Unofficial Summary of Actions

1997 CDA House of Delegates




1. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER V, SECTION 110-A BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER V - BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Section 110. - OFFICERS

A. Chairman and Secretary: The officers of the Board of Trustees shall be the president of the association who shall be the chairman and the secretary of the association who shall be the secretary. In the absence of the president, the office of chairman shall be filled by the vice president president-elect, and in his/her absence, a voting member of the board shall be elected chairman pro tem.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 10-A BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX - STANDING COMMITTEES
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Section 10
. - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Composition: The Executive Committee shall be composed of the president (as chairman), president-elect, immediate past president, vice president, secretary and treasurer as voting members. The executive director, speaker of the house and editor shall be ex officio members of the committee without the right to vote. In the absence of the president, the office of chairman shall be filled by the president-elect, and in his/her absence, the vice president shall succeed as chairman.


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

2RC. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 70-A BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER II - MEMBERSHIP

Section 70: RETIRED MEMBER

A. Classification: "An active member in good standing who has been granted retired membership status by a component dental society, and who no longer earns income from the performance of service as a member of the faculty of a dental school, or as a dental administrator or consultant, or as a practitioner of any activity for which a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene is required by the State, may be classified as a retired member upon application to the executive director and upon proof of qualification. To qualify for retired membership status, the active member shall submit an affidavit attesting to the member's retirement through the component society and said component shall submit certificates verifying such retirement. Maintenance of active or retired membership in good standing in the member's component society entitling such member to all the privileges of an active member, shall be a requisite for entitlement to and continuance of retired membership in this association. An active California dental license is not required to retain retired membership status. A retired dentist providing dental services on a pro bono basis or for a level of remuneration consistent with that defined in Section 1716.1 of the Dental Practice Act, may remain on retired status and shall be eligible for, TDIC liability insurance coverage appropriate CDA-sponsored products as long as the dentist retains an active dental license.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 2RC was substituted for Resolution 2, submitted by the Board of Trustees and adopted by the House of Delegates.

3. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VII, SECTION 40.A. BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VII -- APPOINTED OFFICERS

Section 10. TITLE: The appointed officers of this association shall be an executive director and editor.

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

A. Executive Director: The executive director shall be the executive head of the central office and all its branch offices, and he/she shall have the authority to employ, define terms of employment for, and terminate employment of staff personnel. He/she shall coordinate the activities of all councils and committees, including the preparation of their reports. He/she shall present written monthly reports to the Board of Trustees with a copy to each component executive director, and a written annual report to the House of Delegates with prior review of the annual report by the September Board of Trustees. He/she shall serve as an ex officio member of the House of Delegates, the Board of Trustees, councils and committees, except Nominating and Screening, of the association without the right to vote. He/she shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the board, or by the Executive Committee when the board is not in session. (Amended: June 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995)
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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE COMMENCING WITH THE 1998 CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES YEAR.

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

4. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 50.A. AND B. BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER II - MEMBERSHIP

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Section 50. ASSOCIATE AFFILIATE MEMBER:

A. Classification: A dentist who maintains membership in good standing in the American Dental Association and who is not otherwise eligible for membership in this association may be classified as an associate affiliate member of this association.

B. Privileges: An associate affiliate member in good standing shall receive the following benefits of membership: an annual certificate of affiliate membership; the Journal of the California Dental Association, the subscription price of which shall be included in the annual dues; attendance at any scientific session of this association; eligibility for CDA-sponsored insurance plans, while residing in California; and other services as are authorized by the Board of Trustees. Associate Affiliate members are not eligible for election by the California Dental Association as a delegate or alternate delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association or to the House of Delegates of this association, nor shall they be eligible for election or appointment to any office of this association. Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference in these Bylaws to "members" shall not include associate affiliate members.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 55.A. AND B. BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER II - MEMBERSHIP

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Section 55. AFFILIATE ALLIED DENTAL PROFESSIONAL MEMBER:

A. Classification: An individual who functions within a dental office, is professionally associated with a CDA member, and whose membership is sponsored by a CDA active, life, retired, or affiliate member shall be classified as an affiliate allied dental professional member of this association.

B. Privileges: An affiliate allied dental professional member in good standing 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 of Trustees. An affiliate allied dental professional member shall be exempt from all dues. Affiliate Allied dental professional members are not eligible for election by the California Dental Association as a delegate or alternate delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association or to the House of Delegates of this association, nor shall they be eligible for election or appointment to any office of this association. Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference in these Bylaws to "members" shall not include affiliate allied dental professional members.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, MEMBERSHIP, BE AMENDED TO ADD A NEW SECTION DEFINING ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP AND THE PRIVILEGES OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERS, AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER II - MEMBERSHIP

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Section 85. ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

A. A person, not eligible for any other type of membership in this association, who significantly contributes to the advancement of the objectives of this association, is employed full-time either in dentally-related education or research by an ADA accredited institution of higher learning, and has not met the educational requirements for licensure as a dentist anywhere in the United States, upon application to and approval by the Council on Membership Services, shall be classified as an associate member of this association.

B. Privileges: An associate member in good standing shall receive the following benefits of membership: an annual certificate of associate membership; the Journal of the California Dental Association, the subscription price of which shall be included in the annual dues; attendance at any scientific session of this association; and other services as are authorized by the Board of Trustees. Associate members are not eligible for election by the California Dental Association as a delegate or alternate delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association or to the House of Delegates of this association, nor shall they be eligible for election or appointment to any office of this association. Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference in these Bylaws to "members" shall not include associate members.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE AFFILIATE AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES' LANGUAGE RELATED TO EXCEPTION FROM ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS OF BYLAWS BE REFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES OF CDA FOR STUDY WITH A REPORT TO THE 1998 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.


Resolution 4 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was amended and adopted. The amendment directs the council to further study specific language for report to the 1998 House of Delegates.

5. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 50, BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX - STANDING COMMITTEES

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SECTION 50 - COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

A. Composition: The Communications Committee shall be composed of one representative from the Executive Committee, one representative from the Board of Trustees, and three representatives from the membership at large, and five representatives from various ad hoc and standing councils and committees, all of whom shall be appointed by the CDA president for individual terms with ratification by the Board of Trustees. At-large members of the committee shall be appointed with consideration to regional representation within the state. The president shall also appoint the chairman of the committee.

B. Terms of Office: The terms of the members shall be two (2) years, with alternately, two or three members' terms expiring each year. The terms of the five representatives from councils and committees shall be one year.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION #88-1990-H, THE GENERAL POLICY PERTAINING TO THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE COMPOSITION (POLICY MANUAL, PAGE 42), BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE (88-1990)

Resolved, that the Communications Committee be enlarged to a committee of five (5) ten (10) members, and be comprised of:

1 member - Executive Committee
2 1 members - Board of Trustees
2 3 members - "at large" from the general membership, with geographic consideration
5 members - various ad hoc and standing councils and committees

and be it further

Resolved, that the terms of the members be for two (2) years, with alternately, two or three members' terms expiring each year, and that the terms of the five representatives from councils and committees be for one year, and be it further

Resolved, that the president shall appoint members, and the chairman, with the ratification of the Board of Trustees, and that the purpose, and reporting procedures as outlined in Resolution 31-S1-1988 shall remain unchanged, and be it further.

Resolved, that this resolution be referred to the ad hoc Committee to Review and Update the Bylaws to develop necessary Bylaws amendment language for incorporation of the Standing Committee on Communications with a report to the 1991 House of Delegates.


Resolution 5 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

6RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION APPOINT A SIX-MEMBER COMMITTEE TO BE COMPRISED OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE, ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE DESIGNATED BY THE CHAIRMAN, ONE MEMBER FROM THE DENTIST COMPANY INSURANCE SERVICES, ONE MEMBER FROM THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION HOLDING COMPANY, INCORPORATED AND 2 MEMBERS AT-LARGE WHO HAVE NEVER SERVED ON THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE OR ANY SUBSIDIARY BOARD; AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COMMITTEE BE DIRECTED TO REVIEW ISSUES RELATED TO THE MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE, IDENTIFY ANY REDUNDANCIES OF FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY COI AND TDCIS, AND TO OFFER RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW BEST TO MAINTAIN CDA'S COMMITMENT TO MEMBERSHIP-DRIVEN INSURANCE SERVICES WHILE MINIMIZING DUPLICATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT AN ACTION PLAN BE PRESENTED TO THE MAY 1998 BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FOR CONSIDERATION AND SUBMISSION TO THE 1998 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

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

7. RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL DUES FOR RETIRED MEMBERS BE TEN PERCENT OF THE ANNUAL ACTIVE FULL DUES, INCLUDING A PAID SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CDA JOURNAL.

Resolution 7 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

8. RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR AFFILIATE MEMBERS BE FIFTY PERCENT OF THE ANNUAL ACTIVE FULL DUES, INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CDA JOURNAL, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS BE TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE ANNUAL ACTIVE FULL DUES, INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CDA JOURNAL.

Resolution 8 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

9. RESOLVED, THAT CDA ACTIVE DUES BE ESTABLISHED AT $525 PER MEMBER PER YEAR.

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

10. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION STRONGLY URGE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION TO TAKE WHATEVER STEPS ARE NECESSARY TO ALTERNATE MEETINGS OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES BETWEEN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Resolution 10 submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, was adopted by standing vote of 103 to 102.

11. Resolved, that one component designated representative per component attending State Board of Dental Examiners meetings in their areas shall be reimbursed by CDA on a $75 per day per diem basis.

Resolution 11 submitted by the San Joaquin Dental Society was defeated.

12. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1997 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 1998.

Resolution 12 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

13. Resolved, that the Council on Insurance be retained and submit a document to the Board of Trustees at the May 1998 meeting for ratification outlining their duties with attention to removing those current functions which are deemed to be redundant and where no conflict of interest exists.

Resolution 13 was withdrawn.

14. RESOLVED, THAT THE VOLUNTARY CONTINUED COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT PROJECT BE REPLACED BY A NEW PROGRAM, THE "QUALITY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH LIFELONG LEARNING" PROGRAM (QUIL3), AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT QUIL3 BE ADOPTED AS PRESENTED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO CDA MEMBERS UPON REQUEST, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT RESPONSIBILITY TO STUDY, IMPLEMENT, AND REFINE THE QUIL3 PROGRAM BE ASSIGNED TO THE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS UPON ADJOURNMENT OF THE 1997 HOUSE, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT ANY FURTHER CHANGES TO THE QUIL3 PROGRAM BE APPROVED BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTATION.

Resolutions 14 as submitted by the ad hoc Continued Competency Assessment Committee was amended and adopted.

15. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION AFFIRMS THAT DIVERSITY IS VALUING AND RESPECTING INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS, VIEWPOINTS, AND CONTRIBUTIONS AND IS VIEWED AS A POSITIVE ASSET IN CDA'S GROWTH AND SUCCESS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE, CDA VALUES AND SEEKS A DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP, IN WHICH INDIVIDUAL VIEWPOINTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE PURSUED AND RESPECTED, WITH FULL PARTICIPATION WHICH ENRICHES THE ASSOCIATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS PRINCIPLE BE INCORPORATED IN THE ASSOCIATION'S POLICY MANUAL, UNDER THE SECTION ENTITLED, "CDA ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES, GENERAL POLICIES/POSITION STATEMENTS."

Resolution 15 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

16RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1994 CDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES POLICY RESOLUTION #69-1993-94-B, AS EMBODIED IN THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE WAIVED FOR THE 1998 BUDGET AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 1999 BUDGET, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE DIRECTED TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN THE GOAL OF RESERVE ACCOUNTS EQUAL TO FOUR MONTHS OF OPERATING EXPENSES AS DEFINED IN RESOLUTION #69-1993-94 AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE DIRECTED TO MODIFY RESOLUTION #69-1993-94 TO REFLECT THAT ONCE FOUR MONTHS OF OPERATING RESERVES ARE ACHIEVED, ANY INTEREST AND EARNINGS ON UNRESTRICTED RESERVES MAY BE UTILIZED FOR GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 16RC was substituted for Resolution 16, submitted by the Board of Trustees and adopted by the House of Delegates.

17RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE PROPOSED REVISIONS RELATING TO PARTIAL REFUNDS FOR INCOMPLETE TREATMENT/IRREGULAR BILLING TO THE CDA PEER REVIEW MANUAL ARE APPROVED AS AMENDED.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 17RC was substituted for Resolution 17, submitted by the Board of Trustees and adopted by the House of Delegates.

18. RESOLVED, THAT PURSUANT TO CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER V, SECTION 80-H, J. DAVID GAYNOR, DDS, IS HEREBY ELECTED TO HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

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

19. RESOLVED, THAT CALIFORNIA DENTAL PARTNERS, INC. AND CIGNA BE ALLOWED TO UTILIZE CDA'S Q.E. MANUAL UNDER DEFINITIVE GUIDELINES FOR USE IN THEIR INTERNAL PEER REVIEW SYSTEM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A LETTER OF AGREEMENT RELATIVE TO THE STIPULATIONS FOR THE USE OF THE MANUAL BE UTILIZED.

Resolution 19 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted. It was requested that the record indicate a division of the house.

20. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT OPTION 1 AS THE METHOD FOR RESTRUCTURING THE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM EMPHASIZE DIRECTLY ASSISTING EMPLOYERS, EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, AND REFINING TARGET MARKETING IN THE SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED EMPLOYER MARKET SEGMENTS TO INCREASE MARKET PENETRATION.

Resolution 20 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

21-S1 RESOLVED, THAT THE 1997 CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE REVISION OF THE CDA MISSION STATEMENT AS FOLLOWS:

Mission Statement

The California Dental Association is dedicated to improving the oral health of the public, to promoting the art and science of dentistry, and to serving the needs of its members in delivering the highest quality care the pursuit of these goals.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT REVISION OF THE CDA POLICY MANUAL.

Resolution 21-S1 was substituted for Resolution 21 as submitted by the Board of Trustees. Resolution 21-S1 was adopted.

22. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING VISION STATEMENT FOR THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION IS APPROVED:

Vision Statement

The California Dental Association is entering the 21st Century as one of the leading professional associations in the world. As an organization, CDA is refining the processes of continuous learning and communication -- processes it is using to anticipate, influence and effect change.

Through unwavering dedication to service to the public and the profession, CDA will continue to establish itself as the trusted source of dental information and quality dental care advocacy.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROVED VISION STATEMENT BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEXT REVISION OF THE CDA POLICY MANUAL.

Resolution 22 submitted by the Board of Trustees was referred to the Board of Trustees for review and a report to the 1998 CDA House of Delegates.

23. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE RIGHT OF DENTISTS TO PRACTICE TO THE EXTENT OF THEIR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CREDENTIALING.

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

24. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY, DESIGNATION OF REMOTE STATUS FOR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS (76-1976-H) BE RESCINDED.

Designation of Remote Status for Military Installations (76-1976)

Resolved, that the California Dental Association vigorously oppose the designation of remote status for any military installation where the criteria for such designation under federal regulation cannot be met, and especially where a dental manpower shortage cannot be demonstrated to exist, and be it further

Resolved, that the California Dental Association resolves to take this matter to the American Dental Association (ADA) House of Delegates for their concurrence and vigorous support.

Resolution 24 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

25. RESOLVED, THAT THE DENTAL PRACTITIONER TRENDS IN CALIFORNIA POSITION PAPER, AS SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A, (52-1990-H) BE RESCINDED.

Resolution 25 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

26. RESOLVED, THAT THE DENTAL HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE (38S4-1993-H) POLICY, SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A, BE RESCINDED.

Resolution 26 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

27. RESOLVED, THAT THE UNDERFUNDED DENTAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS POLICY (32S1-1995-H) BE RESCINDED.
Underfunded Dental Delivery Systems (32S1-1995)

Resolved, that the California Dental Association has concerns about any dental plan that infringes on the doctor patient relationship with regard to diagnosis, treatment and reimbursement, and be it further

Resolved, that the Thirteenth District Caucus carry to the 1995 ADA House of Delegates a resolution to conduct an independent study on the effect of underfunding and low reimbursement levels on dental health care delivery systems, and be it further

Resolved, that in the event the ADA House of Delegates fails to fund such a study, it be brought before the December 1995 CDA Board of Trustees for consideration.

Resolution 27 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

28. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY, APPROVAL OF STANDARDS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PARENTERAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION (14RC-1988-H) BE RESCINDED.

Approval of Standards for Administration of Parenteral Conscious Sedation

Resolved, that the report of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Conscious Sedation as amended be approved, and be it further

Resolved, that the Standards for the Administration of Parenteral Conscious Sedation developed by the Ad Hoc Task Force on Conscious Sedation as amended be adopted, and be it further

Resolved, that implementation of the in-office inspection and evaluation program to be developed by the Ad Hoc Task Force on Parenteral Conscious Sedation be approved as amended, and be it further

Resolved, that the Ad Hoc Task Force on Parenteral Conscious Sedation continue in existence through the fiscal year 1988-89.

References: See Parenteral Conscious Sedation Permit

Parenteral Conscious Sedation Permit
(16-1984)

Resolved, that CDA recommend to the Board of Dental Examiners and State Legislature the development of a "Parenteral Conscious Sedation Permit," with accompanying appropriate qualification standards, and be it further

Resolved, that this permit be separate from the general anesthesia permit already enacted, and be it further

Resolved, that criteria, standards and qualifications be formed which protect the public and allow qualified dentists to meet or to exceed reasonable requirements to perform parenteral conscious sedation.

Resolution 28 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

29. RESOLVED, THAT THE RESTRICTION ON ACCESS TO CARE OR LOWERING OF STANDARDS OF CARE (56-1976-H) BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

"Resolved, that the Council on Legislation be instructed to seek monitor and consider seeking legislation introduced within the next two years which will have an effect of declaring any health program, public or private, to be in violation of state regulations if such program resulted in a reduction of access to health care or a lowering of standards of health care, and be it further

Resolved, that the results of such efforts be reported semi-annually to the Board of Trustees and annually to the House of Delegates."

Resolution 29 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was amended and adopted.


30. RESOLVED, THAT DENTI-CAL UTILIZATION CONTROLS ON RADIOGRAPHS (26-1983-H) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Denti-Cal Utilization Controls on Radiographs Images

Resolved, that the CDA determine if Denti-Cal utilization controls, as applied to radiographs images, comply with the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the American Dental Association, and be it further

Resolved, that if the proper standard of care is not being adhered to, CDA should take steps to obtain compliance including the initiation of legislation if appropriate.

Resolution 30 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

31. RESOLVED, THAT EXAMINATION BENEFIT UNDER DENTI-CAL (28-1983-H) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Resolved, that CDA works with the State Department of Health Services to provide for compensation of dentists for the performance of examinations on Denti-Cal patients each time an examination is rendered. This compensation shall be provided whether or not radiographs images are utilized in the examination.

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

32. RESOLVED, THAT PARTICIPATION IN DEBATE ON HEALTH CARE REFORM (18RC-1994-H) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:
Resolved, that the California Dental Association participate in national and state efforts to:

1. Ensure that organized dentistry be included in discussions of public health reform policy.

2. Ensure the continued tax deductibility of dental benefits.

And be it further

Resolved, that the California Dental Association decline to join the Dental Health Coalition.

Resolution 32 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

33. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY REGARDING TREATMENT OF HIV SEROPOSITIVE PATIENTS (23RC-1988) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Resolved, that it is the policy of California Dental Association that a dentist should must not refuse to treat a patient whose condition is within the dentist's realm of competence solely because the patient is HIV seropositive.

Resolution 33 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

34. RESOLVED, THAT REVISIONS TO THE CDA POSITION PAPER ON LICENSURE BY CREDENTIALS, AS SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A, BE APPROVED WITH A REPORT BACK TO THE 1998 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Resolution 34 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was amended and adopted. The attachment, page 34(4) - "Recommendations" was amended by the house.

35. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOLDING APPLICATIONS IN ABEYANCE POLICY (#7-1981-H), AS SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A, BE APPROVED AS AMENDED.

Resolution 35 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

36. RESOLVED, THAT THE PROTOCOL FOR DENTAL SCHOOL REMEDIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM POLICY (#20RC-1984-H), AS SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A, BE APPROVED AS AMENDED.

Resolution 36 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

37. Resolved, that Areas of Potential Conflict of Interest policy (#15-1992-H), as shown in Attachment A, be approved as amended.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 37RC was substituted for Resolution 37 as submitted by the Board of Trustees. Resolution 37RC was defeated. Resolution 37 was subsequently moved and defeated.

38. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA MEMBERSHIP POLICY REQUIRING AN APPLICANT WHO SUBMITS AND WITHDRAWS AN APPLICATION FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS TO PAY FULL ADA AND CDA DUES WITH THE THIRD APPLICATION BEFORE THE APPLICATION CAN BE PROCESSED BE RESCINDED.

Resolution 38 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

39. RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICANT PRIVILEGES POLICY (#12-1986-H) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Applicant Privileges (12-1986)

Resolved, that the policy be approved whereby former members of the association are denied CDA membership privileges as applicants prior to election if they fall under one of the following five four categories:

1. The applicant has previously been denied membership.
2. The applicant previously withdrew his/her application prior to denial of membership due to alleged ethical violation.
3. The applicant was a member expelled from CDA as a result of an ethical violation.
4. The applicant was a member who resigned or did not renew his/her membership as a result of pending charges of ethical violations filed against him/her.
5. The applicant was previously dropped from CDA membership for failure to pay membership dues.

Resolution 39 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

40. RESOLVED, THAT THE LANGUAGE IN RESOLUTION #44RC-1988-H BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

"Resolved, that specialty societies that require CDA membership and the Academy of General Dentistry be formally advised when a member is dropped from the roster of CDA, and that the specialty organizations and the Academy of General Dentistry be encouraged to require continuing membership in the California Dental Association for those members in good standing, and that specialty organizations and the Academy of General Dentistry be requested to inform CDA when one of their members has been dropped from the specialty status and that CDA's delegates to the ADA be instructed to press for similar policy on the national level."

Resolution 40 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

41. RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION #47RC-1994-H MANDATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANNUAL FORUM FOR NONMEMBER DENTISTS TO BE HELD AT EACH CDA SCIENTIFIC SESSION MEETING BE RESCINDED.

Resolution 41 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

42. RESOLVED, THAT THE FEE FOR INSURANCE-INITIATED PEER REVIEW CASES BE ESTABLISHED AT $150, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE REVISIONS TO THE CDA PEER REVIEW MANUAL BE APPROVED.

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

43. RESOLVED, THAT THE QUALITY ASSURANCE POSITION PAPER (16RC-1988-A6) AS SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A BE APPROVED AS AMENDED.

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

44. RESOLVED, THAT THE NATIONAL DATA BANK/PEER REVIEW POLICY (16RC-1991-H) BE RESCINDED AS FOLLOWS:

National Data Bank/Peer Review Policy (16RC-1991)

Resolved, that the California Dental Association continue to provide peer review as a membership service, and be it further

Resolved, that the California Dental Association inform ADA of its decision regarding peer review and the National Practitioner Data Bank, and be it further

Resolved, that component dental societies and CDA members be advised of the association's position regarding this matter, and be it further

Resolved, that CDA indemnify dental societies, its committee members and dentist members involved in peer review cases from fines, penalties or litigation costs.

Resolution 44 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

45. RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION IV-Q, BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE:

IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

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Q. Guidelines for Executive Session (Res. 6S1-1993, Clause 1):

Association business is usually conducted in meetings and any significant discussion or decisions are reported through meeting minutes. On some occasions, however, sensitive material must be discussed in confidence by meeting participants. At such times, the calling of an executive session is appropriate.

An executive session is any meeting or portion of a meeting of the House of Delegates with limited attendance in order to consider a highly confidential matter. An executive session may be held if agreed upon by general consent of the house or by a majority vote of the delegates present at the meeting at which the executive session would take place. In an executive session, attendance is limited to officers of the house, delegates and alternate delegates, and the elective and appointive officers, trustees and general counsel of the association. In consultation with the secretary of the house, the speaker may invite other persons with an interest in the subject matter to remain during the executive session. This is likely to include staff or council persons.

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Resolution 45 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

46. RESOLVED, THAT SECTION IV-R, MOTION TO VOTE IMMEDIATELY BE ADDED TO THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES:

IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

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R. Motion to Vote Immediately: A motion to vote immediately on all pending motions shall not be used in the House of Delegates. The motion to vote immediately may be used so long as it applies only to the immediately pending motion.

Resolution 46 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

47. RESOLVED, THAT THE NOMINATION OF DR. BRUCE VALENTINE AS CDA'S NOMINEE FOR THIRTEENTH DISTRICT TRUSTEE BE APPROVED AND FORWARDED FOR ELECTION TO THE 1998 ADA HOUSE OF DELEGATES, FOR A TERM EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1998 FOR A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD

Resolution 47 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.


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

TDC Board of Directors

*Matthew J. Campbell, Jr., DDS
Sacramento District

*Thornton A. D'Arc, DDS
Orange County

*Fred C. Eberle, Jr., DDS
Santa Clara County

*Robert J. Saffian, DDS
San Diego County

*Nicholas E. Smith, DDS
San Joaquin

*Thomas H. Stewart, DDS
Kern County

*Betty S. Vodzak, DDS
Contra Costa

Marvin S. Waldman, DDS
Los Angeles


*Robert L. Witt
Non-Dentist - Orinda

CDA Executive Director

New Treasurer

* Indicates incumbency.

TDCIS Board of Directors

*Philip J. Abeldt, DDS
San Joaquin

*Charles R. Bocks, III, DDS
Santa Clara County

*Robert F. Emigh, DDS
Harbor

*Russell E. Haag, DDS
San Diego County

*Michael A. Kvarme, Esq
Non-Dentist - Sacramento

James M. Osaki, DDS
Santa Barbara-Ventura County

*Norman Plotkin, DDS
San Francisco

*Martyn F. Rosa, DDS
Sacramento District

Joseph P. Sciarra, DDS
San Fernando Valley

CDA Executive Director

New Treasurer

TDCMS Board of Directors

Vice President
Kent Farnsworth, DDS
Sacramento District

President
Kenneth E. Lange, DDS
Northern California

Nondentist
*A. Robert Linscheid
Non-Dentist - Chico

CDA Executive Director

*Indicates incumbency.

TDIC Board of Directors

*Richard F. Bauerfeind, DDS
San Diego County

*Jack S. Broussard, Jr., DDS
San Gabriel Valley

*D. Douglas Cassat, DDS
San Diego County

*William J. Comport, DDS
Santa Clara County

*Stephen Flanders, DDS
San Gabriel Valley

*Yoshio Nakashima, DDS
San Francisco

*Kenneth G. Neal, Jr., DDS
Tulare-Kings

*Ivan C. Neubauer, M.D.
Non-Dentist - San Jose

Donald M. Schinnerer, DDS
Contra Costa

*Bruce Valentine, DDS
Stanislaus

CDA Executive Director

* Indicates incumbency.

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 48 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

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

Kent Farnsworth, DDS
Sacramento District

*Roddy N. Feldman, DDS
Napa-Solano

*Gordon F. Harris, DDS
Sacramento District

*Robert P. Kelly, DDS
Orange County

*Kenneth E. Lange, DDS
Northern California

*A. Robert Linscheid
Non-Dentist - Chico
* Indicates incumbency.
*Eugene Sekiguchi, DDS
San Gabriel Valley

*Gene B. Welling, DDS
Humboldt-Del Norte

CDA Executive Director
* Indicates incumbency.

Resolution 49 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

50RC. Resolved, that the strategic objectives statements attached hereto as Attachment "A" are approved as amended.

Upon recommendation of the reference committee, Resolution 50RC was substituted for Resolution 50, submitted by the Board of Trustees. Resolution 50RC was referred to the Board of Trustees, for review and report back to the 1998 CDA House of Delegates, with recommendations that Goal 9 be revisited and that fluoridation be included in this document.

51. RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION IV-H, BE AMENDED BY DELETING THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:

IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

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H. Seconding of Motions: A resolution contained in a reference committee report which is presented as a motion by the chairman (or other person presenting the reference committee report at the House of Delegates) shall be deemed to have been seconded by the other reference committee members who have signed the report, and no further second to the motion shall be required.

Whenever possible, the proposer of any other motion shall have the person who will second the motion approach the microphone with the proposer of the motion so as to be available to second the motion immediately after it has been made without delay.

Following the proper movement of a motion, a second is not required.

Resolution 51 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

52. RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION II-D, BE AMENDED BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:

II. General Information for Delegates and Alternates

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D. Access to Floor: Access to the floor of the House of Delegates is limited to the officers and members of the House of Delegates, the elected and appointed officers of the association, the past presidents of this association and of the former California Dental Association and Southern California Dental Association, trustees, the chairmen of the councils and committees, the members of councils and committees when requested by chairmen, executive directors of component societies, members of the CDA staff, and one dental student from each of the accredited dental schools in the State of California. Trustees and executive directors of component societies may be seated with their delegations.

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION III-C, BE AMENDED BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:

III. Operation of the House of Delegates

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C. Recommendations to the House of Delegates: Recommendations which involve association policy come to the House of Delegates from several different sources: the president of the association, the secretary, the treasurer, the editor, the executive director, the Board of Trustees, delegates, the councils and committees, the component societies and, occasionally, from other organizations.

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION IV-C, BE AMENDED BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:

IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

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C. Speaking Privileges: The right to speak to issues before the House of Delegates is held - in addition to delegates - by the officers and trustees of the association. Chairmaen and members of councils and committees shall have the right to participate in debate on their respective reports, but shall not have the right to vote. Executive directors of component societies and members of CDA staff may be privileged to speak when called upon as a resource.

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Resolution 52 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

53. RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, SECTION VII-M, BE AMENDED BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:

VII. Reference Committees of the House of Delegates

M. Presentation of Reports to the House of Delegates: The reports of the reference committees are presented by their chairman in priority order as established by the speaker, reference committee chairmen and staff. Reports will be called for as published on the agenda. They should be read slowly and clearly. Items of a routine nature for which no discussion occurred during the reference committee hearing may be placed on a consent calendar to facilitate the management of business. Any delegate may call to have any resolution or item removed from the consent calendar in order to allow full discussion and voting on said item. The house will act on the report section by section and the speaker will indicate when the chairman is to continue with the next section of the report. Page numbers and other citations should not be read since all members of the house will have copies of the report before them.

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Resolution 53 was adopted on the Consent Calendar.

54. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSE THE FOLLOWING ORAL HEALTH CARE POLICY ON INFANT ORAL HEALTH CARE:

The infant oral health care visit should be seen as the foundation on which a lifetime of preventive education and dental care can be built, in order to help assure optimal oral health into childhood. Oral examination, anticipatory guidance including preventive education, and appropriate therapeutic intervention for the infant can enhance the opportunity for a lifetime of freedom from preventable oral disease.

Recommendations:

1. Infant oral health care begins ideally with prenatal oral health counseling for parents. A postnatal initial oral evaluation visit should occur within six months of the eruption of the first primary tooth and no later than twelve months of age.

2. At the infant oral evaluation visit, the dentist should:

a. Record a thorough medical and dental history, covering the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods;

b. Complete a thorough oral examination;

c. Assess the patient's risk of developing oral and dental disease, and determine an appropriate interval for periodic reevaluation based on that assessment;

d. Discuss and provide anticipatory guidance regarding dental and oral development, fluoride status, non-nutritive oral habits, injury prevention, oral hygiene, and effects of diet on the dentition.

3. Dentists who perform such services for infants should be prepared to provide therapy when indicated, or should refer the patient to an appropriately trained individual for necessary treatment.


Resolution 54 submitted by the Alameda County Dental Society and the Calif. Society of Pediatric Dentists was referred to the Council on Community Health of the California Dental Association for review and a report to the 1998 CDA House of Delegates.

55RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORT THE INCLUSION OF ANESTHESIOLOGY AND HOSPITAL OR SURGI-CENTER BENEFITS FOR THE DENTAL TREATMENT OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, IN ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE, HMO AND MANAGED MEDICAL CARE PLANS ON A PRE-AUTHORIZATION BASIS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE COUNCILS PURSUE LEGISLATION IN SUPPORT OF THE INCLUSION OF ANESTHESIOLOGY AND HOSPITAL OR SURGI-CENTER BENEFITS FOR THE DENTAL TREATMENT OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Upon recommendation of the reference committee, Resolution 55RC was substituted for Resolution 55, submitted by the Calif. Society of Pediatric Dentists and adopted by the House of Delegates.


56. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZE AND EMBRACE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF ORAL HEALTH AMERICA AS SET FORTH IN THE DIRECTIVES OF ORAL HEALTH 2000/HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA, ITS COMPONENT SOCIETIES, AND ITS MEMBERS AT LARGE RISE TO THIS CHALLENGE SET FORTH AND BECOME ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN COMMUNITY OR IN-OFFICE ACTIVITIES IN RESPONSE TO THIS CHALLENGE, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA, ITS COMPONENT SOCIETIES, AND ITS MEMBERS AT LARGE COOPERATE IN GATHERING PERTINENT DATA NEEDED TO VERIFY THE ORAL HEALTH 2000 GOALS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS PRINCIPLE BE INCORPORATED IN THE ASSOCIATION'S POLICY MANUAL, UNDER THE SECTION ENTITLED, "CDA ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES, GENERAL POLICIES/POSITION STATEMENTS."

Resolution 56 submitted by the Council on Community Health was adopted.

57. Resolved, that revision of the CDA position paper on continued competency be approved.

Resolution 57 submitted by the Council on Education and Professional Relations was defeated.

58. RESOLVED, THAT AS A MATTER OF POLICY, THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION BE OPPOSED TO PROVISIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ALLOWING "NON-ADOPTION" OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS BY PROFESSIONAL BOARDS IN CALIFORNIA WHEN A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TRIAL OF THE DEFENDANT HAS LED TO A DECISION BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE, AND BE IT FURTHER,

RESOLVED, THAT ACTIVITIES SEEKING ADDITIONS TO THE DENTAL PRACTICE ACT WHICH WOULD REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS TO ACCEPT THE DECISION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE BE INITIATED WHENEVER PRACTICAL.

Resolution 58 submitted by the Sacramento District Dental Society was adopted.

59. Resolved, that at least every three years after adoption of a policy, said policy shall be reviewed by the appropriate CDA agency, and be it further

Resolved, that every program proposed before this house clearly state an expiration date for sunset review, and be it further

Resolved, that if modification or rescission is suggested, it shall be submitted to the House of Delegates for action, and be it further

Resolved, that the Manual of the House of Delegates reflect that all resolutions before the house clearly state a year for sunset review in a resolving clause.

Resolution 59 submitted by the Southern Alameda County Dental Society was referred to the Executive Committee for review and subsequent Board of Trustees approval for report to the 1998 CDA House of Delegates.

60. RESOLVED, THAT THE DUES STRUCTURE FOR GRADUATES OF INTERNATIONAL DENTAL SCHOOLS WHO ARE NEWLY LICENSED TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY IN CALIFORNIA AND WHO HAVE NEVER PRACTICED IN THE UNITED STATES BE THE SAME AS THE DUES STRUCTURE FOR NEW GRADUATES OF ADA ACCREDITED SCHOOLS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION #50-1994-95-B BE RESCINDED.

Resolution 60 submitted by the Los Angeles Dental Society was adopted.

61. Resolved, that the appropriate CDA agency, council or committee strongly encourage dental insurance companies to offer, as a covered benefit, a payment for custom mouthguards for individuals involved in school or other organized sports activities, and be it further

Resolved, that the benefits include remaking mouthguards yearly, if necessary, to accommodate changing dentition.

Resolution 61 submitted by the Tri-County Dental Society, was referred to the Council on Community Health of the California Dental Association for review and a report to the 1998 CDA House of Delegates.

62. Resolved, that CDA develop a system that will allow recording of Board of Trustee votes, and be it further

Resolved, that the individual trustee vote will be recorded by name on CDA Board of Trustees reports, white papers, resolutions or recommendations to the House of Delegates.

Resolution 62 was ruled out of order due to insufficient financial impact data provided to the house.

63. RESOLVED, THAT CDA STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EACH COMPONENT SOCIETY TO DEVELOP MECHANISMS TO PROMOTE MORE DIALOGUE WITH EACH LOCAL MINORITY DENTAL SOCIETY SO THAT THEIR IDEAS AND CONCERNS MAY BE HEARD BY THE LEADERSHIP, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THAT MINORITY DENTAL SOCIETIES BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN COMPONENT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS' MEETINGS.

Resolution 63 submitted by Sacramento District Dental Society Delegate Ronald T. Blanchette, DDS was adopted by unanimous vote.

64RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL CARE BE DIRECTED TO INVESTIGATE CURRENT TECHNOLOGY SURROUNDING COMPUTERIZED DENTAL IMAGING, REPRODUCTION OF IMAGES AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ALTERING IMAGES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING A CDA POLICY STATEMENT RELATED TO THE USE OF DENTAL IMAGES AND SUBMISSION FOR REIMBURSEMENT AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY STATEMENT DEVELOPED BY THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL CARE BE IN CONCERT WITH ADA POLICY ON THIS SUBJECT MATTER.

Upon recommendation of the reference committee, new business Resolution 64RC was moved and adopted.

65. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION REFER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES A RECOMMENDATION THAT CDAHCI REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DIVIDENDS TO BE PROVIDED TO THE CDAHCI FROM THE DENTISTS INSURANCE COMPANY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS REPORT BE PRESENTED TO THE MAY 1998 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING.

Resolution 65 as submitted by the Los Angeles Dental Society was amended and adopted.

66. RESOLVED, THAT APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITIES BE DIRECTED TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY AND ADVISABILITY OF COPYRIGHT AND/OR LICENSURE AGREEMENTS CONCERNING CDA DOCUMENTS AND/OR PROGRAMS BEFORE THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR USE BY BUSINESS ENTITIES SUCH AS INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT ALL SUCH AGREEMENTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BEFORE BEING FINALIZED.

Resolution 66 as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society was amended and adopted.