Standardizing Organizational Procedures for WAFP Policy Development, Resolution Archiving

This resolution was adopted by the 2024 House of Delegates.

Brought by: WAFP Board of Directors

RESOLVED, beginning in 2025 and continuing thereafter, the Rules and Regulation of the House of Delegates of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians shall state that all resolved clauses are assumed to be directives to take action unless there is an explicit call to enact, modify, or rescind a WAFP policy, and be it further

RESOLVED, resolutions calling for changes to the policies of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians shall be assigned to the WAFP Board of Directors for implementation, and be it further

RESOLVED, policy developed by the Board of Directors of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians will be brought in a board policy report for review by the House of Delegates at the next meeting of the House of Delegates, similar to the process for the Congress of Delegates of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and be it further

RESOLVED, in the absence of developed policy, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians will reference and rely on the current policies of the American Academy of Family Physicians unless there is a clear conflict, and be it further

RESOLVED, that resolutions adopted more than 10 years before the most recent House of Delegates of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians, or resolutions whose work has been demonstrably completed, shall be archived.