The Policy Compendium is comprised of policy statements regarding medical and ethical issues addressed by the Iowa Medical Society. The American Medical Association (AMA) also publishes a policy compendium, and the policy categories used here are those of the AMA. As a general rule, AMA policy guides the IMS where IMS has not taken a specific position. This compendium is arranged by major policy categories. Within each category, policies have been given a number and title for easy reference. The designation B-, E-, H-, or PF- at the beginning of a policy number denotes the original policy-making body for that policy: B – Board of Directors; E – Executive Council; H – House of Delegates; or PF– Policy Forum. For more information about the Policy Compendium, click here.