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 is information concerning each of the 10 FPMA Standing Committees, including each committee's respective duties and responsibilities. Select committees may be created for specific or ad hoc purposes by the FPMA President (see number 11 below).
1) Bylaws and Resolution 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 FPMA Bylaws. The committee continually monitors the Bylaws, Policy & Procedure Manual, and Employee Manual of the Association and removes obsolete provisions, as well as revising and updating, so they are current, clear, and effective.
2) Ethics and Grievance Committee: This committee, which consists of the FPMA Secretary and three or more eligible 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) Nominating Committee: Members of this committee, which consists of three eligible 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 for tabulation.
4) Budget and Finance 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 by the FPMA Executive Board at least thirty days prior to the meeting of the Executive Board, preceding the annual FPMA General Membership Meeting. The committee also reviews budget proposals from each standing or select committee, the Association’s investment portfolio and investment policy, and the accounts of the FPMA Components.
5) Convention Committee: This committee, with the assistance of FPMA Staff, is responsible for the planning, fees, 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 or Co-Chairs, Association Staff, an Exhibitor Chair, and a Scientific Chair.
6) Insurance Committee: This committee, which consists of members of the Association recommended by the Committee Chair, oversees and coordinates the efforts of the Insurance 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) Labor Committee: This committee, which consists of two members appointed by the FPMA President, orchestrates involvement in the Central Labor Council of the Florida AFL-CIO and attends all Guild 45 meetings. This committee also oversees the Association relationship with the Guild and OPEIU.
8) Membership Committee: This committee oversees and coordinates FPMA membership-related issues, including membership application, membership category change, and membership services. This committee also coordinates the efforts of all FPMA Component Presidents for issues pertaining to membership benefits, retention, and services working closely with the Association's Membership Coordinator. This committee is comprised of the New Member, Membership Development, and Membership Services committees.
9) Public Affairs Committee: This committee, assisted by the FPMA Public Affairs/Website Coordinator, oversees and coordinates all FPMA public affairs activities, including providing Association members, as well as government or media personnel, with helpful information and materials promoting Podiatric Medicine, which may be presented or disseminated to the public. The committee also offers special assistance to FPMA's Component Presidents in coordinating media activities and local public affairs programs.
10) Legislative Committee: This committee, which consists of up to five eligible members of the Association appointed by the FPMA President, implements the legislative priorities of the Association. The committee works closely with the Association's Lobbyist and keeps Association membership informed about impending or recently enacted legislation.
11) Ad Hoc Committee(s): Ad Hoc Committees are formed by the FPMA President as the need arises. An Ad Hoc Committee is dissolved as soon as its functions have been completed and as approved by the FPMA Executive Committee. Currently existing FPMA Ad Hoc Committees include: 1) FPMA Component Fiscal and Financial Relationship Evaluation Committee, and 2) FPMA Fellowship First Initiative Committee.