CHRMS Bylaws

CHICAGOLAND HEALTHCARE RISK MANAGEMENT SOCIETY BYLAWS

 

ARTICLE I - NAME AND AFFILIATIONS

 

1.1 NAME

The name of the organization shall be the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, hereinafter referred to and known as "CHRMS.”

 

1.2 AFFILIATIONS

 

CHRMS is affiliated with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). Affiliations with other appropriate organizations may be developed at any time with the approval of the general membership. The purpose of the affiliations will be to develop and strengthen effective risk management programs in hospitals and related healthcare institutions.

 

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

 

The purpose of CHRMS shall be to advance the development and role of the professional practice of healthcare risk management by:

2.1 Conducting educational programs and activities to strengthen and develop healthcare risk management and patient safety and promote professional development;

2.2 Providing forums for the exchange of ideas;

2.3 Developing professional relationships among members in order to facilitate free exchange of information and resolution of mutual concerns;

2.4. Facilitating communication of healthcare risk management issues with stakeholders;

2.5. Advocating for the benefit of patients and/or other healthcare consumers, as well as for the profession in regulatory, legislative, and other professional arenas;

2.6. Promoting risk management to healthcare organizations and the need for healthcare care risk management professionals within the healthcare industry;

2.7 CHRMS is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes as a not-for-profit association. CHRMS shall conduct its business so that no part of its income and earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member, director, officer, or other individual. Upon dissolution, any assets of CHRMS remaining after payment of just debts shall be distributed to any organization enjoying an exempt status under S501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or successor statutory authority. CHRMS shall maintain fiscal responsibility.

 

ARTICLE III – POWERS AND DUTIES

 

3.1 The officers of CHRMS shall be responsible for conducting the business of CHRMS and to act on behalf of CHRMS on governance issues between board meetings. The officers shall carry out the duties granted in Article VIII.

3.2 The Executive Board of CHRMS (hereinafter referred to as “Board”) shall carry out the powers and duties granted in Article IX.

3.3 The membership of CHRMS shall have the rights and obligations vested in them according to the designated membership categories in Article IV. The membership, as specified in Article XII is granted the authority to ratify amended Bylaws.

 

 

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP

 

4.1 ELIGIBILITY

 

Membership is open to professionals whose job responsibilities include healthcare risk management and patient safety or who have demonstrated a bona fide interest in the field of healthcare risk management and who agree to support the mission, vision and code of professional conduct of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

 

4.2 Membership Categories

 

4.2.1 Regular members are individuals who are professionally involved in the field of healthcare risk management and patient safety, whose job responsibilities include healthcare risk management, patient safety, providing underwriting, marketing or brokering functions for an insurance company or providing legal or consulting services to healthcare providers, or are interested in the field of healthcare risk management and patient safety.

4.2.2 Academic members are full-time students who are registered at an institution of higher learning in a program that is related to healthcare risk management or patient safety and not otherwise eligible for membership under any other section in this article. Academic members may not vote or hold office.

 

4.3 APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

 

4.3.1 Individuals are eligible for membership upon submission of an application for membership as provided in this section and required membership dues as established by CHRMS, according to Article V, Section 5.1. Eligibility for student membership requires documentation verifying the name of the school, program in which enrolled, and full-time status (documents may include but are not limited to a copy of the student identification or recent transcript).

4.3.2 The Membership Committee shall review applications for membership that do not meet the established criteria as set forth in either Section 4.2 of Article IV. In such cases the Membership Committee may refer the issue to the Executive Board with its recommendations, and in such cases a majority vote by the Executive Board is required for the approval of each application under consideration. Any applicant who is denied membership shall be notified in writing by the President or the President’s designee.

4.3.3 New members will be notified, in writing, by the Chair of the Membership Committee, of their acceptance into CHRMS.

4.4 TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership in CHRMS is vested in individuals and shall not be transferable to another individual.

4.5 TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

 

4.5.1 Members may, at any time, direct their written resignation from CHRMS to the Executive Board. Resignations are effective upon the receipt of notice by CHRMS, but the member shall remain liable for financial obligations incurred by the member before CHRMS’ receipt of notice of resignation.

4.5.2 A membership may be terminated by decision of the Executive Board after giving the member the opportunity to have a hearing.

4.5.3 Membership renewal dues unpaid within 60 days of the annual meeting will be cause for termination of membership.

 

ARTICLE V - DUES

 

5.1 AMOUNTS

The amount of annual dues of CHRMS, (for each category of membership), shall be established by the Executive Board according to the guidelines established by CHRMS and shall remain in effect until amended.

 

5.2 NO REFUNDS

No portion of the dues paid by any member shall be refundable because his/her membership is terminated for any reason.

 

5.3 WAIVERS

 

The Executive Board may grant dues waivers for members who are unemployed at the time of membership renewal and apply for a dues waiver in writing to CHRMS, which may last up to six months at the discretion of the board. All such decisions by the board will be final. Dues waivers shall terminate at the end of the time period prescribed by the board or thirty (days) after the member has obtained employment, whichever occurs first. Such status shall not interrupt the member’s official tenure in CHRMS. Dues waivers may be granted by a majority vote of the Executive Board for any membership category.

 

ARTICLE VI – DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIP

 

6.1 FUNDING

 

Any funds or property donated and specifically designated to further the work or programs of CHRMS shall become the property of CHRMS in accordance with policies established by CHRMS. The funds shall be used for any purpose at the discretion of the Board. In the event of disaffiliation by CHRMS from any of its affiliated organizations, the contributed or sponsor funds will follow CHRMS for the purpose(s) specifically identified.

 

ARTICLE VII – SOCIETY MEETINGS

 

7.1 ANNUAL MEETING

 

CHRMS shall meet at least annually for the transaction of the affairs of CHRMS. Such annual meeting shall be held at a time and place approved by the Executive Board.

 

 

7.2 SPECIAL MEETINGS

 

Special meetings may be called by the CHRMS Executive Board upon approval of the President or upon petition of no fewer than ten (10) percent of all active members. Special meetings shall be limited to consideration of subjects listed in the official call for such meetings, unless it is otherwise ordered by the unanimous consent of the members present and voting.

 

7.3 NOTICE OF MEETINGS

 

The Secretary of CHRMS shall notify the membership by mail or other means of annual or special meetings no less than 30 days prior to the date of the meeting.

 

7.4 VOTING

 

7.4.1 ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE. All active members in good standing shall have the right to vote. Proxy voting shall not be permitted.

7.4.2 MAJORITY. Except as otherwise specified herein, all matters shall be settled by simple majority vote - a majority of votes returned or majority of members voting in assembly or by other mechanisms approved by the board, as the case may be. 

7.4.3 VOTING PROCESS. Voting may take place by mail ballot or in person by appropriate members at the annual meeting or by other mechanisms approved by the Board. The Nominating Committee or its designee shall use first class mail for all mail voting or other mechanisms as approved by the Board. Completed ballots must be returned by mail or other voting mechanism approved by the Board of CHRMS within 30 days. The votes shall be tabulated and results reported to the Board.

7.4.4 TIE VOTE. In the event of a tie vote by the membership for a new board member or officer, the tie will be broken by a majority vote of the Board. In case of a Board vote tie, the President’s vote breaks the tie. The final results shall be binding and shall be communicated to the membership in writing within 45 days after the ballot receipt deadline.

 

7.5. QUORUM

 

A quorum shall consist of the regular members present at the annual business meeting. For special meetings and all other duly called meetings, a quorum shall consist of at least ten (10) percent of the current regular members.

 

ARTICLE VIII - OFFICERS

 

8.1 ELIGIBILITY

 

Regular members of CHRMS in good standing shall be eligible for elective office, not withstanding, a current President of CHRMS will not be eligible for elective office until two years after fulfilling the role of Immediate Past President. All officers must have a regular membership in ASHRM, or other affiliated organization.

 

 

8.2 OFFICERS

 

The officers shall be President, President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected by a majority vote of the regular members of CHRMS who vote.

 

8.3 ELECTION AND TERM

 

The election of officers and Board members shall be conducted by mail or by other mechanisms approved by the Board. A ballot, listing candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee, shall be mailed or sent by other mechanism as approved by the Board to each eligible voting member of CHRMS by the Nominating Committee or its designee no fewer than 30 days prior to the annual meeting. The votes shall be tabulated by a designee of the Nominating Committee and reported to the Board. The results of the election shall be communicated to the membership at the annual meeting.

 

8.4 TENURE OF OFFICE

 

President, President-elect, and Past President shall serve for a one-year period beginning immediately following the annual meeting. The President-elect shall commence service as President upon the expiration of said one-year period, at which time the President then becomes the Past President.

Secretary shall serve for a two-year term beginning immediately following the annual meeting.

Treasurer and Treasurer-elect shall serve for a two-year term beginning immediately following the annual meeting, or other election. Upon the completion of the Treasurer’s term in office, the Treasurer-elect shall assume the position of Treasurer for one full year. Beginning in the year 2008, the position of Treasurer-elect will be filled annually.

 

8.5 AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS

 

8.5.1 President: The President’s main responsibilities are to lead the activities of the Executive Board and CHRMS as a whole. The President shall serve as chairperson of the Executive Board. It shall be his/her duty to notify members of meetings, to preside at all meetings and call special meetings as the need arises, to appoint committees and committee chairpersons, and to supervise all activities of CHRMS. The President shall be an ex-officio member of CHRMS committees, but may appoint the President-elect to represent him/her at any or all committee meetings. The President shall be an authorized check signer and shall sign all checks in the absence of the Treasurer. The President shall perform other executive duties deemed as necessary.

No less than annually the President shall submit a report, in writing, to the membership. The report shall contain information on the fiscal situation of CHRMS, personnel changes, and any other information required by the Executive Board. The President’s authority is derived from the Bylaws of CHRMS. He or she may speak publicly on behalf of the Executive Board and CHRMS on issues of interest to the membership.

 

Qualifications:

A minimum of one term as a member of the CHRMS Executive Board; demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by such positions as CHRMS committee chair/member or President/President Elect or other leadership position of an affiliated ASHRM chapter or other affiliate for a minimum of two years as of the date of nomination; current CHRMS active member in good standing with a minimum of three consecutive years of regular membership.

 

8.5.2 President-elect: President-elect shall work closely with the President and the Executive Board and shall assume such responsibilities as the President and/or the Executive Board may direct. The President-elect shall assume the duties if the President is absent, and shall become the President of CHRMS should the President resign from office or become ineligible for membership. He/she is charged with the responsibility of acquiring whatever skills and/or knowledge that may be necessary to prepare for the assumption of the office of the Presidency. He/she shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, both standing and special, and shall attend as many committee meetings as needed or desired.

 

Qualifications:

A minimum of one term as a member of the CHRMS Executive Board; demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by such positions as CHRMS committee chair/member or President/President-elect or other leadership position of an affiliated ASHRM chapter or other affiliate for a minimum of two years as of the date of nomination; current CHRMS active member in good standing with a minimum of three consecutive years of regular membership.

 

8.5.3 Secretary: The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of CHRMS and the Executive Board. The Secretary shall perform general correspondence and other secretarial duties for CHRMS as deemed necessary.

 

Qualifications:

Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by such positions as CHRMS committee chair/member or President/President-elect or other leadership position of an affiliated ASHRM chapter or other affiliate for a minimum of two years as of the date of nomination; current CHRMS regular member in good standing with a minimum of two consecutive years of regular membership.

 

8.5.4 Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect all dues according to Article V, and all other monies owed to CHRMS.

The Treasurer shall deposit CHRMS' funds in a bank account held in the name of CHRMS and keep records of the source of all monies received and disbursed. The Treasurer will make proper disbursements over his/her own signature on payments for obligations as shall be authorized by the President. [Records will be kept using a fiscal year of January 1 to December 31].

 

Qualifications:

Willingness and/or ability to maintain financial accounts; and to work with predecessor and successor treasurer, (i.e., Treasurer-elect) to ensure transition and timely transfer of data; current CHRMS member in good standing with a minimum of two consecutive years of regular membership; and demonstrated participation in CHRMS’ programs, committees and/or meetings for a minimum of 2 years as of the date of nomination.

 

8.6 Treasurer-Elect The Treasurer-elect shall work closely with the Treasurer and the Finance Committee to learn the accounting system(s) and/or program(s) utilized by CHRMS to maintain its accounts and fiscal responsibility. The Treasurer-elect shall assume such responsibilities as the Treasurer and/or Finance Committee may direct. The Treasurer-elect may perform any duty or responsibility described in section 8.5.4.

The Treasurer-elect shall serve from date of his/her election until the Treasurer retires from the board, at which time the Treasurer-elect shall automatically attain the office of Treasurer.

The Treasurer-Elect shall have no right to vote at Board Meetings.

 

Qualifications:

Willingness and/or ability to maintain financial accounts; and to work with predecessor and successor treasurer to ensure transition and timely transfer of data; current CHRMS member in good standing with a minimum of two consecutive years of regular membership; and demonstrated participation in CHRMS’ programs, committees and/or meetings for a minimum of 2 years as of the date of nomination.

 

8.7 VACANCIES

 

If the office of President becomes vacant, the President-elect shall immediately accede to the Presidency for the duration of the unexpired term and shall continue to serve as President for the subsequent term. The Past President shall assume responsibility of President-Elect until the next regular election.

If both the President and the President-elect shall become unable to perform the duties of their offices, the Executive Board shall appoint from the membership of the Executive Board a President pro tempore to serve for the remaining portion of the unexpired term. At the next regular election of CHRMS, a president and a President-elect shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

President will appoint with approval of a majority of the Board a member otherwise qualified to complete the terms of secretary or treasurer if vacant.

 

ARTICLE IX - EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

9.1 COMPOSITION

 

The Executive Board, also referred to herein as the “Board,” shall be composed of the officers,

the Immediate Past President, six "at-large" (non-officers) members, and a WebMaster elected by the voting membership. In the event that the Immediate Past President is not available, the most recent past President will be asked to serve as a member of the Executive Board, at the discretion of the Board. All members of the Executive Board will have equal voting rights.

 

9.2 ELIGIBILITY

 

Members of CHRMS in good standing shall be eligible to serve on the Executive Board as “at-large” members; notwithstanding, a current President of CHRMS will not be eligible to stand for election as an officer or at large Executive Board member on the Executive Board until two years subsequent to completing the role of past President. All Executive Board members shall have a membership in ASHRM or similar organization sharing the vision and mission of ASHRM. The Executive Board has the sole right to determine whether a similar organization shares the vision and mission of ASHRM.

 

Qualifications:

Demonstrated leadership ability as evidenced by such positions as CHRMS committee chair/member or President/President-elect or other leadership position of an affiliated ASHRM chapter; current CHRMS regular member in good standing with a minimum of three consecutive years of regular membership; a minimum of five years work experience in a health care related field as defined in Article 4.2.1.

 

9.3 MEETINGS

The Board will establish a meeting schedule for the year at its first meeting. Other meetings shall be at the call of the President as needed.

 

9.4 ELECTION AND TERM

 

At large elected Executive Board members shall serve for a term of two years. To provide for continuity of leadership, the terms of the at-large members will be staggered. The election of Executive Board members shall be conducted by mail or other voting mechanisms approved by the Executive Board. A ballot, listing candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee and providing for write-in candidates, shall be sent to each eligible voting member of CHRMS by the Nominating Committee not less than 30 days prior to the annual meeting. The votes shall be tabulated by the Nominating Committee or by the means of approval of the Board and reported to the Executive Board. The results of the election shall be communicated to the membership at the annual meeting.

Any member of the Executive Board who is absent from two successive meetings of the Board without adequate reason, in the view of the President with the concurrence of a majority of members of the Executive Board, shall have his/her appointment terminated. The vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

9.4.1 To fulfill the purpose of providing for the continuity of leadership so that the terms of at-large members will be staggered, for the election of at-large Executive Board members held for 2009 only, there will be three Executive Board members elected to terms to be served for two years and one Executive Board member elected to a term of one year. Candidates will be nominated expressly to the two-year term or the one-year term. This section shall apply only to the election process for 2009 and shall expire immediately after the installation of the new Executive Board at the 2009 annual meeting.

 

9.5 AUTHORITY AND DUTIES

 

The Executive Board shall have the authority to make policy decisions for CHRMS and to establish rules or procedures for CHRMS. The Executive Board shall have the responsibility to develop plans, objectives, and purposes for CHRMS, establish standing and ad hoc committees in line with the objectives of CHRMS and in order to implement CHRMS programs; review the recommendations of these committees, and approve, modify, or disapprove reports, resolutions, or actions of committees of CHRMS.

9.6 QUORUM

 

A quorum for the Executive Board shall consist of a majority of members, excluding vacancies.

 

9.7 VACANCIES

 

The Executive Board shall have authority to fill any vacancy that may occur on the Board of the members “at-large” The vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the person who received the next highest number of votes in the previous election to that position. If that person is unwilling or unable to serve, an eligible member of CHRMS shall be appointed to serve until the next general election. At that time the position will be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term (if any) by election in accordance with these Bylaws.

 

9.8 CODE OF CONDUCT/CONFLICT OF INTEREST

 

The Board members shall exercise the utmost good faith in all transactions relating to their duties in CHRMS. Board members shall abide by the provisions of ASHRM’s Code of Professional Conduct.

A Conflict of Interest Statement is distributed annually to the Board members. These individuals are required to return the completed Conflict of Interest Statements annually, Board Members have the responsibility to make full disclosure of any potential conflicts as they arise.

The Executive Board will review all conflict of interest disclosures and take appropriate action. Decisions of the Executive Board are final.

 

ARTICLE X - COMMITTEES

 

10.1 STANDING COMMITTEES RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.1.1 Standing committees shall be the Nominating Committee, Program Committee, Membership Committee, Governance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Law Committee, Finance Committee and Communications Committee.

10.1.2 All standing committees shall be composed of a minimum of two members. [No more than 50% of the committee members may be from the Executive Board].

10.1.3 All standing committee chairpersons or co-chairpersons shall be appointed by the President from the membership of the Executive Board.

10.1.4 All committee members shall be appointed annually by the individual chairpersons.

10.1.5 Standing committees shall meet at least twice a year. Additional meetings may be called by the chairperson as needed.

10.1.6 A quorum for any committee will consist of at least half of the members of the committee.

10.1.7 All matters will be settled by a simple majority vote of members present.

10.1.8 All committees of CHRMS shall report their plans, budgets, if applicable, and activities to the Executive Board for review and approval.

10.1.9 The President of CHRMS may appoint special committees as authorized by the Executive Board to deal with special topics or areas of interest to CHRMS.

10.1.10 The specific responsibilities of the standing committees shall be as set forth in Sections 10.2 through 10.9.

10.1.11 Each committee will be responsible for establishing policies, procedures and budgets, as approved by the Board.

 

10.2 NOMINATING COMMITTEE

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.2.1 To review criteria to be met by prospective candidates for the Executive Board and if necessary to revise criteria. Such criteria will be consistent with the Bylaws of CHRMS and must be approved by the Executive Board prior to publication. The criteria will be published at least 75 days prior to the annual meeting. Such publication will coincide with the solicitation of candidates for open Board seats, and office positions.

10.2.2 To solicit candidates for open Board seats by requesting nominations by mail or other means as designated by the Board at least 75 days prior to the annual meeting. All nominations for open Board seats must be received by the Nominating Committee no later than 45 days prior to the annual meeting.

10.2.3 To present a slate of candidates for officers and at large members of the Executive Board. Said slate to be sent to the membership at least 30 days in advance of the annual meeting.

 

10.3 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.3.1 To plan the educational and/or social networking programs for the year following the annual meeting, including Law Day and Annual Meeting and such other programs as desirable.

10.3.2 To present a tentative schedule for programs and a budget for each program for the year to the Executive Board in ample time in advance of each program.

10.3.3 To prepare a written report to the Board within 30 days of each program regarding attendance and other issues related to future budgeting and planning.

 

10.4 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.4.1 To recruit and communicate with prospective members; to make recommendations to the Executive Board as appropriate; to resolve any questions or concerns regarding applications for membership.

10.4.2 To notify new members, in writing, of their acceptance into CHRMS and to welcome new members by introducing them to activities and benefits.

10.4.3 To maintain a complete and accurate membership list and accurate application file; to inform, the Communications Committee or other appropriate administrative personnel regularly of additions and deletions to the membership list.

 

10.5 GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.5.1 To conduct an annual review of the Bylaws; to develop policies and procedures in

cooperation with the board and/or other committees, as may be necessary; to take into consideration comments and recommendations solicited from the members.

10.5.2 To present proposed changes in the Bylaws to the Executive Board for recommendation to the members 30 days in advance of the annual meeting.

 

10.6 COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.6.1 To prepare a periodic newsletter to be distributed to the members; to maintain and revise the website.

10.6.2 To acknowledge local and national accomplishments of CHRMS members in the newsletter and/or on the website.

10.6.3 To archive CHRMS data and information on the web site.

10.6.4 To acknowledge Sponsors in accordance with criteria established by the Board.

10.6.5 To explore and extend the use of the Internet to expand the goals of CHRMS.

 

10.7 STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.7.1 To assist in formulating short and long-range organization and development plans for the continued existence of CHRMS, in response to health care trends and to meet the educational needs of the members of CHRMS.

10.7.2 To evaluate the plans annually and revise the plans as appropriate.

 

10.8 LAW COMMITTEE

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.8.1 To review and present to CHRMS Members significant changes in both statutory and case law as they occur.

10.8.2 To assist and serve as a resource to the Program and Communications Committees.

10.8.3 Assist with the planning of a Law Day program, as directed by the Program Committee.

 

10.9 FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

          RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

10.9.1 To review, monitor, plan and direct the finances of the organization, including fund raising, dues, expenditures and investments;

10.9.2 To direct and assist the Treasurer in the responsible discharge of his/her duties.

10.9.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of 10.1.2, this committee shall be composed of a maximum of 5 persons, consisting of the President, the President-elect; Past President and two members at large who shall be appointed by the Board, and who are not otherwise Board members.

10.9.4 The Treasurer and/or Treasurer-elect shall attend all Finance committee meetings.

 

ARTICLE XI - AMENDMENTS

 

11.1 These Bylaws may be amended upon recommendation by the Executive Board and by two-thirds vote of the active members who vote by responding to mail ballot or other mechanism approved by the Board.

11.2 Any member may suggest amendments of the Bylaws to a member of the Bylaws Committee, which will then bring the suggestion to the Board for consideration and recommendation to the membership.

11.3 Notice of proposed amendments shall be sent to all regular members in ample time in advance of any call for a vote. Completed ballots of the active members must be returned by mail or other mechanism approved by the Board of Directors within the period specified for their return. The votes shall be tabulated as directed by the Board and reported to the Board. The results of the voting shall be binding.

11.4 Amendments to the Bylaws that are approved by the membership shall become effective upon approval. The approved amendments shall be formally communicated to the membership within 45 days and shall indicate the effective date.

 

ARTICLE XII - PARLIAMENTARY

 

AUTHORITY, APPLICABLE LAW

 

12.1 Robert’s Rule of Order Revised shall govern all parliamentary procedure unless otherwise specified by these Bylaws. The President-elect will act as parliamentarian at all CHRMS meetings.

12.2 These Bylaws are to be construed in accordance with Illinois Law.

 

Amended: 3/15/96

Amended: 4/11/97

Amended: 4/23/99

Amended: 4/5/02

Amended: 4/23/04

Amended: 4/8/05

Amended: 4/28/06

Amended: 4/18/08

Amended: 2/11/09

Amended: 4/26/14