ASCRS retains AMA House of Delegates seat
The American Medical Association has certified that ASCRS met the compliance requirements and will retain its representation in the AMA House of Delegates. AMA placed eight medical organizations on probation for failing to meet its requirements.
To retain certification, a national specialty society must have at least 100 AMA members, and 25 percent of its physician members must be AMA members. It must also comply with AMA’s policy guidelines and meet specific responsibilities.
ASCRS met the membership requirement, and 28 percent of physician members are AMA members. It also met the guidelines and responsibilities.
ASCRS has held a seat on the AMA House of Delegates, the organization’s top policy making body, since 1977, when specialty societies were first offered seats.