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  1. 1. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE ARTICLE 1 - NAME The name of this organization shall be the Technologist Section of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the Section. ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTIVES The objectives of this organization shall be: 2.1. To encourage members of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the Chapter), who have received formal training in Nuclear Medicine Technology, or who by experience have attained those skills, to join together in an association within the society. 2.2. To aid in the development and implementation of continuing education programs for the purpose of improving the technological aspects of Nuclear Medicine to ensure a high standard of quality patient care. 2.3. To assist in establishing approved standards of training and qualifications for those engaged in Nuclear Medicine Technology. 2.4. To support the establishment of the identity and qualifications of the technologist members of the Society and to promote the continued development and improvement of Nuclear Medicine Technology. 2.5. 2.6. ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP Membership in the Section will be open to any member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and/or any member in the Southwestern Chapter, regardless of category, who can provide evidence of training and/or experience in Nuclear Medicine satisfactory to the Membership Committee of the Section. 3.1. In making its judgments, the Committee will take into consideration the following evidence: 3.1.1. Graduation from a formal training program in Nuclear Medicine Technology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). 3.1.2. Certification or registration by a nationally recognized board or registry of Nuclear Medicine Technology. 3.1.3. Other types of experience gained in Nuclear Medicine Technology or in a related field may be considered, provided the Committee feels that applicant possesses sufficient interest and experience to make a positive contribution to the aims and objectives of the Section. 3.2. Membership in the Section shall confer the following privileges: 3.2.1. All members shall receive official publications of the Section. 3.2.2. All members shall have the right to vote on any question submitted to the membership, and may serve as an officer of the Section in any elected office, except as stated in Article 3, number 4 and 5 as indicated below. Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Deleted: ¶ Deleted: Medicine , Deleted: aide Deleted: serve as a means of Deleted: ing Deleted: To assist in establishing approved standards of training and qualifications for those engaged in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Deleted: To assist in the development and implementation of continuing education programs for the purpose of improving the technological aspects of Nuclear Medicine to ensure a high standard of quality patient care. Deleted: in Article
  2. 2. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION, SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PAGE 2 OF 8 Revised 9/2004 3.3. Transfer of Membership: A member of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine may transfer membership to the Section. 3.4. Student Affiliates: Student Affiliates are persons enrolled in a Nuclear Medicine Technology (CAHEA) approved training program and verified as students by the Director of Training for that institution. They pay fees and dues as outlined in the Bylaws of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. They shall receive the same privileges as any member of the Section but may hold appointive office only. 3.5. Suspension of Privileges: Any member of the Section who has been suspended by the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine is not able to vote, hold an elective or appointed position within the Section. ARTICLE 4 - ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION 4.1. Elected officers: The following officers - President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, National Council Representative and two Nominating Committee Members- will be elected. . 4.2. Appointed Officers: The President shall appoint a program chair for the spring annual meeting. The President-elect shall appoint a program chair for the fall educational symposium. . 4.3. Terms of Office: The terms of office are as follows: 4.3.1. National Council Representative 3 years 4.3.2. Secretary/Treasurer 2 years 4.3.3. President - Elect 1 year 4.3.4. President 1 year 4.4. Executive Board: The Executive Board of the Section will be composed of the President, President-Elect, National Council Representative, Secretary/Treasurer, and. . The Executive Board of the Section are members of the Board of Trustees of the Chapter, ex-officio, with voting privileges. 4.5. Chapter Council: The Chapter Council will be composed of the officers and committee chairpersons of the Section and one representative from each local Technologist Section, which is recognized by the Chapter. The Section President will preside at the meetings of the Council. This Council will serve as an advisory committee to the Chapter on technologist’s affairs. The local Council Delegate, as delegated by the bylaws of the Section represented, shall be responsible to the Chapter Council and shall report the names of the officers elected in the represented section to the President, news from the Section to the Publication Committee and to the Nominating Committee two names of candidates from the Section for full Section offices. At the annual meeting, the delegate shall report to the President: 4.5.1. List of current officers of the represented Section. Deleted: a training Deleted: in Nuclear Medicine Technology CAHEA approved Deleted: certified Deleted: Suspended Deleted: and Deleted: Delegate Deleted: The President and the President-Elect will be elected for one year. The term of the Secretary-Treasurer shall be for two years. The National Council Delegate will be elected for a term of three years Deleted: The Scientific-Teaching Sessions Vice-Chairperson shall be appointed by the President- Elect. At the annual meeting one year following the appointment, the Scientific- Teaching Sessions Vice- Chairperson will automatically become the Scientific-Teaching Sessions Chairperson Deleted: Delegate Deleted: Deleted: Delegate Deleted: Scientific Teaching Sessions Chairperson Deleted: The President of the Chapter will function as an advisor when necessary Deleted: ¶ Deleted: Section which
  3. 3. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION, SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PAGE 3 OF 8 Revised 9/2004 4.5.2. Membership for the current year. 4.5.3. Activities of the Section: to include any lectures, symposiums that were given or are scheduled, and other functions (i.e. Nuclear Medicine Week activities). 4.5.4. Recommendations. ARTICLE 5 - DUTIES OF OFFICERS 5.1. President: The President of the Section presides at the meetings and is responsible for the general affairs of the Section. The President is an ex- officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. The President is responsible for appointing the Technologist Chairperson of the Spring Educational Meeting The President authorizes and may initiate expenditures by the Secretary-Treasurer (as is outlined in below in 5.3). The President is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chapter, ex-officio, with vote and shall prepare an annual report of the conduct of the Section. Including the proposed budget and financial statement. The President may establish special committees to function in areas of concern to the Section and prepares the agenda for the annual meeting. In conducting the meeting, Robert’s Rules of Order (newly revised) will be followed. The term of office shall be for one year. 5.2. President-Elect: The President-Elect acts for the President in the case of temporary or permanent absence or disability and functions as the primary delegate of the President in selected matters of the Section, and serves as Chairperson of the Membership Committee. The President is responsible for appointing the Technologist Chairperson of the Fall Educational Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, one year following the election, the President-Elect will automatically become the President of the Section. 5.3. Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for the recording the minutes of the meeting and maintenance of the archives of the Section as they accumulate. The Secretary/Treasurer shall prepare the budget, handle the monetary affairs and maintain the appropriate accounts under the authorization and direction of the President. In addition, the Secretary/Treasurer will send out a balance sheet yearly to the members of the Executive Board and the Executive Director of the Chapter. This balance sheet will include all expenditures and reimbursements to the section. An explanation of each entry is required. The term of Secretary/Treasurer shall be for two years. 5.4. National Council Representative: The National Council Representative shall represent the Section at all meetings of the Nation Council of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. To quality for nomination for the office, each candidate must furnish a letter of support from his employer and be a past elected officer of the Section. The term of office shall be for three years and funded by the Section. 5.5. Immediate Past-President: The immediate Past-President serves as the Chairperson for the Council of Past Presidents and the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. Additionally he or she, or their designee, will serve as the regional representative to coordinate the Chapters State Healthcare Policy Liaisons (SHPL). Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Deleted: The Secretary/Treasurer may not release funds over $50.00 without written documentation signed by the President and another member of the Executive Board - excluding the Secretary/Treasurer and the intended recipient of the funds. Deleted: quarterly Deleted: Treasurer shall Deleted: <#>Scientific- Teaching Sessions Chairperson (Program Chairperson): The Scientific- Teaching Sessions Chairperson heads the committee that organizes the Technologist’s scientific program and the teaching session at the Annual Meeting. The Scientific-Teaching Session Chairperson arranges for the judging of scientific papers and exhibits and handles the awards. Additional duties include: obtaining speakers, their CV and course outline, obtaining moderators, working closely with the Executive Director of the Chapter to ensure program accuracy, and maintaining contact with the Chairperson of the Scientific-Teaching Sessions Committee of the Chapter.¶ <#>Scientific-Teaching Sessions Vice-Chairperson: The Scientific-Teaching Sessions Vice-Chairperson is an appointed position by the President-Elect that acts for the Chairperson in the case of temporary or permanent absence or disability and functions as the primary delegate of the Chairperson. At the Annual Meeting, one year following the election, the Vice- Chairperson will automatically become the Chairperson of the Scientific-Teaching Sessions. ¶ Inserted: <#> Deleted: Delegate Deleted: Delegate Deleted: I Deleted:
  4. 4. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION, SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PAGE 4 OF 8 Revised 9/2004 5.6. Removal of Official from Office: The President of the Southwestern Chapter and the President of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine must be notified prior to the intended removal of an official from their elected or appointed official. Once these individuals have been notified, than any elected or appointed official may be removed from office with cause by a majority vote of the members of the Executive Board. 5.7. Vacancies of Elected Officials: 5.8.1. President: Should the office of President become vacant prior to the election of new officers, the current President-Elect will automatically assume the office for the remained of the unexpired term and automatically assumes the elected duties the year following. 5.8.2. President-Elect: Should the office of President-Elect become vacant prior to the election of new officers, the President shall appoint an acting President-Elect from the membership of the Chapter Council of Technologists to perform duties until the next regular election, at which time a new President and President-Elect shall be elected by the membership. 5.8.3. Should the office of Secretary-Treasurer, or the National Council Representative become vacant prior to the election of officers, the President of the Section can make a temporary appointment to fill the office until the next election. ARTICLE 6 - ELECTIONS At least sixty (60) days before the annual meeting of the Chapter Section, the Nominating Committee will present by mail, or by any other form of transmission, electronic or otherwise, as may be permitted by law to the membership its recommendations for the elected officers together with a ballot. Names to be considered must be accompanied by a brief resume of credentials. 6.1. Ballots shall be returned to the Executive Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Ballots received less than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting will not be counted. 6.2. The ballot shall contain: for the offices of President-Elect, Secretary- Treasurer, , and National Council Representative, there shall be at least one name listed for each office. Space shall be provided for one (1) write-in candidate for each office. For the Nominating Committee, there shall be two names listed. Space shall be provided for two (2) write-in candidates. 6.3. To be elected, each write-in candidate must indicate willingness to accept no later than one day after tabulation of the ballots. 6.4. Tabulation of the ballots shall be conducted by the Executive Director and the Executive Board. The board shall notify newly elected officers no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the annual meeting. 6.5. For each office, the nominee who received the largest number of votes by ballots and has indicated a willingness to accept shall be elected. For the Nominating Committee the two nominees receiving the largest number of votes by ballot and who have indicated a willingness to accept shall be elected. 6.6. In the event of a tie vote, the members present and voting at the Annual Business Meeting shall break the tie. Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Deleted: individuals have Deleted: tern Deleted: Scientific and Teaching Sessions Chairperson Deleted: Delegate Deleted: Representative become Inserted: Representative Deleted: , facsimile transmission Inserted: , facsimile transmission, or by any other form of transmission, electronic or otherwise, as may be permitted by law Deleted: Secretary Deleted: received less Deleted: Scientific-Teaching Sessions Chairperson Deleted: Delegate Deleted: two Deleted: s Deleted: candidate for Deleted: three Deleted: mail Deleted: a committee appointed by the President of the Section Deleted: . Individuals running for an office may not be on this committee Deleted: Newly elected officers shall be notified by the board Deleted: mail Deleted: If greater than 10% of the mailed ballots have not been returned, than a second ballot will be sent to the membership ASAP. ¶ Deleted: mail
  5. 5. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION, SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PAGE 5 OF 8 Revised 9/2004 6.7. The results of the election shall be reported at the Annual Meeting of the Section and newly elected officers shall begin their terms at the close of the Business Meeting of the year in which they are elected. 6.8. The Section, through the National Council Representative, shall provide in writing to the Chairman of the National Nominating Committee, names for nomination to National office. The Section may submit as many names as desired. Local sections will submit names for nomination through the Chairperson, Nominating Committee. ARTICLE 7 - COUNCILS AND COMMITTEE All councils and committees will meet at least annually with one meeting occurring during the meeting of the Chapter prior to the Annual Meeting of the Section. 7.1. Nominating Committee: The Chairperson of the Nominating Committee will be the Immediate Past President of the Section. Two additional members will be elected annually by ballot. The committee will act in accordance with the duties set forth in Article 6 7.2. Educational Committee: Educational Committee consists of thePresident, President-Elect, appointed annual meeting chair and the fall educational symposium chair, the National Council Representative (past and current) and all Past-Presidents. . 7.3. Membership Committee: The Chairperson of the Membership Committee will be the President-Elect of the Section. Additional members may be appointed at the discretion of the chairperson. Individuals applying for membership to the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine will automatically become eligible for membership in the Section. The Committee will establish and maintain a close liaison with the Membership Committee of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. 7.4. Council of Past Presidents: The Council of Past Presidents shall consist of the current and all Past Presidents of the Section. They will become members of the Council upon commencement of their own term of office as President. The immediate Past President serves as chairperson for the ensuing year. Members of this Council will be asked to serve on the Council for a minimum of four (4) years. The function of the Council is deliberative and advisory. The Council is concerned with the long-range development of the Section, with broad and continuing policies, directional trends with unity of effort in the multiple interests of the Section, and with measures that will increase the effectiveness and excellence of the Section. It has no voting power outside itself and its judgments will not be mandatory upon the Section. It reports annually to the Chapter Council of Technologists and, its discretion, to any and all branches of the Section. 7.5. Publications Committee: The President is directly responsible for all communications between local sections and the National Office. All communications regarding publications shall go through the President of the Section. The members of the Committee will include the chairpersons of all committees, standing and special, and representatives of the local Technologist Sections. 7.6. Executive Board: The Executive Board shall consist of the Section President, President-Elect, National Council Representative and the Secretary/Treasurer, . The President of the Chapter will function as an Deleted: Delegate Deleted: Representaive Inserted: Representaive Deleted: S Deleted: mail vote Deleted: Scientific Teaching Sessions Deleted: The Scientific-Teaching Sessions Deleted: EducationalCommittee Inserted: Educational Deleted: Chairperson, the Vice- Chairperson, and two members appointed by the chairperson at the discretion of the Chairperson Deleted: tives Deleted: The Committee organizes the Technologist’s Scientific Program and Teaching Sessions at the Annual Meeting and contacts prospective guest speakers. The Committee members will submit their selections to the Chairperson of the Scientific-Teaching Sessions committee of the Chapter who will have the final right of approval Deleted: The immediate Deleted: long range Deleted: be mandatory Deleted: Continuing Education Committee: The Chairperson and members of the Continuing Education Committee are appointed by the President of the Section and may serve successive terms at the discretion of the President. The Committee will concern itself with all phases of education activities of the Section and will make recommendations concerning educational matters to the President and the Chapter Council when required. Deleted: Board : Deleted: Delegate Deleted: the Deleted: , Deleted: Secretary Deleted: , Deleted: and the Scientific- Teaching Chairperson
  6. 6. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION, SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PAGE 6 OF 8 Revised 9/2004 advisor when necessary. . The function of this committee is to facilitate the business of the Section, administer the policies and any directions of the Chapter, plan for the New Year, act as an advisory body to the President, and keep records of the minutes of the Committee. This Committee shall meet at the Annual Chapter Meeting. 7.7. Special Committees: The President of the Section may appoint chairpersons and/or members of special committees when deemed necessary. ARTICLE 8 - MEETINGS The Section will meet annually in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Chapter. A business meeting will be held in addition to Scientific-Teaching Sessions. A quorum for conducting the business of the Section will be those members present and voting at the Annual Meeting. Unless suspended by a majority vote at the time of the meeting, the order of business will be as follows: 8.1. Call to Order 8.2. Minutes 8.3. President’s Report 8.4. Treasurer’s Report 8.5. Standing Committee’s’ Reports 8.6. Special Committees’ Reports 8.7. Old Business 8.8. New Business 8.9. Announcements 8.10. Adjournment ARTICLE 9 - AMENDMENTS 9.1. Any person having the privilege of full member of the Section may initiate a proposal for amendment to the Constitution and/or Bylaws of the Section; such a proposal shall be presented to the President of the Section in writing. The President shall submit it to the Chapter Council. The proposed amendment shall then be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Section after proper notification of the membership. 9.2. Proposed amendments of the Bylaws of the Section will be submitted to the membership in the form of a ballot, electronic or otherwise, as may be permitted by law at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Section. The ballot must be returned to the Executive Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Only those received on or before the thirty (30) day deadline will be counted. The ballot shall include a rationale for the proposed amendment. The Bylaws of the Section may be amended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the returned ballots. 9.3. The Constitution and/or Bylaws will be consistent with the Bylaws of the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Bylaws of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. ARTICLE 10 - LOCAL SECTIONS Local Sections: A local section should constitute a group of Chapter members with a clearly identifiable career interest in Nuclear Medicine. The Section should advance Deleted: new year Deleted: Section, Deleted: mailed Deleted: , facsimile transmission, or by any other form of transmission, Inserted: , facsimile transmission, or by any other form of transmission, Deleted: ,electronic Inserted: , Inserted: electronic Deleted: Secretary-Treasurer Deleted: received on
  7. 7. BYLAWS TECHNOLOGIST SECTION, SOUTHWESTERN CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PAGE 7 OF 8 Revised 9/2004 the scientific and educational aspects of Nuclear Medicine and provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. The local section will conduct itself according to rights, restrictions and obligations set forth below: 10.1. Rights: 10.1.1. Establishment of proper name 10.1.2. Election of officers 10.1.3. Establishment of nominal dues 10.1.4. Holding of meetings 10.1.5. Petition the Chapter on matters of mutual interest or welfare 10.2. Prerequisites: 10.2.1. Proposed section’s bylaws must state that the actions of the group are bound by the Bylaws of the Chapter. 10.2.2. Claimed only the Chapter can approve status or affiliation of the Chapter, meeting in regular session, and this privilege may be withdrawn by a majority vote of the Chapter. 10.3. Restrictions: 10.3.1. May not obligate the Chapter in any way. 10.3.2. May not speak for the Chapter. 10.3.3. May not include members who are not members in good standing of the Chapter. 10.3.4. May not write Bylaws in conflict with the Bylaws of the Chapter. Obligations: 10.4.1. Must submit minutes, membership rosters, and proposed Bylaws changes to the President of the Chapter for approval and transmission to the Chapter. 10.4.2. Enact no bylaws, or changes in the Bylaws, without prior approval of the Chapter. 10.5. Termination of Affiliation: 10.5.1. Automatic, if no meeting is held within one (1) calendar year. 10.5.2. Upon majority vote of the Chapter. 10.5.3. Upon termination, clear title to all assets, property and records reverts to the Chapter. ARTICLE 11 - RELATION TO THE SOCIETY 11.1. The Section is bound in its actions by the Bylaws of the Chapter and by the rules and actions of the Executive Committee and the Trustees of the Chapter. 11.2. The Section may not obligate the Chapter in any way; however, when specifically charged by the President, Executive Committee or Board of Trustees of the Society, the Section may represent the Chapter on matters of information or political interest. 11.3. The Section will submit to the President of the Chapter written minutes of their Annual Business Meeting and current membership roster on an annual basis. Deleted: status or affiliation of the Chapter can be approved only by Deleted: Page Break Inserted: Page Break

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