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How to Write a Resolution

Resolutions are important to the ISMA because they set policy and guide legislative action. Now is the time to put issues that are important to you into a resolution for the 2016 ISMA Convention, Sept. 14-16 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Submitting a resolution
Here are some guidelines for writing an effective resolution:

  • Begin with a clear action or stand you would like the ISMA to take on an issue and the reasons why.
  • Write a short title.
  • Include your name or the names of ISMA members introducing the resolution.
  • Develop one or more “Whereas” statements explaining the issue and why ISMA action is requested.
  • Conclude with one or more “Resolve” statements that must stand alone and say what you want the ISMA to do in a clear and specific action plan. For example: “Resolved, that the ISMA support legislation that forbids insurance carriers to dictate which facilities patients may use for neuro-imaging procedures.”

The ISMA staff will help you prepare a resolution. Just call (800) 257-4762 or (317) 261-2060. Only ISMA members may submit resolutions. The deadline is July 16.

Presenting to reference committees
Submitted resolutions are assigned to one of four reference committees. Authors of resolutions are asked to provide additional background information to committee members to explain or support their issues.

Reference committees will meet Saturday morning, Sept. 15. You or a designated representative will be asked to attend and respond to questions about your resolution.

See last year’s resolutions here.

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