House of Delegates

The NJAFP House of Delegates meets each year in conjunction with the NJAFP FamMed Forum. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 House of Delegates will meet virtually August 7 on the Zoom platform. 

This year's guest speaker is Senator Cory Booker, who will join us at 1:15pm.   Please join us for this important meeting.  Registration is FREE.

2020 Resolutions

Each year, the NJAFP House of Delegates considers resolutions for presentation to the New Jersey Legislature, American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates and other policymaking bodies.  

For more information on how to write and propose a resolution, please contact us.

NJAFP 2020 Resolution # 1
Proposed by Kathleen Saradarian, MD
Virtual Meeting and Voting

Whereas: The NJAFP wishes to attract new leaders and new physician involvement within theHouse of Delegates, Board of Directors and various committees, encouraging its members to be more actively involved, and

Whereas: It is more and more difficult for doctors to take time away from their offices, and

Whereas: Participation at the House of Delegates and committees is sometimes barely at a quorum, and

Whereas: There could exist a future situation like the COVID pandemic where meeting in person is actually contraindicated, and

Whereas: Current technology exists which allows for electronic communication and virtual meetings and virtual voting with low cost solutions, now therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the NJAFP Board of Directors approve the development of virtual meetings and virtual voting for the business & elections of the NJAFP and the Board, and be it further

RESOLVED: that the NJAFP bylaws be modified to allow the same, if necessary.

NJAFP 2020 Resolution # 2
Proposed by Sally Mravcak, MD
Payment Model Reform

Whereas: The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated primary care practices to utilize telemedicine services to provide care, requiring financial and human resource investments, and

Whereas: Revenue for telemedicine visits are at a lower level and have not replaced earnings from traditional care, jeopardizing the sustainability of those practices, and

Whereas: Loss of primary care will lead to a decrease in preventive care and care of chronic conditions resulting in a deterioration of health overall and increased long-term health care costs, now therefore be it
 
RESOLVED: That the NJAFP request that the AAFP petition Congress for new federal legislation supporting primary care practices with global capitation payments, providing monthly per-patient payments dependent on health outcomes, whether care is in person, via video or by telephone

NJAFP 2020 Resolution # 3
Proposed by Alisa Reznikov, MD
Mandatory Vaccine Notification Communication Between Pharmacies and Primary Care
Physicians

Whereas: Prevention, especially primary prevention, is integral to family medicine, and

Whereas: Pharmacists, in conjunction with primary care providers, are motivating the general public to be immunized and facilitating vaccinations, and

Whereas: proper record keeping allows for informed vaccine decision-making, and

Whereas: Communication between the primary care provider and pharmacy leads to improved access to and better use of recommended vaccines, now therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the NJAFP request that the AAFP urges Congress for mandatory notification of vaccination administration by pharmacies to primary care providers by digital interface, or fax/secure message