Bylaws are a set of rules that govern a non-profit group and essentially serve as the Association's constitution.
- Bylaws provide each association member with a written set of rules that can only be amended by vote of the membership;
- Bylaws establish the major structural units of an organization;
- They generally provide for meetings, elections of a Board of Directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and other routine conduct; and
- Bylaws are, in effect a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
The purpose shall be to provide members of the Association and healthcare facilities with educational opportunities, professional development and certification.
Section 1. Purpose.