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CHICAGOLAND HEALTHCARE RISK 2.4. Facilitating communication of healthcare MANAGEMENT SOCIETY BYLAWS risk management issues with stakeholders; 2.5. Advocating for the benefit of patients ARTICLE I - NAME AND and/or other healthcare consumers, as well as AFFILIATIONS for the profession in regulatory, legislative, and other professional arenas; 1.1 NAME 2.6. Promoting risk management to healthcare The name of the organization shall be the organizations and the need for healthcare care Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management risk management professionals within the Society, hereinafter referred to and known as healthcare industry; "CHRMS.” 2.7 CHRMS is organized exclusively for 1.2 AFFILIATIONS charitable, scientific, and educational purposes as a not-for-profit association. CHRMS shall CHRMS is affiliated with the American Society conduct its business so that no part of its for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). income and earnings shall inure to the benefit Affiliations with other appropriate of any member, director, officer, or other organizations may be developed at any time individual. Upon dissolution, any assets of with the approval of the general membership. CHRMS remaining after payment of just debts The purpose of the affiliations will be to shall be distributed to any organization develop and strengthen effective risk enjoying an exempt status under S501 (c) (3) of management programs in hospitals and related the ...

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CHICAGOLAND HEALTHCARE RISK
MANAGEMENT SOCIETY BYLAWS
ARTICLE I - NAME AND
AFFILIATIONS
1.1
NAME
The name of the organization shall be the
Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management
Society, hereinafter referred to and known as
"CHRMS.”
1.2
AFFILIATIONS
CHRMS is affiliated with the American Society
for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM).
Affiliations with other appropriate
organizations may be developed at any time
with the approval of the general membership.
The purpose of the affiliations will be to
develop and strengthen effective risk
management programs in hospitals and related
healthcare institutions.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
The purpose of CHRMS shall be to advance the
development and role of the professional
practice of healthcare risk management by:
2.1
Conducting educational programs and
activities to strengthen and develop healthcare
risk management and patient safety and
promote professional development;
2.2
Providing forums for the exchange of
ideas;
2.3
Developing professional relationships
among members in order to facilitate free
exchange of information and resolution of
mutual concerns;
2.4.
Facilitating communication of healthcare
risk management issues with stakeholders;
2.5.
Advocating for the benefit of patients
and/or other healthcare consumers, as well as
for the profession in regulatory, legislative, and
other professional arenas;
2.6.
Promoting risk management to healthcare
organizations and the need for healthcare care
risk management professionals within the
healthcare industry;
2.7
CHRMS is organized exclusively for
charitable, scientific, and educational purposes
as a not-for-profit association.
CHRMS shall
conduct its business so that no part of its
income and earnings shall inure to the benefit
of any member, director, officer, or other
individual.
Upon dissolution, any assets of
CHRMS remaining after payment of just debts
shall be distributed to any organization
enjoying an exempt status under S501 (c) (3) of
the Internal Revenue Code or successor
statutory authority.
CHRMS shall maintain
fiscal responsibility.
ARTICLE III – POWERS AND DUTIES
3.1
The officers of CHRMS shall be
responsible for conducting the business of
CHRMS and to act on behalf of CHRMS on
governance issues between board meetings.
The officers shall carry out the duties granted in
Article VIII.
3.2
The Executive Board of CHRMS
(hereinafter referred to as “Board”) shall carry
out the powers and duties granted in Article IX.
3.3
The membership of CHRMS shall have the
rights and obligations vested in them according
to the designated membership categories in
Article IV.
The membership, as specified in
Article XII is granted the authority to ratify
amended Bylaws.
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ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
4.1
ELIGIBILITY
Membership is open to professionals whose job
responsibilities include healthcare risk
management and patient safety or who have
demonstrated a
bona fide
interest in the field of
healthcare risk management and who agree to
support the mission, vision and code of
professional conduct of the American Society
for Healthcare Risk Management.
4.2
Membership Categories
4.2.1
Regular members are individuals who are
professionally involved in the field of
healthcare risk management and patient safety,
whose job responsibilities include healthcare
risk management, patient safety, providing
underwriting, marketing or brokering functions
for an insurance company or providing legal or
consulting services to healthcare providers, or
are interested in the field of healthcare risk
management and patient safety.
4.2.2
Academic members are full-time students
who are registered at an institution of higher
learning in a program that is related to
healthcare risk management or patient safety
and not otherwise eligible for membership
under any other section in this article.
Academic members may not vote or hold
office.
4.3
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
4.3.1
Individuals are eligible for membership
upon submission of an application for
membership as provided in this section and
required membership dues as established by
CHRMS, according to Article V, Section 5.1.
Eligibility for student membership requires
documentation verifying the name of the
school, program in which enrolled, and full-
time status (documents may include but are not
limited to a copy of the student identification or
recent transcript).
4.3.2
The Membership Committee shall
review applications for membership that do not
meet the established criteria as set forth in
either Section 4.2 of Article IV.
In such cases
the Membership Committee may refer the issue
to the Executive Board with its
recommendations, and in such cases a majority
vote by the Executive Board is required for the
approval of each application under
consideration.
Any applicant who is denied
membership shall be notified in writing by the
President or the President’s designee.
4.3.3
New members will be notified, in
writing, by the Chair of the Membership
Committee, of their acceptance into CHRMS.
4.4
TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP
Membership in CHRMS is vested in
individuals and shall not be transferable to
another individual.
4.5
TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
4.5.1
Members may, at any time, direct their
written resignation from CHRMS to the
Executive Board.
Resignations are effective
upon the receipt of notice by CHRMS, but the
member shall remain liable for financial
obligations incurred by the member before
CHRMS’ receipt of notice of resignation.
4.5.2
A membership may be terminated by
decision of the Executive Board after giving the
member the opportunity to have a hearing.
4.5.3
Membership renewal dues unpaid within
60 days of the annual meeting will be cause for
termination of membership.
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ARTICLE V - DUES
5.1
AMOUNTS
The amount of annual dues of CHRMS, (for
each category of membership), shall be
established by the Executive Board according
to the guidelines established by CHRMS and
shall remain in effect until amended.
5.2
NO REFUNDS
No portion of the dues paid by any member
shall be refundable because his/her membership
is terminated for any reason.
5.3
WAIVERS
The Executive Board may grant dues waivers
for members who are unemployed at the time
of membership renewal and apply for a dues
waiver in writing to CHRMS, which may last
up to six months at the discretion of the board.
All such decisions by the board will be final.
Dues waivers shall terminate at the end of the
time period prescribed by the board or thirty
(days) after the member has obtained
employment, whichever occurs first.
Such
status shall not interrupt the member’s official
tenure in CHRMS.
Dues waivers may be
granted by a majority vote of the Executive
Board for any membership category.
ARTICLE VI – DONATIONS &
SPONSORSHIP
6.1
FUNDING
Any funds or property donated and specifically
designated to further the work or programs of
CHRMS shall become the property of
CHRMS in accordance with policies
established by CHRMS.
The funds shall be
used for any purpose at the discretion of the
Board.
In the event of disaffiliation by
CHRMS from any of its affiliated
organizations, the contributed or sponsor funds
will follow CHRMS for the purpose(s)
specifically identified.
ARTICLE VII – SOCIETY MEETINGS
7.1
ANNUAL MEETING
CHRMS shall meet at least annually for the
transaction of the affairs of CHRMS.
Such
annual meeting shall be held at a time and place
approved by the Executive Board.
7.2
SPECIAL MEETINGS
Special meetings may be called by the CHRMS
Executive Board upon approval of the President
or upon petition of no fewer than ten (10)
percent of all active members.
Special
meetings shall be limited to consideration of
subjects listed in the official call for such
meetings, unless it is otherwise ordered by the
unanimous consent of the members present and
voting.
7.3
NOTICE OF MEETINGS
The Secretary of CHRMS shall notify the
membership by mail or other means of annual
or special meetings no less than 30 days prior
to the date of the meeting.
7.4
VOTING
7.4.1
ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE.
All active
members in good standing shall have the right
to vote.
Proxy voting shall not be permitted.
7.4.2
MAJORITY.
Except as otherwise
specified herein, all matters shall be settled by
simple majority vote - a majority of votes
returned or majority of members voting in
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assembly or by other mechanisms approved by
the board, as the case may be.
7.4.3
VOTING PROCESS.
Voting may take
place by mail ballot or in person by appropriate
members at the annual meeting or by other
mechanisms approved by the Board.
The
Nominating Committee or its designee shall use
first class mail for all mail voting or other
mechanisms as approved by the Board.
Completed ballots must be returned by mail or
other voting mechanism approved by the Board
of CHRMS within 30 days.
The votes shall be
tabulated and results reported to the Board.
7.4.4
TIE VOTE.
In the event of a tie vote by
the membership for a new board member or
officer, the tie will be broken by a majority vote
of the Board.
In case of a Board vote tie, the
President’s vote breaks the tie.
The final
results shall be binding and shall be
communicated to the membership in writing
within 45 days after the ballot receipt deadline.
7.5.
QUORUM
A quorum shall consist of the regular members
present at the annual business meeting.
For
special meetings and all other duly called
meetings, a quorum shall consist of at least ten
(10) percent of the current regular members.
ARTICLE VIII - OFFICERS
8.1
ELIGIBILITY
Regular members of CHRMS in good standing
shall be eligible for elective office, not
withstanding, a current President of CHRMS
will not be eligible for elective office until two
years after fulfilling the role of Immediate Past
President.
All officers must have a regular
membership in ASHRM, or other affiliated
organization.
8.2 OFFICERS
The officers shall be President, President-elect,
Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected
by a majority vote of the regular members of
CHRMS who vote.
8.3
ELECTION AND TERM
The election of officers and Board members
shall be conducted by mail or by other
mechanisms approved by the Board.
A ballot,
listing candidates proposed by the Nominating
Committee, shall be mailed or sent by other
mechanism as approved by the Board to each
eligible voting member of CHRMS by the
Nominating Committee or its designee no
fewer than 30 days prior to the annual meeting.
The votes shall be tabulated by a designee of
the Nominating Committee and reported to the
Board.
The results of the election shall be
communicated to the membership at the annual
meeting.
8.4
TENURE OF OFFICE
President, President-elect, and Past President
shall serve for a one-year period beginning
immediately following the annual meeting.
The President-elect shall commence service as
President upon the expiration of said one-year
period, at which time the President then
becomes the Past President.
Secretary shall serve for a two-year term
beginning immediately following the annual
meeting.
Treasurer and Treasurer-elect shall serve for a
two-year term beginning immediately
following the annual meeting, or other election.
Upon the completion of the Treasurer’s term in
office, the Treasurer-elect shall assume the
position of Treasurer for one full year.
Beginning in the year 2008, the position of
Treasurer-elect will be filled annually.
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8.5 AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF
OFFICERS
8.5.1
President
: The President’s main
responsibilities are to lead the activities of the
Executive Board and CHRMS as a whole. The
President shall serve as chairperson of the
Executive Board.
It shall be his/her duty to
notify members of meetings, to preside at all
meetings and call special meetings as the need
arises, to appoint committees and committee
chairpersons, and to supervise all activities of
CHRMS.
The President shall be an ex-officio
member of CHRMS committees, but may
appoint the President-elect to represent him/her
at any or all committee meetings.
The
President shall be an authorized check signer
and shall sign all checks in the absence of the
Treasurer.
The President shall perform other
executive duties deemed as necessary.
No less than annually the President shall submit
a report, in writing, to the membership. The
report shall contain information on the fiscal
situation of CHRMS, personnel changes, and
any other information required by the
Executive Board.
The President’s authority is
derived from the Bylaws of CHRMS.
He or
she may speak publicly on behalf of the
Executive Board and CHRMS on issues of
interest to the membership.
Qualifications
:
A minimum of one term as a member of the
CHRMS Executive Board; demonstrated
leadership ability as evidenced by such
positions as CHRMS committee chair/member
or President/President Elect or other leadership
position of an affiliated ASHRM chapter or
other affiliate for a minimum of two years as of
the date of nomination; current CHRMS active
member in good standing with a minimum of
three consecutive years of regular membership.
8.5.2
President-elect
: President-elect shall
work closely with the President and the
Executive Board and shall assume such
responsibilities as the President and/or the
Executive Board may direct.
The President-
elect shall assume the duties if the President is
absent, and shall become the President of
CHRMS should the President resign from
office or become ineligible for membership.
He/she is charged with the responsibility of
acquiring whatever skills and/or knowledge
that may be necessary to prepare for the
assumption of the office of the Presidency.
He/she shall be an ex-officio member of all
committees, both standing and special, and
shall attend as many committee meetings as
needed or desired.
Qualifications
:
A minimum of one term as a member of the
CHRMS Executive Board; demonstrated
leadership ability as evidenced by such
positions as CHRMS committee chair/member
or President/President-elect or other leadership
position of an affiliated ASHRM chapter or
other affiliate for a minimum of two years as of
the date of nomination; current CHRMS active
member in good standing with a minimum of
three consecutive years of regular membership.
8.5.3
Secretary
: The Secretary shall keep
minutes of all meetings of CHRMS and the
Executive Board.
The Secretary shall perform
general correspondence and other secretarial
duties for CHRMS as deemed necessary.
Qualifications
:
Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced
by such positions as CHRMS committee
chair/member or President/President-elect or
other leadership position of an affiliated
ASHRM chapter or other affiliate for a
minimum of two years as of the date of
nomination; current CHRMS regular member
in good standing with a minimum of two
consecutive years of regular membership.
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8.5.4
Treasurer
: The Treasurer shall collect
all dues according to Article V, and all other
monies owed to CHRMS.
The Treasurer shall deposit CHRMS' funds in a
bank account held in the name of CHRMS and
keep records of the source of all monies
received and disbursed.
The Treasurer will
make proper disbursements over his/her own
signature on payments for obligations as shall
be authorized by the President.
[Records will
be kept using a fiscal year of January 1 to
December 31].
Qualifications:
Willingness and/or ability to maintain financial
accounts; and to work with predecessor and
successor treasurer, (i.e., Treasurer-elect) to
ensure transition and timely transfer of data;
current CHRMS
member in good standing
with a minimum of two consecutive years of
regular membership; and demonstrated
participation in CHRMS’ programs,
committees and/or meetings for a minimum of
2 years as of the date of nomination.
8.6
Treasurer-Elect
The
Treasurer-elect shall
work closely with the Treasurer and the
Finance Committee to learn the accounting
system(s) and/or program(s) utilized by
CHRMS to maintain its accounts and fiscal
responsibility.
The Treasurer-elect shall
assume such responsibilities as the Treasurer
and/or Finance Committee may direct.
The
Treasurer-elect may perform any duty or
responsibility described in section 8.5.4.
The Treasurer-elect shall serve from date of
his/her election until the Treasurer retires from
the board, at which time the Treasurer-elect
shall automatically attain the office of
Treasurer.
The Treasurer-Elect shall have no right to vote
at Board Meetings.
Qualifications:
Willingness and/or ability to maintain financial
accounts; and to work with predecessor and
successor treasurer to ensure transition and
timely transfer of data; current CHRMS
member in good standing with a minimum of
two consecutive years of regular membership;
and demonstrated participation in CHRMS’
programs, committees and/or meetings for a
minimum of 2 years as of the date of
nomination.
8.7
VACANCIES
If the office of President becomes vacant, the
President-elect shall immediately accede to the
Presidency for the duration of the unexpired
term and shall continue to serve as President for
the subsequent term.
The Past President shall
assume responsibility of President-Elect until
the next regular election.
If both the President and the President-elect
shall become unable to perform the duties of
their offices, the Executive Board shall appoint
from the membership of the Executive Board a
President pro tempore to serve for the
remaining portion of the unexpired term.
At
the next regular election of CHRMS, a
president and a President-elect shall be elected
in accordance with the provisions of these
Bylaws.
President will appoint with approval of a
majority of the Board a member otherwise
qualified to complete the terms of secretary or
treasurer if vacant.
ARTICLE IX - EXECUTIVE BOARD
9.1
COMPOSITION
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The Executive Board, also referred to herein as
the “Board,” shall be composed of the officers,
the Immediate Past President, six "at-large"
(non-officers) members elected by the voting
membership.
In the event that the Immediate
Past President is not available, the most recent
past President will be asked to serve as a
member of the Executive Board, at the
discretion of the Board.
All members of the
Executive Board will have equal voting rights.
9.2 ELIGIBILITY
Members of CHRMS in good standing shall be
eligible to serve on the Executive Board as “at-
large” members; notwithstanding, a current
President of CHRMS will not be eligible to
stand for election as an officer or at large
Executive Board member on the Executive
Board until two years subsequent to completing
the role of past President.
All Executive Board
members shall have a membership in ASHRM
or similar organization sharing the vision and
mission of ASHRM.
The Executive Board has
the sole right to determine whether a similar
organization shares the vision and mission of
ASHRM.
Qualifications
:
Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced
by such positions as CHRMS committee
chair/member or President/President-elect or
other leadership position of an affiliated
ASHRM chapter; current CHRMS regular
member in good standing with a minimum of
three consecutive years of regular membership;
a minimum of five years work experience in a
health care related field as defined in Article
4.2.1.
9.3
MEETINGS
The Board will establish a meeting schedule for
the year at its first meeting.
Other meetings
shall be at the call of the President as needed.
9.4
ELECTION AND TERM
At large elected Executive Board members
shall serve for a term of two years.
To provide
for continuity of leadership, the terms of the at-
large members will be staggered.
The election
of Executive Board members shall be
conducted by mail or other voting mechanisms
approved by the Executive Board.
A ballot,
listing candidates proposed by the Nominating
Committee and providing for write-in
candidates, shall be sent to each eligible voting
member of CHRMS by the Nominating
Committee not less than 30 days prior to the
annual meeting.
The votes shall be tabulated
by the Nominating Committee or by the means
of approval of the Board and reported to the
Executive Board.
The results of the election
shall be communicated to the membership at
the annual meeting.
Any member of the Executive Board who is
absent from two successive meetings of the
Board without adequate reason, in the view of
the President with the concurrence of a
majority of members of the Executive Board,
shall have his/her appointment terminated.
The
vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the
provisions of these Bylaws.
9.5
AUTHORITY AND DUTIES
The Executive Board shall have the authority to
make policy decisions for CHRMS and to
establish rules or procedures for CHRMS.
The
Executive Board shall have the responsibility to
develop plans, objectives, and purposes for
CHRMS, establish standing and ad hoc
committees in line with the objectives of
CHRMS and in order to implement CHRMS
programs; review the recommendations of
these committees, and approve, modify, or
disapprove reports, resolutions, or actions of
committees of CHRMS.
9.6
QUORUM
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A quorum for the Executive Board shall consist
of a majority of members, excluding vacancies.
9.7
VACANCIES
The Executive Board shall have authority to fill
any vacancy that may occur on the Board of the
members “at-large”
The vacancy shall be filled
by appointment of the person who received the
next highest number of votes in the previous
election to that position.
If that person is
unwilling or unable to serve, an eligible
member of CHRMS shall be appointed to serve
until the next general election.
At that time the
position will be filled for the remainder of the
unexpired term (if any) by election in
accordance with these Bylaws.
9.8
CODE OF CONDUCT/CONFLICT OF
INTEREST
The Board members shall exercise the utmost
good faith in all transactions relating to their
duties in CHRMS.
Board members shall abide
by the provisions of ASHRM’s Code of
Professional Conduct.
A Conflict of Interest Statement is distributed
annually to the Board members.
These
individuals are required to return the completed
Conflict of Interest Statements annually, Board
Members have the responsibility to make full
disclosure of any potential conflicts as they
arise.
The Executive Board will review all conflict of
interest disclosures and take appropriate action.
Decisions of the Executive Board are final.
ARTICLE X - COMMITTEES
10.1
STANDING COMMITTEES
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.1.1
Standing committees shall be the
Nominating Committee, Program Committee,
Membership Committee, Governance
Committee, Strategic Planning Committee,
Law Committee, Finance Committee and
Communications Committee.
10.1.2
All standing committees shall be
composed of a minimum of two members.
[No
more than 50% of the committee members may
be from the Executive Board].
10.1.3
All standing committee chairpersons or
co-chairpersons shall be appointed by the
President from the membership of the
Executive Board.
10.1.4
All committee members shall be
appointed annually by the individual
chairpersons.
10.1.5
Standing committees shall meet at least
twice a year.
Additional meetings may be
called by the chairperson as needed.
10.1.6
A quorum for any committee will
consist of at least half of the members of the
committee.
10.1.7
All matters will be settled by a simple
majority vote of members present.
10.1.8
All committees of CHRMS shall report
their plans, budgets, if applicable, and activities
to the Executive Board for review and
approval.
10.1.9
The President of CHRMS may appoint
special committees as authorized by the
Executive Board to deal with special topics or
areas of interest to CHRMS.
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10.1.10
The specific responsibilities of the
standing committees shall be as set forth in
Sections 10.2 through 10.9.
10.1.11
Each committee will be responsible for
establishing policies, procedures and budgets,
as approved by the Board.
10.2 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.2.1
To review criteria to be met by
prospective candidates for the Executive Board
and if necessary to revise criteria.
Such criteria
will be consistent with the Bylaws of CHRMS
and must be approved by the Executive Board
prior to publication.
The criteria will be
published at least 75 days prior to the annual
meeting.
Such publication will coincide with
the solicitation of candidates for open Board
seats, and office positions.
10.2.2
To solicit candidates for open Board
seats by requesting nominations by mail or
other means as designated by the Board at least
75 days prior to the annual meeting.
All
nominations for open Board seats must be
received by the Nominating Committee no later
than 45 days prior to the annual meeting.
10.2.3
To present a slate of candidates for
officers and at large members of the Executive
Board.
Said slate to be sent to the membership
at least 30 days in advance of the annual
meeting.
10.3
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.3.1
To plan the educational and/or social
networking programs for the year following the
annual meeting, including Law Day and
Annual Meeting and such other programs as
desirable.
10.3.2
To present a tentative schedule for
programs and a budget for each program for the
year to the Executive Board in ample time in
advance of each program.
10.3.3
To prepare a written report to the Board
within 30 days of each program regarding
attendance and other issues related to future
budgeting and planning.
10.4
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES
:
10.4.1
To recruit and communicate with
prospective members; to make
recommendations to the Executive Board as
appropriate; to resolve any questions or
concerns regarding applications for
membership.
10.4.2
To notify new members, in writing, of
their acceptance into CHRMS and to welcome
new members by introducing them to activities
and benefits.
10.4.3
To maintain a complete and accurate
membership list and accurate application file;
to inform, the Communications Committee or
other appropriate administrative personnel
regularly of additions and deletions to the
membership list.
10.5
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES
:
10.5.1
To conduct an annual review of the
Bylaws; to develop policies and procedures in
cooperation with the board and/or other
committees, as may be necessary; to take into
consideration comments and recommendations
solicited from the members.
10.5.2
To present proposed changes in the
Bylaws to the Executive Board for
recommendation to the members 30 days in
advance of the annual meeting.
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10.6
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.6.1
To prepare a periodic newsletter to be
distributed to the members; to maintain and
revise the website.
10.6.2
To acknowledge local and national
accomplishments of CHRMS members in the
newsletter and/or on the website.
10.6.3
To archive CHRMS data and
information on the web site.
10.6.4
To acknowledge Sponsors in
accordance with criteria established by the
Board.
10.6.5
To explore and extend the use of the
Internet to expand the goals of CHRMS.
10.7 STRATEGIC PLANNING
COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.7.1
To assist in formulating short and long-
range organization and development plans for
the continued existence of CHRMS, in
response to health care trends and to meet the
educational needs of the members of CHRMS.
10.7.2
To evaluate the plans annually and
revise the plans as appropriate.
10.8
LAW COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.8.1
To review and present to CHRMS
Members significant changes in both statutory
and case law as they occur.
10.8.2
To assist and serve as a resource to the
Program and Communications Committees.
10.8.3
Assist with the planning of a Law Day
program, as directed by the Program
Committee.
10.9
FINANCE COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES:
10.9.1
To review, monitor, plan and direct the
finances of the organization, including fund
raising, dues, expenditures and investments;
10.9.2
To direct and assist the Treasurer in the
responsible discharge of his/her duties.
10.9.3
Notwithstanding the provisions of
10.1.2, this committee shall be composed of a
maximum of 5 persons, consisting of the
President, the President-elect; Past President
and two members at large who shall be
appointed by the Board, and who are not
otherwise Board members.
10.9.4
The Treasurer and/or Treasurer-elect
shall attend all Finance committee meetings.
ARTICLE XI - AMENDMENTS
11.1
These Bylaws may be amended upon
recommendation by the Executive Board and
by two-thirds vote of the active members who
vote by responding to mail ballot or other
mechanism approved by the Board.
11.2
Any member may suggest amendments of
the Bylaws to a member of the Bylaws
Committee, which will then bring the
suggestion to the Board for consideration and
recommendation to the membership.
11.3
Notice of proposed amendments shall be
sent to all regular members in ample time in
advance of any call for a vote.
Completed
ballots of the active members must be returned
by mail or other mechanism approved by the
Board of Directors within the period specified
11
for their return.
The votes shall be tabulated as
directed by the Board and reported to the
Board.
The results of the voting shall be
binding.
11.4
Amendments to the Bylaws that are
approved by the membership shall become
effective upon approval.
The approved
amendments shall be formally communicated
to the membership within 45 days and shall
indicate the effective date.
ARTICLE XII - PARLIAMENTARY
AUTHORITY, APPLICABLE LAW
12.1
Robert’s Rule of Order Revised shall
govern all parliamentary procedure unless
otherwise specified by these Bylaws.
The
President-elect will act as parliamentarian at all
CHRMS meetings.
12.2
These Bylaws are to be construed in
accordance with Illinois Law.
Amended: 3/15/96
Amended: 4/11/97
Amended: 4/23/99
Amended: 4/5/02
Amended: 4/23/04
Amended: 4/8/05
Amended: 4/28/06
Amended: 04/18 /08