On August 17, 2012 the Board of Directors of the Arizona Hospice & Palliative Care Organization approved a change to the association's bylaws.
The changes primarily impact the board. A summary of the changes are below. Members will be informed of the change via a postcard being mailed the week of September 17. The changes impact the 2012 Election and are reflected on the ballot being sent to Provider Members that are eligible to vote in the election.
Questions from Members regarding the changes may be directed to Executive Director, Marie Fredette, at info@ahpco or 480-491-0540.
Summary of Changes by Affected Article:
Article IV, Section 2:The minimum number of directors on the Board was reduced from twelve (12) to eight (8).
Article IV, Section 3: Additional sentences are being added to the existing paragraph regarding Write-in Candidates.
Current paragraph: “Each Fall there shall be an election by ballot to fill all vacancies on the Board, whether created by expiration of term, resignation, or otherwise. In the event that there are more candidates for election than Board vacancies, all vacancies shall be filled by those candidates receiving the most votes, whether or not they receive a majority of the votes.”
Additional sentences being added: When approved by the Board, Write-in Candidates are permitted in the Election. In the event a Write-in Candidate is among those that receive the most votes, the candidate will be subject to a review by the Board to determine he/she meets the qualifications. This review will take place at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting.
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