The House of Delegates is the principal policy-making body of the AANP. Delegates represent constituent associations, which include state associations, colleges, and specialty, affiliate, and student organizations.
The role of a delegate is unique, in that they vote and represent the voice of all naturopathic physicians from their respective constituencies. Delegates are responsible for communicating House activities (i.e. bylaws changes, position
papers, etc.) to their constituent associations. This provides an opportunity for constituents to provide feedback and comments to their Delegate. Delegates then report that feedback back to the House and vote on House activities based on
the feedback from their constituents.
Delegates must be current AANP members.
The House of Delegates function is to:
Amend the Corporation Bylaws
Adopt official Corporation Code of Ethics, Definitions, Standards, and position papers developed in cooperation with the Board, Committees or Taskforces of the Corporation
Hear reports from Corporation officers and leadership
Advise or recommend action to the Board of Directors by means of House resolutions
Represent their constituents and communicate to them Corporation information and actions
Provide leadership and participate as members in Corporation committees and taskforces
Adopt Rules for House procedure
Nominate and elect the officers of the House of Delegates
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HoD Governing Documents
House Rules, Duties & Responsibilities, Bylaws, and Position Paper submission forms.
We want to ensure the voices of all NDs are heard. That's why delegates educate their constituents on all important business and actions of the HoD. This allows for constituents to review and provide feedback on business, when appropriate.