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CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS, INC.

BYLAWS

AS AMENDED
1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999
2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010


ARTICLE I: Name

The name of this Society shall be The Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, hereinafter referred to as the CSRT.

 

ARTICLE II: GOVERNING BODY

The Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists shall be the governing body. The CSRT shall be affiliated with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists(ASRT), supporting its goals and purposes. The CSRT shall be governed by a Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE III: PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS

SECTION 1: Purposes

The purposes of the CSRT shall be to advance the professions of radiation and imaging disciplines and specialties, to maintain high standards of education, to enhance the quality of patient care, and to further the welfare and socio-economic of radiologic technologists.


SECTION 2: Functions

A. To provide meetings at which to transact CSRT business, to present scientific papers, to carry on educational activities, to discuss professional issues; to encourage similar programs among organizations affiliated with the CSRT.
B. To publish and disseminate information pertinent to the conduct of the CSRT or the profession.
C. To assist in establishing and enunciating high standards of education and to implement them through appropriate channels.
D. To stimulate and encourage research designed to provide the knowledge needed to assure increasingly efficient patient care.
E. To expand educational opportunities and to develop programs designed to broaden the scope of technological service.
F. To enunciate policies concerning the professional status, legislative activity, and the welfare of its members.
G. To cooperate with external organizations or agencies whose policies are not in conflict with those of The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, as may be necessary to maintain continued progress and growth of the CSRT.

 

ARTICLE IV: POLICIES

A. The CSRT shall be non-commercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan. No commercial enterprise or any candidate for public office shall be endorsed by it. The name of the CSRT or any of its officers or board of directors in their official capacities shall be used in connection with a commercial company or with any partisan interest for other than regular functions of the CSRT.
B. The CSRT is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs and activities. No one shall be denied opportunities or benefits on the basis of age, sex, color, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, political belief or disability.

 

ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1: Qualifications

The membership of the CSRT shall consist of active members, student members, life members, honorary members, supportive members and associates members. All candidates for membership shall submit the prescribed application form together with the required fees. All members shall submit an annual renewal application together with the required fees and any additional information as may be required.


SECTION 2: Categories

A. Active members shall be those who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists(ARRT) or it’s equivalent or holds an unrestricted license under state statutes. They shall have all rights, privileges and obligations of membership including the right to vote and hold office.
B. Student members shall be those persons who are enrolled in a program in the radiologic sciences approved by the Joint Review Committees(JRC’s) or an equivalent accrediting body. Student members shall have all the privileges and obligations of active members except the right to hold office at the State level.
C. Life members shall be active members who have rendered exceptional service to the CSRT. Life members shall be selected by a majority vote at a regular meeting, upon recommendation by three-quarters (3/4) of the Board of Directors. They shall pay no dues and have all the privileges and obligations of active members.
D. Honorary members shall be those persons who, because of the interest they have evidenced in the activities and aims of the CSRT, the CSRT wishes to honor. Honorary members shall be chosen by a majority vote at a regular meeting of the CSRT. They shall pay no dues, and shall have all the privileges and obligations active of members, except the right to vote and hold office.
E. Supportive members shall be those persons who are interested in promoting the purposes and functions of the CSRT, but who are not eligible for other categories. They shall have all the privileges and obligations of members except the right to vote and hold office.
F. Associate members shall be those who are or have been employed in the technical, educational, managerial or corporate aspects of the radiologic sciences and do not qualify for active membership. They have the obligations and privileges of active members except to vote or hold office.


SECTION 3: Resignation

Any member shall have the right to resign by written communication to the CSRT.


SECTION 4: Suspension and Expulsion

Any member may be suspended or terminated for cause. Sufficient cause for such suspension or termination of membership shall be a violation of the Bylaws or any lawful rule or practice duly adopted by the CSRT or any other conduct prejudicial to the interests of the CSRT.

A. If the Board of Directors deems the charges to be sufficient; the person charged shall be advised in writing of the charges.
B. A statement of the charges shall be sent by certified or registered mail to the last recorded address of the member at least twenty (20) days before final action is taken.
C. The statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directors at which the charges shall be considered.
D. The member shall have the opportunity to appear in person and be represented by counsel to present any defense to such charges before action is taken.
E. Suspension or expulsion shall be by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire membership of the Board of Directors.


SECTION 5: Reinstatement

A member who has resigned or whose membership has been deleted from the CSRT for other reasons may be reinstated only after filing a new application and paying the fees and dues as a new member.

 

ARTICLE VI: MEMBERSHIP FEES

The dues for members shall be of such amounts as are required by the CSRT. Dues for all members, established by the Board of Directors, require adoption by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members voting at a CSRT business meeting.
A. Application fees shall be established by the Board of Directors.
B. Notice of a proposed dues increase shall be given to the membership thirty (30) days in advance.
C. The annual dues for all members shall be due and payable in advance by October 1.
D. Any person who is in arrears after 90 days shall be deleted from membership.

 

ARTICLE VII: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1: Composition

A. The Board of Directors shall consist of seven (7) voting members, the President, President-elect, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, and two past Presidents.
B. The immediate past President shall serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
C. Senior board member shall be a past President agreed upon by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the remaining members of the Board of Directors.
D. Members of the Board of Directors shall be voting members of the CSRT and of the ASRT.


SECTION 2 : Duties

The Board of Directors shall:
A. Be vested with the responsibility of the management of the business of the corporation.
B. Decide the site of the annual meeting by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
C. Control all funds and / or properties of the CSRT.
D. Change the dates or location of the annual meeting if found advisable.
E. Cancel the annual meeting and provide for the election of officers in the case of state or national emergency.
F. Employ such personnel as may be necessary to conduct the business of the CSRT.
G. Determine non-member attendance fees for all educational functions.
H. Shall appoint a qualified member to perform officer’s functions in the event that an officer is unable to meet his/hers responsibilities.


SECTION 3: Meetings

A. The Board of Directors shall meet a minimum of four (4) times per year.
B. The president, or a majority of the members of the Board of Directors, upon written request to the chairman of the Board, may call a special meeting, provided a fifteen (15) day notice to all the board members is given.


SECTION 4: Quorum

A majority of the Board of Directors’ members shall constitute a quorum for all meetings.


SECTION 5: Censure, Reprimand, and Removal

Any board member may be censured, reprimanded, or removed from the position for dereliction of duty or conduct detrimental to the CSRT. Such action may be initiated when the Board of Directors receives formal and specific charges against a Board member.
A. If the Board of Directors deems the charges to be sufficient, the person charged shall be advised, in writing, of the charges.
B. A statement of the charges shall be sent by certified or registered mail to the last recorded address of the Board member at least twenty (20) days before final action is taken.
C. The statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directs at which the charges shall be considered.
D. The Board member shall have the opportunity to appear in person and be represented by counsel to present any defense to such charges before action is taken.
E. Censure, reprimand, or removal shall be by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the remaining membership of the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE VIII: OFFICERS

The elected officers of the CSRT shall be President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasure.


SECTION 1: Responsibilities

A. President
Shall preside at the annual meeting of the CSRT.
Shall perform all duties consistent with the office.
Shall be ex-officio member of all CSRT committees, except the nominating committee.
Shall appoint committee chairman unless in conflict with other section of the Bylaws.
Shall serve as a delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates.

B. Vice President
Shall become familiar with all the duties of the president.
Shall perform duties consistent with the office.
In the absence of the president shall assume the duties of the President.

C. President-Elect
Shall perform duties consistent with the office.
Shall become familiar with the activities of the CSRT.
Shall make all preparations necessary for assuming the office of President
Shall serve as a delegate to the House of Delegates.

D. Secretary
Shall perform duties consistent with the office.
Shall keep a permanent record of all business and board meetings.
Shall conduct correspondence.

E. Treasurer
Shall perform duties consistent with the office.
Shall receive and keep funds of the CSRT and pay out upon the order of the Board of Directors.
Shall provide a financial report at each meeting of the CSRT. The report shall be Incorporated in the minutes.

SECTION 2: Qualifications

A. All officers of the CSRT:

  1. shall be voting members of the CSRT and the ASRT
  2. shall be credentialed by the ARRT or equivalent
  3. shall show proof of continuing education

B. Both president and Vice President must additionally have served as an officer or on a major committee in the CSRT.

SECTION 3: Eligibility

An officer who meets eligibility requirements at the same time of the nomination shall be permitted to complete the term, even though employment status changes.


SECTION 4: Term

A. The Vice president, Secretary and Treasurer shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors have been appointed or elected. All officers shall surrender to their successors all records and properties belonging to the CSRT.
B. The president-elect shall serve for a term of one (1) year as president-elect, one (1) year as president and one (1) year as immediate past president.
C. The term shall begin at the close of the annual meeting.


SECTION 5: Nominations

A. Nominations for office shall be sent to the nominations committee.
B. The Nominations Committee shall consist of one (1) member and a chairman.


SECTION 6: Elections

The Vice President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected by a majority vote at the annual meeting.


SECTION 7: Vacancies

A. A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice President.
B. A vacancy in the office of President-Elect shall remain vacant until the next annual conference when the President shall be elected in the manner provided in the bylaws of the affiliated society for the election of officers.
C. A vacancy in the office of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer shall be filled by an appointment unanimously agreed upon the remaining members of the Board of Directors to complete the unexpired term.
D. In the absence or inability of the President or Vice-president to act, the chairman of the Board of Directors shall call the meeting to order and preside until a temporary chairman can be elected.


SECTION 8: Censure, Reprimand, and Removal

Any officer may be censured, reprimanded, or removed from the position for dereliction of duty or conduct detrimental to the CSRT. Such action may be initiated when the Board of Directors receives formal and specific charges against a Board member.
A. If the Board of Directors deems the charges to be sufficient, the person charged shall be advised, in writing, of the charges.
B. A statement of the charges shall be sent by certified or registered mail to the last recorded address of the Board member at least twenty (20) days before final action is taken.
C. The statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directs at which the charges shall be considered.
D. The Board member shall have the opportunity to appear in person and be represented by counsel to present any defense to such charges before action is taken.
E. Censure, reprimand, or removal shall be by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the remaining membership of the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE IX: CSRT DELEGATES TO THE ASRT HOUSE OF DELEGATES

SECTION 1: Delegates

A. Two CSRT delegates and one alternate delegate shall be appointed by the CSRT. The President and President-Elect are the delegates. The immediate Past President/Chairman of the Board is the alternate delegate. If the individuals in these positions are unable to attend, the Board of Directors shall appoint replacements.
B. The CSRT shall submit to ASRT the names of the CSRT delegates and alternate delegate by the first business day of April or the CSRT delegate positions shall remain open until after the ASRT House of Delegates’ meeting.
C. The CSRT has the power to remove delegates.


SECTION 2: Qualifications

A. A delegate shall show proof of continuing education.
B. A delegate shall be a voting member of the ASRT and the CSRT for two (2) years immediately preceding nomination.
C. A delegate shall have served as an officer, or on the Board of Directors or as a committee member in the CSRT.
D. A delegate shall practice in the radiologic science profession or healthcare.
E. A delegate may serve concurrently on the board of any national radiologic science certification or national accreditation agency.
F. A delegate shall have the time and availability for necessary travel to represent the ASRT.


SECTION 3: Responsibilities

A. CSRT delegates shall attend the ASRT House of Delegates’ meeting and all meeting required of delegates.
B. Respond to communications from the ASRT Office, ASRT Board of Directors or from the ASRT House of Delegates.
C. Disseminate information to the CSRT.
D. Encourage and assist in fostering activities that will be of general interest and benefit to radiologic technologists.
E. CSRT delegates shall act as representatives of the ASRT in the state with respect to Evidence of Continuing Education program, as defined in the procedures of the program.
F. CSRT delegates shall advise, assist, and counsel radiologic technologists in the state in professional matters.


SECTION 4: Term

A CSRT delegate may serve for a term of two years; and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.


SECTION 5: Absence

An absence exists when an appointed CSRT delegate is unable to fulfill the duties of the position during the ASRT House of Delegates’ meeting. The delegate shall be considered absent for the purpose of that meeting only. It is the responsibility of the Society delegate to notify the ASRT, the Speaker of the House, and the alternate delegate of the delegate’s inability to attend the conference, as soon as possible. The alternate delegate shall be seated for that meeting only. Any delegate position or alternate delegate position not filled by the appointment process remains open. There shall be no on-site credentialing of delegates.


SECTION 6: Vacancies

A vacancy exists when a delegate has submitted a written letter of resignation or when a delegate position has not been filled by the appointment process. A delegate vacancy caused by the written resignation of a delegate shall be filled by the appointed alternate delegate.


SECTION 7: Censure, Reprimand and Removal

Any CSRT delegate may be censured, reprimanded or removed from the position for dereliction of duty or conduct detrimental to the ASRT or the CSRT. Such action may be initiated when either Board of Directors receives formal and specific charges against the delegate.

A. If the Board of Directors deems the charges to be sufficient, the person charged shall be advised, in writing, of the charges.
B. A statement of the charges shall be sent by certified or registered mail to the last recorded address of the delegate at least twenty (20) days before final action is taken.
C. The statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directors at which the charges shall be considered.
D. The delegate shall have the opportunity to appear in person and be represented by counsel to present any defense to such charges before action is taken.
E. Censure, reprimand or removal shall be by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the respective Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE X: MEETINGS

SECTION 1: Annual Meeting

The CSRT shall hold an annual meeting each year for the purpose of installing officers, receiving reports, amending Bylaws, and conducting such other business as may arise; and for presenting educational programs.


SECTION 2: Special meetings

Special meetings of the CSRT may be called at such time and place as may be designated by the Board of Directors. A majority of this group shall constitute sufficient authority. Members shall be notified at least fifteen (15) days in advance of such meetings, together with a statement of the business to be transacted. No essential business other than that specified shall be transacted at a special meeting.

 

ARTICLE XI: COMMITTEES

SECTION 1: Standing Committees

A. There shall be standing committees established by the Board of Directors as deemed necessary.
B. The Board of Directors shall establish, alter, or eliminate committees and or task forces as deemed necessary to aid the CSRT in carrying out its activities. Such committees shall be responsible to the President.
C. The Committee chairmen shall submit to the President at each meeting a written report of the Committee’s work.

SECTION 2: Vacancies

Vacancy of any committee chairman shall be filled by appointment of the President.

 

ARTICLE XII: Quorum

A quorum of any business session at any meeting of the CSRT shall be 25 voting members and shall include not less than three (3) officers.

 

ARTICLE XII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in Robert’s Rule of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the CSRT in all cases to which they are applicable and which they are consistent with these bylaws.

 

ARTICLE XIV: AMENDMENTS

A. These bylaws may be amended by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the voting members present at the annual meeting business meeting. Notice of Bylaw amendments shall be provided to the membership at least twenty (20) days prior to the annual meeting. Such amendments shall become effective immediately following the annual meeting unless otherwise specified.
B. Amendments to the Bylaws may be proposed in writing to the Committee on Bylaws by any voting member of the CSRT.
C. Proposed amendments must be presented to the Bylaws committee on or before Feb. 1st. Proposals introduced after Feb. 1 will be referred to the Bylaws chairman of the next fiscal year for presentation to the membership.

 

ARTICLE XV: INDEMNIFICATION

Every officer, director, employee or delegate of the CSRT shall be indemnified by the CSRT against all expenses and liabilities, including attorney's fees, in connection with any threatened, pending or completed proceeding in which the above-named individual is involved by reason of being or having been an officer, director, employee or delegate of the CSRT if the above-named individual acted in good faith and within the scope of the above-named individual’s authority and in a manner reasonably believed to be not opposed to the best interests of the CSRT. In no event shall indemnification be paid to or on behalf of any above-named individual going beyond or acting beyond the powers granted by authority of this organization or bylaw. The foregoing right of indemnification shall be in addition to, and not exclusive of, all other rights to which such officer, director, employee or delegate may be entitled.

 

ARTICLE XVI: DISSOLUTION

In the event of dissolution or final liquidation of the CSRT, all of its assets remaining after payment of its obligations, shall have been made or provided for, shall be distributed to and among such corporations, foundations, or other organizations organized and operated for scientific and educational purposes, consistent with those of the CSRT, as designated by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE XVII: LEAGALITIES OF BYLAWS

All provisions of these bylaws shall apply except when in conflict with state or federal laws respecting non-profit corporations.