It is through strong member participation that the HCMA has an effective voice within organized medicine and in our community. We offer a variety of ways for you to serve the organization. Our committee opportunities range from proactive legislative activities to assisting with the creation of the Physician Wellness Program to recommending proposed changes to the HCMA Bylaws. We welcome your participation at any time.
The committee recommends proposed changes to the HCMA Bylaws to the HCMA Executive Council, who in turn distributes the revisions to the HCMA membership for approval.
Editorial Board, The Bulletin
The Bulletin is the official publication of the HCMA and is published bi-monthly, both printed and electronically. The HCMA Editorial Board strives to keep up with our progressive medical community and to present editorials and advertisers in a pleasing and stimulating fashion.
The affairs of the HCMA are managed by its Officers under the supervision and control of the Executive Council. As the governing body of the Association, business is transacted as deemed advisable and in the best interest of the Association.
The HCMA Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of the HCMA (501c3 status), was incorporated in 1997 and provides cash grants to non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area for programs designed to promote awareness and support of health and health related issues.
Government Affairs Committee
An important component of the HCMA is our ability to be proactive legislatively. The HCMA Government Affairs Committee provides legislative efforts that empower members in the legislative arena. To receive the most recent FL Legislative Session Update, click here ELubin@hcma.net.
To Find Your Elected Official https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find
HCMA Delegates to the FMA
HCMA Delegates to the Florida Medical Association (FMA) prepare resolutions to be submitted to the FMA House of Delegates at the FMA Annual Meeting each year. Resolutions often result in proposed legislation or FMA policy.
Hillsborough Political Action Committee (HILLPAC) Board
HILLPAC, the political arm of the HCMA, supports legislators who are pro-medicine and who understand the importance of allowing physicians to care for their patients without burdensome governmental intrusions and unnecessary insurance mandates.
The HCMA and the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) joined efforts in 2013 to update the HCMA/HCBA Medical Legal Code, which was originally created in 1983. Annual reviews are maintained as well as the established Medical/Legal Hotline.
The objective of the Membership Committee is to develop and implement plans to demonstrate the relevance of membership in order to recruit and retain members throughout the year.
Physician Wellness Committee (PWC)
The newly formed PWC is instrumental in creating a fully funded Physician Wellness Program designed to address the seriousness of physician burnout and to help members with work/life balance. The program provides a confidential, voluntary, valuable resource for all HCMA members.