2017 Summer HOD Proceedings

​Proceedings of the 154th Annual Session of the AVMA House of Delegates
July 20-21, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott
Order of Business—2017 Regular Annual Session
Manual of the HOD (winter 2017)
(Resolutions and bylaws amendments are numbered consecutively beginning with the Winter Meeting)
Reference Committee #1
Resolution 10-Policy on Telemedicine
Resolution 11-Revised Model Veterinary Practice Act

Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws
Bylaws amendment 2—Student Chapters of the AVMA
Bylaws amendment 3—Constituent Allied Veterinary Organizations
Reference Committee #2 – Public Matters
Resolution 5—Policy on the Veterinarian's Role in Supporting Appropriate Selection and Use of Service, Assistance, and Therapy Animals
Resolution 8 - Policy on Handling of Companion Animal Remains
Resolution 9 - Revised Policy on Veterinary Hospice Care
VIF Topic - Service and Assistance Animals
Reference Committee #3 – Education and Research
VIF Topic - Marijuana Therapies for Animals 
Reference Committee #4 – Finance and Economics 
Reference Committee #5 – Legislative and Governmental Matters
Resolution 6 - The Importance of Federal Veterinarians in Emergency Response
Resolution 7 - The Importance of Veterinarians in Food Safety
VIF Topic - Prescription Monitoring Programs and Opioid Prescribing
Reference Committee #6 – Member Services
Report of AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust
VIF Topic - Application and Definition of the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship
Reference Committee #7 – Scientific Activities
Resolution 4 - Policy on Therapeutic Use of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine