Committees

Children’s Medical Services
This committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Children’s Medical Services of the Public Health Division and the Department of Health.

Constitution & Bylaw Committee
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee is a fact-finding and advisory committee on all matters pertaining to the constitution and bylaws of the New Mexico Medical Society. All proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws shall be referred to this committee for study and recommendation prior to being considered and debated by the House of Delegates.

Continuing Medical Education [CME]
The New Mexico Medical Society Continuing Medical Education Committee (NMMS-CME) has been reviewed and recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). As a recognized accreditor, the committee has the authority to certify organizations and institutions in New Mexico as accredited providers of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ The committee also plans the CME activity for the NMMS annual scientific meeting.

Health System Reform Committee
The Health System Reform Committee shall meet to develop plans and implementation strategies for the health system reform principles adopted by the New Mexico Medical Society or pertinent issues referred for consideration by the president.

History of Medicine in New Mexico
The History of Medicine Committee shall monitor the history of medicine in New Mexico and provide guidance and assistance to the University of New Mexico Medical Center Library now known at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.

Liaison Committee to the Department of Health & Environment
The Liaison Committee to the DOH shall act in an advisory capacity and meet with representatives of the departments for the purpose of addressing the Society’s concerns regarding public health matters.

Liaison Committee to Human Services Department [HSD]
This Liaison Committee to HSD committee shall act in an advisory capacity and meet with representatives of the Human Services Department to bring before them the wishes of the Council and House of Delegates pertaining to matters of the Human Services Department.

Liaison Committee to Managed Care
The Liaison Committee to Managed Care shall maintain an ongoing dialogue with all major managed care plan medical directors to discuss and seek solutions for problems that occur between the plans and physicians. Medical directors of all managed care plans are included in this committee.

Liaison Committee to UNM School of Medicine
This Liaison Committee to UNM SOM serves as a link between the New Mexico Medical Society and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the UNM School of Medicine in order to acquaint it with the needs and wishes of the New Mexico Medical Society regarding post-graduate education programs, and the adaptation of the special School of Medicine facilities to programs which are in the best interest of the medical community at large. It will also aid the School of Medicine staff and authorities with any problems which the school may encounter at the state level.

Medical-Legal Committee
The Medical-Legal Committee serves as volunteers to consider cases before the New Mexico Medical Review Commission.

Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee shall be to give the public a better knowledge and understanding of the purposes and objectives of medicine. Subject to the advice of the Council or House of Delegates, the committee will determine and appropriately announce the policy of the Society in all matters involving public relations. This committee shall coordinate those activities of other standing and special committees and statements of the Society to persons or agencies outside our membership.