Shall consist of the following: President, Vice President, Director of Professional Misconduct, Secretary, Treasurer, with the balance of members being Directors.
A quorum must consist of at least 60% of Board Members.
All positions will be held for 2 years with Board Member elections held every other year.
Annual General Meeting will be held once per year.
All Board of Director positions held by OCDO members are voluntary and without compensation.
A travel stipend can be pre-approved by the Board.
Complete financial records will be kept by the treasurer.
All money received will be deposited in to an account specifically for OCDO; only thet Treasurer and President will have access to this account.
Cheques must be signed by 2 Board members; one must be the treasurer.
Funds will only be used for OCDO business.
Financial statements will be provided to all Board members annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Financial statements can be provided to any active member in good standing upon request.
Membership is open to all qualified applicants who meet the standards:
Active members are those whose qualifications meet either the World Health Organization Type I or Type II osteopathic training standards and have paid their fees in full.
Inactive Members are those whose qualifications meet either the World Health Organization Type I or Type II osteopathic training standards but have chosen to pause their membership.
Suspended members are those whose qualifications meet either the World Health Organization Type I or Type II osteopathic training standards and are either currently under investigation or have not met the membership renewal requirements.
Membership fees will be required annually; the 2021 fee is $350.
Membership fees can be changed by majority vote of the Board Members at the Annual General Meeting.
Members can cast one vote for each Board of Directors position for the candidate of their choice at the Annual General Meeting Elections.
All members in good standing are eligible to be nominated/volunteer for a position on the Board of Directors.
Resignation and Termination of Members
Any member may resign by submitting a written resignation to the Secretary.
A member can have their membership terminated by a majority vote of the membership with due cause.
Resignation/termination will not relieve a member of unpaid fees, other charges previously accrued, nor a refund of unused fees.
Any question concerning parliamentary procedure at meetings will be determined by the President by reference to Robert’s Rules of Order.
Any other inquiries on the by-laws can be obtained upon request.