Bylaws

bylaws

 

As adopted by the membership on October 14, 1986 and amended in 1995, 2006, 2013, and 2014.  

 

Please note these bylaws have been revised as of February 18, 2014 to reflect comments from the International Academy of Pathology to correct minor inaccuracies.  There are two corrections which are indicated by the bold typeface in the two statements below:  

 

1. The first revision is found in Article III, Section 4-Membership in the International Academy of Pathology (IAP):

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

USCAP wording

SECTION 4 – Membership in the International Academy of Pathology (IAP).

The USCAP maintains an Affiliation Agreement with the International Academy of Pathology which relates to membership in the IAP for Members of the USCAP. This agreement changes from time to time and thus is not included in these Bylaws but may be obtained upon request from the corporate office of the USCAP.

 

*Reason for recommended re-wording – please note the Affiliation Agreement does not change from time to time.

 

The USCAP revised wording is now:

SECTION 4 – Membership in the International Academy of Pathology (IAP).

The USCAP maintains an Affiliation Agreement with the International Academy of Pathology which relates to membership in the IAP for Members of the USCAP.  This Affiliation Agreement, not included in these Bylaws, informs USCAP Members of the USCAP/IAP agreements and may be obtained upon request from the corporate office of the USCAP. 

 

 

2. The second revision is found in Article V, Board-Representatives on the IAP Board-"International Councilors" 

ARTICLE V – BOARD   

USCAP wording

SECTION 5 - Representatives on the IAP Board - "International Councilors"

The USCAP shall be represented on the Council of the IAP by "International Councilors" in the manner provided in the currently applicable Affiliation Agreement. These representatives, at least one of whom shall be an officer of the USCAP, shall be appointed by the USCAP Board from its own members.

 

*Reason for recommended re-wording– please note IAP has a Council, not a Board

 

The USCAP revised wording is now:

SECTION 5 – Representatives on the IAP Council – “International Councilors”

The USCAP shall be represented on the Council of the IAP by "International Councilors" in the manner provided in the currently applicable Affiliation Agreement. These representatives, at least one of whom shall be an officer of the USCAP, shall be appointed by the USCAP Board from its own members.

 

The recommended changes, found in bold above, have been incorporated into the new USCAP bylaws found below.  These same bylaws will be voted upon by the USCAP membership at  USCAP Business Meeting, Tuesday, March 4, 2014  in the San Diego Convention Center ballroom 20A-D from 3:30PM to 5:00PM.

 

ARTICLE I – PURPOSE

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE III – FUNDS

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

ARTICLE V – BOARD

ARTICLE VI – COMMITTEES

ARTICLE VII – MEETING

ARTICLE VIII – PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLE IX – EXPULSION AND FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE X – INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

ARTICLE XI – DISSOLUTION OF THE USCAP

ARTICLE XII – AMENDMENTS