CHIMA is required to maintain bylaws that are reflective of the AHIMA bylaws. Therefore, the CHIMA Board is proposing bylaw changes which can be reviewed by clicking on the links below.
- CHIMA Proposed Bylaw Changes – Track Changes Version
- CHIMA Proposed Bylaw Changes – Clean Version
- CHIMA Proposed Bylaw Changes – Explanation Table
Per section 15.1 of the current CHIMA bylaws, CHIMA members are given at least 30 days prior to voting to review any proposed bylaw changes.
Based on this requirement, this email is considered official notification of the proposed changes and CHIMA members will have until September 1, 2021, to review the changes. Voting on these changes will occur electronically from September 2, 2021, through September 17, 2021. A separate email will be sent to the members requesting that they vote on the proposed changes.
Should you have questions about the proposed bylaw changes, please contact CHIMA President, Kelly Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15.1 Adoption of Amendments
The power to alter, amend, or repeal the Bylaws of CHIMA, or to adopt new bylaws, is vested in the Active Members of CHIMA. The affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by Active Members shall be sufficient to effectuate such action. One of the following two voting methods shall be used 1.) at a CHIMA membership meeting at which a quorum is present or 2.) by electronic vote (i.e. via internet). A proposal to the Active Members to amend the Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of Directors and/or any Active Member of CHIMA at any time that is at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which a vote on the proposal is to be taken. In the absence of such prior notice, the Active Members may still consider a proposal to amend the Bylaws at a meeting at which a quorum is present and if the consideration is approved, may adopt the proposal upon the affirmative vote of the Active Members cast at such meeting. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed revisions or amendment of the Bylaws of CHIMA shall be submitted for review and approval to the AHIMA Board of Directors prior to adoption, and they shall comply with the provisions governing Component State Associations as provided for in the AHIMA Bylaws and in the AHIMA Policy and Procedure Manual.