The Committee on Bylaws, a standing committee of the ANA Membership Assembly, is comprised of seven members Constituent/State Nurses Association (C/SNA) or Individual Member Division (IMD) members appointed by the ANA Board of Directors.
Per the ANA Bylaws (Article V, Section 6.a), the Committee on Bylaws shall:
- Interpret these bylaws.
- Receive and prepare proposed amendments to these bylaws or articles of incorporation, report them to the ANA Board of Directors, and submit them to the Membership Assembly.
- Review the articles of incorporation and bylaws of an association that applies to ANA for membership status in order to determine conformity with qualifications of C/SNAs and the IMD in these bylaws, and report its findings to the ANA Board of Directors.
- Determine a regular schedule to review bylaws of C/SNAs and the IMD and review their bylaws upon changes in qualifications or responsibilities of C/SNAs and the IMD in these bylaws, to determine continuing conformity with these bylaws, and report its findings to the ANA Board of Directors.
Pursuant to the ANA Bylaws (Article X, Section 1.a), the ANA Bylaws may be amended with prior notice.
The 2015 bylaws amendment process is currently underway. For more information, see the 2015 Call for Bylaws Amendment Proposals.
For additional information on the Committee on Bylaws, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.