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 email