Unofficial Summary of Actions

1999 CDA House of Delegates

 

1. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VII, SECTION 40-A BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VII -- APPOINTED OFFICERS

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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 bi-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. 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, 1997, 1999)

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS REVISED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORTING CYCLE BE REVIEWED AT THE MARCH 2000 BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO ENSURE ITS EFFICACY.

Resolution 1 was removed from the consent agenda.

Resolution 1, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted by 2/3rds vote.

 

2. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 20-C(b), BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX -- STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 20. Finance Committee:

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C. Duties:

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(b) To oversee and provide guidance concerning investment of reserve funds and to retain professional investment counsel in accordance with rules approved by the board. The committee shall report quarterly to the Board of Trustees and annually to the House of Delegates through the treasurer’s report

the status of reserve balances.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VI, SECTION 90-E(d) BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VI -- ELECTED OFFICERS

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Section 90. DUTIES:

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

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(d) To submit an annual report to the House of Delegates to include reserve fund balance information.

 

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

 

3. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER V, SECTION 70-K BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER V -- BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Section 70. POWERS:

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K. It shall have the power to amend or terminate the CDA Retirement Plan and Trust, to amend or terminate the CDA Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, and to appoint an administrative committee (Pension Plan Committee) to do all things necessary or convenient to effect the intent and purpose of the plans.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER I, SECTION 30-K, BE REVISED TO REFLECT THIS BYLAWS REVISION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 20-C(c) BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX -- STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 20. FINANCE COMMITTEE

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C. Duties:

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(c) To make recommendations concerning the investments of the retirement and relief funds. The committee shall report quarterly to the Board of Trustees the status of the retirement and relief fund balances.

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

 

4. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 20-A, BE AMENDED:

CHAPTER IX - - STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 20. FINANCE COMMITTEE:

A. Composition: The Finance Committee shall be composed of the treasurer as chairman, president, president-elect, and three (3) "at large"trustee members elected by the board. The "at large" trustee members will serve one three-year term. If the term of a trustee should expire prior to the term on Finance Committee, the position will be vacated and subsequently filled by presidential appointment with a member of the board.

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER II, SECTION 10-B-1, BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THIS REVISED BYLAWS LANGUAGE.

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

 

5. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 20-C(g), BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX -- STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 20. FINANCE COMMITTEE:

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C. DUTIES:

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(g) To conduct an annual review of the CDA 401(k) Plan to ensure continued compliance with all federal laws and regulations.

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

 

6. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 70 BE AMENDED BY ADDITION TO REFLECT FORMATION OF A STANDING STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX – STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 70. STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE:

A. Composition: The Strategic Planning Committee shall be composed of the executive director of the California Dental Association, who shall serve as chairman, two Executive Committee members, four trustees, two component executive directors, three Holding Company and subsidiary board members, speaker of the house, and five at-large members from the membership, all of whom shall be appointed by the CDA president for individual terms. At-large members of the committee shall be appointed with consideration to diversity, which includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, gender, mode of practice, specialties, new/young professionals, or members not currently serving in leadership capacities.

B. Term of Office: Members of this committee shall serve for up to six (6) one-year terms, except component executive directors which shall serve one (1) two-year term, with all 32 component executive directors provided an opportunity to serve on a rotational basis.

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

1. The committee shall meet as needed to provide input and direction in the formation, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of a three-year strategic and long-range plan.

2. The committee shall report quarterly to the Board of Trustees and annually to the House of Delegates.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER II, SECTION 10-H BE AMENDED BY ADDITION TO REFLECT FORMATION OF A STANDING STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE.

Resolution 6 was removed from the consent agenda.

Resolution 6, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted by 2/3rds vote.

 

7. RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VI, SECTION 90-A(l) BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VI – ELECTED OFFICERS

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Section 90: Duties

A. President:

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(l) to annually appoint members of the Committee on the New Dental Professional to selected councils or committees in a non-voting, ex-officio capacity.

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

 

8. RESOLVED, THAT THE NAME OF THE COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP SERVICES BE REVISED TO READ “COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP,” AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VIII, SECTION 10 BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VIII – COUNCILS

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Section 10: NAME: The councils of this association shall be:

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Council on Membership Services

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA STANDING RULES FOR COUNCILS, PAGE 1, LINES 17 AND 45, BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THE COUNCIL NAME CHANGE.

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

 

9RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 110, BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER II – MEMBERSHIP

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Section 110. DUES AND ASSESSMENTS:

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C. Exempt Dues for Members who Suffer Severe Financial Hardship: An active or retired member who has suffered financial hardship due to catastrophe or medical illness of the member or the member's family, and/or has incurred financial loss equal to 50% or greater of previous years’ net practice earnings shall be exempt from payment of dues up to a one year period and shall be a member in good standing during the period of hardship. In order to receive entitlement to dues exemption, a member must submit through the member’s component to this association a certificate attesting to severe financial hardship. During the period of exemption from dues, further such certificates shall be presented on request to this association.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES BE PERMITTED TO APPROVE FIRST YEAR HARDSHIP WAIVER REQUESTS ACCORDING TO ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES.

Upon recommendation of the Reference Committee, Resolution 9RC was substituted for Resolution 9, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted by a 2/3rds vote.

 

10. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 20, BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER XV—SUBSIDIARIES:

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Section 20. FOR-PROFIT SUBSIDIARIES:

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

The Dentists Company

The Dentists Company Insurance Services

1201 Financial and Insurance Services, Inc.

The Dentists Company Management Services

The Dentists Insurance Company

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Resolution 10, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted by a 2/3rds vote.

 

11. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 20, BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER XV—SUBSIDIARIES

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Section 20. FOR-PROFIT SUBSIDIARIES:

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

The Dentists Company

The Dentists Company Insurance Services

The Dentists Company Management Services

The Dentists Insurance Company

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Resolution 11, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended and subsequently adopted by a 2/3rds vote.

 

12. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 20-B(f) BE AMENDED:

CHAPTER XV -- SUBSIDIARIES

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Section 20. FOR-PROFIT SUBSIDIARIES:

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B. Holding Company:

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(f) Dividends: Dividends received by CDA Holding Company, Inc. may be held and invested. Dividends deemed reasonable and prudent by the board of directors of CDA Holding Company, Inc. may be declared to this association. Additional funding requests from CDA to the operating subsidiaries must be in the form of a resolution to the CDA Holding Company, Inc. for its consideration.

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

 

13-S1. Resolved, that the CDA Bylaws, Chapter I, Section 80 be amended as follows:

CHAPTER I – ORGANIZATION

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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. Furthermore, employees, contractors and consultants who receive regular compensation or remuneration from of the California Dental Association shall be ineligible to hold volunteer leadership roles to serve as elected officers in the California Dental Association. 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. (Amended: December 1996)

and be it further

Resolved, that all currently serving officers be exempt from these Bylaws provisions provided they serve consecutive terms of office.

Resolution 13-S1 was substituted for Resolution 13, as submitted by the Sacramento District Dental Society, was amended and then defeated.

 

14. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1999 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2000.

Resolution 14, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed definitely to the end of the last session of the house, and subsequently adopted.

 

15. RESOLVED, THAT CDA ACTIVE DUES REMAIN AT $570 PER MEMBER PER YEAR.

Resolution 15, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed definitely to the end of the last session of the house, and subsequently adopted.

 

16. Resolved, that the CDA Bylaws, Chapter IV, Section 150 be amended as follows:

CHAPTER IV – HOUSE OF DELEGATES

 

Section 150. ELECTION PROCEDURES:

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1. The ballot for ADA delegate position or any other slate of candidates will include the slate as provided by the Screening Committee (for the Board of Trustees) or by the Board of Trustees (for the House of Delegates), with space to include the name(s) of candidates running from the floor, to be placed after the selected candidates.

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4. Upon completion of tallying the votes, should a screened/nominated candidate be displaced by the volunteer(s) running from the floor, that screened/nominated candidate will become first and succeeding ADA alternate delegateor the first alternate for the position contested based on the number of votes received. The members previously selected to be ADA alternate delegatesin the positions presented will be renumbered in ranking order following the displaced and now redesignated delegate.

5. Should the volunteer running from the floor not be successful as a result of the vote, that member shall not automatically become an ADA alternate delegate.

and be it further

Resolved, that the Rules of the Board of Trustees, Manual of the House of Delegates and CDA Policy Manual be amended to reflect this Bylaws revision.

Resolution 16 was withdrawn.

 

17. RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS BE APPROVED.

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

 

18-S1. RESOLVED, THAT SINCE ALL LICENSED DENTAL CARE PROVIDERS IN CALIFORNIA ARE MANDATED REPORTERS, THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION URGE ITS MEMBERS TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH AND REPORT ALL PHYSICAL SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE, CHILD NEGLECT, ELDER ABUSE, ELDER NEGLECT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THAT ARE OBSERVABLE IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF THE DENTAL VISIT AND REPORT THE SUSPECTED CASES TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO DEVELOP RESOURCE MATERIAL AND MAKE TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE TO ITS MEMBERS ON THIS SUBJECT, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA CONTINUE TO DEVELOP MEMBERSHIP RESOURCE MATERIALS RELATED TO ABUSE DETECTION AND REPORTING, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT ALL EXISTING AND NEW MATERIALS AND TRAINING COURSES INCLUDE REPORTING CRITERIA, REPORTING MECHANISMS AND THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS REPORTING REQUIREMENT, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY HEALTH MONITOR STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITY ON ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND MAKE INFORMATION ON THIS SUBJECT AVAILABLE.

Resolution 18-S1 was substituted for Resolution 18, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was editorially corrected and subsequently adopted.

 

19RC. RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION #42-1990-H BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

"Resolved, that CDA recent graduate dues for the first, second, third and fourth full years following graduationthe year of first licensure in the United States, or the date of satisfactory completion of an ADA accredited post-graduate dental studies program, be kept at 0%, 40%, 60% and 80% respectively of CDA full active dues."

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

 

20RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING REFERRAL POLICY FOR REPEAT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS BE APPROVED:

“ANY APPLICANT WHO ON TWO OCCASIONS SUBMITS AND SUBSEQUENTLY FAILS TO COMPLY WITH REQUESTS TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP IN ANY FUTURE APPLICATION PROCESS UNTIL ELECTED TO MEMBERSHIP.”

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS POLICY BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT REVISION OF THE CDA POLICY MANUAL.

Resolution 20RC was substituted for Resolution 20, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted.

 

21. RESOLVED, THAT THE STATEMENT ON THE USE OF DENTAL NEEDLE SYSTEMS AND NEEDLE DEVICES BE APPROVED.

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

 

22. RESOLVED, THAT THE POSITION PAPER ON DENTAL OFFICE HAZARDOUS WASTE BE APPROVED.

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

 

23. RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS BE APPROVED.

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

 

24. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL BE APPROVED:

JUDICIAL COUNCIL

A. Mission Statement: The responsibilities of the Judicial Council are to continue to develop, implement and improve the finest programs and services for California Dental Association members and the patients they serve by:

1. Promoting, through correspondence, workshops and presentations, the maintenance of high ethical standards within the dental profession.

2. Ensuring development of a viable and legally enforceable Code of Ethics.

3. Interpreting and enforcing the Code of Ethics on behalf of the association, component dental societies and individual members.

The mission of the Judicial Council is the promotion and maintenance of high ethical standards within the dental profession; development and uniform enforcement of a viable and legally enforceable Code of Ethics; and interpretation and enforcement of the Code of Ethics on behalf of the association, components, individual members and the public.

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

 

25. RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED CDA PEER REVIEW MANUAL AS SUBMITTED BE APPROVED.

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

 

26. RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT COMMITTEE BE APPROVED AS FOLLOWS:

The mission of CDA's Direct Reimbursement Program is to promote high quality efficient dental delivery systems which ensure dentistry, freedom of choice of dentists, and minimize interference with the doctor-patient relationship,. Direct Reimbursement minimizes service exclusions and restrictions, and applyies a very high percentage of dental benefit dollars toward actual dental care.

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

 

27. RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION #64S1-1990-H BE WAIVED, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOLUTION (CAMSS) IS READY FOR DEPLOYMENT BY COMPONENTS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT WHEN CAMSS DEPLOYMENT BEGINS FOR COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES, THE WAIVER OF THE 1990 HOUSE OF DELEGATES POLICY WILL BE REVISITED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA/CDAHCI STAFF WORK WITH COMPONENTS TO BEGIN DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT OF A CUSTOMIZED BUSINESS SYSTEM SOLUTION FOR CALIFORNIA TO BE AVAILABLE TO COMPONENTS BY THE YEAR 2000 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

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

 

28. RESOLVED, THAT THE THREE-YEAR FINANCIAL STRATEGIC PLAN BE APPROVED.

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

 

29RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCE COMMITTEE BE APPROVED:

Finance Committee

Mission Statement: The role of the Finance Committee is to monitor the California Dental Association’s financial assets and liabilities, to oversee the preparation of accurate and meaningful financial records for the association, and to communicate such to the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates as those entities shall require.

Resolution 29RC was substituted for Resolution 29, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted.

30. RESOLVED, THAT THE STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY AND GUIDELINES BE APPROVED.

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

 

31. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY ON INSPECTIONS AND PENALTIES (#45RC-1992-H) BE RESCINDED.

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

 

32. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY ON DENTIST IN-OFFICE TRAINING PROGRAM (#67RC-1991-H) BE RESCINDED.

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

 

33. RESOLVED, THAT CDA POLICY #11RC-1994-H BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

Resolved, that the Directory of OSHA Resources compiled by the Council on Dental Research and Developments be approved, and be it further

Resolved, that the Directory be updated on a regular basis, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Dental Research and Developments develop evaluation criteria and guidelines for use in determining which prospective providers should be included in future versions of the Directory of OSHA Resources, and be it further

Resolved, that the Directory of OSHA Resources carry a disclaimer which states the listed vendors are self-referred and CDA neither endorses nor guarantees their products or services, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Dental Research and Developments collect complaints about individual vendors providers and forward such complaints, upon request, to members who are not providers, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Dental Research and Developments take no action to investigate such complaints.

Resolution 33, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was severally amended and subsequently adopted.

 

34. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY ON MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS INCLUSION WITH PRODUCTS (#42RC-1991-H) BE RESCINDED.

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

 

35. RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY ON HOLISTIC DENTISTRY (#1-1983-H) BE RESCINDED.

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

 

36. RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE MISSION STATEMENT, COI-TDCIS POLICY STATEMENT, COI-TDIC POLICY STATEMENT AND COI-SPONSORED INSURANCE PLAN CARRIER POLICY STATEMENT ARE APPROVED.

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

37. RESOLVED, THAT SECTION 1 OF THE CODE OF ETHICS BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Service to the Public

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A dentist has the obligation to obtain the fully informed consent of a patient prior to treatment, or the use of any identifiable artifacts (such as photographs, x-rays, study models, etc.) for any purpose other than treatment.

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

 

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

TDC Board of Directors

Committee Recommendatio

ns

to the Board

Timothy F. Comstock

Executive Director

Debra S. Finney, D.D.S.

Treasurer-Elect

*Thornton A. D'Arc, D.D.S.

Orange County

*Craig B. Dever, D.D.S.

San Diego County

*William L. Marble, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

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

San Joaquin

Trustee

*Thomas H. Stewart, D.D.S.

Kern County

Trustee

*Bruce G. Toy, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

*Betty S. Vodzak, D.D.S.

Contra Costa

*Marvin S. Waldman, D.D.S.

Los Angeles

Robert L. Witt

Nondentist – Orinda

TDCIS Board of Directors

Committee Recommendati

ons

to the Board

*Timothy F. Comstock

Executive Director

Debra S. Finney, D.D.S.

Treasurer-Elect

Trustee

Thomas A. Jacobs, D.D.S.

San Francisco

*Charles R. Bocks, III, D.D.S.

Santa Clara County

*Philip J. Abeldt, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

*Joseph P. Sciarra, D.D.S.

San Fernando Valley

*Robert F. Emigh, D.D.S.

Harbor

*Martyn F. Rosa, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

*Norman Plotkin, D.D.S.

San Francisco

Andrew P. Soderstrom, D.D

.S.

Stanislaus

*Michael A. Kvarme, Esq

Nondentist – Sacramento

TDCMS Board of Directors

Committee Recommendations

to the Board

Kent Farnsworth, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

Steven D. Chan, D.D.S.

Southern Alameda County

*Timothy F. Comstock

Executive Director

*Chris Branscum

Nondentist – Sacramento

TDIC Board of Directors

Committee Recommendations

to the Board

CDA Secretary

*Dennis M. Kalebjian, D.D.S.

Fresno-Madera

*Timothy F. Comstock

Executive Director

*Richard F. Bauerfeind, D.D.S.

San Diego County

*James A. Abbott, D.D.S.

Redwood Empire

*Kenneth G. Neal, Jr., D.D.S.

Tulare-Kings

*Donald M. Schinnerer, D.D.S.

Contra Costa

Trustee

*Dennis L. Roginson, D.D.S.

San Fernando Valley

Trustee

Dennis W. Hobby, D.D.S.

Stanislaus

Trustee

George J. Stratigopoulos, D.D.S.

San Diego County

D. Douglas Cassat, D.D.S.

San Diego County

Robert Witt

Nondentist - Orinda

1201 Financial and Insurance Services, Inc.

Committee Recommendations

to the Board

Thorton A. D’Arc, D.D.S.

Orange County

Craig B. Dever, D.D.S.

San Diego County

Nicholas E. Smith, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

Betty S. Vodzak, D.D.S.

Contra Costa

Philip J. Abeldt, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

Charles R. Bocks, III, D.D.S.

Santa Clara County

Robert F. Emigh, D.D.S.

Harbor

Norman Plotkin, D.D.S.

San Francisco

Joseph P. Sciarra, D.D.S.

San Fernando Valley

CDA Executive Director

Timothy F. Comstock

(Ex officio, voting)

Michael Kvarme, Esq.

Nondentist – Sacramento

CDA Treasurer-Elect

Debra S. Finney, D.D.S.

(Ex officio, voting)

Trustee

Bruce G. Toy, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

Trustee

Thomas H. Stewart, D.D.S.

Kern County

TDC/TDCIS President & CEO

Roger R. Kittredge

(Ex officio, non-voting)

 

* = Denotes 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 BOARDS NOTED.

Upon declaration by the speaker that the TDC and TDCIS slates were moot due to the adoption of Resolutions 10 and 11, Resolution 38 as submitted by the Board of Trustees was adopted.

 

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

President

*Kent Farnsworth, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

Immediate Past President

*Gene B. Welling, D.D.S.

Humboldt Del-Norte

 

President-Elect

Jack S. Broussard, Jr., D.D.S.

San Gabriel Valley

Vice President

*Steven D. Chan, D.D.S.

Southern Alameda County

Executive Director

Timothy F. Comstock

Gordon F. Harris, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

*Roddy N. Feldman, D.D.S.

Napa-Solano

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

Orange County

*Chris Branscum

Nondentist – Sacramento

* = Denotes Incumbency

Resolution 39, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

 

40. RESOLVED, THAT THE ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN FOR MEMBERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP INCLUSIVENESS BE APPROVED.

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

 

41. RESOLVED, THAT THE 1999 TDIC DIVIDEND WHITE PAPER, AS APPROVED BY THE CDAHCI BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BE ACCEPTED.

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

 

42-S1. RESOLVED, THAT TDIC’S PLAN TO SELL TO NONMEMBER DENTISTS IN STATES REQUESTING THIS BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISION TO THE TDIC BYLAWS, ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1, BE APPROVED AS FOLLOWS:

Article IX – Issuance of Policies of Insurance

Section 1. Limitations. Unless prohibited by state laws and/or regulations, issuance of policies of insurance by this corporation shall be limited to:

(a) Dentist members of the California Dental Association,

(b) Dentist members of the American Dental Association,

(c) Dental student members of their respective state associations,

(d) Dental student members of the American Dental Association or

(e) Dentists practicing in states where the sponsoring association does not require the above-described membership as a condition of insurance. Insurance policies issued under Section 1(e) are written only on a non-participating basis.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT NO ACTION TAKE PLACE UNTIL THE FEDERAL IMPLICATIONS ARE EVALUATED AND ADDRESSED TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THE HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND THE TDIC BOARD.

Resolution 42-S1 was substituted for Resolution 42, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted.

 

43-S1. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES THE NEED FOR A DEFINITION OF DENTISTRY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES THAT THIS DEFINITION WILL PROVIDE LATITUDE FOR FUTURE ADVANCES IN EDUCATION, TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF DENTISTRY, AS ADOPTED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES IN 1997, WHICH IS AS FOLLOWS:

"Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body, provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law."

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Dental Public Health: is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice which serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, with applied dental research, and with the administration of group dental care programs as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis. (Adopted May 1976)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF ENDODONTICS AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Endodontics: That branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. (Adopted December 1983)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Oral and maxillofacial pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations. (Adopted May 1991)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region." (Adopted October 1990)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

: That area of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures, including those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of malrelationships and malformations of their related structures and the adjustment of relationships between and among teeth and facial bones by the application of forces and/or the stimulation and redirection of functional forces within the craniofacial complex. Major responsibilities of orthodontic practice include the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of the teeth and associated alterations in their surrounding structures; the design, application, and control of functional and corrective appliances; and the guidance of the dentition and its supporting structures to attain and maintain optimum occlusal relations in physiologic and esthetic harmony among facial and cranial structures. (Adopted December 1980)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs. (Adopted 1995)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF PERIODONTICS AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Periodontics: That specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues. (Adopted December 1992).

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADOPT THE DEFINITION OF PROSTHODONTICS AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION:

Prosthodontics: That branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by the restoration of the natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes. (Adopted May 1976)

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT WHEN THE DEFINITION OF DENTISTRY AND/OR A DEFINITION OF A RECOGNIZED ADA SPECIALTY IS MODIFIED OR ADDED BY THE ADA HOUSE OF DELEGATES, THAT THIS NEW DEFINITION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ADOPTED AS THE NEW CDA DEFINITION.

Resolution 43-S1 was substituted for Resolutions 43, 44 and 56, as submitted by the Central Coast Dental Society and various specialty organizations, and subsequently adopted.

 

44. Resolution 44 was combined with Resolutions 43 and 56, and subsequently substituted by 43-S1. See Resolution 43-S1.

 

45RC. RESOLVED, THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF CDA’S MEMBERS FOR THE ASSOCIATION TO STRIVE FOR FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND MUTUAL RECOGNITION BY OTHER STATES WHEN GRANTING LICENSURE BY CREDENTIALS TO DENTISTS FROM THOSE STATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CONCEPT OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION BE INCLUDED IN DISCUSSION OF LICENSURE BY CREDENTIALS WITH THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONS.

Resolution 45RC was substituted for Resolution 45, as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, and subsequently adopted.

 

46-S1. Resolved, that the CDA Strategic Planning Committee undertake astudy as tothe advisability, appropriateness and feasibility of development of a category of active membership in CDA for dental office personnel (dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratory personnel and front office personnel), and be it further

Resolved, that a report to the August May2000 Board of Trustees meeting be made.

Resolution 46-S1 was substituted for Resolution 46, as submitted by the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, was severally amended, and then defeated.

 

47RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE SECOND-YEAR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ESTABLISH AS ITS GOAL THE PROMOTION OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AMONG STUDENTS, AND THE INCREASED VISIBILITY OF CDA AND ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES WITHIN THE DENTAL SCHOOLS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP SERVICES BE DIRECTED TO WORK WITH THE CDA STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND A PROCESS FOR REVIEW AND SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS., AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP SERVICES REPORT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE MAY 2000 BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT AN EXPENDITURE IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,000 BE INCLUDED IN THE CDA BUDGET ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED THAT $10,000 BE CONTRIBUTED BY CDA AND THAT CDA REQUEST THAT THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC., URGE TDIC AND 1201 FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE SERVICES, INC., TO CONTRIBUTE $10,000 EACH.

Resolution 47RC was substituted for Resolution 47, as submitted by the student delegates, was severally amended and editorially changed, and subsequently adopted.

 

48-S1. RESOLVED, THAT THE CURRENT CDA POLICY, THIRD PARTY INTERFERENCE WITH DENTIST/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP (31S1-1985-H), BE INCORPORATED INTO THE CDA STRATEGIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE.

Resolution 48-S1 was substituted for Resolution 48, as submitted by the San Joaquin Dental Society, and subsequently adopted.

 

49-S1. RESOLVED, THAT CDA PLACE AN IMMEDIATE AND HIGH PRIORITY ON REACTIVATING THE EXISTING INTERNET COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A PROGRESS REPORT BE BROUGHT TO THE MARCH 2000 BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH A GOAL OF FULL IMPLEMENTATION BY JUNE 1, 2000.

Resolution 49-S1 was substituted for Resolution 49, as submitted by the San Joaquin Dental Society, and subsequently adopted.

 

50RC. Resolved, that the Council on Dental Care and the Council on Dental Research and Developments be directed to review and evaluate current research and trends in the area of evidence-based dentistry and its potential impact on California Dental Association members, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Dental Care and the Council on Dental Research and Developments submit their recommendations for a proposed California Dental Association course of action related to evidence-based dentistry to the August 2000 Board of Trustees for review and recommendation to the 2000 House of Delegates.

Resolution 50RC was substituted for Resolution 50, as submitted by the Marin County Dental Society, and subsequently defeated.

 

51. RESOLVED, THAT THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE AND THE ORIGINAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DENTISTS INSURANCE COMPANY BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION IN ESTABLISHING THIS CDA SUBSIDIARY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A LETTER OF GRATITUDE AND RECOMMENDATION BE SENT TO EACH OF THESE VOLUNTEERS.

Resolution 51, as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, was adopted.

 

52. RESOLVED, THAT THE ORIGINAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DENTISTS COMPANY BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION IN ESTABLISHING THIS CDA SUBSIDIARY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A LETTER OF GRATITUDE AND COMMENDATION BE SENT TO EACH OF THESE VOLUNTEERS.

Resolution 52, as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, was adopted.

 

53RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES DIRECT THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC., TO URGE THE DENTISTS INSURANCE COMPANY TO CONSIDER A TDIC BYLAWS CHANGE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INSURANCE TO NON-MEMBER DENTISTSALL CANDIDATES WHILE TAKING THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL LICENSING EXAM.

Resolution 53RC was substituted for Resolution 53, as submitted by the Los Angeles Dental Society, and was subsequently adopted as amended.

54RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES DIRECT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO URGE THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY TO DIRECT THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING FINANCING FOR COMPONENTS WHO WISH TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN BUILDING, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IDENTIFY METHODS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO COMPONENTS ON HOW TO FINANCE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR OWN BUILDINGS.

Resolution 54RC was substituted for Resolution 54, as submitted by the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, was adopted.

 

55. RESOLVED, THAT SECTION 8 OF THE CODE OF ETHICS BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Section 8. Announcement of Specialization and Limitation of Practice

This section is designed to help the public make an informed selection between the practitioner who has completed an accredited program beyond the dental degree and a practitioner who has not completed such a program.

The special areas of dental practice approved by the American Dental Association and the designation for ethical specialty announcement and limitation of practice are: dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. . .

Resolution 55, as submitted by the Judicial Council, was adopted on consent agenda.

 

56. Resolution 56 was combined with Resolution 43 and 44, and subsequently substituted by Resolution 43-S1. See Resolution 43-S1.

 

57. RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AND SUBSIDIARY MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 57 was amended by removal of Resolutions 1, 6 and 42, and subsequently adopted.

 

58. RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 58 was adopted.

 

59. RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND COMMUNICATIONS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 59 was adopted.

 

60. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES DIRECTS THE CDA FINANCE COMMITTEE TO FORMULATE AN INCLUSIVE EXPENSE PROJECTION FOR THE CDA ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOLUTION PROGRAM FOR THE YEARS 2000, 2001 AND 2002, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT BEGINNING WITH THE MARCH 2000 MEETING AND QUARTERLY THEREAFTER, THE CDA TREASURER SHALL REPORT TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ONGOING COSTS OF MAINTAINING AND SERVICING THE CDA ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE, EXCLUSIVE OF OTHER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXPENSES.

Resolution 60, as submitted by the Harbor Dental Society, was adopted.

 

61. Resolved, that the Board of Trustees undertake a study as to the feasibility of a yearly CDA dues increase based on a published price index, and be it further

Resolved, that the Board of Trustees report back to the 2000 House of Delegates.

Resolution 61, as submitted by the East Bay Caucus, was severally amended and then defeated.

 

62. Resolved, that the CDA president appoint an ad hoc Advisory Committee for Electronic Communications Development for the purpose of providing input to the Information Technology Department and in-house web developer for improving communication between and among the members, CDA leadership and the councils, and be it further

Resolved, that the committee be composed of 6 members:

A trustee member to act as chairman

A CDA council representative

A dental student representative

3 members at-large with consideration for input regarding recruitment and retention viewpoints

and be it further

Resolved, that the committee provide periodic reports of their recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

Resolution 62, as submitted by the San Joaquin Dental Society, was defeated.