The name of this non-profit organization shall be the Organization of State Medical Association Presidents (OSMAP).
The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to further the aims and ideals of organized medicine by:
conducting educational programs for members; dealing with issues of importance to the medical profession and
offering an opportunity for interface between members, thereby enhancing their ability to provide leadership
to their state association; to provide an opportunity for leaders in the constituent associations to improve
communication between each other; and to augment communication between the constituent associations and the
American Medical Association.
The members of the Organization shall be the presidents-elect, presidents, past presidents and executive
directors (or equivalent) of state medical associations, who are members for life. “Once a member, always a
The Organization shall be governed by a Steering Committee, which shall consist of twelve (13) members of the
Organization, as follows: the president, three (3) past presidents, the vice president, the secretary, the
executive director/treasurer, and (6) members elected at large. Members elected at large may be elected to
two, three (3) year terms. Elections shall be conducted at the time of the annual meeting, and terms shall
commence at the conclusion thereof. The Steering Committee shall have the power to act for the Organization
and conduct its affairs. The president of the Organization shall serve as the chair of the Steering
Committee, and shall be continued as a member of the Steering Committee for three years following the presidency.
The officers shall consist of a president, vice-president, and secretary; to be elected by the Organization
for a term of one (1) year or until their successors are elected and take office. Their duties shall be
those ordinarily associated with their respective offices. Further, there shall be an executive director
who shall also serve as treasurer, selected by the members of the Steering Committee, to carry out such
duties as are assigned by the Steering Committee. The Executive Director/Treasurer shall also serve as a
voting member of the Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee shall act as the nominating committee and shall submit nominations to members of the
Organization for the officers and members at large of the Steering Committee at the annual meeting.
Nominations may be made from the floor by any member.
Each state medical association shall pay $300.00 annually for the participation of its members
(president-elect, president, past presidents, executive director).
There shall be at least two (2) meetings a year in conjunction with the meetings of the American Medical
Association. The annual meeting of OSMAP will be in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American
Medical Association. There shall be an interim meeting also in conjunction with the interim meeting of
the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.
Amendments to these bylaws may be submitted at any meeting to be acted on at the next regular meeting.
Adoption of the bylaws amendments shall require 2/3rd’s vote of the members present.
The deliberations of the Organization shall be governed by parliamentary usage as prescribed in the current
edition of Sturgis Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, when not in conflict with these bylaws.