriel Valley

Gene B. Welling, D.D.S.
Humboldt-Del Norte

*Kenneth L. Zakariasen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Sacramento District

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 SUBSIDIARY OPERATING COMPANY BOARD NOTED.

Resolution 26 was adopted on the consent calendar.


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

*Eugene Sekiguchi, D.D.S.
San Gabriel Valley

*Michael R. Miller, D.D.S.
Tri-County

*Kenneth E. Lange, D.D.S.
Northern California

Kenneth L. Zakariasen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Sacramento District

Gene B. Welling, D.D.S.
Humboldt-Del Norte


A. Robert Linscheid
Nondentist - Chico

*Roddy N. Feldman, D.D.S.
Napa-Solano

*Gordon F. Harris, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

*Robert P. Kelly, D.D.S.
Orange County

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION BE DIRECTED TO EXECUTE A PROXY IN FAVOR OF LEGAL COUNSEL, INSTRUCTING LEGAL COUNSEL TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING OF CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND TO VOTE THE SHARES OF CDA ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE ABOVE NOMINEES FOR THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR.

Resolution 27 was adopted on the consent calendar.


28. RESOLVED, THAT ONSITE REGISTRATION FEES PROPOSED BY THE COUNCIL ON SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS ARE APPROVED TO BE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING WITH THE SPRING 1996 SCIENTIFIC SESSION.

Resolution 28 was adopted.


29. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1996 HOUSE OF DELEGATES RATIFY APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED TWO-YEAR ORGANIZATIONAL DIVERSIFICATION ACTION PLAN OF THE AD HOC DIVERSITY STEERING COMMITTEE.

Resolution 29 was adopted.

30-S1. RESOLVED, THAT THE SEVEN ACTIONS RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS' REGULATORY AND ENFORCEMENT ISSUES PROPOSED BY THE SACRAMENTO DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY BE REFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE CDA AGENCY, COUNCIL OR COMMITTEE FOR ACTION OR REVIEW, AND REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE 1997 CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT ANY OTHER ISSUES INVOLVING THE STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW PROCEEDINGS BE REVIEWED AS NECESSARY BY APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITIES.

Resolution 30-S1 was substituted for Resolution 30RC, which had previously been substituted for Resolution 30. Resolution 30-S1 was adopted.


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

Resolution 31 was adopted on the consent calendar.


32. Resolved, that the Voluntary Continued Competency Project be continued for the next year with the following directives:

1. Nothing shall be promoted, published or announced as the position or upcoming action of CDA prior to receiving approval from the 1997 or subsequent CDA House of Delegates.

2. The committee shall not expand its current scope of operations.

3. The proposed program shall not include patient examinations or in-office audits.

and be it further

Resolved, that a report be made to the 1997 House of Delegates, and approval garnered, prior to any implementation.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 35RC was substituted for Resolutions 32 and 35, and adopted.

33. Resolution 33 was withdrawn.


34RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES - AS AMENDED DECEMBER 1996 IS APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, ITEM IV-D, BE APPROVED AS FOLLOWS:

IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

...

D. Quorum: At least 50% of the voting members of the House of Delegates shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any official meeting.


Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 34RC was substituted for Resolution 34, and adopted on the consent calendar.


35RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE VOLUNTARY CONTINUED COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT PROJECT BE CONTINUED THROUGH 1997, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A REPORT FOR ACTION BE PRESENTED TO THE 1997 HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CONTINUED COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT PROJECT SHALL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED OR PUBLICIZED AS AN OFFICIAL OR APPROVED PROGRAM PRIOR TO RECEIVING APPROVAL FROM THE 1997 OR SUBSEQUENT HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 35RC was substituted for Resolutions 32 and 35, and adopted.


36RC. RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 22-1978-H ENTITLED "USE OF D.D.S. OR D.M.D. DEGREE" AND STATING THAT ". . . THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION VIGOROUSLY OPPOSES THE USE OF THE D.D.S. OR D.M.D. DEGREE BY ANY PERSON UNLESS SUCH A DEGREE HAS BEEN AWARDED BY AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY" IS HEREBY RESCINDED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT SECTION 7 OF THE CDA CODE OF ETHICS BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 7. USE OF PROFESSIONAL TITLES OR DEGREES

"A dentist may use only the titles or degrees conferred upon him or her by diploma from a recognized dental college or school legally empowered to confer the same, and/or the titles, Doctor, and/or Dentist, D.D.S. or D.M.D. and any advanced additional academic degrees earned in health service areas on cards, letterheads, announcements and advertisements . . . "

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA'S COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION BE DIRECTED TO CONSULT WITH APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS IN AN EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE DEGREE ISSUE, AND TO PURSUE APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 36RC was substituted for Resolutions 22 and 36, and subsequently amended and adopted.


37. WHEREAS, MS. LOA KINGSTON HAS SERVED ORGANIZED DENTISTRY WITH DISTINCTION FOR 18 YEARS AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO DENTAL SOCIETY UNTIL 1996, AND

WHEREAS, MS. LOA KINGSTON IS DESERVING OF THE GRATITUDE AND RECOGNITION OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOR HER LONG TERM DEDICATION TO THE CAUSES OF ORGANIZED DENTISTRY, THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED, THAT LOA KINGSTON, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO DENTAL SOCIETY, IS ELECTED AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

Resolution 37 was adopted on the consent calendar.


38. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION IS NOTIFIED OF THE DESIRE OF ITS MEMBERSHIP TO HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROCEEDINGS INITIATED AGAINST THEM UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, AND BE IT FURTHER,

RESOLVED, THAT PROTECTION FOR CHARGES BROUGHT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW BE INVESTIGATED AND CONSIDERED AS AN ADDITIONAL INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CDA MEMBERS BY THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE AND THE APPROPRIATE SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION, WITH A REPORT BACK TO THE JUNE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT UNTIL SUCH COVERAGE IS PROVIDED, TDIC INSUREDS BE ADVISED THAT SAID COVERAGE IS NOT PROVIDED.

Resolution 38 was adopted as amended.


39. RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES BE HELD AT A TIME AND PLACE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE MAILING OF DUES STATEMENTS TO MEMBERS BY MID-NOVEMBER.

Resolution 39 was adopted.



40. Resolution 40 was withdrawn.


41. Resolved, that the California Dental Association provide its components $2,500 each to upgrade or acquire computer equipment with the provision that funding will be used to provide electronic communication with the tripartite.

Resolution 41 was referred to the March 1997 Board of Trustees for further evaluation and appropriate action.



42RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT COMMITTEE COMPLETE ITS CURRENT RESEARCH AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE MARCH 1997 BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH AN AGGRESSIVE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM THAT MAY INCLUDE INCREASING STAFF, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT IF APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE PROGRAM THAT IS DEVELOPED BE IMPLEMENTED AS SOON AS FEASIBLE.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 42RC was substituted for Resolution 42, and subsequently amended and adopted.