Committees

The Society's bylaws establish standing committees and allow ad hoc committees as well. Committee members are appointed by the President and serve a two year term. Committees' missions and scope are provided below. Apply to join a Society Committee here.

Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice Committee (CPC) identifies issues concerning quality of care delivered to patients in post-acute and long-term care settings and develops practice guidelines and/or best practice models. In addition to new clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), projects include updating guidelines, creating and updating informational and clinical tool kits, and creating CPG implementation tools as well as clinical supplements for existing CPGs. Members, who work as part of their facility’s interdisciplinary team, as well as those with academic or research contacts, are being sought for membership.

CPC Subcommittees include:

  • Assisted Living/Non-Institutional Subcommittee
  • Ethics Subcommittee
  • Infection Control Subcommittee
  • Transitions of Care Subcommittee

Members interested in volunteering on this committee are encouraged to complete the online Committee Volunteer Opportunities form.

Education Committee

The Education Committee mission reflects the Society’s status as an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited sponsor of continuing education. The educational activities of the association are offered to expand the knowledge and skills of physicians who provide care for nursing facility residents. Committee members are asked to work on projects such as development of new curricula and programs, review of existing education programs and materials, training programs for course directors and faculty, and joint sponsorship of CME activities with state associations.

Education Committee Subcommittees include:

  • Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee
  • Advanced Core Subcommittee
  • Core Faculty Subcommittee
  • Physician Competencies Workgroup

Members interested in volunteering on this committee are encouraged to complete the online Committee Volunteer Opportunities form.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of the President, Immediate Past President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Executive Director. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to make necessary Board-level decisions between regular meetings of the Board of Directors, and, with the input of the Board, to prepare the agendas for the monthly Board calls.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee has six major tasks:

  1. Overseeing the maintenance of accurate and complete financial records;
  2. Overseeing the preparation of accurate, timely, and meaningful financial statements;
  3. Monitoring the budget and anticipating financial problems;
  4. Safeguarding the organization’s assets;
  5. Complying with federal, state and other reporting requirements; and
  6. Assisting the board in their understanding of the organization’s finances. The committee holds bi-monthly conference calls.

Members interested in volunteering on this committee are encouraged to complete the online Committee Volunteer Opportunities form.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee advises the Board and the Executive Director about all aspects of governance, including Board and Committee roles and function, state chapter structure and function, and the Society’s bylaws.

Members interested in volunteering on this committee are encouraged to complete the online Committee Volunteer Opportunities form.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee's primary objective is to assist the association in recruiting new members. The committee also helps identify member needs (through member survey data) to help guide Society staff in the development of membership benefits and marketing efforts.

Members interested in volunteering on this committee are encouraged to complete the online Committee Volunteer Opportunities form.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee develops the slate of candidates for each year’s election. Two members are dictated by the bylaws, the Immediate Past President and Executive Director. The President appoints two additional members annually, one from the State Presidents Council and one from the House of Delegates.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee identifies issues of concern to the association and develops policy statements to submit to the Board of Directors for action. This committee works on national policy issues, including legislation and regulation, as well as physician payment issues.

Public Policy Subcommittee:

  • Clinical Issues
  • Payment and Practice Management
  • Quality Measures Subcommittee

Members interested in volunteering on this committee are encouraged to complete the online Committee Volunteer Opportunities form.