Constitution & Bylaws
Sample Document for Affiliated Chapters of NYSCHP
Article I Definition:
Local chapters of pharmacists practicing in a hospital or organized health care setting may be affiliated with the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists.
Article II Membership:
Members in Affiliated Chapters shall be restricted to active associate and honorary members as defined in Chapter I, Article I of these Bylaws. Persons not so classified may attend meetings of the Affiliated Chapters upon invitation. All active members of Affiliated Chapters should be members of the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists. Both active and associate members must be members of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists.
Article III Responsibilities:
Affiliated Chapters shall foster the objectives of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. Members of the Affiliated Chapters shall strive to implement the professional policies of the Council among themselves and in the health-system which they serve. By selecting and sending delegates to the Council’s House of Delegates, the Affiliated Chapters may report, consolidate and delineate problems, issues and programs which are of general importance to hospital pharmacy, and otherwise, participate in formulating Council policies at meetings of the House of Delegates as defined in Chapter VI, Article VIII of these Bylaws. Actions of the Council shall represent endorsement by the Affiliated Chapters. Affiliated Chapters are privileged to adopt official professional policies of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. Affiliated Chapters may not adopt, publicize, promote or otherwise convey any policy or principle in the name of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists which has not been officially adopted by the Council. Acts of the Affiliated Chapters shall in no way commit or bind the Council.
Article IV Liaison with Board of Directors:
The Director of Chapter Services shall represent and coordinate activities of the membership through the Affiliated Chapters. The election and responsibilities of the Director of Chapter Services are as described in Chapter III, Articles II and IV of these Bylaws.
Article V Organization:
Each Affiliated Chapter shall adopt a standardized constitution as attached in Appendix I of these Bylaws. The Constitution and Bylaws of Affiliated Chapters shall be approved by the Board of Directors of the Council. All subsequent changes in the Constitution and Bylaws must be approved by the Board of Directors of the Council.
Article VI Dues:
All dues must be paid directly to the Council which will remit a sum to the Affiliated Chapters as described in Chapter I, Article III of these Bylaws.
Article VII Reports:
A copy of the minutes of every meeting of Affiliated Chapters should be sent to the Executive Director of the Council and the Director of Chapter Services immediately following such meeting, and not later than ten days following a meeting date. Additions to and changes in the membership and officers of the Chapter are to be included therein.
Article VIII Representation in the House of Delegates: Affiliated Chapters will be entitled to delegates to the House of Delegates of the Council in the number prescribed in Chapter VI, Article II of these Bylaws. The methods of selecting delegates shall be provided for in the Bylaws of Affiliated Chapters.