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ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of this organization shall be the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), Gopher Chapter.

ARTICLE II – MISSION

Our mission is to be the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative services. Through a national organization and local chapters, we provide quality member services and leadership in the areas of education, communication, representation, professional standards and certification.

ARTICLE III – PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Gopher Chapter shall be to:

Promote and encourage recognition of Revenue Cycle Management as an integral part of healthcare financial management.

Encourage the implementation of effective and efficient business and revenue cycle management, policies, and procedures in the healthcare industry.

Stimulate and encourage an exchange of information among the membership.

Develop and encourage the implementation of programs for the purpose of furthering the education and increasing the knowledge of the membership with respect to the healthcare industry.

Develop and implement such programs as may add to the knowledge and encourage the development of persons new to the healthcare industry.

Establish standards of performance for persons who participate in, or are involved with, the management of healthcare revenue cycle.

Cooperate with other healthcare organizations, institutions, and other related agencies.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

A member shall be an individual associated with healthcare revenue cycle services.

Membership shall be on an individual basis and not on an institutional basis.

One member from each institution must be a national AAHAM member. Other members from that institution may be Gopher Chapter (local) members only.

In the event the National AAHAM member leaves the institution, local only members may continue their membership for the remainder of the membership year.

ARTICLE V – MANAGEMENT

The Executive Committee shall direct the affairs of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Gopher Chapter.

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and Board of Directors of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Gopher Chapter. The powers and duties of the Executive Committee are defined in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VI – PERSONAL LIABILITY OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

An Officer or Director of the AAHAM, Gopher Chapter shall not be personally liable to the Association or its shareholders for monetary damages as such including, without limitation, any judgment, amount paid in settlement, penalty, punitive damages or expense of any nature (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and disbursements) for any action taken, or any failure to take the action, unless the Officer or Director has breached or failed to perform the duties of his or her office under this Constitution, the Bylaws of the Association, or applicable provisions of the law and the breach or failure to perform constitutes self-dealing, willful misconduct or recklessness.

ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS

Annual or special meetings of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Gopher Chapter shall be held as provided for in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VIII – BYLAWS

The Bylaws of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Gopher Chapter may be amended, repealed, or added to in the following manner:

Any of the membership of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, Gopher Chapter may propose a change to the Constitution.

The Board of Directors shall, by a majority vote, determine if the proposed change shall be submitted to the membership for a vote.

Notification shall be in writing and shall inform the members of the Article or Articles to be changed.

The Article or Articles to be changed shall be submitted to the membership in their existing form and in the form of the proposed change.

Voting on any change shall be by electronic ballot submitted to the membership. A two third (2/3) vote of the members voting shall be required to adopt the said change.

 

Approved by the Board of Directors 5/7/97.

Approved and adopted by a majority vote of the membership 11/5/97.

Changes approved and adopted by a majority vote of the membership 11/6/02.

Changes approved and adopted by a majority vote of the membership 7/21/03.

Constitution reviewed 03/11/11.

Constitution reviewed 11/07/12.

Constitution reviewed 11/06/13.

Constitution reviewed 11/05/14.

Constitution reviewed 01/10/15.

Changes approved and adopted by a majority vote of the membership 10/07/15.

Constitution reviewed 11/09/16.