The By-Laws Committee reviews changes to the national by-laws and ensures they are included in our Chapter by-laws.
Advisor: Colin Hart, Fellow Joan Healey
Fiddler Green Manor Nursing Home Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center
168 West Main Street 180 Washington Avenue
Springville, NY 14141-1099 Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (716) 592-4781 Phone: (518) 456-7831
David Gentner, CNHA, CALA Lisa Poskanzer, CNHA, Fellow
The Wartburg Adult Care Community Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
93 Marion Avenue 300 Corporate Boulevard South
Mount Vernon, NY 1055252 Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 513-5488 Phone: (914) 294-6302
The name of the organization shall be the New York Chapter of the American College of Health Care
Section 1: The purpose of the Chapter shall be to implement and execute, at the local level, all the
objectives and programs of the ACHCA and to perform those tasks assigned to it from time to time
objectives of organizing and educating long term care Administrators.
Section 2: The New York Chapter is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and
scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that
qualify as exemption organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or
corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 3: Inurement - No part of the net earnings of the chapter shall inure to the benefit of, or be
distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the Chapter
shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services and to make
payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof. No
substantial part of the activities of the Chapter shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise
attempting to influence legislation, and the Chapter shall not participate in, or intervene in (including
the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to
any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Chapter
shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt
from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, or corresponding
section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are
deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any
future federal tax code.
Section 1: Membership in the Chapter shall be open to members in good standing of the ACHCA
who are practicing and/or residing within the geographical boundaries of New York State.
Section 2: Classes of membership shall be: 1) Active member of the College, including Member,
Fellow, and Certified Member or Fellow; 2) Senior Retired member; 3) Associate 'Member; 4)
Student member; 5) Honorary Fellow; and 6) Fellow Emeritus; 7) Bridge Member.
Section 1: The members of the Chapter shall set Chapter dues. The rate of the Chapter dues will be
determined by two-thirds (2/3) majority of active members present and voting at an annual meeting
of the New York Chapter.
Section 2: The Chapter membership shall be advised of proposed changes in the dues structure at
least thirty (30) days prior to the New York Chapter's annual meeting.
Section 3: A member shall be deemed to be a member in good standing of the ACHCA only if
he/she has paid both the ACHCA and Chapter dues. Nonpayment of dues is grounds for loss of
membership in both the ACHCA and the New York Chapter.
Active members or Fellow Emeritus members in good standing shall be entitled to vote on any
Section 1: The election of officers shall be held at the annual meeting of the Chapter. The officers
of the chapter shall be: President, Vice President, First Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and
Section 2: The Nominating Committee, composed of not less than 3 or more than 5, appointed by
the President, shall formally make nominations and circulate the names to the membership at least
30 days prior to the annual meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.
Section 3: There shall neither be nominating nor seconding speeches nor any speeches by
candidates nor campaigning in any manner.
Section 4: All officers shall be elected for one-year terms and may serve two additional terms if
re-elected. They will take office at the New York Chapter Annual Convention. If the President is
unable to perform duties because of death, health or other reasons, the Vice-President shall succeed
to the office of President and shall continue to serve as President for the unexpired term. The office
of Vice-President shall remain vacant until the next annual meeting and election of officers. All other
vacancies shall be filled by the Executive Committee. If the President and Vice-President are unable
to perform the duties of their offices, the Executive Committee shall appoint one member from the
Committee as President Protempore to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. All elected
Chapter officers shall attend their Chapter and regional meetings unless excused by the President.
Section 5: If the office of either the Secretary or Treasurer shall become vacant, the vacancy shall
be filled by the New York Chapter's President through appointment. This person shall serve the
remainder of the unexpired term.
Section 1: The officers of the Chapter shall be Active members and shall consist of: President,
Vice-President, 1st Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Immediate Past-President.
Section 2: The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers and the Immediate
Section 3: The Executive Committee shall have the responsibility to conduct the business of the
Chapter and to carry out any programs delegated to it by the Board of Governors of ACHCA.
Section 4: The duties of the officers shall be those compatible with comparable officers described
in the ACHCA By-Laws.
Section 5: The Executive Committee shall have the power to act on behalf of the Chapter between
Section 1: Standing Committees. The following committees are Standing Committees: Advocacy,
Awards and Community Relations, Communications, Education, Ethics and Standards Membership,
and Nurse Administrators.
Section 2: The Chapter President shall appoint the Standing Committees as may be deemed
necessary with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 3: Other committees shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the
Section 1: The Executive Committee shall meet at least annually, or more frequently as necessary
to meet the needs of the Chapter.
Section 2: The annual meeting of the Chapter shall be held at a time and place designated by the
Executive Committee prior to the ACHCA National Convocation.
Section 3: Special meetings may be called by the President and/or Executive Committee or a
petition of any 10 members to the Executive Committee upon 30 days notice.
Section 1: Any proposed amendments to these By-Laws must be approved by majority vote at the
Section 2: Any proposed changes in these By-laws shall be reviewed by the Chapter Executive
Committee. After such review the Chapter By-laws must be passed by two-thirds (2/3) majority of
active members present and voting at a special or annual meeting.
Section 3: The Chapter shall submit annually to the National Office for approval by the National
By-laws Committee and ACHCA Board of Governors a copy of current By-laws, even if these
By-laws contain no recent changes.
Robert's Rules of Order, newly revised, shall apply to all Parliamentary procedures.
President semiannually, to the ACHCA Board. The fiscal year shall be January 1-December 31.
Section 2: The Treasurer shall present a fiscal report for all Chapter Board meetings, annual
Chapter meetings and an annual report at the annual meeting.
Section 3: An annual report of all the Chapter's activity shall be submitted to the ACHCA Regional
Governor or to the ACHCA Board of Governors whenever requested by them.
Section 4: Additional reports, signed by the officers, shall be submitted to the ACHCA Regional
Governor or to the ACHCA Board of Governors whenever requested by them.
The insignia of the ACHCA may be used for all official papers and correspondence of the Chapter in
conjunction with the Chapter designation.
The Chapter shall clearly identify all of its activities of every nature as Chapter activities.
Chapter serve to impose any liability of any kind or character on the part of the ACHCA. The
agents, or employees.reverse shall hold true for the Chapter officers, agents, or employees, and the
national officers, agents, or employees.
Upon the dissolution of the Chapter, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes
within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of
any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local
government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the
Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Chapter is then located,
exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine,
which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
The Charter of this Chapter may be revoked by the Board of Governors only for non-performance
or for actions deemed to be in conflict with the letter of intent of these By-Laws. Such action by the
Board shall take a two thirds vote.
The chapter shall be governed by any future changes in the By-Laws of the ACHCA. The chapter
shall conduct itself in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws and the By-Laws of the