930. Political Action
930.996 Unified Position of Colorado Medical Society and its Component Medical Societies
Component medical societies should be encouraged to lobby legislators in a manner which is consistent with a position taken by the Colorado Medical Society (CMS), or its Council on Legislation. Individual physicians may lobby legislators on the same issue in any direction, for or against, that they see fit. The CMS will maintain a process by which the leadership of all component societies:
- May consider, in advance of meeting of the Council on Legislation, any proposed legislation as well as staff recommendations on the issue;
- Give timely constructive feedback prior to any final decision.
(RES-5, AM 2001; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
930.997 Colorado Medical Society Leadership
The Colorado Medical Society Leadership shall be encouraged to join the Colorado Medical Political Action Committee (COMPAC) and the American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) at any level of membership.
(RES-37, AM 1996; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)
930.998 Political Effectiveness
The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) promotes political effectiveness through the utilization of the legislative staff for Colorado Medical Political Action Committee (COMPAC) activities, the encouragement of membership in COMPAC by all CMS and CMS Connection members, and the use of in kind services provided by the CMS to enhance COMPAC’s support of candidates favorable to medicine.
(RES-36, AM 1996; Revised, BOD-1, AM 2014)
930.999 Support Priorities
(Motion of the Board, October 1983; Sunset, BOD-1, AM 2014)