Chapter Constitution

Article I Article V
Article II Article VI
Article III Article VII
Article IV  




The name of this organization shall be the Central New York Chapter, Healthcare Financial Management Association. For the purpose of identification and brevity, this Central New York Chapter may hereinafter be referred to as the "Chapter" and Healthcare Financial Management Association may hereinafter be referred to as "HFMA".

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The objectives of the Chapter shall be identical with those of HFMA. HFMA is an Association of individuals who are organized to improve financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations, and:

  1. To foster and increase knowledge of and proficiency in financial management;
  2. To conduct and participate in educational programs and activities concerning financial management;
  3. To provide media for the interchange of ideas and dissemination of material relative to financial management;
  4. To strengthen cooperation among individuals of varying disciplines in financial management;
  5. To develop curricula and financial management supporting material for use by educational institutions;
  6. To cooperate with healthcare institutions, related healthcare organizations and agencies, and other interested groups in matters pertaining to financial management;
  7. To establish and promulgate principles relative to financial management;
  8. To promote and encourage financial management standards of performance for individuals and institutions in the various areas of financial management; and
  9. To undertake research in financial management related to these objectives.

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Membership in this Chapter shall be open to all members of HFMA who live and/or work in the geographic area set forth in the Chapter’s Charter, as originally granted by HFMA or as the same may be amended from time to time by the HFMA Board of Directors. Classes of membership within the Chapter and qualifications for membership in those classes shall be the same as those specified in the Bylaws of HFMA.

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The affairs of the Chapter shall be managed by its Board of Directors through its officers. The powers and duties of the Officers and Board of Directors are defined in the Chapter’s Bylaws.

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Meetings of the Chapter membership and of the Board of Directors shall be held in accordance with the Chapter’s Bylaws.

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If, for any reason, the Chapter ceases to function, or in the event of its liquidation or dissolution, or the revocation of its Charter by HFMA, all funds in the Chapter Treasury and all Chapter records shall automatically become the property of HFMA and shall be forwarded to the President of HFMA.

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  1. Amendments to the Constitution shall be made by a two-thirds (_) vote of the Chapter membership present and voting at the annual meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose provided:

    (a) The Resolution to Amend the Constitution, together with the full text of the amendments, has been approved on behalf of the Board of Directors of HFMA in advance of the meeting at which a vote is to be taken; and
    (b) A copy of said Resolution to Amend the Constitution is delivered or mailed to each Chapter member no less than fifteen (15) nor more than thirty (30) days before the meeting at which the vote will be taken.

  2. In the event that the Constitution or Bylaws of HFMA shall be amended in a manner which requires an amendment to this Constitution, this Constitution shall be amended as required by that amendment to the Constitution or Bylaws of HFMA without any action on the part of the Chapter or its membership. Any such amendment shall become effective concurrently with the amendment to the Constitution or Bylaws of HFMA which required it, and the text of the amendment shall be provided to the Chapter by HFMA as promptly as practicable following the adoption thereof.
  • Amendments to the Constitution shall become effective immediately, unless otherwise adopted pursuant to the procedures set forth above provided in the text of the amendment.

Date Amended: _____________________________

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