Idaho Medical Association Annual Meeting & House of Delegates
October 7-9, 2022, Sun Valley Resort

ACMS Delegate Stipend Request Form


2022 IMA House of Delegates Report 

We were very happy to see 51 ACMS members attend the House of Delegates this year, out of a total 89 attending. This shows the strength of the ACMS Member bloc in its representation at the HOD meeting.

  • 39 were ACMS Delegates
  • 7 were IMA Board of Trustee Members
  • 5 were delegates of ICEP, IAFP, IPA, Psych Residency and IM Residency
  • 20 had never attended before!

30 Minute Video: Watch Dr. April Dillion break down the 19 resolutions that were acted upon at the 2022 House of Delegates. (ACMS Members only link)

Members Only - Post HOD Review of Actions

View the IMA's House of Delegates Materials

Become an ACMS Delegate 

Each year, the Idaho Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) sets its advocacy agenda through resolutions and reports on activity during its annual meeting. As a delegate, you will help guide the future direction of your Idaho Medical Association's policy and legislative priorities. There will also be a medical education session that is still being qualified for credits and topics are yet to be finalized.

ACMS Delegate Qualifications: 

  • Any "Active" physician member (by IMA By-laws definition) is allowed to serve as an ACMS delegate, assuming they are not already serving as a delegate of another medical association.
  • Those paying part-time, administrative, government, or educational dues rates may qualify as a delegate by paying the balance of a full-time Active member annual dues rate of $520/$210 (IMA/ACMS portions respectively.) Retired member physicians still maintaining an Idaho license and fellows paying resident level dues could do the same.
  • Secondary society members of ACMS may not serve as an ACMS delegate but can only serve in their "native" county society.
  • Otherwise, ACMS member medical residents, medical students, PAs, and NPs are not qualified to serve as delegates but could attend and even speak during the HOD session if invited by an Active delegate to do so.

ACMS Delegate Stipend Available

Registering to attend the Annual Meeting and HOD as a delegate is free for IMA physician members. ACMS provides a stipend as a token of recognition of time spent out of the clinic for eligible delegates attending as "native" ACMS members. Due to our approved budget for stipends, they will be awarded as follows:

Stipend Policy Effective 8/8/2022

  • A $500 stipend will be provided to ACMS members who attend BOTH the Friday and Sunday House of Delegates Sessions in-personOur goal is to incentivize full involvement in the policy-making process. Remote viewing attendance link will not qualify you for attendance and stipend distribution.
  • An additional $250 stipend will be provided to ACMS members who successfully serve on the reference committee at that House of Delegates. Limited slots for involvement on the reference committee are available. Please alert IMA staff of your desire to serve and to learn more about this opportunity. Our goal is to incentivize additional commitment to the policy-making process.
  • ACMS Board members who participate in the full House of Delegates sessions receive an additional $500 stipend. Our goal is to incentivize leadership service and engagement in the policy-making process.
Currently, our budget should allow for about 28 delegates to receive just the $500 stipend, in addition to ACMS board members and reference committee members. If this number is exceeded, stipend reimbursement will cap out on a first-registered, first-served basis. As of 9/14/22, the number of ACMS delegates slated for reimbursement has been filled and registrants after this date have no guarantee of being provided a stipend. This will depend on how many of these already registered delegates fulfill their obligation and register for a stipend.
  • If fewer delegates attend, IMA Board of Trustees and other specialty society or medical educational delegates will be offered the opportunity to apply for a stipend, on a first-come, first-served basis. Our goal is to prioritize recognition of "lay-level" members' participation over other leadership delegates who typically have their travel expenses paid for in full.
  • All delegates are afforded the opportunity to redirect any or all of their stipend to the ACMS Foundation to support the Physician Vitality Program Fund and/or the Medical Student and Resident Emergency Fund, or not receive a stipend at all. Our goal is to highlight the opportunities the ACMS Foundation has for members to support it.
  • Any physicians receiving a stipend of $600 or more will be issued a 1099-NEC form next January as reportable income, unless travel receipts not otherwise already reimbursed by others are turned in with the stipend request form. Our goal is to prioritize compliance with federal and state laws.   


Learn more about the House of Delegates Process Here