Nominees for the William Dodd Founder's Award for Distinguished Service must be:
- A physician, physician assistant or advanced nurse practitioner in good standing with the community and profession;
- Active in the field of post-acute/long-term care;
- AMDA -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine member in good standing; and
- Not a current Officer on the AMDA, ABPLM or Foundation boards.