What is the Board of Councilors?

By Timothy Lamar Beck, MD

Many AAOS Now readers may be familiar with the Board of Councilors (BOC), but more often than not, I hear, “What is the Board of Councilors and what do they do?”

Each state—as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and the military—has a designated number of representatives who serve on the BOC, similar to the House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress. (On the BOC, however, there is no partisan politics and we hope to be more effective than Congress.) The individual states select their representatives to the BOC; councilors are expected to serve a 6-year commitment.

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