The House of Delegates (the House), as the legislative and governing body, is the supreme authority in the Indiana Dental Association. As such, it speaks for the more than 2,800 members of the Association and for the dental profession in Indiana. The House meets once a year, during the Association’s Annual Session held each Spring. The officers of the House are the Speaker and the Secretary. The Executive Director of the Association serves as Secretary of the House of Delegates. Business sessions of this Association shall be conducted by the House of Delegates as provided in the Bylaws. (See below for additional duties and powers of the House.)
|Staff Liaison:||Andrea New|
|Chair:||Dr. Rebecca De La Rosa, Speaker of the House|
|Vice Chair:||Dr. Jenny Neese, Vice Speaker of the House|
|Meetings per year:||2 meetings per year|
|Time per meeting:||Thursday and Saturday of Midwest Dental Assembly|
The powers and duties of the House of Delegates in laid out in the Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association:
SECTION 40. POWERS.
The House of Delegates shall:
(A) be the supreme governing and policy-making body of this Association;
(B) possess the legislative powers of the Association;
(C) determine the policies which shall govern this Association in all its activities;
(D) have the power to enact and amend the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association;
(E) have the power to adopt and amend the Principles of Ethics for governing professional conduct of members of this Association;
(F) have the power to grant, amend or revoke charters of component societies;
(G) have the power to elect Honorary members of this Association;
(H) have the power to create special committees of this Association;
(I) have the power to approve all memorials, resolutions or opinions in the name of the Association;
(J) have the power, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its membership, to levy an assessment upon the members of this Association, pending a 60-day notification to membership by letter to component presidents.
SECTION 50. DUTIES.
It shall be the duty of the House of Delegates to:
(A) elect the elective officers;
(B) elect members of the delegation to the ADA House of Delegates as described elsewhere in these Bylaws except the student delegate shall not vote;
(C) select a nominee to be submitted to Indiana’s ADA Delegates and presented to the ADA 7th District Caucus when a vacancy exists, or is about to exist in the office of 7th District Trustee to the ADA. Such nominations shall not be in conflict with Chapter VII of the ADA Bylaws and its appropriate sub-sections.
(D) adopt the annual budget.
(E) conduct an annual review of policies that have been in existence for four years. If no action is taken to extend or amend the policies, they will automatically sunset at the close of the following year’s House of Delegates.
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