AOA Communication  |   September 2020
Proposed Amendments to the AOA Bylaws to Implement Changes to Governance Structure
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AOA Communication   |   September 2020
Proposed Amendments to the AOA Bylaws to Implement Changes to Governance Structure
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2020, Vol. 120, 630-631. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2020, Vol. 120, 630-631. doi:
Consistent with the requirements for amending the Constitution of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the following proposed amendments to the AOA Bylaws have been submitted to the AOA chief executive officer, who has arranged for their publication in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association before the October Special Meeting of the AOA House of Delegates (HOD), which will occur Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Virtually. 
All amendments require a two-thirds vote by the HOD for approval. Old material is crossed out and new material is capitalized. 
The Board of Trustees and House of Delegates, consistent with the powers given to it by these Bylaws, shall establish and determine the duties of departments, bureaus, councils, commissions, committees, and task forces necessary to further the policies of the Association. The Association's departments shall include the Departments of Affiliated RELATIONS Affairs, FINANCE Business Affairs, EDUCATION Educational Affairs, Governmental Affairs, MEMBERSHIP Professional Affairs, and Research, Quality & AND Public Health. The activities of all departments, bureaus and committees shall, so far as possible, be executed in close cooperation with the Chief Executive Officer. Upon the expiration of the terms of office of chairs and members of the departments, bureaus, or committees, all records of the same shall be delivered by the chairs to the Chief Executive Officer. All employed staff of departments, bureaus, and committees in the offices shall be under the jurisdiction of the Chief Executive Officer. 

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