BOS Specialty Protocol for Decision & Response (SPDR) Process

The AAOS responds to various legislative, regulatory, and research opportunities and concerns throughout the year. The BOS created the Specialty Protocol for Decision & Response (SPDR) in an effort to respond to the appropriate agency or governing body with a united orthopaedic voice. Through the BOS SPDR process, the AAOS seeks BOS member organizations’ involvement through commentary and/or letter sign-on approval to these opportunities and concerns.

To request the BOS member organizations’ input on an opportunity or concern, please complete the SPDR Request Form.

Please contact BOS Staff at, if you have any questions or would like more information.