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Joint Committees of the Board of Councilors (BOC) and Board of Specialty Societies (BOS)

The Board of Councilors (BOC) and the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) work together on the following three joint committees:

Bylaws Review Committee

  • Hold an Open Hearing during the Fall Meeting for amendments to the AAOS Bylaws to be proposed (as described in the AAOS Bylaws).
  • Prepare a report, in executive session, after the Open Hearing.
  • Present to the BOC and BOS the Committee's recommended actions on the proposed amendment(s).
  • The BOC Chair shall present the voted BOC recommendations on the amendments to the AAOS Board of Directors.
  • As appropriate, during the BOC business meeting at the AAOS Annual Meeting the Bylaws Committee may present its report and recommendations and the BOC's position regarding each of the proposed Bylaws amendments being considered.

Professionalism Committee

  • Meet as needed to address proposed new and revisions to existing Standards of Professionalism. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Committee Chair and the BOC Chair.
  • Provide assistance and feedback to the AAOS.
  • Draft proposed new Standards of Professionalism.

Resolutions Committee

  • Hold an Open Hearing during the NOLC and Fall Meeting for AAOS Resolutions and/or BOC/BOS Advisory Opinions to be proposed (as described in the AAOS Bylaws).
  • Prepare a report, in executive session, after the Open Hearing.
  • Present to the BOC and BOS the Committee's recommended actions on the proposed AAOS resolutions and/or BOC/BOS Advisory Opinions.
  • The BOC Chair shall present the voted BOC recommendations on the proposed AAOS Resolutions and BOC/BOS Advisory Opinions to the AAOS Board of Directors.
  • As appropriate, during the BOC business meeting at the AAOS Annual Meeting, the Resolutions Committee may present its report and recommendations and the BOC's position regarding each of the proposed resolutions/advisory opinion(s) being considered.