Stanislaus Medical Society Committees
SMS and CMA also depend on its members to contribute their expertise in areas effecting medicine today. If you have experience in a particular field, you may want to serve on one of SMS or CMA committees. The Medical Society has several committees and their activity level is dependent upon current need. Please read the description of each committee and if interested, please contact the SMS office for further information.
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE: To screen for appropriateness and
arrange for indoctrination meetings for new physicians.
BYLAWS COMMITTEE: To review and update the Bylaws of the
EMERGENCY CARE COMMITTEE: To arrange and coordinate the
physician manpower in the community for handling disasters. To establish liaison
with the civil defense coordinator and County Emergency Committee.
FINANCE COMMITTEE: To review and advice the Board on all
financial activities of the Society. To supervise and coordinate all activities
relating to land use and construction on Society property.
HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE: To serve the
common needs of the separate autonomous Hospital Medical Staffs. To consist of
the Hospital Chiefs of Staff. Current hospital chiefs of staff are automatic
members, provided they are SMS Members.
INTRA-PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE: To mediate disputes
between members of the medical professional and address problems of
relationships with other allied professional groups.
LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: To review State and Federal
legislation concerning delivery of health care for the purpose of developing
position statements. To advise the Board on all important pending legislation.
To establish a liaison with County, State and Federal legislative
MEDICAl REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE: To review and advise the
Society on matters involving professional liability and to assist
Society-sponsored carriers in the eval- uation of potential malpractice cases.
MEMBER BENEFIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: To adjudicate the medical
aspects of claims referred by insurance companies. Periodic review of insurance
programs for the Society members
Committee members as needed.
MENTAL HEALTH/PHYSICIAN WELLBEING COMMITTEE: To act as
liaison with Mental Health Services in the community. To provide the community
physicians and their families with workshops on mental health and stress, to
attempt to help the impaired physician receive services needed.
PROGRAM & POST GRADUATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE: This Committee,
subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, shall have supervision over
the programs of the general meetings of the Society, as well as to assist the
Chairman in developing pro- grams for general Society meetings, as well as to
coordinate and stimulate post-graduate education for physicians through the use
of speakers, seminars, etc. The programs shall be developed to reflect the
educational requirements of the physician membership and in ref- erence to the
local communities health considerations; these programs shall be available
principally to the physician members and the medical community at large. The
programs presented shall be created to advance continued physician study in
scientific knowledge and for the task of education to encompass subjects of
relevant cultural and linguistic knowledge in the practice of medicine. The
Committee responsibilities include all preplan- ning activities and assessment
of all completed events by comparing proposed objectives with the outcome
evaluations. The Committee shall report to the Board of Directors at reg- ularly
scheduled meetings. The Board of Directors shall establish an annual budget.
From time to time the Board shall review the committee mission statement for
merit. The Committee may use the SMS facilities and staff as necessary to
perform necessary business including event support and promotion. It shall
perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may direct in relation to
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE: To review and adjudicate
grievances from the public against individual physicians.