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CONSTITUTION OF THE COLORADO MEDICAL SOCIETY
(amended September 2005)

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ARTICLE I. Name and Organization

The name and title of this organization shall be the Colorado Medical Society. This society is an organization composed of component societies and associations, hereinafter referred to as component societies, and members

 

ARTICLE II. Purposes

The purposes of this society are to promote the science and art of medicine, the betterment of public health, and the welfare of the medical profession and the patients it serves; and to promote the similar interests of its component county and district medical societies.

 

ARTICLE III. Membership

The members of this Society shall be classified as Active Members, Honorary Members, Associate Members, and such other classes of members as may be established by the Bylaws. Qualifications for each class of members and the procedures for obtaining such membership shall be provided in the Bylaws; provided that Active and Associate Members of this Society may gain such membership only through a component society of the Society, except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws, and upon election to such memberships may also become members of this Society.

 

ARTICLE IV. Component Societies

The Colorado Medical Society shall include those component societies as now exist and may hereinafter from time to time be chartered in the various counties and districts of the State of Colorado, as provided in the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE V. House of Delegates

There shall be a governing body of the Society to be known as the House of Delegates, which shall have the supreme policy-making authority of the Society, subject to such authority as may be granted by the Bylaws to the Board of Directors to establish policy for the Society between meetings of the House of Delegates. It shall elect the officers of the Society, except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws, the Directors, the AMA Delegates and Alternates, the Judicial Councilors, the members of the Grievance Review Committee, the members of the Councils, and other elected officials as provided in the Bylaws. It shall transact all general business of the Society not otherwise specifically provided for by the Constitution or Bylaws of the Society.

 

ARTICLE VI. Officers

The officers of the Society shall be a President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Speaker of the House, and Vice Speaker of the House. Their qualifications and terms of office shall be provided in the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VII. Directors

The Board shall be composed of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, and other Directors of the Society, the number and selection of which shall be as provided in the Bylaws. It shall have charge of the property and financial affairs of the Society, shall make policy for the Society as provided in the Bylaws between meetings of the House of Delegates, and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by law governing Directors of corporations and as provided in the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VIII. Meetings

In each year there shall be an Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates of the Society at such time and place as provided in the Bylaws. Special meetings may be called and held as provided in the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE IX. Funds, Dues and Property

Funds shall be raised by annual per capita dues and may be supplemented by special assessments upon each member, which dues or special assessments shall be equal for all persons within any one classification or sub-classification of membership. Funds may also be raised in any manner approved by the Board of Directors or the House of Delegates.

 

ARTICLE X. Amendments

The House of Delegates may amend this Constitution at any meeting, provided the proposed amendment shall have been introduced at the preceding meeting and provided two-thirds of the voting members of the House of Delegates registered at the meeting at which action is taken, vote in favor of such amendment.