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2013-2014 Executive Committee

serving Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013

 

President

Sigurjon Kristjansson

 

Vice President / President Elect

OPEN

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Tony Patel

 

Immediate Past President

Jill K. Stepnicka, DPM

 

Mark I. Harris, MD

Lee Herman, MD

Kelley Bishop

  


SERVE ON A STANDING COMMITTEES

The Standing Committees of the ASSOCIATION are the (A) Legislative Committee, (B) Membership Committee, (C) Program Committee, (D) Nominating Committee (E) Public Relations Committee, (F) Third Party Liaison/Shared Benefits Committee.  (G) Technology Committee, and (H) Hospital Relations Committee  The President, with the approval of the Executive Council, shall, determine the need for any new committees, the number of members, their terms of office and the manner in which they shall be chosen.   The creation of any new Standing Committee requires a bylaws amendment to be voted on by the membership at the annual membership meeting.  Committee memberships/chairmanships are held for 2 year periods.  There shall no more than one (1) member per committee from any one medical practice or business providing healthcare.

 

(I) Sponsorship Committee (formed 2009)


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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

The Legislative Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than three (3) members and no more than six (6) serving on the Legislative Committee.

 

It shall be the duty of this Committee to be aware continually of all legislative matters pertaining to healthcare in the Johns Creek community.  It shall work closely with the Council on Legislation and Public Agencies of the Medical Association of Georgia and the elected legislators of the community and state.  The Committee shall obtain information on pending federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances affecting the public health or the medical profession and it shall promptly inform the Executive Council of the pendency of such measures.  The Legislative Committee shall, upon the direction of the Executive Council, employ reasonable means to make known the wishes of the ASSOCIATION and the membership in regard to such laws, rules, regulations and ordinances insofar as they concern the health and welfare of the citizens of the Johns Creek Community.  However, no action shall be taken that violates applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, State or other Federal law.  The Legislative Committee, through its Chairperson, shall make reports of its activities to the Executive Council at each meeting and to the membership of the ASSOCIATION whenever requested.

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Membership Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and members appointed by the President, approved by the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than four (4) members and no more than seven (7) serving on the Membership Committee.

 

Duties of the Membership Committee shall be to examine applicants for membership and perform such duties with respect to stimulating membership recruitment and retention.  The membership committee shall meet annually and report at each regular meeting of the Executive Council.  Before reporting favorably upon any application for membership, the Membership Committee shall be satisfied that the applicant has met the requirements as stated above, that the applicant is of good moral and professional character, standing and reputation, and that applicant’s admission will not be prejudicial to the best interest of the ASSOCIATION and otherwise conforms with requirements of the Bylaws of the ASSOCIATION.    Information provided to the Membership Committee will be confidential. 

 

PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

The Programs Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than three (3) members and no more than eight (8) serving on the Programs Committee.

 

The duties of the Program Committee shall be supervision over all programs presented before the membership of the ASSOCIATION.    The Program Committee will work at all times in close harmony with the President in preparation of programs and shall, whenever feasible or proper, arrange papers and orations for presentation to the membership as the President deems it in the best interest of the membership.  It shall be the duty of the Program Committee to be present at all meetings at which a program is to be presented and either the Chairperson or his or her designated Committee persons shall be in charge of the program.   The Program Chairman shall solicit a “call for abstracts” for peer presentations at the ASSOCIATION’S activities and will be responsible for selecting, with the approval of the Executive Council, the featured guest speakers for the meeting.   The Program Chairman will be responsible for providing Continuing Medical Education.   The Program Chairman will also be responsible for working with the President in securing sponsorship for the Annual Meeting to be in compliance with ACCME rules, regulations and guidelines.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

The Public Relations Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than three (3) members and no more than eight (8) serving on the Public Relations Committee.

 

The duties of the public relations committee shall be to inquire, gather facts, and make studies or surveys on the general subject of the healthcare in the Johns Creek community. It shall receive matters of general public information and study them in regard to their effect upon the practice of healthcare in private, institutional and commercial work.  It shall study and, when requested, report upon all questions related to healthcare and infringement upon healthcare practices and business by individuals, public or lay institutions, publicity, advertising and similar matters.  The Public Relations Committee also shall promote the education of the public in regards to the specialties represented by the membership of the ASSOCIATION.

 

This committee shall also promote the branding of the ASSOCIATION.  The Public Relations Committee is charged with marketing the ASSOCIATION to healthcare providers and businesses in the Johns Creek community as well as patients and customers. 

 

THIRD PARTY LIAISON COMMITTEE

The Third Party Liaison Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than three (3) members and no more than six (6) serving on the Third Party Liaison Committee.

 

The duties of the Third Party Liaison Committee shall be to advocate the ASSOCIATION to consumers and groups including third party carriers, insurance carriers, suppliers, state agencies and representatives of managed care organizations.  The Committee shall receive matters of general public information concerning new and existing medical and diagnostic reimbursement coding, procedural coverage and information concerning managed care.  The Committee will evaluate the effect of these matters on the medical specialty practices and promptly inform the Executive Council on any matters which are of interest to the interpretation and application of reimbursement and procedural coverage policies; serve as a liaison to third party carriers in order to foster better understanding between Johns Creek healthcare providers and third party carriers;  inquire and gather facts or make studies on specific managed care matters of interest to the ASSOCIATION.  The Committee shall work in close coordination with the Legislative Committee and the Executive Council.  The Committee shall not act independently on any issues involving the establishment of any reimbursement fees, or on any legislative matters without the consent of the Executive Council.  

 

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than three (3) members and no more than six (6) serving on the Technology Committee.  The Technology Committee is responsible for the content and upkeep of the ASSOCIATION website.  The committee is charged with investigating options such as EMR and Shared IP phone systems and other infrastructure sharing technologies. 

 

Hospital Relations Committee

The Hospital Relations Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Executive Council, and serve for a term not to exceed five years, with no more than two terms in succession.   There will be no less than three (3) members and no more than nine (9) serving on the Hospital Relations Committee.

 

This committee will act as a liaison between area hospitals and the ASSOCIATION.  Hospital board memberships as representative of the ASSOCIATION will be filled by a member of this committee.

 


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