Bylaws

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Below are the Bylaws of the AOCPMR. Download a pdf version here:

ByLaws 4.15.20.pdf

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The American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

Adopted at Los Angeles, California October 13, 1953

Revised. July, 1955 – Los Angeles, California

Revised. January, 1963 – Miami Beach, Florida

Revised. October, 1963 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Revised. September, 1965 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revised. October, 1969 – New York City, New York

Revised. November, 1971 – Honolulu, Hawaii

Revised. September, 1974 – Portland, Oregon

Revised. November, 1977 – Atlanta, Georgia

Revised. November, 1980 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Revised. November, 1981 – Los Angeles, California

Revised. November, 1985 – Atlanta, Georgia

Revised. November, 1991 – New Orleans, Louisiana Revised. November, 1994 – San Francisco, California

Revised. October, 1999 – San Francisco, California

Revised. November, 2008 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Revised. November, 2009 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Revised. March, 2017 – Nashville, Tennessee

Revised. April, 2020 -- Virtual Meeting 

AOCPMR Constitution

Article I – NAME

This organization shall be known as the AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION (AOCPMR).

Article II – MEMBERSHIP

This organization shall consist of individuals who are members in the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in accordance with the rules of eligibility in each class of membership as set forth in the Bylaws.

Article III – OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this organization shall be as follows:

  • To promote health and well-being via the principles inherent to osteopathic physiatric practice.
  • To be leaders in healthcare promotion and policy via research, educational symposia and sound practice management.
  • To heighten awareness of the positive benefits physiatric practice offers the medical profession.
  • To contribute to the interests of the profession by functioning as an affiliated organization of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Article IV – MISSION

The AOCPMR provides value added services in the areas of advocacy, education and practice. AOCPMR values camaraderie, excellence and quality as it lives its mission.

Article V – VISION

The vision of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is that we are dedicated to providing leadership for the PMR profession and to providing a home to osteopathic PMR practitioners.

Article IV – ETHICS

The code of ethics of this organization shall be the same as that adopted by the AOA.

Article V – OFFICERS

The officers of this organization shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Vice-President, a Secretary-Treasurer, and six (6) Trustees. Their election, term of office and duties shall be as hereinafter provided in the Bylaws.

Article VI – QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Qualifications for membership shall be those set forth in the Bylaws of this organization.

Article VII – DISSOLUTION OR OTHER TERMINATION

In the event of dissolution or other termination of this corporation, there shall be no distribution of assets among the members there of, all assets shall be distributed to a similar tax exempt corporation or organization.

Article VIII – AMENDMENTS

Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of this College can only occur upon a simple majority vote of active members in good standing present at the Annual Meeting. No proposal to amend shall be acted upon unless written or electronic notice thereof has been sent to the membership not more than ninety (90) days and not less than thirty (30) days prior to the said vote which will occur at the Annual Meeting. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the College shall not become effective until approved by the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association.

Article IX – LIABILITY

The private property of the members shall not be subject to payment of organization debts. The general management of the affairs of this organization shall be under the control, supervision and directions of the Executive Council as hereinafter provided by the Bylaws.