Specialty Society Representation / Organized Medical Staff Section / Young Physicians Section


ARTICLE XII.  SPECIALTY SOCIETY REPRESENTATION

The House of Delegates shall designate those specialty societies entitled to representation in the Medical Society of the State of New York.  Such specialty societies shall correspond to the Statewide specialty societies recognized by the Council of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

Each of the Statewide specialty societies recognized by the Council of the Medical Society of the State of New York shall be requested to submit to the office of the executive vice-president the name of one delegate and one alternate delegate not less than ninety days prior to the annual meeting of the House of Delegates. All such designated delegates must be members of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

Should the delegate or alternate of a specialty society be unable to serve in the House of Delegates, the president of the specialty society shall designate a substitute delegate and shall so notify the secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York in writing.

The Committee on Educational Programs shall be responsible for planning and presenting the program at the Annual Continuing Medical Education Assembly which shall be held at a time and place designated by the Council.  The committee shall be composed of a chairperson and associate chairperson and one MSSNY member from each specialty society that has been recognized by the Council, as provided in Article XII, paragraph 1 of the Bylaws, to be selected from a list of one or more physicians recommended by the above-mentioned specialty societies.  The committee shall be appointed annually by the President of the Medical Society of the State of New York, with the approval of the Council.


ARTICLE XII-A.  ORGANIZED MEDICAL STAFF SECTION

The organized medical staff section is authorized to be represented in the House of Delegates by one delegate.  The organized medical staff section shall represent physicians on the medical staffs of acute care hospitals located in New York State; of psychiatric inpatient facilities maintained by the State of New York or its political subdivisions; and of hospitals with inpatient programs certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health; and of other health facilities and delivery systems.  The Council shall establish the criteria for representation of health facilities and delivery systems in the organized medical staff section

The method of electing the delegate representing the organized medical staff section shall be determined by the Council.


ARTICLE XII-B.  YOUNG PHYSICIANS SECTION

The young physicians section is authorized to be represented in the House of Delegates by a minimum of one delegate and, according to the rolls of the Medical Society of the State of New York sixty days prior to the annual meeting, one additional delegate for each additional 400 members over 100, up to a maximum of three delegates.  The young physicians section shall represent physicians who have completed residency training and are under the age of 40 and physicians, regardless of age, who have completed residency training within the past eight years.  The method of electing the delegates representing the young physicians section shall be determined by the Council.