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The Constitution and Bylaws Of The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (Rev. 04.29.2008)

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From THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY 

Article VIII -Officers

Section I. The Officers of the MPS shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President.

Section 2. The term of office for the above positions shall be:

President - One year
President-Elect - One year 
Immediate Past President - One year
Secretary - Two years
Treasurer - Two years

The President-Elect [once elected] shall succeed to President and Immediate Past President in successive years. The President and President-Elect may not run for sequential terms. A five-year period.must elapse before the individual can run for President-Elect again. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected in alternate years. The Secretary and Treasurer may run for two two-year terms and three years must elapse before they can then run for Secretary or Treasurer again.

Section 3. Only voting members of the MPS shall be eligible for nomination and election to office. 

Section 4. The President shall be the executive officer of the Society, shall preside at all meetings of the membership, the Council and the Executive Committee, and shall otherwise perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers. In the absence of the Treasurer, the President shall fulfill the functions of the Treasurer.

Section 5. The President-Elect, in the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of the President. Otherwise, the President-Elect shall perform the duties assigned or delegated by the President, and shall be installed as President at the Annual Meeting at the end of his/her term of office as President-Elect. If both the President and President-Elect are absent, the Immediate Past President shall perform the duties of President/President Elect until the President or President Elect returns.

Section 6. The Secretary or the Secretary's authorized agent shall keep a record of the proceedings of the MPS, the Council, and the Executive Committee and keep a list of the members. The Secretary shall certify the election results. Further, the Secretary shall serve as the Chair of the Membership Committee and shall also be responsible for voting procedures.

Section 7. The Treasurer or the Treasurer's authorized agent, shall receive, disburse, account for and manage all monies of the MPS under the general direction of the Council. The Treasurer shall also submit a financial statement each year at the business session of the Annual Meeting, which will include transactions of income and expenditures of the MPS.

Section 8. All newly elected officers shall enter upon their duties at the close of business of the Annual Meeting of the MPS following their elections.

 

Article IX -The Council

Section 1. The Council of the MPS shall be responsible to provide for and oversee implementation of the policies of the MPS that are not otherwise assigned.

Section 2. The voting members of the Council shall be the five officers, the six Councilors, all Representatives to the Assembly of the APA, the Member-in- Training Representative to the Council and the President of each Chapter .

Section 3. A majority of the voting members of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

Section 4. The Council shall meet eight times each year and at such times as the President may decide. By petition, one-third of its voting members may call a special meeting of the Council.

Section 5. The responsibilities of the Council shall include:

(1) interpreting the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws.
(2) establishing dues and assessments for the several categories of membership.
(3) authorizing expenditures from the funds of the MPS to implement its goals and purposes.
(4) appointing an Executive Director who shall function as a full-time administrator of the MPS.
(5) acting upon matters referred from any organizational entity.
(6) performing all other acts consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws that may be needed to carry out the purposes and resolves of the MPS.

Section 6. The Council may, at its discretion, delegate to the Executive Committee, composed of the President, President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the designated Representative, authority to act on matters which require action prior to the next Council meeting, providing that all such actions are reported at the next scheduled meeting of the Council. Such delegation shall not include the expenditure of funds of greater than an amount specified by the Council.

 

Article X -Councilors

Section 1. There shall be six Councilors elected to serve on the Council. Each Councilor will be elected to a three year term, with two elected in each successive year. Each Councilor may run for two three-year terms and three years must elapse before they can then run for Councilor again.

Section 2. The Member-in-Training Representative to the Council (MTRC) shall be elected for a two year term as a full voting Representative to the Council. The MTRC shall be responsible for the coordination of information between the Members-in-training of the MPS and the Council. The selection of candidates for MTRC will be done in a manner determined by the Nominating Committee, with the assistance of area Residency Training Directors.

 

Article XI -Representatives

Section 1. The number of MPS Representatives to the Assembly of the APA is determined by APA policy based upon the number of members in the MPS.

Section 2. The Representatives to the Assembly of the APA shall represent the MPS in the Assembly and its subgroups. The Representatives shall be instructed by the MPS Council as to the MPS's policies and shall submit reports to the MPS on the activities of the Assembly.

Section 3. The Representative with the longest tenure in office shall be designated the Senior Representative and serve as a voting member of the MPS Executive Committee. If the Senior Representative is unable to serve or if two representatives have equal tenure, the MPS Executive Committee shall select one of the Representatives to fill this position.

Section 4. Each Representative may run for three three-year terms and three years must elapse before they can then run for Representative again.