All FPMA committees are composed of FPMA members in good standing who are appointed by the FPMA President in consultation with the FPMA Executive Committee. FPMA Committees are comprised of at least one chairperson with subcommittees and additional committee members where appropriate.
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Listed below are the 10 FPMA Standing Committees, including information about each committee's respective duties and responsibilities. Select committees may be created for specific or ad hoc purposes by the FPMA President.
1) Bylaws and Resolutions Committee: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Treasurer and at least three active members, receives and/or initiates written proposed amendments to the FPMA Bylaws and/or resolutions, and submits them to the FPMA Board for consideration and recommendation to the general membership at regular annual meetings or special meetings called or set in accordance with these Bylaws. The committee continually monitors the Bylaws and removes obsolete provisions, as well as revising and updating the Bylaws, so they are current, clear, and effective.
2) Ethics and Grievance Committee: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Secretary and three or more active members, receives ethics inquiries or complaints against or concerning members of the association, investigates and makes inquiries into such ethics inquiries and complaints (in consultation with the association General Counsel when necessary), determines their nature and degree of authenticity, and, if authentic and the facts constitute an ethics violation, determines the degree of seriousness. The committee also serves, when possible and feasible, as an arbitrator or mediator between the complainant and practitioner to resolve problems informally, rapidly, and expeditiously in the best interest of the public and profession.
3) Nomination Committee: Members of this committee, which consists of three active members, serve as election judges. At the annual FPMA General Membership Meeting, the committee recommends to the general membership one candidate for each association office. The committee also receives other nominations and presents them to the general membership without recommendation. As election judges, the committee conducts the balloting, and distributes and collects the ballots.
4) Budget, Ways and Means Committee: This committee consists of the FPMA Treasurer and ten members of the FPMA Executive Board. The committee is responsible for the establishment of guidelines for the preparation of the association's annual budget. The committee prepares each annual budget and submits it for approval at least thirty days prior to the meeting of the Executive Board, preceding the annual FPMA General Membership Meeting.
5) Convention Committee: This committee, with the assistance of the FPMA Event/Convention Coordinator, is responsible for the planning and administration of FPMA's annual conference (SAM), along with other meetings and conferences assigned to it by the President or Executive Board. The Convention Committee includes a General Chair, Association Staff, an Exhibitor Chair, and a Scientific Chair.
6) Committee on Insurance Affairs: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Second Vice President and at least five active members of the association, oversees and coordinates the efforts of the Insurance Affairs subcommittees, which include Medicare, Medicaid, and Managed Care. This committee represents the association at all APMA CAC and PIAC conferences and educates association members in all matters of insurance.
7) Committee on Governmental and Legislative Affairs: This committee, which consists of the FPMA First Vice President and at least five active members of the association, initiates and coordinates legislative activity for the association. The committee works closely with the association's Lobbyist and leadership throughout the year to achieve successful implementation of the association's legislative priorities.
8) Committee on Professional Services: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Second Vice President and at least three active members, orchestrates involvement in the Central Labor Council of the Florida AFL-CIO and attends all Guild 45 meetings.
9) Committee on Public Affairs: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Second Vice President and at least three active members, assisted by the FPMA Public Affairs/Website Coordinator, oversees and coordinates all FPMA public affairs activities, including offering special assistance to FPMA's component societies and individual members. The committee also provides helpful information and materials that can be presented or disseminated to the public, as well as government or media personnel, concerning the importance of proper foot care.
10) Membership Committee: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Secretary and at least three active members, oversees and coordinates FPMA membership-related issues, working closely with the association's Membership Coordinator. This committee is comprised of the New Member, Membership Development, Membership Services, and Young Practitioner subcommittees.