The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) House of Delegates is the policy-forming body of the Association. At each Annual Convention & Exposition, the House of Delegates convenes to discuss proposed policy changes and review the MPA Bylaws. After discussion and vote on any proposed changes, those resolutions are directed to the MPA Executive Board for review and recommendation.
Those representing pharmacy professionals across the state in the House of Delegates include delegates from the Executive Board, the Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians, local associations, regional societies and the Michigan colleges of pharmacy. In addition, following approval of a Bylaws amendment in 2012, pharmacist members who reside in counties with no active local association or who have not designated a local association can apply to serve as a delegate.
To access a copy of the MPA bylaws, revised 2016, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the House of Delegates, please contact MPA at HoD@MichiganPharmacists.org.
New Delegate Briefing Video
A video is available online that covers important topics for those who are new to serving as a delegate to the MPA House of Delegates, or those who have not served in a while. The video covers roles of House officials, the purpose and composition of the House, registration for the session, how to be recognized on the House floor and much more.
Click on the black bars below for additional information about the House of Delegates.
Speaker of the House Responsibilities
Vice Speaker of the House Responsibilities
Secretary of the House of Delegates Responsibilities
The House of Delegates is the legislative division of the Association, composed of representatives of the following organizations: recognized components, affiliated chapters and Executive Board members. All delegates must be members of the Association in good standing.
The secretary of each organization represented in the House of Delegates shall certify to the Secretary of the House of Delegates the names and addresses of each appointed or elected delegate. Each delegate shall be elected or appointed for a term of one year. Each organization represented in the House of Delegates shall also name an equal number of alternate delegates who shall serve in the absence of a delegate.
There are five House rules: operational procedures; component organization system for local associations; nomination and election of House officers; approval of the Nominations Committee report; and process for adoption of, revision to and suspension of the House rules. Click here to access a copy of the House rules.
Hints for Delegates
Methods of Voting*
*If a delegate desires to dispute the results of a vote, he or she may call out “Division” and the Speaker will typically call for a recount using another voting method.
Determining Voting Results
General Rules about Voting