To be considered, resolutions must:
Each resolution is assigned to a reference committee. The Conference Manager determines the ultimate designation of which reference committee will act on a resolution. This determination looks at the relevance of the issue, the possible grouping of like issues for consideration, and the relative workload of each committee. At the publicized time, the committee hears testimony on its resolutions. The author of the resolution is allowed to testify first if so desired. Then, anyone with an interest in the resolution being discussed may offer input. Learn more about reference committees.
Each reference committee presents its recommendations via consent calendar during the final business session. After all actions have been taken (adopted, not adopted, reaffirmed), resolutions that have been adopted are forwarded to the Board of Directors and assigned to appropriate AAFP commissions. Any resolution that has been directly forwarded to the AAFP Congress of Delegates will be reviewed first by the Commission on Membership and Member Services.
Reference committees and business sessions are open to all NCCL attendees. General registrants may co-author resolutions and testify on issues during sessions, but to vote on resolutions in the business session, you must be a chapter delegate. Contact your chapter to learn how to participate as a chapter delegate.