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For over 225 years, NHCMA has represented the voice of New Haven County physicians and their patients. We offer not just a wealth of benefits, like networking events, discounts, action alerts and workshops, we also give you and your patients a way to get involved in the fight for the future of health care.

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Don't be left behind! Find out the latest news, whether it's a policy change, a contract change, billing and coding news and alerts or anything else that affects the way you practice medicine.

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Calendar of Events

NHCMA's Event Calendar includes a variety of valuable seminars and events. Our goal is to offer our physician members and their staffs the knowledge and resources necessary to manage a successful practice.

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  Board of Governors Finance Committee
  Bylaws Committee Membership Committee
  Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee Board of Governors/Delegates & Alternate Delegates



Board of Governors

The Board of Governors shall consist entirely of the following, who shall serve as voting ex officio members of the Board: the members of the Executive Committee, the Delegates to the Connecticut State Medical Society, any member who is an officer of the Connecticut State Medical Society, any member who is a Delegate or Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association, the chairpersons of all standing committees, four At-Large members, and six seats dedicated to house staff physicians.

Between the Annual Meetings of the Association, the Board of Governors shall: Conduct all activities of the Association; manage the funds and property of the Association; direct the Treasurer regarding disbursements; receive from the Finance Committee for presentation at the Annual Meeting a budget for the ensuing year with recommendation for the assessment of dues; receive reports of the Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee relating to charges that have been preferred against a member; receive reports from all standing and special committees; and receive and act upon any other business as may rightfully come before the Board.

Bylaws Committee

Considers all matters concerning the bylaws, as amended, and shall review any proposed changes. Any changes recommended by the Committee shall be referred to the Board of Governors.

Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee

The committee gathers and reviews information relating to the care and treatment of patients for the purposes of (A) evaluating and improving the quality of health care rendered; (B) reducing morbidity or mortality; or (C) establishing and enforcing guidelines designed to keep within reasonable bounds the cost of health care; and to receive complaints regarding the doctor-patient relationship from either party and to attempt to settle those complaints.

The committee may act also as a grievance committee and listen to appeals from a physician aggrieved by action of the Membership Committee.

Finance Committee

The committee duties will be:

(a) Consider and recommend plans for securing capital and operating funds for the Association.

(b) Determine the financial feasibility of Association projects, acts, and undertakings referred to it by the Board and make recommendations thereon to the Board.

(c) Prepare the annual operating budget of the Association for presentation to the Board and the membership at the Annual Meeting, review the financial statements and appraise the Association’s operating performance.

(d) Arrange for an annual audit of the Associations financial operation and services by an independent firm experienced in the financial affairs of the Association.

(e) Receive, review and evaluate the findings of the auditor and make recommendations to the Board concerning the financial operation of the Association.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee will be comprised of at least the Executive Committee and the chairperson will be the Secretary. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to membership development and retention, credentialing, and orientation of members

Board of Governors/Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Connecticut State Medical Society

Delegates are elected to the NHCMA Board of Governors and represent NHCMA at the CSMS's House of Delegates Annual Meeting. Alternate delegates are called upon to fill in for a Delegate who is unable to attend a meeting of the House of Delegates.


If you would like more information on any of these committees, please call Jillian Wood, Managing Partner at (203) 699-2400, or by email to jillian@graffwood.com.

We encourage you to participate in the work of your medical associations. We believe that in these difficult times for medicine, there is a need for new members to join us and share their thoughts and ideas on how we can address the many issues facing physicians and their patients in Connecticut.

The following is a form for you to complete indicating your specific interests. We are very grateful for your continued support of our medical associations and hope that you will consider joining your colleagues who volunteer to work for you through organized medicine.