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President |  Bylaws Committee ChairNominating Committee Member


AACPT President

Term: 3 Years

I. MEETINGS

A. The President will prepare an agenda for each Section meeting.

B. The President will arrange, coordinate, and preside over all Section Executive Committee meetings, Board meetings, and general membership meetings.

C. The President will attend the following meetings: NEXT Conference, Combined Sections Meeting, Section Presidents meeting, all Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy Section meetings, APTA BOD meetings and other meetings deemed appropriate and necessary by the APTA and/or the Section.

D. Newly elected President will attend CSM prior to taking office for purposes of orientation with the outgoing President.

II. MINUTES

A. The President will give any changes he/she feels are necessary to the minutes to the Section Secretary within one week after receipt of the draft of the minutes.

III. COMMUNICATIONS

A. The President serves as the official spokesperson for the Section.

B. The President will prepare a written report prior to each Executive Committee and Board meeting on all activities performed as President since the last meeting.

C. The President will initiate and maintain communication with the APTA national office, the APTA component leadership, and individual members as necessary to facilitate achievement of the Section goals and objectives.

D. The President will sign contracts only upon the approval of the Board of Directors. In the event that a decision has to be made between meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee will approve the
contract.

E. The committee chairs and task force chairs must contact their Section Officer liaison at least once per month. The following is the list of Officers liaisons:

President - Bylaws and Nominating Committee; Vice President - Education and
Treasurer - Finance and Membership Committees Secretary - Editorial Advisory Board

For each Executive Committee meeting, the Officer liaison must include in his/her written report, an update outlining his/her liaison Task Force/Committee activities. Prior to each Board meeting, the Task Force/Committee Chair must submit a written report to the Section Office.

F. Any Academy Communication, other than e-mail, that is
sent from the Section, should reference the Section’s Success Plan as
our reason for any actions taken.

IV. ELECTIONS


A. After the tally of votes is completed, the Section President will notify all candidates by mail of the results of the election. This will take
place at a time prior to the Combined Sections Meeting to allow for newly elected officers to make travel arrangements.

B. The President will declare the winners of Section elections at the Section meeting held during the annual Combined Sections
Meeting.

C. The President is responsible for facilitating the involvement of non- elected officers in Section activities.

V. FINANCIAL

A. The President will submit an annual budget for the office of President which reflects reasonable requests and anticipated expenses.

B. The President will submit to the Treasurer, an itemized report of expenses for reimbursement following each national meeting.
 


Bylaws Committee Chair

Term: 2 Years

I.MEETINGS

A. The Chair of the Bylaws Committee, as a member of the Section Board of Directors, will attend all Board meetings and other meetings deemed appropriate and necessary by the APTA and/or the Section.

B. The Chair will arrange, coordinate, and preside over all Bylaws Committee meetings which will be held on an as needed basis.

C. The newly elected Bylaws Chair will attend CSM prior to taking office for orientation with the outgoing Chair.

II. MINUTES

A. The Chair will receive copies of minutes for Executive Committee meetings, Board of Directors meetings, and general membership meetings. He/She will give any changes he/she feels are necessary to the minutes to
the Section Secretary within one week after receipt of the draft of the minutes.

III. COMMUNICATIONS


A. The Chair will prepare a written report prior to each Board meeting on all activities performed as Bylaws Committee Chair since the last meeting. Prior to each Executive Committee meeting, the Executive Committee liaison will contact the chair for a verbal update/report.

B. The Chair will initiate and maintain communication with the President and the Section office regarding issues concerning the bylaws.

C. Any Academy of Acute Care communication, other than e-mail, that is sent from the Section, should reference the Section’s Success Plan as our reason for any actions taken.

IV. GENERAL

A. The primary purpose of the Bylaws Committee is to ensure that the Section bylaws reflect the needs of the Section.

B. The Bylaws Committee will review all changes in the APTA bylaws, and propose changes in the Section bylaws to maintain compliance of the Section with APTA bylaws. The Committee will also make proposals for changes in the Section bylaws to reflect the changing needs of the Section.

C. Proposed bylaw changes will be sent to the Section membership at the same time as the ballots for the election of officers and Board of Directors.

D. Approved bylaw changes will be published in the next appropriate Section publication.

E. The committee chairs and task force chairs must contact their Section Officer liaison at least once per month. The following is the list of Officer liaisons:
President - Bylaws and Nominating Committee; Competency Task Force
Vice President - Education and Success Planning Committees
Treasurer - Finance and Membership Committees
Secretary - Editorial Advisory Board

V. FINANCIAL

A. The Chair will submit an annual budget for the Bylaws Committee which reflects reasonable requests and anticipated expenses.

B. The Chair will submit to the Treasurer, an itemized report of expenses of reimbursement per the Section financial guidelines.


Nominating Committee Member

Term: 3 Years 

I. MEETINGS

A. The Chair of the Nominating Committee, as a member of the Academy Board of Directors, will attend all Board meetings and other meetings deemed appropriate and necessary by the APTA and/or the Academy.

B. The Chair will arrange, coordinate, and preside over all Nominating Committee meetings which will be held on an as needed basis.

C. Incoming Nominating Chair will attend the CSM immediately prior to the commencement of their chairing the committee for purposes of orientation with the outgoing Chair.

II. MINUTES

A. The Chair will receive copies of minutes for Executive Committee meetings, Board of Directors meetings, and general membership meetings. He/she will give any changes he/she feels are necessary to the minutes to the Academy Secretary within one week after receipt of the draft of the minutes.

III. COMMUNICATIONS

A. The Chair will prepare a written report prior to each Board meeting on all activities performed as Chair of the Nominating Committee since the last meeting. Prior to each Executive Committee meeting, the Executive Committee liaison will contact the chair for a verbal update/report.

B. The Chair will initiate and maintain communication with the President and the Academy office regarding issues concerning Academy elections.

C. Any Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy communication, other than e-mail which is sent from the Academy, should reference the Academy’s Success Plan as our reason for actions taken.

IV. GENERAL


A. The Committee will solicit Academy members to increase their participation in the Academy and to run for a Academy office. This may be appropriate by the Committee.

B. The Committee will produce a slate of candidates for Academy offices.

C. The Committee will publish the slate of candidates and their statements on the Academy website preceding the election, and in the Academy publication as able given publishing deadlines and election timing.

D. The Committee will create and send a mail ballot, including candidate statements, to all Academy members.

E. The Committee will tally the results of the election and report them in writing to the Academy President and Editor of the Academy publication, allowing enough time for the President and/or Committee Chair to notify election winners so that the winners can arrange travel to the Combined Sections Meeting.

F. All incoming elected officers and incoming committee chairs will attend CSM to allow orientation with their outgoing counterparts. The respective officer/committee shall budget for lodging/travel for newly elected officers and Chairs per the Academy financial guidelines.

G. The committee chairs and task force chairs must contact their Academy Officer liaison at least once per month. The following is the list of Officer Liaisons.

a. President - Bylaws and Nominating Committee; Competency Task Force
b. Vice President - Education and Success Planning Committees
c. Treasurer - Finance and Membership Committees
d. Secretary - Editorial Advisory Board

V. FINANCIAL

A. The Chair will submit an annual budget for the Nominating Committee which reflects reasonable requests and anticipated expenses.

B. The Chair will submit to the Treasurer, an itemized report of expenses of reimbursement per the Academy financial guidelines.

C. The Chair will remind the Treasurer and appropriate officers/committee chairs prior to the annual budget deadline to include additional travel/lodging expenses for orientation of incoming/newly elected officers/chairs at CSM.

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