V. Officers and Other Elected Persons


1. Designation

The officers of the Colorado Medical Society shall be the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Secretary. Regardless of terms of office, all shall serve until their successors begin their term of office. Other elected positions include any Delegates and Alternates.to the AMA.  The only CMS offices elected CMS officers may concurrently hold is that of Delegate or Alternate Delegate to the AMA.

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2. Definition of Year

For the purpose of terms of office a year shall be held to mean the CMS fiscal unless changed by a vote of the Board of Directors.

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3. Eligibility of Officers

Physicians elected to any position named in Section 1 shall have been Active Members of the Colorado Medical Society for at least two years immediately preceding election. In the event any such person shall cease to be an Active Member of CMS during the term for which elected, the position shall be vacated immediately.

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4. President

  1. Duties. The President shall represent the entire membership and the best interests of CMS and shall exercise personal leadership in the motivation of officers, Directors, councils and committee members, staff and the membership. The President shall influence the establishment of goals and objectives for CMS during the term of office. The President shall be the official spokesperson for the Colorado Medical Society, but may assign this responsibility to the chief executive officer or others as appropriate. The President shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee and as the Chair of the Board of Directors. The President shall support and defend policies and programs adopted by the Board of Directors. The President may make suggestions in writing at any time to the Board of Directors or to any board, council or committee, and will be an ex officio non-voting member of all councils and committees of CMS. The President shall have additional duties assigned by the Board of Directors that are not inconsistent with the Bylaws.
  2. Eligibility. The President shall have served the preceding year as President-elect.
  3. Terms of Office. The President shall automatically assume office for a term of one year after having served as President-elect for a term of one year.
  4. Honorarium. The President shall receive an honorarium, in addition to reimbursement for actual expenses incurred in fulfilling the obligations and duties of the office. The amount of this honorarium shall be determined by the Board on recommendations received from the Finance and Executive Committee at the time of the budget preparation. The amount of the honorarium shall be available to any member of CMS upon request.

 

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5. President-elect

  1. Duties. The President-elect will, during the specified term, become familiar with the duties of the President and shall perform such other duties and be responsible for such special projects as are delegated by the President or as may be ordered by the Board of Directors that are not inconsistent with the Bylaws. The President-elect shall act for the President if absent or temporarily disabled. If the office of President becomes vacant the President-elect shall succeed to the presidency, to serve as President for the unexpired term as well as for the elected term.
  2. Eligibility. The President-elect should have served or be serving as a CMS Director, elected officer, or a member of other Colorado Medical Society bodies (Councils or Committees).
  3. Terms of Office. The President-elect shall be elected by the membership for a term of one year and upon the expiration of said term shall automatically assume the office of President for a term of one year.
  4. Honorarium. The President-elect shall receive an honorarium, in addition to reimbursement for actual expenses incurred in fulfilling the obligations and duties of the office. The amount of this honorarium shall be determined as needed by the Board on recommendations received from the Finance and Executive Committee at the time of the budget preparation.

 

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6. Treasurer

  1. Duties. The Treasurer shall be Chair of the Colorado Medical Society’s Finance/Audit Committee and as such shall report on the finances of CMS at Board meetings.
  2. Eligibility. The Treasurer should have been a member of the Colorado Medical Society Finance/Audit Committee.
  3. Terms of Office. The Treasurer shall be appointed annually by the President from among the members of the Board of Directors who comprise the Finance/Audit Committee.

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7. Secretary

  1. Duties. The Secretary is the chief executive officer of the Colorado Medical Society charged with the execution of policy as created and defined by the Board of Directors and other activities not inconsistent with the Bylaws. Duties of the Secretary shall include being secretary of and responsible to the Board, assisting the officers in making decisions and implementing actions. Duties as chief executive officer shall be to assume the general managerial duties of all Society divisions, activities and personnel, and employ such staff as is needed to effectively execute the policies of CMS.

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8. Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the American Medical Association

  1. Duties. Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the American Medical Association should attend annual and interim conventions and special conventions of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association. The Colorado Medical Society Board of Directors will determine reimbursement of expenses. They shall faithfully represent CMS and its official policies in the AMA House. At least one member of the Delegation shall attend each meeting of the Colorado Medical Society Board of Directors in order to be more familiar with its policy. Following a meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, the Delegation shall report to the Colorado Medical Society Board of Directors giving a resume of major actions and noting their vote on controversial issues. The Board of Directors following consultation with the Delegation shall designate the senior Chair Delegate of the Delegation.
  2. Eligibility. A nominee for AMA Delegate or Alternate shall have pertinent leadership experience before running for election. These leadership experiences could include, but are not limited to: holding an officer or Director position within the Colorado Medical Society, being an elected delegate or officer from a constituent medical society or service to the AMA. A nominee’s level of experience and ability to best represent the voice of the Colorado Medical Society will be determined by a vote of the Colorado Medical Society membership. Special consideration for AMA experience should be taken when electing the Delegates to the AMA. Delegates and Alternate Delegates may concurrently hold any elected office.
  3. Terms of Office. The Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the American Medical Association shall be elected by the membership in such numbers and for such terms as the Bylaws of the American Medical Association may prescribe.

 

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9. Immediate Past President

  1. Duties. The Immediate Past President shall serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors and of its Executive Committee for the year immediately following the term as president, and shall have such duties as the Board or the President may from time to time designate.
  2. Eligibility. The Immediate Past President shall have served the preceding year as President.
  3. Terms of Office. The Immediate Past President shall serve a one-year term immediately following the term as President.

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10. Grievance Review Committee Members

  1. Duties. See Bylaws, Chapter VII (b), Section 3.b.
  2. Eligibility. The Grievance Review Committee shall be composed of elected members from each district as provided in the Bylaws (Chapter , Section 2). The Board of Directors may appoint additional members to the committee as needed, but may not appoint over eight members. Persons named in Section 1 of this Chapter shall hold only one such position at any one time, and except for a Grievance Review Committee member or Director, may not be elected to any other position named in Section 1 for any part of the term for which the person was originally elected. Persons elected to any position named in Section 1 shall have been Active Members of the Colorado Medical Society for at least two years immediately preceding election. Any member of the Colorado Medical Society who has had stipulations or restrictions placed on his or her license by the Colorado Medical Board may not serve on the Grievance Review Committee during the time of said stipulations or restrictions. In the event any such person shall cease to be an Active Member of CMS during the term for which elected, the position shall be vacated immediately.
  3. Terms of Office. The Grievance Review Committee members shall be elected for terms of three years each, so arranged that the terms of an equal number of the Grievance Review Committee members shall expire each year. A chair may serve a maximum of four consecutive one-year terms. Any chair who has served the maximum number of terms allowed shall not be eligible to serve in that position again until one year has elapsed from the date of termination of the last term of service.

 

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11. Judicial Councilors

  1. Duties. See Chapter VI (a), Section 3.c.
  2. Eligibility. The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs shall be composed of members from each district as provided in the Bylaws (Chapter VIII, Section 2). Any member of the Colorado Medical Society who has had stipulations or restrictions placed on his or her license by the Colorado Medical Board may not serve on the Judicial Council during the time of said stipulations or restrictions.
  3. Terms of Office. Judicial Councilors shall be elected for terms of three years each, so arranged that terms of an equal number of Judicial Councilors shall expire each year. The chair of the Council shall be appointed annually by the CMS President and may serve a maximum of four consecutive one-year terms unless recommended by the CEO to be extended by a vote of the CMS Board of Directors. Any chair who has served the maximum number of terms allowed shall not be eligible to serve in that position again until one year has elapsed from the date of termination of the last term of service.

 

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