In accordance with Article XI of the bylaws of the National Association for Health Care Recruitment, the Board of Directors reviewed the bylaws at its summer Board meeting and recommends the amending them to ensure continued smooth and effective operation of the association. The proposed amendments

  • Clarify the work environment required for Active membership
  • Define affiliate membership to encompass all potential members not meeting the qualifications for any other membership classification
  • Change “Institutional Membership” to a name more reflective of who qualifies: “Vendor Membership”
  • Waive membership dues for new members joining after September 30 as a means of encouraging them to join during an otherwise slow recruitment period
  • Allow the Board to use its discretion in setting the number of Board members within certain parameters set by the association’s members
  • Return the role of Immediate Past President to the Board, adding the resources needed to more fully advance the association’s strategic goals
  • Provide for the extension of the terms of the association’s officers for one year beyond their initial terms to allow for deeper leadership development, increased accountability to the association’s members and enhanced consistency in the operation of the association
  • Clarifies the circumstances around the removal from the Board of Directors of those who are no longer meet the qualifications to serve.

The full text of the proposed amendments is set out below. NAHCR members will have the opportunity to review the proposed amendments for sixty days, after which an electronic vote will be taken. A simple majority of the members casting a vote will constitute the final decision.

 

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ARTICLE III.  MEMBERSHIP, Section 1. Classes of Membership. 

There shall be five classes of Members in this Association:  Active Members, Federal Government Members, Associate Members, Institutional Members, and Honorary Members. Part‐time temporary or personnel placement agency staff is eligible for Institutional Membership.

There shall be five classes of Members in this Association: Active Members, Federal Government Members, Associate Members, Vendor Members, and Honorary Members. Part‐time temporary or personnel placement agency staff is eligible for Vendor Membership.

The name “Vendor Member” is more reflective of who qualifies for membership under this category.

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ARTICLE III.  MEMBERSHIP, Section 2. Active Membership, a. 

a. Applicants for active membership or renewal thereof must be actively involved in health care recruitment, retention and/or human resources processes and employed by organizations providing health care services.

a. Applicants for active membership or renewal thereof must be actively involved in health care recruitment and/or retention, or human resources processes and employed by organizations providing health care services.

The proposed change clarifies the work environment required for Active Membership.

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ARTICLE III.  MEMBERSHIP, Section 4. Associate Membership. 

Associate Membership is open to those individuals who recruit for educational settings and for individuals who are interested in supporting the activities of NAHCR and in maintaining their involvement with the Association.  Associate members shall be ineligible to vote as a member or to hold any office in this Association.

Associate Membership is open to those individuals (i) who are actively involved in health care recruitment, retention, or human resources processes but are not employed by organizations providing health care services or (ii) who do not directly recruit for health care team members but are interested in supporting the activities of NAHCR and in maintaining their involvement with the Association. Associate members shall be ineligible to vote as a member or to hold any office in this Association.

Associate membership encompass all potential members not meeting the qualifications for any other membership classification.

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ARTICLE III.  MEMBERSHIP, Section 5. Institutional Members.

Section 5. Institutional Members. Institutional membership is open to organizations that are interested in supporting the goals of the Association and furthering the development and growth of NAHCR.  Institutional members are ineligible to vote as a member.  Companies or divisions of companies whose sole business is placing traveling health care professionals and supplemental staffing are eligible for institutional membership.  Companies or divisions of companies who provide search services for the healthcare industry are eligible for institutional membership. Institutional membership may be subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Section 5. Vendor Members. Vendor membership is open to organizations that are interested in supporting the goals of the Association and furthering the development and growth of NAHCR. Vendor members are ineligible to vote as a member.  Companies or divisions of companies whose sole business is placing traveling health care professionals and supplemental staffing are eligible for vendor membership. Companies or divisions of companies who provide search services for the healthcare industry are eligible for vendor membership. Vendor membership may be subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

 

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ARTICLE IV.  DUES AND FEES, Section 1. Annual Dues. 

The annual dues of each member shall be determined by the Board of Directors and shall become due on January 1.  Dues will be pro‐rated by month for any new member that joins the association after August 1.

The annual dues of each member shall be determined by the Board of Directors and shall become due on January 1. Dues will be pro‐rated by month for any new member that joins the association after August 1, except that new members joining between October 1 and December 31 will pay the full annual dues amount which will cover the remainder of that year and the entire next year.

Waiving membership dues for new members joining after September 30 is a means of increasing the number of new members during an otherwise slow recruiting period.

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ARTICLE VI.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 2. Number and Tenure,  Section 2.1

The Board of Directors shall consist of elected Officers, Directors and Institutional Member at Large.  All Board Members shall be members in good standing of the Association.  The Board of Directors will have full voting rights during their respective terms of office.  The number of Board Members shall be seven (7). The Board of Directors may increase or decrease this number, except this number shall never be less than three.

The Board of Directors shall consist of elected Officers, Directors and Vendor Member at Large. All Board Members shall be members in good standing of the Association. The Board of Directors will have full voting rights during their respective terms of office. The number of Board Members shall be not less than three (3) and not more than ten (10), as determined by the Board to be in the best interest of the Association.

The proposed change affords the Board the discretion to use its best judgment to set the number of Board members within parameters approved by the association’s members.

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ARTICLE VI.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 2. Number and Tenure,  Section 2.2

Officers shall be elected for a one‐year term.  They shall be ineligible to serve for more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

Officers shall be elected for a one‐year term and shall be eligible to serve for one additional term. They shall be ineligible to serve for more than two consecutive terms in the same office. 

The proposed change allows the Board to use its knowledge of and experience with the association’s officers in determining whether to extend their terms for one year beyond the initial term, offering them the opportunity for deeper leadership development, increased accountability to the association’s members and enhanced consistency in organizational operations.

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ARTICLE VI.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 2. Number and Tenure,  Section 2.2.1

Following the officer’s term, the President‐Elect shall assume the office of President for one year.

Following the officer’s term, the President‐Elect shall assume the office of President for one year and shall be eligible to serve for one additional year.

 

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ARTICLE VI.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 2. Number and Tenure,  Section 2.2.2

NEW

Section 2.2.2. Following the officer’s term, the President shall assume the office of Immediate Past President for one year and shall be eligible to serve for one additional year.

Returning the role of Immediate Past President to the Board will provide the additional resources needed to more fully advance the association’s strategic goals.

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ARTICLE VI.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 2. Number and Tenure,  Section 2.4

The Institutional Member at Large shall be elected by the Board of Directors from a slate of candidates to serve a one year term of office and shall be eligible to serve for one consecutive term.

The Vendor Member at Large shall be elected by the Board of Directors from a slate of candidates to serve a one year term of office and shall be eligible to serve for one consecutive term.

 

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ARTICLE VII.  ROLES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

NEW

Section 4. Immediate Past President. The Immediate Past President shall assume appropriate responsibilities as delegated by the President. The Immediate Past President is a non‐voting member of the Board of Directors

 

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ARTICLE VII.  ROLES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

Section 4. Directors. Directors shall be elected by the voting membership and be members in good standing.  Directors shall serve two year terms and are eligible for one consecutive term.  There shall be one Institutional Member at Large to serve as the Institutional Member representative. The Institutional Member at Large is a non‐voting member of the Board of Directors shall serve a one‐year term and be eligible for one consecutive term.

Section 5. Directors. Directors shall be elected by the voting membership and be members in good standing. Directors shall serve two year terms and are eligible for one consecutive term. There shall be one Vendor Member at Large to serve as the Vendor Member representative. The Vendor Member at Large is a non‐voting member of the Board of Directors shall serve a one‐year term and be eligible for one consecutive term.

 

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ARTICLE VII.  ROLES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

Section 6. Eligibility of Office. Any voting member in good standing, meeting the criteria of the office, is eligible for election to all offices except the office of President.  The President‐Elect fills the office of President in the second year, and must have had recent Board of Directors experience when elected.  Should a Board member no longer meet the criteria for membership, they will have up to sixty (60) days after notification of status change to the Association Management Company to be reinstated to active membership or the office/position held must be vacated at the end of that sixty (60) day period.

Section 7. Eligibility of Office. Any voting member in good standing, meeting the criteria of the office, is eligible for election to all offices except the office of President and Immediate Past President. The President‐Elect fills the office of President upon the conclusion of the President’s term, and must have had recent Board of Directors experience when elected. Upon the completion of the President’s term, the President fills the office of Immediate Past President. Should a Board member no longer meet the criteria for membership, they will have up to sixty (60) days to be reinstated to active membership or the office/position held must be vacated at the end of that sixty (60) day period, except that, upon unanimous vote by the remaining directors to waive the qualifications for that individual, he or she may fill his or her current position until the next regular election.

The proposed changes address both the potential continued service and/or removal of officers from the Board of Directors.

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ARTICLE VII.  ROLES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

NEW

Section 8.4. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Immediate Past President, the vacancy may be filled at the discretion of President.

 

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ARTICLE VIII. COMMITTEES, Section 2 Executive Committee

There shall be an Executive Committee of the Board of Directors the membership of which shall be composed of the duly elected Officers President, President‐Elect and the longest standing Director currently serving on the board.  The President shall act as Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

There shall be an Executive Committee of the Board of Directors the membership of which shall be composed of the duly elected Officers President, President‐Elect and the Immediate Past President. The President shall act as Chairperson of the Executive Committee.