Vote for the Proposed Changes to NMHIMA Bylaws

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently changed its membership categories and, therefore, updated the AHIMA bylaws to be in line with those changes.

NMHIMA is required to maintain bylaws that are reflective of the AHIMA bylaws.  Therefore, the NMHIMA Board is proposing bylaw changes which can be reviewed below.

The Voting Period is closed. The proposed Bylaws were approved by majority vote on Feb 17, 2022.

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15.1   Adoption of Amendments

The power to alter, amend, or repeal the Bylaws of NMHIMA, or to adopt new bylaws, is vested in the Board of Directors of NMHIMA.  The affirmative vote of the Board of Directors of NMHIMA cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be sufficient to effectuate such action.  A proposal to the Board of Directors of NMHIMA to amend the Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of Directors and/or any Professional Member of NMHIMA 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 Board of Directors may still consider a proposal to amend the Bylaws upon the affirmative vote to do so if a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Board of Directors at a meeting at which a quorum is present.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed revisions or amendment of the Bylaws of NMHIMA 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.

15.2     Record of Amendments

Whenever an amendment or new Bylaw is adopted, a copy shall be appended to or noted at the appropriate place in the original Bylaws.  If any Bylaw is repealed, the fact of repeal with the date of the meeting at which the repeal was enacted or written assent was filed shall be appended to or noted at the appropriate place in the original Bylaws. Alternatively, NMHIMA may restate the bylaws in their entirety as amended.