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Set The Course For The IAFP

Call for Resolutions for the 2019 Congress of Delegates

The 2019 IAFP Annual Convention and Congress of Delegates will take place in July in French Lick. 

Do you have an issue or project you want the IAFP to work on? Set the course for your association by writing a resolution and submitting it for consideration by the Congress of Delegates.

Resolutions from across the state are debated at the Congress and those that pass become official IAFP policy.

The IAFP utilizes a Whereas/Resolved format for resolutions

  1. Whereas is followed by the background and conditions of the problem
  2. Resolved is followed by the actions you want the IAFP or AAFP to take

Example:
WHEREAS, studies have shown the use of cell phones while driving can be dangerously distracting; therefore be it RESOLVED, IAFP support state legislation restricting the use of wireless communication devices while driving; except in emergency situations. 

If you have one of more resolutions you would like to be considered by the Congress, please send them to mlewis@in-afp.org no later than June 21st, 2019. 

Do not hesitate to call the IAFP office at 317-237-4237 with any questions! 


2018 Congress of Delegates

2018 Congress of Delegates Mandates

RESOLUTION 18-01 MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PARITY FOR PRIMARY CARE
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians make advocating Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement parity for primary care physicians at all levels of state government a legislative priority.

RESOLUTION 18-02: HEALTHCARE EFFECTIVENESS DATA AND INFORMATION (HEDIS) AUDIT REDUCTION
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy that recommends the reduction and/or elimination of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) audits by Indiana Medicaid and their managed care plans.

RESOLUTION 18-03: HEALTH ADVOCACY AND POLICY FELLOWSHIP
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) work with local, state and federal legislative offices to create, implement, and financially support a health advocacy fellowship program that will allow Indiana family medicine residents to engage the community as well as cultivate interests in health advocacy and policy.

RESOLUTION 18-04: CAFFEINATED DRINKS
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors study the issue of caffeinated drinks and our youth, and report to the 2019 IAFP Congress of Delegates with findings and recommendations.

RESOLUTION 18-05: REDUCING IMPAIRED DRIVERS
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians support educational efforts against impaired driving, including operating a passenger vehicle in Indiana with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04% or greater.

RESOLUTION 18-06: INDIANA MEDICAID PROVIDERS DEFERRED COMPENSATION
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians pursue the ability of Indiana Medicaid providers to participate in the Indiana S.T.A.R.T. program similar to that of other states including Mississippi, and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians pass this resolution to the Indiana State Medical Association for consideration and implementation.

RESOLUTION 18-07: CONVERSION THERAPY
RESOLVED, that the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians advocate for legislation banning the use of therapy aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity in accordance with evidence based literature.

RECOMMENDATION #1 OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:
I recommend that the IAFP have policy that says that the length of therapy for patients in the maintenance phase of a medication assisted treatment program (MAT) have a maintenance phase that is individualized and tailored to each patient and that the duration may be indefinite. If accepted, I would recommend forwarding such resolution by our delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

RECOMMENDATION #2 OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD:
I recommend that the IAFP work with its partners to develop and implement a strategy to advocate for ending insurer’s practice of denying life and disability insurance to HIV-negative patients who choose to protect themselves with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). If accepted, I would recommend forwarding such a resolution by our delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

RECOMMENDATION #1 OF THE PRESIDENT:
I recommend that the IAFP look at these out of state meeting opportunities (i.e. Ten State and ACLF/NCCL) and determine if they are still fulfilling our needs to get to know each other as board members and to do the work of the IAFP board.

RECOMMENDATION #3 OF THE PRESIDENT:
Recommendation that the IAFP no longer has a need to support officers to attend the Regional Meetings and we withdrawal this designation from our budget.

RECOMMENDATION #4 OF THE PRESIDENT:
I recommend that the IAFP BOD directs a specific task force to review the current structure and tasks of the commissions and committees of the IAFP and report back to the Board at next years meeting any innovations or changes that might be desired with appropriate bylaw changes brought forth to the Congress of Delegates.

RECOMMENDATION #1 OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT:
I recommend that the IAFP pursue legislation to maintain the privacy of physician’s personal information on Indiana license applications.