By Laws

Philippine College of HospitalAdministrators,Inc.(PCHA)

By-LawsAs Amended

Article 1.

Admission to the Association

 

Section 1.   Admission to the association shall either be asAssociate; Regular; Fellow and Honorary Fellow.

 

Section 2.Regular membership shall be limited to Persons who fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Completion of acceptable graduate degree course in Hospital or health Care services administration earning diploma; masters or doctoral degree or completion of an acceptable masteral or doctoral degrees in Public Health; Business Administration;Public administration;Nursing administration or other health sciences from a duly recognized graduate school.
  2. Engaged in the field of Health Care  administration either as : 1). Employment in a responsible administrative position(head of the department or higher) in a least a secondary level hospital; group clinic practice; Nursing homes; Diagnostic and laboratory stand alone clinics; orother health care services. 2). Active consultancy in a hospital or health services administration; or 3). Regular membership in a faculty of an acceptable graduate school in Hospital and health care  relatedadministration.
  3. Experience in Hospital or health Care administration as defined  in Art. 1,Sec.2b: 1). For at least 3 (Three) years for those who completed a degree in hospital or health related services administration. 2). For at least 3(Three) years for those who completed a degree in Public health, Business administration, Nursing administration or any other health related sciences.
  4. Good moral Character and ethical conduct.
  5. Other requirements that may be prescribed by the Board of Regents.

 

Section 3.In order to qualify for admission to the association, the Candidate must apply in writing and present adequate information (Resume) to show that he/she complies with the requirements stated in Sec.1.

 

Section 4.   Candidates shall be screened by the Credentials Committee and recommended to the Board of Regents during their regular meetings for final action.

 

Section 5.   Those individuals who have completed a graduate degree in hospital or health administration or its equivalent but have not fulfilled all the requirements for Regular membership will be admitted as Associate Member.

 

Section 6.   Those individuals who have not completed a graduate degree in hospital or health related administration but are engaged in the field of hospital and healthcare related administration may be admitted as Associate Members provided they have at least 3 (three)years of experience.

 

Article 11

Membership

 

Section 1.  Membership in the Association shall be categorized as :

 

  1. Associate member
  2. Regular Member
  3. Fellow
  4. Honorary Fellow
  5. e.        Life Member

Section 2.   In order to qualify for admission to the Association ; the Candidate must apply in writing and present adequate information(Resume) to show that he/she complies with the  requirements of PCHA.

 

Section  3.  Candidates will be screened by the Credentials Committee and recommended to the Board of Regents the outcome of his/her application during the regular Board meeting for final action.

A formal Letter of Acceptance will be sent to the candidate as soon as the Board of Regents have taken up the recommendation of the Membership Committee during their regular Board meeting.

 

Section 4.   Associate Member may be any of the following;

  1. Individuals who are presently taking Hospital or health Care  administration or its equivalent and completed at least 15 units in the  health related course recognized by CHED;  at least 3(Three) years engagement  in the field of hospital administration or its equivalent ;
  2. Individual who have completed a course in Hospital or health related administration but have not fulfilled the other requirements for regular membership.
  3. Individual who have not completed a Graduate Degree in Hospital or Health related Administration but are engaged in the field of Hospital and  Healthcare administration for a minimum of three(3) years.

 

Section 5.   Regular member-A member shall be qualified for regular membership if he fulfills all the requirements:

  1.   Completion of Acceptable Graduate degree Course in Hospital or Health Care Services administration earning Diploma; Masters or Doctoral degree or Completion of an acceptable Masteral or Doctoral degress in Public Health; Business Administration; Nursing Administration or other Health Sciences from a Duly Recognized Graduate School.
  2. Engaged in the field of Health Care administration either as;
    1.   Employment in a responsible Administrative Position (head of the Department or higher) in at least a Secondary Level Hospital;Group Clinic Practice; Nursing Homes; Diagnostic and Laboratory Stand alone Clinics or Health Care Services.
    2. Active Consultancy in a Hospital or Health Services Administration.
    3. Regular Membership in a Faculty of an AcceptableGraduateSchool in Hospital and Health Care related Administration.
    4. Experience in Hospital or health care administration as defined in Article 11, Sec.1, B2: 1). For at least 3(three) years for those who completed a degree in Hospital or health related services Administration. 2). For at least 3 (three) years for those who completed a degree in Public health; Business Administration;Nursing Administration or any Health related sciences.
  3. Good Moral Character and Ethical conduct.
  4. Other Requirements that may be prescribed by the Board of regents.

 

Section 6.  Fellow –

  1. Fellowship is the attainment of professional recognition in Hospital administration or its equivalent and is awarded by advancement from Regular  Membership upon fulfillment of the following requirements. The candidate must satisfy 2 out  of the following 5 criteria:
    1. Active regular member for at least 3 consecutive years.
    2. Engaged in the field of hospital or Health care administration (as defined in Article1, Section 2B. for at least three (3)years.
    3. Obtained a Masters or doctoral degree in hospital administration or health related services administration;or  health related degree such as MBA,MPH,MAN and experience thereafter as the Chief executive officer (CEO) of a hospital or health care institution for at least 3years
    4. Election as Fellow in an acceptable Professional organization of hospital and health administrators here or abroad.
    5. Earned at least 60 CPE-HA units.
    6. The candidate should be a regular member for at least 3 years.
    7. Published a Scientific Paper in Hospital or healthcare related administration; strategic planning  paper; strama;thesis or have presented a paper in a seminar or scientific meeting here or abroad.
    8. The candidate should pass satisfactory grade of  85% in the written Fellowship examination
    9. Other requirements that may be approved by the Board of Regents.
    10. The Candidate shall be screened by the Credentials Committee; examined by the Examination Committee and recommended to the Board of Regents for final actions.

 

Section 7.   A Member remains active as long as he/she :

  1. Regularly pays his/her Annual Dues
  2. Attends at least 2meetings of the Association during each year divided as follows:
    1. One (1) of the  Annual Convention.
    2. One (1) of the Satellite conventions– Luzon, Visayas  and Mindanao Satellite Conventions.
    3. Earns at least 12 CPE-Hospital administration units per year.

 

 

 

 

 

Section 8.   Honorary Fellow-

  1. Honorary Fellow may be conferred on those individuals who have rendered distinguished service to the profession of hospital or health services administration.
  2. Honorary fellowship shall be granted bytwo/thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Regents upon recommendation of the Committee on Awards and shall be conferred in person during the Annual Convention  of the college.
  3. An Honorary Fellow shall no longer pay initiation fees and or annual dues.

 

Section 9. Life Fellow Member:

  1. To apply for Life Fellow must be fifty five (55) years old and above.
  2. Must be an active fellow for the past 3 years prior to application as Life Fellow Member.
  3. Must update his/her resume to be given or mailed to the Secretary every 2 years for monitoring and dissemination of information.
  4. Payment of a one time fee of Seven thousand Pesos (P7,000.00).

 

Section 10.  Duties of Fellows and Members:

  1. Attend  at least  two(2) conventions within the year  unless prevented by conditions beyond their control or force majuere.
  2. Invite and encourage others who are eligible for membership to attend the annual convention meeting.
  3. Make contributions or articles upon some phases of hospital and/or health care administration or upon related subjects for publication in our journal.
  4. Cooperate and assist in the conduct of studies or surveys undertaken or sponsored by the College by furnishing information; opinions,reports or in such other manners as may be requested.
  5. Abide by the Principles of Conduct for hospital administrators, pursue their duties with diligence and faithfulness and perform their executive functions in the best interests of the college they serve.
  6. Upholds and follow the constitution and By-laws of the College.
  7. Must be law abiding citizen of the Republic of the Philippines.

 

Section 11.  Inactive Fellow or Members:

  1. Any fellow or member who ceases to be actively engaged in the field of hospital or health care related administration may at anytime apply in writing for designation as Inactive Fellow or Member upon approval of the Board of Regents.
  2. An Inactive Fellow and Member loses all privileges of membership and shall not be required to pay annual dues during the inactivity period.
  3. An inactive fellow or member may be restored to active membership upon written application subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Board of regents and approved by the college.

 

 

Section 12.    Any fellow or member may at anytime file his/her resignation from the College in writing stating the reason of resignation  submitted to the President and it shall become effective as of the date approved by the Board of Regents.  Such Persons may re-apply for membership in the future subject to the requirements stated in Article 1; payment of initiation Fees and other conditions that may be prescribed by the Board of Regents.

 

Section 13.Suspension or Expulsion.

Three or More active Fellows or three or more Regular members may request the President of the Board of Regents to inquire into the advisability of discontinuance of the membership of any member or fellow for the best interest of the college. The individual should be given due process to appear in his behalf before the Advisory Council.

After Due deliberations, the Advisory Council shall submit its findings and recommendations to the Board of regents for appropriate action. Where suspension  is recommended, 2/3 vote of those present is necessary.If Expulsion, unanimous vote of the Board of regents present is necessary.

 

Section.14. Acts that may lead to  expulsion committed by the Fellow or member of the college are the following:

  1. Non Payment of annual dues for 3 consecutive years inspite of repeated(3)times notice of payments thru registered mail in cases of expulsion.
  2. Failure to attend the required 2 (two) convention meetings within the year.
  3. Acts inimical to the college committed  such as:
    1. Conflict of Interest;
    2. Fraudulent acts, direct or indirect;
    3. Violation of the Code of Ethics for hospital administrators;
    4. Non-conformity with the By-Laws of the College;
    5. Conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude or relating to healthcare management profession.

Section 15.Default in payment of Dues:

  1. If the annual dues are not paid on due date; the Treasurer shall notify the members who are in arrears.
  2. If said dues are not paid on or before  thirty(30)days after notification thru registered mail; all privileges of membership shall be suspended.
  3. Such suspension shall be rescinded when the delinquent and current dues are paid with the ensuing year. A letter of Reinstatement will have to be submitted to the President and remedial measures  will have to be stipulated so that similar cause of suspension will not be repeated.
  4. Members who fail to pay their dues for three(3) consecutive years shall be dropped from the rolls of the college. Such individuals shall be restored only upon written application, Payment of delinquent and currents dues and favorable action by the Board of Regents.

 

 

Article 111

Dues and Fees

 

Section 1.  Annual Dues:

  1. a.     Associate Member ——————————P  1,000.00
  2. b.     Regular Member ——————————–P   1,200.00
  3. c.      Fellow member ———————————-P  1,500.00

The Board of Regents can change the fees for the annual dues by a vote of at least  9 (nine) members of the Board of Regents during  their regular meeting.

 

Section 2.  Annual dues shall be payable not later that the thirtieth(30th) of April each year. Adjustment in the amount of dues may be allowed with at least 9 (Nine) votes of the members of the  Board of Regents in a form of a Resolution.

 

Section 4.   Upon Payment of Seven thousand Pesos ( P 7, 000.00) a Fellow shall be conferred Life Fellow Member and exempted from paying further annual dues. However, to remain in active status member- he/she must fulfill other requirements prescribed by the By-Laws (Life Member).

 

Section 5.  Initiation Fees:

  1. a.     Admission to Associate Members ————-P   800.00
  2. Admission to  Regular Members —————P    900.00
  3. c.      Admission to Fellowship ———————— P 1,000.00

The Board of Regents can change the initiation fees  by a vote of at least  9 (nine) members of the Board of Regents during their regular meeting in a form of Resolution.

 

 

Article 1V

Annual Convention and Special Meeting

Section 1.   The annual convention of the College shall be held during the Month of November each year unless changed by a vote of at least 9 (nine) members of the Board of Regents due to unavoidable circumstances. Special Board of Regents meetings may be called by the President or at least three(3) members of the Board of Regents. Notice of meeting shall be given in writing stating place, day and hour of the meeting and the purpose for which the meeting is called.

 

Section 2.   All sessions of the annual meeting except executive sessions of the Board of Regents and of the Fellow and members shall be open to the entire membership.

 

Section 3.   All Business and executive sessions of the college shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s rule of Order.

 

Section 4.   The presence of at least 30 active Regular members and/or  Fellows(combined)  at a convention shall constitute a quorum in the General assembly meeting (Annual Convention).

 

Article V

The Board of Regents

 

 

Section 1.  Composition:

  1. The General management of the Organization shall be vested in the Board of Regents consisting of eleven (11) Fellows of the College who shall be duly elected for a term of four(4)years.

 

Section 2.   Qualifications:

  1. Only Members whose Membership status are categorized as Fellows can be elected to the Board of Regents.
  2. b.     Fellows must maintain an active status of 3 years before he/she can be elected to the Board of Regents.
  3.  Demonstrated executive ability in their chosen careers/field of expertise.
  4.  Held in high esteem by the community and whose integrity and leadership are acknowledged by his/her peers/fellowsHospital administrators.
  5. e.      Must be 35 (Thirty-five) years and above and a  citizen of the Philippines.
  6. f.       No violation(s) committed against the Code of Ethics for Hospital administrators.
  7. g.      No conviction of a Felony or crime against moral turpitude relating to health care management profession.
  8. h.     Presently connected or holding an administrative position in  a secondary or tertiary hospital or any healthcare related  facilities.

 

 

Section 3.  Powers and Duties:

  1. The Board shall formulate and adopt the policies of the College and review, approve the budget and financial statements.
  2. The Board shall adopt regulations concerning the admission and advancement of Fellows and Members with the guidance of the Credentials Committee.
  3. The Board may elect to membership and fellowship candidates recommended by the Credentials Committee.
  4. The Board shall discipline any fellow and/or member for unbecoming conduct or for any violations of the norms of Conductof Hospital administrators or non-conformance with the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. Such disciplinary action may be in form of admonishment ( oral or written reprimand); suspension or expulsion as the case may be.
  5. The Boardof Regents shall hold a meeting immediately after their election to elect the officers of the college. Thereafter the Board shall meet every month at such time and place as may be determined by the Board thru the President. Special Board meetings may be called by the president or at least three (3) members of the Board of Regents. Notice shall be given in writing or thru text messages stating the place, day and hour of the meeting and the purpose for which the meeting is called.
  6. To encourage and train members so that proper professional standards are maintained to ensure quality care of the sick and the injured in the hospital and /or healthcarerelated  facilities..
  7. To determine and conduct periodic community surveys and researches to coordinate professional interests of hospital and healthcare administration with community needs and arising financial costs of medical services.

 

Section 4.  Election and terms of Office:

  1. A Business meeting of elected Fellows  shall be held at the Annual Meeting at which time the election  shall be held. A committee on Election ( COMELEC) shall be appointed by the Board of Regents to supervise the election.
  2. Only elected Fellows of the college present shall be entitledto participate in the election of the Board of Regents.
  3. For the election of the Board of regents for the first time, the Five members with the highest number of votes shall have a tenure of 4(four) years, the three with the next highest number of votes, a tenure of 3(three)years and the three with the next highest number of votes, a tenure of 2years.
  4. Members of the Board shall be eligible for re-election but may not succeed themselves for more than one (1) consecutive term.
  5. Any vacancy in the Board of Regents shall be filled by appointment, by the President of the Board of Regents who shall serve until the next annual meeting. Any member elected to a vacant office at the annual meeting shall serve the unexpired term of that office.
  6. The Election of Officers of the Board of Regents will be held immediately or within 24 hours after the election of the new members of the board. The official start of their tenure  of the newly elected officers  will start on  January 01 of the following year.

 

Article V1

Officers

Section 1.  Composition: The Officers of the College shall be:

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. e.      PRO
  6. f.       Auditor
  7. Immediate Past President

 

Section 2.Election and term of Office.

  1. A Business meeting of elected fellows and members shall be held at the annual meeting at which time the election shall be held. A committee on Election (COMELEC) shall be appointed by the Board of regents to supervise the election.
  2. Only elected Fellows of the college present shall be entitled to participate in the election of the Board of Regents.
  3. Officers shall hold office for two (2) years or until such time as their successors are elected.
  4. The term of the officers shall commence on the first day of January following the annual meeting.

 

Section 3.  Powers and Duties:

  1. The President shall:
  2. Act as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  of the College.
  3. Preside at all meetings of the college
  4. Appoint committees  and chair, not otherwise provided for after consultation with the Board of Regents.
  5. Perform all other duties as custom and parliamentary usage may be required, including the delivery of the  annual address and financial report at the annual convention.

 

  1. The Vice-President shall:
  2. Assist the president in the discharge of his/her duties and in the absence of the  President, perform all the duties of the President.
  3. In case of death or resignation of the President, assume the office of the President
  4. Be ex-officio Vice chairman of the Board of Regents.
  5. Perform all other duties and functions  that may be assigned to him/her  by the President.

 

  1. The Secretary shall:
  2. Keep the Minutes of the proceedings of all meetings of the executive committee, Board of Regents and the minutes necessary for the records of the annual meeting.
  3. Sign all papers and documents legally requiring the signature of the secretary and the seal of the college.
  4. Preserve all records, send out noticesof all meetings, notify the chairman and members of each committee of their appointment and their duties.
  5. Take charge of the correspondence of the college and make such communications in relation to it as may be directed by the president and the Board of Regents.

 

  1. The Treasurer shall:
  2. Have custody of all property and documents of the college and all moneys, checks  belonging thereto;
  3. Open in the name of the College an account with the a Bank or Banks approved by the Board of Regents and shall deposit promptly in such banks all moneys, checks received by him/her in the name of the College.
  4. Keep proper record and account books showing the amount of funds on hand. Such Book of accounts shall be open at all times to the inspection of the Board of Regents.
  5. Pay out and invest the funds of the college in the manner prescribed by the Board of Regents.
  6. Prepare a financial report every meeting of the Board of regents and present it
  7. Cause to be prepared before the annual meeting of the college a statement of receipts and expenditures for the year and the manner which funds are invested.

 

  1. The Press Relations Officer(PRO) shall:
  2. Act as spokeperson of the group in matters relating to media print or radio/TV for dissemination of information and marketing promotion.
  3. Serve as Liaison officer of the group in meetings here and outside of the country.
  4. Handle promotion and marketing of the college to other organizations.
  5. Promote a harmonious media relationship with print and radio/TV personalities.
  6. May be assigned other duties and responsibilities as may be necessary by the President.

 

  1. The Auditorshall:
  2. Examine financial statements  and /or reports submitted by the treasurer with regards to adherence of the college to the  generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Conduct ocular inspection and audit  the Book of accounts maintained by our accountant on a random basis.
  4. Approve and examine expenditure reports; accounts receivables; vouchers; petty cash fund reports submitted to the college on a regular basis.
  5. Examine  the sources of funds and  recommend its proper usage in the operation of the college.
  6. Work closely with the Treasurer in order to preserve and maintain highest standard of integrity in the management of our  financial resources.

 

  1. Immediate Past President shall:
  2. Serve as an adviser to the present Board of Regents.
  3. Act as linkage to the past programs or activities of the College in the Past  and guide the present Board of Regents in the implementation  of their programs.
  4. Automatically becomes a member in Advisory Council for 1 year/term of office  upon end of his/her term as Immediate Past President.

 

Section 4.  Executive Committee:

  1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, The Vice President, the Secretary and Treasurer and two (2) R egents elected by the Board of Regents. The President shall serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee. A majorityof the Members shall constitute a quorum of the Executive Committee.
  2. The Executive committee shall act for the college in all matters during the interim between meetings of the Regents and shall be responsible for the program and policies of the College as well as all matters relating to finance in accordance with action of the Board of Regents. It shall submit a report of its activities to the Board of Regents.

 

Section 5.An  Advisory Council shall be constituted and composed of past Presidents. The council Members shall have the following qualifications:

  1. The immediate past president after her/his term expires will automatically become a member of the Advisory Council for 1 year term of office the following year.
  2. Two (2) Past Presidents will be appointed member by the Board to make the total number of the advisory council into three (3) members, with 1(one ) year term of office each;
  3. Members of the Advisory Council do not have voting rights.
  4. Members are encouraged to attend all the regular meetings of the Board of Regents but are not obligated to do so.
  5. Members of the Advisory Council will be notified by the secretary in cases where their attendance is a must and necessary.
  6. The Advisory Council will serve as mediator or peace keeper in conflicts arising from employee, members and elected Board of regents, to restore peace and harmony in the organization.

 

Article V11

Committees

The Program of the College shall be developed and conducted in accordance with the Policies of the Board of Regents and through Committees as herein provided. Committee chairmanship is co-terminus with the term of office of the President.

 

Section 1.  Membership Committee:

  1. There shall be a Membership Committee Chairperson duly appointed by the President with the Concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. The Membership committee shall be responsible for the recruitment of potential members whose qualifications it shall preliminarily establish through information gathered from reliable sources.
  3. It shall submit the names of the applicants to the Credentials  committee for proper evaluation.
  4. It shall maintain an updated list of members according to category and present membership status.
  5. It shall recommend to the Board the inactivation of members and dropping from the rolls due to non-payment of dues or non-attendance of at least 2meetings per year  without justified reason.
  6. It shall recommend to the Board the reactivation of inactive members upon compliance of the requirements stipulated in the By-laws in Article 11 and Article 111.
  7. It shall  submit to the Credentials committee the listof Fellows who have reached the age of 65 and above.

 

Section 2.   Credentials Committee:

  1.  Credentials Committee isduly appointed by the President with concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. Reviews the credentials of the applicants and shall make recommendation to the Board of Regents regarding their admission to the College.
  3. Evaluate candidates for advancement in category membership ,e.g. From associate member to regular member to Fellow.
  4. Recommends and investigate candidates for fellow to the Examination Committee for the written examination.
  5. Screens and recommends to the Board of Regents candidates for Honorary fellows.

 

Section 3.  Examination Committee:

  1.  Examination Committee chairperson shall be appointed by the President with concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. The Examination Committee shall determine the time and place for holding the written examination and/or oral examination of each candidate for Fellowship usually held middle of August.
  3. It shall administer the written and/or oral examination to candidates.
  4. Submit the result of the written examination and/or oral examination to the Board of Regents for appropriate action.

 

Section 4.  Publication Committee:

  1. Chairperson of the Publication Committee shall be  appointed by the President with the concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. The Publication committee shall oversee the publications of our semi-annual journal or such other publications if there are  any,  that may be issued on a regular or periodic manner.

 

  1. It shall receive and consider suggestions regarding the regular published periodicals of the College. It shall report on all its actions and submit the recommendations to the Board of Regents.

 

Section 5.   Committee on Awards:

  1. Chairperson of the Committee on Awards shall  be appointed by the President with concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. The Committee on Awards shall formulate policies pertaining to Honorary Fellows, Awards, Testimonials and Tributes, and select candidates for recommendations to the Board of Regents.

 

 

Section 6.    Committee on Continuing Education and Research:

  1. The  Chairperson of the Committee on Continuing Education and Research shall be appointed by the President with concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. It shall conduct a program of scientific seminars or lectures in hospital administration and related healthrelated  subjects to promote research activities.
  3. It shall report on its findings and recommendations to the Board of Regents for appropriate actions.

 

 

Section 7.   Committee on By-Laws ( Ad-HOC)

  1. Chairperson of the  Committee on By-laws shall be appointed by the president with concurrence of the Board of Regents.
  2. It may initiate, receive and consider all suggestions regarding By-laws of the college and shall submit the recommendations regarding amendments in accordance with Article X11 of these By-Laws.
  3. It shall report on all of its actions to the Board of Regents for appropriate actions.

Section  8.   Committee on Public and Press Relations(PPRO).

  1. A chairman of this committee will be the incumbent PRO.
  2. He/She will  represent the College in forum, seminars where the President or the Vice President is invited but can not attend.
  3. The Chairman will be responsible to market, explain, promote the College in the three media- namely Television, Radio and Print in coordination with the President.
  4. A special budget may be allocated to this committee subject to approval of the Board of Regents to promote its activities and special projects that may be assigned by the President.

 

Section  9.  Special Committees:

  1. As the Need arises, a Special Committee like Medical Mission; Outreach Programs  may be organized by the President  with the concurrence of the Board of Regents to undertake projects or activities in behalf of the College.
  2. All actions taken and recommendations made by such committee shall be reported to and acted upon by the President and the Board of Regents.

 

Section 9.   A Majority of a Committee as a whole shall constitute a Quorum.

 

 

Article V111

Administrative Manual

Section 1.   There shall be a PCHA Administrative Manual that shall provide the implementing rules and guidelines as  procedures necessary for the implementation of the By-laws and the operation  of the College.

The Board of regents shall be vested with the Power to promulgate and amend such manual by 2/3 vote of those present upon recommendation of the Committee on By-laws.

 

Article 1X

Funds

Section 1.    The funds of the College shall come from annual dues, initiation dues and other assessments of members and from grants, donations and other contributions given to the College.

 

Section 2.   The funds may be disbursed only according to procedures prescribed for the Purpose by the Board of Regents through a resolution.

 

Section 3.   The funds shall be deposited in a Bank or invested in such a manner as determined by the Board of Regents with the view of safeguarding the assets of the College.

 

Section 4.   The funds shall be audited annually by the internal auditor and or by a certified Public accountant hired  and under the direction  by the Board of Regents.Such financial statements shall be presented to the college at the annual convention or  Monthly Board meeting.

 

Section 5.  The fiscal year of the College shall start on January first of each year and ends on the thirty-first (31th) of December of the same year.

 

Article X

Regional Chapters

 

Section 1.   Regional chapters may be established in regions in which at least twenty active members reside.

 

Section 2.   Regional chapter may adopt a By-laws which shall conform and not in conflict with the By-laws of the College and subject to the approval of the Board of Regents.

 

Section 3.   Officers may be elected for administration of such regional chapters.

 

 

Article X1

Miscellaneous

 

Section 1. Key and Designation –“ F.P.C.H.A.”

 

  1. Fellows and members in good standing may wear theofficial pin of the organization.
  2. Fellows may use the designation FPCHA following their names upon official stationary, articles for publications and upon other appropriate occasions.
  3. If  a Fellow or member resigns, or expelled, he/she shall return his pin and discontinue the use of the designation FPCHA.

 

Section 2.    The College shall have a corporate seal with power to break, change or renew it at the concurrence of the 9( nine)Regents  of the Board of Regents.

 

 

 

Article X11

Amendments

Section 1.   Amendments to the By-laws shall be acted upon by the College at its annual convention  upon recommendation of the Committee on By-Laws, in accordance with Article V11 provided notice of proposed amendments shall have been sent to each fellows or member of the collage at least one month prior to the date of the convention.

 

Section 2.   Amendments to the By-laws may be proposed at any Annual Convention  by any of the fellow or member. Amendments proposed in this manner shall be referred to the committee on By-laws and shall be acted upon  at the following regular annual convention  of the college upon recommendation of the committee.

 

Section 3.   Amendments to the By-laws shall be approved by a majority of the Board of Regents and a majority of Fellows and Regular members present at the annual meeting. Such amendments shall take effect upon approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

 

Certified True and Correct:

As approved by the Board of Regents in its Regular Board Meeting last October 19, 2012 at the Yasubei Restaurant.

 

(signed)

Jose Rene de Grano, MD MHA FPCHA

Corporate Secretary

October 19, 2012