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2015 House of Delegates · Resolution Summaries

The 2015 House of Delegates recently convened, and during that time Resolutions were brought before the House for debate and a vote. Some, like HD-01 through HD-07, are largely House business resolutions that typically generate little debate. The remaining Resolutions were submitted by numerous entities: Component Societies, the WSDA Board, and committees. Here, you'll find summaries of each resolution, information about amendments to the resolutions, and the result of the vote. View the resolutions in their entirety.

HD-01-2015 · ADOPTED
Rules for the House of Delegates – September 2015. This resolution called for the House of Delegates to adopt and follow rules. 
 
HD-02-2015 · ADOPTED
Committees and Parliamentarian for Annual Meeting of House of Delegates - September 2015. This resolution called for the acceptance of appointments to the committees that govern the House of Delegates, including Credentials, Rules and Order, Reference and also named the Parliamentarian for the House. 
 
HD-03-2014 · ADOPTED
Acceptance of WSDA Audit for the Year Ending September 30, 2014. This resolution called for the acceptance of the annual WSDA audit. 
 
HD-04-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
WSDA 2015/2016 Budget This resolution called for the acceptance of the annual WSDA budget, and was amended, deleting the WDIA dividend payment from the WSDA budget.
 
HD-05-2015 · ADOPTED
WSDA Dues for 2016. This resolution called for the acceptance of the annual WSDA dues. For the fourth year in a row, there will be no dues increase!
 
HD-06-2015 · ADOPTED
Nominations for Elective Office. This resolution calls for the acceptance of the annual nominations for WSDA Elective Offices. See results here (this will link to the Source)
 
HD-07-2015 · ADOPTED
Location of the 2018 House of Delegates. This resolution called for the acceptance of the annual WSDA HOD Location. The 2018 House of Delegates will be held in Tacoma. 
 
HD-08-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
WSDA Legislative Agenda for 2016. This resolution called for the acceptance of the annual WSDA legislative agenda for 2016, and was adopted with an amendment striking lines 85-88 (pertaining to HD-14-2012) in the 9th resolved clause.
 
HD-09-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Appointment of Task Force to Review Automated Membership Approval Process. This resolution called for an expedited membership approval process, and was adopted with amendments including the creation of a task force and a report to the 2016 House of Delegates. 
 
HD-10-2015 · ADOPTED
Recognition of Association and Component Society Staff. This resolution called for the acceptance of the resolution to recognize Association and Component society staff on significant anniversary dates at the House of Delegates. 
 
HD-11-2015 · ADOPTED
Stipend for the Secretary-Treasurer. This resolution called for the acceptance of an increased stipend for the Secretary-Treasurer of the WSDA from $2,500 a year to $5,000 a year.
 
HD-12-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Formalization of Executive Director Compensation Committee (Bylaw Amendment). This resolution called for the formation of an Executive Director Compensation Committee, and  was adopted with amendments changing the makeup of the compensation committee to one comprised of the Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past President and four at-large members of the WSDA Board of Directors. The Compensation Committee shall make recommendations on the ED’s compensation and submit them to the WSDA Board of Directors for consideration.
 
HD-13-2015 · REJECTED
Executive Director Compensation Consultant. This resolution called for the hiring of an independent consultant to review the Executive Director’s compensation.
 
HD-14-2015 · ADOPTED
External Review of Association Governance, Strategic Planning, Decision Making, and Enterprise Risk Management. This resolution called for an external review of the way the Association governs itself.  
 
HD-15-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Dental License Renewal Reform. This resolution called for legislative, regulatory and or legal relief in the event that a dentist failed to renew his or her license in time. The resolution was adopted with minor changes to lines 46-49, striking the word legislative. The remaining changes did not substantially alter the original intent of the resolution. 
 
HD-16-2015 · ADOPTED
PGY-1 Residencies in Washington State. This resolution called for  WSDA to work with the Legislature and DQAC to ensure that all Washington state CODA-accredited GPR/AEGD residencies can be accepted as a path to licensure in the state in lieu of a regional board exam.
 
HD-17-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
First-time Delegates to the ADA House (Bylaw Amendment). This resolution called for a seat at the ADA House of Delegates to be made available for a member dentist who has never been elected to the ADA House or has previously served at least one year as a WSDA-appointed alternate delegate or ASDA delegate or alternate delegate to the ADA House. This resolution was amended to include a new resolved clause that required it to be inserted in Article X of the bylaws upon adoption.
 
HD-18-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Anti-Nepotism Policy. This resolution called for the establishment of an anti-nepotism policy at the WSDA. It was amended with all original content removed and a new resolved clause put in its place reading: RESOLVED that the Washington State Dental Association shall have an anti-nepotism policy when hiring new employees, in such form as shall be approved by the Board of Directors and to be reported to the 2016 House of Delegates.
 
HD-19-2015 · ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Non-Profit Compliance Training for Staff and Board Members. This resolution called for the establishment of a compliance training program for some WSDA staff and Board members. The resolution was amended with all original content removed and a new resolved clause put in its place reading: RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors implement a training program and report the content of such program to the 2016 House of Delegates.
 
HD-20-2015 · REJECTED
Independent Committee on Executive Compensation (Bylaw Amendment). This resolution called for an independent committee to review Executive compensation. 

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