Committees

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Committees: Under WILLING, select ALL that you are willing and able to serve on
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Committee Name WILLING PREFERENCE
Advocacy
Practice Standards
Recruitment
Programming
Business
Public Relations
Sponsorship
Research
 
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RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE (added by Board of Directors Jan 2010)

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
The Advocacy Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, 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 Advocacy Committee.

It shall be the duty of this Committee to be aware continually of all legislative matters pertaining to sleep medicine in Georgia. It shall work closely with the Council on Legislation and Public Agencies of the Medical Association of Georgia and the State Composite Medical Board 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 sleep medicine and it shall promptly inform the Board of Directors of the pendency of such measures. The Advocacy Committee shall, upon the direction of the Board of Directors, 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 Georgia. However, no action shall be taken that violates applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, State or other Federal law. The Advocacy Committee, through its Chairperson, shall make reports of its activities to the Board of Directors at each meeting and to the membership of the ASSOCIATION whenever requested.

It shall also be the duty of this Committee to promote contributions to the ASSOCIATION legislative fund and oversee use of said funds.

PRACTICE STANDARDS COMMITTEE
The Practice Standards Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and members appointed by the President, approved by the Board of Directors, 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 Practice Standards Committee.

Duties of the Practice Standards Committee shall be to use standard practice parameters, any kind of AASM or AAST, or NIH consensus criteria (things like that that we use for like RLS, that are very clear over the papers) and that we want to establish those practice parameters for the state of Georgia to educate technologists, medicine docs and to increase the acumen of the business of sleep medicine in the state of Georgia

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
The Programming Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, 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 Programming Committee.

The duties of the Programming Committee shall be supervision over all activities presented before the membership of the ASSOCIATION. The Programming Committee will work at all times in close harmony with the President in preparation of activities 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 Programming Committee to schedule and 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 activity. The Programming Chairman will be responsible for selecting, with the approval of the Board of Directors, the featured guest speakers and agenda for the activities The Programming Chairman will be responsible for providing Continuing Medical Education. The Programming Chairman will also work with the President and Sponsorship committee in securing funding for the programs.

BUSINESS COMMITTEE
The Business Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, 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 Business Committee.

The duties of the Business Committee shall be - TBD (facilities, health plans, etc.)

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE (Member benefits, Newsletter, all elements to promote membership value AND public's view of GASP and Sleep Medicine)
The Public Relations Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, 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 sleep medicine in Georgia. It shall receive matters of general public information and study them in regard to their effect upon the practice of sleep medicine in private, institutional and commercial work. It shall study and, when requested, report upon all questions related to sleep medicine and infringement upon sleep medicine 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 sleep medicine.

This committee shall oversee the benefits of membership, any ASSOCIATION newsletters and any element that promotes the ASSOCIATION and provides value to its members and sponsors. 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 Georgia as well as patients and customers.

SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
The Sponsorship Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, 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 Sponsorship Committee.

The duties of the Sponsorship Committee shall be to identify and assist with securing non-dues revenue for the ASSOCIATION and the ASSOCIATION's activities.

RESEARCH COMMITTEE
The Research Committee shall consist of a Chair, appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, 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 Research Committee.

The Research Committee is responsible for TBD.