KASP

     The Kansas Association of Sleep Professionals (KASP) is a non-profit organization established to bring together Kansas sleep professionals and forward our common interest in the field of Sleep Medicine.

     Established in 2003 our mission is to promote and improve education standards of practice and communication between fellow sleep professionals and to be an advocate for our patients and professionals.

 

KASP

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT                                       Jennifer D James CCSH, RPSGT

VICE-PRESIDENT                               Mike Garrison RPSGT 

PRESIDENT-ELECT                             Dr Michael Anderson

SECRETARY                                       Debra Turner CRT

TREASURER                                      Deb Campbell RPSGT, REEGT

DIRECTOR AT LARGE                        Vance Collamore CRT, RPSGT

DIRECTOR AT LARGE                        Jeremy Martinson LPN, RPSGT

 

        Section 6.6           Annual Meeting of Members

        Section 6.7           Special Meeting of Members

        Section 6.8           Waiver

        Section 6.9           Quorum

        Section 6.10         Voting by Members

        Section 6.11         Restrictions on Member Activities

Article 7.0           Board of Directors

         Section 7.1          General Powers

         Section 7.2          Qualifications for Office, Nomination and Election, Committees, and Meetings

                 Subsection 7.2.1     Number, Tenure, and Qualifications

                 Subsection 7.2.2     Nominating Process

                 Subsection 7.2.3     Election and Installation in Office

         Section 7.3           Annual Meetings

         Section 7.4           Special Meetings

         Section 7.5           Notice

         Section 7.6           Quorum

         Section 7.7           Manner of Acting

         Section 7.8           Vacancy in Directors

         Section 7.9           Compensation

         Section 7.10         Voluntary Resignation and Retirement

         Section 7.11         Action Without a Meeting

         Section 7.12         Committees

                 Subsection 7.12.1     Committees in General

                 Subsection 7.12.2     Education Committee Chair

                 Subsection 7.12.3     Membership Committee Chair

         Section 7.13         Advisory Committees

BYLAWS

of the

Kansas Association of Sleep Professionals, Inc.

Table of Contents

 

Article 1.0           Name

Article 2.0           Purposes and Goals

        Section 2.1      Standards of Practice

        Section 2.2      Professional Education

        Section 2.3      Patient Care and Safety

        Section 2.4      Communications

        Section 2.5      Professional Support

        Section 2.6      Financial Management

        Section 2.7      Corporate Powers

Article 3.0           Earnings and Activities

Article 4.0           Dissolution or Liquidation

Article 5.0           Registered Office

Article 6.0           Members

        Section 6.1           Types of Members

                Subsection 6.1.1           Active Members

                Subsection 6.1.2           Supporter Members

                Subsection 6.1.3           Honorary Members

                Subsection 6.1.4           Charter Members

        Section 6.2           New Members

        Section 6.3           Resignation of Members

        Section 6.4           Suspension of Members

        Section 6.5           Annual Membership Dues 

 

Article 8.0           Officers

        Section 8.1           General

        Section 8.2           Election and Term of Office

        Section 8.3           Removal

        Section 8.4           Resignations

        Section 8.5           Vacancies of Office

        Section 8.6           President

        Section 8.7           Vice-president

        Section 8.8           Secretary

        Section 8.9           Treasurer

        Section 8.10         Director at Large

        Section 8.11         Parliamentarian and Parliamentary Authority

        Section 8.12         Other Appointed Officials

                 Subsection 8.12.1     Vacancy in Appointed Office

                 Subsection 8.12.2     Term of Appointed Office

Article 9.0           Contracts, Banking, and Gifts

        Section 9.1           Contracts and Other Documents

        Section 9.2           Checks, Drafts, and Loans

        Section 9.3           Deposits

        Section 9.4           Gifts

Article 12.0         Indemnification

        Section 12.1         General Provisions

                 Subsection 12.1.1     Definitions

                 Subsection 12.1.2     Indemnification Mandatory; Standard

                 Subsection 12.1.3     Advances

                 Subsection 12.1.4     Prohibition or Limit On Indemnification or Advances

                 Subsection 12.1.5     Reimbursement to Witnesses

                 Subsection 12.1.6     Determination of Eligibility

                 Subsection 12.1.7     Insurance

Article 14.0         Amendments

        Section 14.1         Amendments Generally

        Section 14.2         Amendments by Members 

        Section 14.3         Amendments by Directors

 

BYLAWS

of the

Kansas Association of Sleep Professionals, Inc.

Article 1.0              Name

The name of the corporation is the Kansas Association of Sleep Professionals hereinafter referred to either as "the Corporation" or as "KASP".

 

Article 2.0              Purposes and Goals

The purposes for which the Corporation is organized are as follows:

            Section 2.1    Standards of Practice

                                  to promote standards of professional competence within the area of polysomnographic                                                    technology;

            Section 2.2    Professional Education

                                  to provide an educational forum for polysomnographic technologists;

            Section 2.3    Patient Care and Safety

                                  to promote the finest possible delivery of patient care and safety, and to produce the highest                                          quality of polysomnographic data;

            Section 2.4    Communications

                                  to provide a means of communicating among polysomnographic technologists and others working                                    in the field of Sleep Disorders Medicine and Sleep Research;

            Section 2.5    Professional Support

                                  to support and advance the professional identity of polysomnographic technologists in health care;

            Section 2.6    Financial Management

                                  to accumulate funds for the various purposes of the Corporation, and;

            Section 2.7    Corporate Powers

                                  to exercise all the powers conferred upon non-profit corporations formed under the laws of the                                        STATE of KANSAS in order to accomplish the corporation's purposes, including, but not limited                                        to, the power to accept donations of money or property, whether real or personal, or any interest                                    therein, wherever situated.

 

Article 3.0              Earnings and Activities

No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit any private individual. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Corporation shall not carry on any activity that is not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from United States Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or of the corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax law.

 

Article 4.0              Dissolution or Liquidation

In the event of the dissolution or final liquidation of the Corporation, none of the property of the KASP, nor any of the proceeds thereof shall be distributed to or divided among any of the Directors or Officers of the KASP nor to the benefit of any individual. After all liabilities and obligations of the Corporation have been paid, satisfied, discharged, or adequate provisions made therefore; all remaining property and assets of the KASP shall be distributed to the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists, Inc., hereinafter called the APT, a nonprofit Minnesota Corporation. The APT shall hold and spend those moneys solely for the purpose of educational purposes or programs for polysomnographic technologists. In the event that the APT is not in existence and exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(6), or if it refuses for any reason to accept money for this purpose, then to one or more organizations in one of the following methods: (1) as designated by the KASP Board of Directors; (2) pursuant to a plan of distribution as provided for in the statutes of the STATE of KANSAS, or; (3) if there be no appropriate plan of distribution, as a court, pursuant to the provisions of the statutes of the STATE of KANSAS may direct; provided, however, such property shall be distributed only to organizations which are organized and operated solely and exclusively to promote and advance the practice of polysomnographic technology or sleep disorders medicine.

 

Article 5.0              Registered Office

The Registered Office of the Corporation, if any, will be maintained in the STATE of KANSAS. The Board of Directors of the Corporation may, from time to time, change the location of the Registered Office. On or before the day that such change is to become effective, a certificate of such change and of the location and post office address of the new Registered Office shall be filed with the Secretary of the STATE of KANSAS as provided by law.

 

Article 6.0              Members

                                        Section 6.1    Types of Members

                                                              The corporation shall have four (4) types of members: Active; Supporter; Honorary, and;                                                                              Charter members.

                                                     Subsection 6.1.1      Active Members

                                                                                     Active Members shall be those persons with an interest in polysomnographic                                                                                                 technology in a hospital, medical center, or healthcare-related facility, practice, or                                                                                         service.

                                                     Subsection 6.1.2      Supporter Members

                                                                                     Supporter Members shall be individuals or corporations that have provided                                                                                                   financial support in the current or preceding fiscal year.

                                                     Subsection 6.1.3      Honorary Members

                                                                                     Honorary Members shall be those persons accorded such membership status by a                                                                                         two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Directors, for special service to the                                                                                           field of polysomnography technology, or for special service to the Kansas                                                                                                     Association of Sleep Professionals, Inc. This status shall be renewable at ten (10)                                                                                           year intervals.

                                                     Subsection 6.1.4      Charter Members

                                                                                      Individuals who participated in the founding meeting at Topeka, Kansas during                                                                                             October 2003 shall be Charter Members; such Membership carries with it no                                                                                                 special rights or privileges apart from the designation of Charter Member.

                                        Section 6.2    New Members

                                                              All prospective Active Members shall apply for admission to the Membership Committee.                                                                            Evaluation of applications and decision on acceptance shall be made by the Membership                                                                              Committee as soon as is practicable. Members shall be notified of their acceptance by the                                                                            Membership Committee and shall receive the benefits of membership upon payment of                                                                                membership dues which will be due and payable annually. Active Members shall promptly                                                                            notify the Membership Committee of: a) any changes in their association as provided under                                                                          6.1.1, or; b) any change of address. Individuals qualifying as Subscriber, Supporter, or Charter                                                                      members shall automatically be conferred such status upon meeting all the requirements                                                                              imposed under 6.1.2, 6.1.3, and 6.1.4 respectively.

                                        Section 6.3    Resignation of Members

                                                              Any Member may withdraw from membership in the Corporation after fulfilling all obligations                                                                      to it by giving written notice of such intention to the Membership Committee.

                                        Section 6.4    Suspension of Members

                                                              A Member may be suspended for a period or expelled with or without cause. Suspension or                                                                        expulsion shall be by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Directors, provided that a                                                                      statement of the charges shall have been delivered by registered mail to the member at his last                                                                  recorded address at least fifteen (15) calendar days before final action is taken thereon.

                                        Section 6.5    Annual Membership Dues

                                                              Dues shall be established from time to time by the Board of Directors. Dues shall be payable in                                                                    advance in US currency on the date of admission and on January 1st of each succeeding                                                                              calendar year. When any Member is in default in the payment of dues, the Membership                                                                                Committee Chairperson shall notify such Member that their benefits shall lapse automatically                                                                      and that their membership shall be considered delinquent if payment of dues is not received                                                                        within thirty (30) calendar days. Reinstatement shall require the payment of all arrears, plus a                                                                      reinstatement fee if applicable. Only Active Members who are current in their dues shall be                                                                          designated as Active Members in good standing of the Corporation, and be entitled to the                                                                          benefits of membership as stated in Section 6.10.

                                        Section 6.6    Annual Meeting of Members          

                                                              There shall be an Annual Meeting of the Members, immediately before a meeting of the Board                                                                    of Directors. Notice of the Meeting shall be made to each Member at least sixty (60) calendar                                                                      days before the time appointed for the meeting. All notices of meetings shall set forth the                                                                          place, date, time, and purpose of the meeting.

                                        Section 6.7    Special Meeting of Members

                                                              Upon the written request of ten percent (10%) of the Members, the Board of Directors shall call                                                                  a Special Meeting of Members to consider a specific subject and that subject only. Notice of                                                                        any Special Meeting shall be given in the same manner as for the Annual Meeting. No business                                                                    other than that specified in the notice of meeting shall be transacted at any Special Meeting of                                                                    the Members of the Corporation.

                                        Section 6.8    Waiver

                                                              Notwithstanding the provisions of any of the foregoing sections, a meeting of the Members of                                                                    this Corporation may be held at any time and at any place within or without the STATE of                                                                            KANSAS, and any action may be taken thereat, if notice is waived in writing by every member                                                                      having the right to vote at the meeting.

                                        Section 6.9    Quorum

                                                              The Members present at a regularly scheduled or properly announced Special Meeting shall                                                                        constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, provided that either A) at least twenty-five                                                                     (25) or B) at least fifty percent of Active Members, other than the Board of Directors, are                                                                             present

                                       Section 6.10    Voting by Members

                                                               Only Active Members in good standing (i.e., those members whose dues are paid) shall be                                                                           entitled to vote. Except as otherwise provided, members may vote either by mail ballot, or by                                                                     open or closed written ballot, or in some cases by show of hands, at the Annual or Special                                                                           Meetings of the Corporation.

                                       Section 6.11    Restrictions on Member Activities

                                                               Any Member who is without qualification as a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, or a Doctor                                                                       of  Philosophy  in one of the allied sciences shall not accept patients for clinical                                                                                             polysomnography except under the direction of a person who is so qualified, nor shall any                                                                           Member without the  above doctoral status make a diagnostic report on any polysomnogram.                                                                     Members shall not endorse, publish, or distribute any statements in any political campaign on                                                                     behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

 

Article 7.0              Board of Directors

                                       Section 7.1      General Powers

                                                               The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by the Board of Directors and all Corporate                                                                         powers shall be exercised by the Board of Directors, except as otherwise expressly required by                                                                   the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, or by law.

                                       Section 7.2      Qualifications for Office, Nomination and Election, Committees, and Meetings

                                                     Subsection    7.2.1   Number, Tenure, and Qualifications for Office     

                                                                                     The number of Directors shall be at least seven (7). Each Director shall hold office                                                                                         until his successor has been elected and qualifies. The Directors shall be the                                                                                                   persons elected by the membership to hold the following offices: President; Vice-                                                                                         president; President-elect; Secretary; Treasurer; and at least two At-Large                                                                                                     Directors.  In addition, there may be one or more At-Large Directors seated on the                                                                                       Board of Directors. The number of At-Large Directors to be elected shall be                                                                                                   computed by dividing the number of Active Members by four hundred (400) and                                                                                           rounding up the resulting sum to the next whole integer. For example, if there are                                                                                       1172 Active Members, three (3) At-Large Directors shall be elected. The number of                                                                                       Active Members of the corporation shall be determined at one hundred and                                                                                                 twenty (120) calendar days prior to the Annual Meeting. The election shall be by                                                                                           mail ballot, which shall be submitted to the Membership at least sixty (60) calendar                                                                                       days, but no more than ninety (90) calendar days, prior to the Annual Meeting. The                                                                                       initial terms of office for the Board of Directors shall be for such terms as the                                                                                                 Members determine. No individual can represent more than one (1) elected office                                                                                         on the Board of Directors. All Directors shall be elected to serve for a term of two                                                                                         (2) years.

                                                     Subsection 7.2.2      Nomination Process

                                                                                     The Chair of the Nominations and Election Committee cannot be a candidate for                                                                                           office for the particular election for which this position is held. The Chair of this                                                                                             Committee will issue a call for nominations for any office to all Active Members at                                                                                         least one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the Annual                                                                                                   Meeting.  Active Members desiring to submit nominations for any office must, at                                                                                           least ninety (90) calendar days prior to the Annual Meeting, furnish the                                                                                                         Nominations and Election Committee with the name(s) of the nominee(s).                                                                                                       Additionally, the Nominations and Election Committee must receive a letter of                                                                                             consent signed by the nominee stating agreement to the nomination as well as a                                                                                           brief biographical sketch of the nominee. Only those nominees who are Active                                                                                             Members in good standing of the Corporation and who have consented in writing                                                                                         to the nomination shall be included on the voting ballot.

                                                     Subsection 7.2.3      Election and Installation in Office           

                                                                                     The nominees for each office with the largest number of votes shall be declared                                                                                           elected to that office. The newly-elected officials shall be so notified by the                                                                                                   Nominations and Election Committee Chair at least two (2) weeks prior to the                                                                                               Annual Meeting, and shall be installed in office as the first item of New Business at                                                                                       the Annual Meeting. (See also 8.1)

                                       Section 7.3      Annual Meetings

                                                               There shall be an Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors. Notice of the Meeting, signed by                                                                     the Secretary, shall be mailed to the last recorded address of each Director at least sixty (60)                                                                       calendar days before the time appointed for the meeting. All notices of meetings shall set forth                                                                   the place, date, time, and purpose of the meeting.

                                       Section 7.4      Special Meetings

                                                               Special Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the President or                                                                 any two (2) Directors. In addition to the Annual Meeting, there shall be at least one (1) Special                                                                     Meeting of the Board of    Directors per year. The person or persons authorized to call Special                                                                     Meetings of the Board of Directors may fix any place, either within or without the STATE of                                                                         KANSAS as the place for holding any Special Meeting of the Board called by them.

                                       Section 7.5      Notice

                                                               All notices of meetings shall set forth the time, date, place, and purpose of the meeting. Notice                                                                   of any Special Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given in writing at least ten (10)                                                                             calendar days prior thereto by personal delivery, telegram or U.S. mail to each Director at the                                                                     address last shown by the records of the Corporation. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to                                                                   be delivered when deposited with the United States Postal Service in a sealed envelope so                                                                           addressed with postage prepaid thereon. If notice be given by telegram, such notice shall be                                                                       deemed to be delivered when the telegram is delivered to the telegraph company. Any Director                                                                 may waive notice of such meeting, except in instances wherein a Director attends a meeting for                                                                   the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the Meeting is not                                                                   lawfully called or convened. The business to be transacted at any Regular or Special Meeting of                                                                   the Board of Directors shall be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting.                                                                           Additional agenda items may be proposed and considered by the approved motion of any                                                                           Director at the Meeting.

                                       Section 7.6      Quorum

                                                               A majority of the Directors must be present at a regularly-scheduled or properly-announced                                                                         Special Meeting      to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

                                       Section 7.7      Manner of Acting

                                                               The act of the majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall                                                                   be the act of the Board of Directors, except where otherwise provided by law or by these                                                                           Bylaws.  Unless the Board provides otherwise, attendance at Board Meetings shall be open to                                                                     any member. Individuals whose presence may be necessary for discussion of a specific agenda                                                                     item may be requested to attend a portion of the Meeting.

                                       Section 7.8      Vacancy in Directors

                                                               Any vacancy in the position of Director because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification,                                                                   or otherwise shall be filled by appointment of the President for the un-expired portion of the                                                                       term.

                                       Section 7.9      Compensation

                                                               Directors as such shall not receive any salaries for their services, provided that nothing herein                                                                       contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the corporation in any other                                                                   capacity and receiving compensation therefore.

                                       Section 7.10    Voluntary Resignation and Retirement

                                                               Any Director may resign or retire at any time by notifying the President or the Secretary in                                                                           writing. Such resignations or retirements shall take effect at the time therein specified.

                                       Section 7.11    Action Without a Meeting

                                                               Any action which is required to be taken, or which may be taken, at a Meeting of the Board of                                                                     Directors may be taken without a meeting if there is a consent in writing setting forth the action                                                                 to be taken which shall be signed by all of the Directors. Such consent shall have the same force                                                                   and effect as a unanimous vote of approval.

                                       Section 7.12    Committees

                                                     Subsection 7.12.1    Committees in General

                                                                                      The Board of Directors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors in                                                                                              office, may designate and appoint one or more additional Committees, each of                                                                                            which shall consist of the committee chair and, if committee members must be                                                                                              appointed, at least two (2) committee members who shall be appointed by the                                                                                              committee chair with the approval of the President. Such committees shall have                                                                                            and exercise the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the                                                                                             Corporation only by the specific approved option of the Board of Directors.                                                                                                   Committees not having and exercising the authority of the Board of Directors in                                                                                            the management of the Corporation may be designated and appointed by a                                                                                                  resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a                                                                                          quorum is present. A vacancy within any committee shall be filled by appointment                                                                                        of the chair of that committee.

                                                     Subsection 7.12.2    Education Committee Chair

                                                                                     The Chair of the Education Committee shall be appointed by the President and/or                                                                                         Board of Directors of the KASP. The Chair shall select Committee members with                                                                                           the approval of the President. It shall be the duty of the Education Committee to                                                                                         improve the level of training and education via training aids, educational courses,                                                                                         and all other means possible.

                                                     Subsection 7.12.3    Membership Committee Chair

                                                                                     The Chair of the Membership Committee shall be appointed by the President                                                                                               and/or the Board of the KASP. The Chair shall select Committee members with the                                                                                       approval of the President. It shall be the duty of the Membership Committee to                                                                                           prepare and supply Membership application forms and pass upon all affairs related                                                                                       to membership that are not otherwise provided for in the Articles of Incorporation                                                                                       or these Bylaws. It shall be the duty of the Membership Committee to notify new                                                                                         members by first class mail and by publication of names and status of membership                                                                                       annually. It shall also be the duty of the Membership Committee to conduct                                                                                                   recruitment activities with the support of the corporation.

                                       Section 7.13    Advisory Committees

                                                               The Board of Directors may appoint Advisors or Advisory Committees to the Board of Directors                                                                   who shall not be deemed to be Directors, Officers, or Employees of the Corporation, and whose                                                                 functions shall not include participation in the operating management of the Corporation. The                                                                     Advisory Committees shall meet at such times as the Board of Directors shall determine. The                                                                       Advisory Committees shall consider, advise upon, and make recommendations to the Board of                                                                     Directors with respect to such matters of policy relating to the conduct of the Corporation's                                                                         affairs as may be submitted to it by the Board of Directors.

 

        Article 8.0              Officers

                                      Section 8.1    General

                                                            The Officers of the Corporation shall be a President, Vice-president, President-elect, Secretary,                                                                    Treasurer, at least two (2) Director-at-Large, and such other Officers as may be elected in                                                                              accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws. The Board of Directors may elect or appoint such                                                                other Officers, including Assistants, as it shall deem desirable and necessary, such Officers to have                                                              the authority and perform the duties prescribed, from time to time, by the Board of Directors. No                                                              two or more offices may be held simultaneously by the same person. All newly-elected Officers                                                                    shall take office immediately following the Annual Meeting at which they were installed, or in the                                                                event of a vacancy, at such earlier time as the Board may determine. Directors are prohibited from                                                              appointing a personal proxy and from voting by proxy.

                                      Section 8.2    Election and Term of Office

                                                            The President, Vice-president, President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, and Director(s) at Large                                                                  shall be elected by the Active Members in good standing of the Corporation by written secret                                                                    ballot. The term of office shall be for two (2) years. The election of the Officers shall require the                                                                  majority approval of the Active Members casting a ballot. The election shall be at the same time,                                                                and in the same fashion, as provided under 7.2.2 and 7.2.4.Vacancies may be filled or new offices                                                                created and filled at any Meeting of the Board of Directors. Each Officer shall hold office until the                                                                successor shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified. No more than two (2) consecutive                                                                elected terms may be held by the same person for an elected office. Multiple terms of elected                                                                    office are permitted, provided however that no more than two (2) terms are consecutive.

                                      Section 8.3    Removal

                                                            Any Member of the Board of Directors, Officer, or Agent elected or appointed by the Board of                                                                    Directors may be removed as a Board Member, Officer, or Agent, with or without cause, by a                                                                      majority vote of the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interest of the                                                                              Corporation would be served thereby, but such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract                                                              rights, if any, of the person so removed.

                                      Section 8.4    Resignations

                                                            Any Officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors, the                                                                            President, or the Secretary. Any such resignation shall take effect at the date of receipt of such                                                                    notice or at any later time therein specified, and, unless otherwise specified, the acceptance of                                                                    such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

                                      Section 8.5    Vacancies of Office

                                                            Except as provided in 8.7, a vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal,                                                                            disqualification or otherwise may be filled by the Board of Directors for the remaining portion of                                                                  the un-expired term.

                                      Section 8.6    President

                                                            The President shall be the principal Executive Officer of the Corporation, and in general implement                                                              and supervise all of the business and affairs of the Corporation, subject, however, to the control of                                                              the Board of Directors and of any duly authorized Committee of Directors. The President shall, if                                                                  present, preside at meetings of the Board of Directors. The President shall be an ex-officio                                                                          member of all committees, and, with the approval of the Board of Directors, shall appoint                                                                            Chairpersons of all Committees. All Committee members other than Chairpersons shall be                                                                            approved by the President. In addition, the President shall perform such other duties as may be                                                                  prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.

                                      Section 8.7    Vice-president

                                                            If the President is not present at a meeting of the Board of Directors, the Vice-president shall                                                                      preside. If at any time the office of President is vacant, the Board of Directors shall designate the                                                                Vice-president to serve as President and a new Vice-president shall be appointed by action of the                                                                Board of Directors, both of whom shall serve the remaining un-expired portions of their respective                                                              terms of office. The Vice-president shall perform such additional duties as may be assigned by the                                                              Board of Directors from time to time.

                                      Section 8.8    President-elect

                                                            The President-elect shall function as a member of the Board of Directors; in general to perform all                                                              duties incident to the Office of Director at Large, and other such duties as from time to time may                                                                be assigned by the President and/or the Board of Directors from time to time.   At the end of the                                                                prescribed term of the President, the President-elect shall assume the office of President.

                                      Section 8.8    Secretary

                                                            The Secretary shall keep the Minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and maintain records                                                                  of minutes of Committees having any of the authority of the Board of Directors in one or more                                                                    books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with these                                                                        Bylaws or as required by law; be custodian of the Corporate records and of the Seal of the                                                                          Corporation; see that the Seal of the Corporation is affixed to all documents, the execution of                                                                      which on behalf of the Corporation is duly authorized in accordance with the provisions of these                                                                  Bylaws, and; in general perform all duties incident to the Office of Secretary, and other such duties                                                              as from time to time may be assigned by the President and/or the Board of Directors.

                                      Section 8.9    Treasurer

                                                            The Treasurer shall have the charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities                                                                of the Corporation; receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the Corporation from                                                              any source whatsoever, and deposit all such moneys in the name of the Corporation in such banks,                                                              trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with Article 9 of these                                                                  Bylaws.

                                      Section 8.10  Director at Large

                                                            The Director(s) at Large shall in general perform all duties incident to the Office of Director at                                                                      Large, and other such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President and/or the                                                                    Board of Directors. The Director(s) at Large shall represent Member issues before the Board. The                                                                office of Director at Large, in particular, may be filled by any Active Member of the Corporation                                                                  who is not a polysomnographic technologist by profession, and shall include but will not be limited                                                              to persons such as a physician or nurse, a member of the A.W.A.K.E. Network or similar services, a                                                              medical corporation or service, a person from the lay public, or any other person who may have a                                                                primary interest in polysomnographic technology.

                                      Section 8.11  Parliamentarian and Parliamentary Authority

                                                            The President may appoint a Parliamentarian to serve during the President's term of Office. The                                                                  Parliamentarian shall refer all questions on protocol and procedure to "Rules of Order Newly                                                                        Revised" by Henry M. Robert III. The term of office for the Parliamentarian will expire either when                                                              the President leaves office, or upon replacement by the President or by the Board of Directors.

                                      Section 8.12   Other Appointed Officials

                                                             The President or the Board of Directors may appoint committees, agents, or other officials to                                                                       perform a prescribed task or tasks for a limited time, and may include but are not limited to                                                                         master(s)-of-ceremonies, master(s)-at-arms, advisors, assistants, special or ceremonial officials,                                                                     business agents, or any other officer or committee deemed to be necessary to properly conduct                                                                 the business of the Corporation.

                                                     Subsection 8.12.1    Vacancy in Appointed Office

                                                                                     The President or the Board of Directors may act to fill a vacancy in appointed                                                                                               office due to resignation, death of the individual, or the need for the individual to                                                                                         be replaced.

                                                     Subsection 8.12.2    Term of Appointed Office

                                                                                     The term of any official appointed to office will expire following any election, after                                                                                       which the newly-installed President or Board of Directors may renew the                                                                                                       appointment or select another officer for the position.

 

        Article 9.0             Contracts, Banking, and Gifts

                                      Section 9.1     Contracts and Other Documents

                                                             The Board of Directors, except as otherwise required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or                                                                       these Bylaws, may authorize any Officer or Officers, Agent or Agents of the Corporation, in                                                                         addition to the Officers so authorized by these Bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and                                                                 deliver any instrument or document in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation; such                                                                           authority may be general or confined to specific dates or instances.

                                      Section 9.2     Checks, Drafts, and Loans

                                                             All checks, drafts, and loans, or other orders for the payment of money, notes, or other evidence                                                                 of indebtedness shall be issued in the name of the Corporation in such manner that shall be from                                                                 time to time determined by the Board of Directors. In the absence of such determination, such                                                                     instruments shall be signed by the Treasurer.

                                      Section 9.3     Deposits

                                                             All funds of the Corporation shall be deposited to the credit of the Corporation in such banks,                                                                     trust companies, or other depositories as the Board of Directors may from time to time select.

                                      Section 9.4     Gifts

                                                             The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the Corporation any gift, contribution, bequest,                                                                   or grant for the general purpose or for any special purpose of the Corporation.

 

        Article 10.0             Books and Records

                           The Corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep Minutes of                                            the proceedings of its Board of Directors and committees having any authority of the Board of Directors, and                                              shall keep at its principal office a record giving the names and addresses of the Board of Directors. All books and                                        records of the Corporation may be inspected by any Director, or his agent or attorney, for any proper purpose                                          at any reasonable time.

 

        Article 11.0             Fiscal Year

                           The fiscal year of the Corporation shall begin January 1st and end December 31st of each calendar year.

 

Article 12.0             Indemnification

                                      Section 12.1    General Provisions

                                                     Subsection 12.1.1    Definitions

                                                     For specific purposes of this section, terms defined in this subsection 12.1.1 have the meanings given                                                         them:

                                                     1)      "Corporation" or "KSAP" means the Kansas Association of Sleep Professionals, a KANSAS Non-                                                                  profit Corporation.

                                                     2)      “Official capacity" means:

                                                              a)       with respect to a Director, the position of Director in the Corporation;

                                                              b)       with respect to a person other than a Director, the elective or appointive office or position                                                                          held by an Officer, member of a Committee of the Board of Directors, or the employment                                                                            or agency relationship undertaken by an Employee or Agent of the Corporation, and

                                                              c)       with respect to a Director, Officer, Employee, or Agent of the Corporation who, while                                                                                  serving at the request of the Corporation or whose duties in that position involve or                                                                                    involved service as a Director, Officer, Partner, Trustee, or Agent of another person as a                                                                                Director, Officer, Partner, Trustee, Employee, or Agent, as the case may be, of the other                                                                                organization or employee benefit plan.

                                                     3)      "Proceeding" means a threatened, pending, or completed civil, criminal, administrative,                                                                               investigative, or arbitration proceeding, including a proceeding by or in the right of the                                                                                Corporation.

                                                     4)      "Special legal counsel" means counsel who has not represented the Corporation or a related                                                                         Corporation, or a Director, Officer, Employee, or Agent whose indemnification is in issue.

                                                     Subsection 12.1.2     Indemnification Mandatory; Standard

                                                     1)      Subject to the provisions of 12.1.4, the Corporation shall indemnify a person made or threatened                                                                to be made a party to a proceeding by reason of the former  or present official capacity of the                                                                    person against judgments, penalties, and fines, including, without limitation, excise taxes                                                                            assessed against the person with respect to an employee benefit plan, settlements, and                                                                                reasonable expenses, including attorney's fees and disbursements, and reasonable expenses,                                                                      incurred by the person in connection with the proceeding, if, with respect to the acts or                                                                                omissions of the person complained of in the proceeding, the person:

                                                              a)       has not been indemnified by another organization or employee benefit plan for the same                                                                              expenses with respect to the same acts or omissions;

                                                              b)       acted in good faith;

                                                              c)       received no improper personal benefit;

                                                              d)       in the case of a criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the conduct was                                                                            unlawful, and;

                                                              e)       in the case of acts or omissions occurring in the official capacity described in subsection                                                                                12.1.1, paragraph (b), clause (1) or (2), reasonably believed that the conduct was in the                                                                                best interests of the Corporation, or in the case of acts or omissions occurring in the official                                                                          capacity described in subsection 12.1.1, paragraph (b), clause (3), reasonably believed that                                                                          the conduct was not opposed to the best interests of the Corporation. If the person's acts                                                                            or omissions complained of in the proceeding relate to conduct as a Director, Officer,                                                                                    Trustee, Employee, or Agent of an employee benefit plan, the conduct is not considered to                                                                          be opposed to the best interests of the Corporation if the person reasonably believed that                                                                          the conduct was in the best interests of the participants or beneficiaries of the employee                                                                              benefit plan.

                                                              f)        The termination of a proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon                                                                                    entering a plea of nolo

                                                              g)       Contendere or the equivalent, does not, of itself, establish that the person did not meet                                                                              the criteria set forth in this subsection.

                                                     Subsection 12.1.3     Advances

                                                                                      Subject to the provisions of 12.1.4, if a person is made or threatened to be made                                                                                          a party to a proceeding, the person is entitled, upon written request to the                                                                                                  Corporation, to payment or reimbursement by the Corporation of reasonable                                                                                                expenses, including attorney's fees and disbursements, incurred by the person in                                                                                          advance of the final disposition of the proceeding:

                                                                                      a)     upon receipt by the Corporation of a written affirmation by the person of a                                                                                                  good faith belief that the criteria for indemnification set forth in 12.1.2 have                                                                                                  been satisfied and a written undertaking by the person to repay all amounts                                                                                                  so paid or reimbursed by the Corporation, if it is ultimately determined that                                                                                                  the criteria for indemnification have not been satisfied, and;

                                                                                      b)     after a determination that the facts then known to those making the                                                                                                              determination would not preclude indemnification under this section. The                                                                                                      written undertaking required by clause (a) is an unlimited general obligation                                                                                                  of the person making it, but need not be secured and shall be accepted                                                                                                        without reference to financial ability to make the repayment.

                                                     Subsection 12.1.4    Prohibition or Limit On Indemnification or Advances

                                                                                     There are no prohibitions against or conditions on indemnification or advances of                                                                                         expenses other than as set forth in this Article.

                                                     Subsection 12.1.5    Reimbursement to Witnesses

                                                                                     This section does not require or limit the ability of the Corporation to reimburse                                                                                           expenses, including attorney's fees and disbursements, incurred by a person in                                                                                             connection with an appearance as a witness in a proceeding at the time when the                                                                                         person has not been made or threatened to be made a party to a proceeding.

                                                     Subsection 12.1.6    Determination of Eligibility

                                                                                     All determinations whether indemnification of a person is required because the                                                                                             criteria set forth in 12.1.2    have been satisfied and whether a person is entitled to                                                                                       payment or reimbursement of expenses in advance of  the final disposition of a                                                                                             proceeding as provided in 12.1.3 shall be made:

                                                                                     a)     by the Board of Directors by a majority of a quorum. Directors who are at the                                                                                               time parties to the proceeding shall not be counted for determining either a                                                                                                 majority or the presence of a quorum;

                                                                                     b)     if a quorum under clause (1) cannot be obtained, then by a majority of a                                                                                                       Committee of the Board of Directors, consisting solely of two (2) or more                                                                                                       Directors not at the time parties to the proceeding, duly designated to act in                                                                                                 the matter by a majority of the full Board of Directors including Directors who                                                                                               are parties to the proceeding;

                                                                                      c)    if a determination is not made under clause (1) or (2), by special legal counsel,                                                                                               selected either by a majority of the Board of Directors or a Committee by                                                                                                     vote pursuant to clause (1) or (2), or, if the requisite quorum of the full Board                                                                                                 of Directors cannot be obtained, and the Committee cannot be established,                                                                                                 then by a majority of the full Board including Directors who are parties to the                                                                                               proceeding;

                                                                                      d)    if an adverse determination is made under clauses (1) to (3), or if no                                                                                                               determination is made under clauses (1) to (3) within sixty (60) calendar days                                                                                                 after the termination of a proceeding or after a request for an advance of                                                                                                     expenses, whichever the case may be, by a court in the STATE of KANSAS,                                                                                                   which may be the same Court in which the proceeding involving the person's                                                                                                 liability took place, upon application of the person and any notice the Court                                                                                                 requires.

                                                                                      e)    With respect to a person who is not, and was not at the time of the acts or                                                                                                   omissions complained of in the

                                                                                       f)    proceedings, a Director, Officer, or person possessing, directly or indirectly,                                                                                                   the power to direct or cause

                                                                                      g)    the direction of the management or policies of the Corporation, the                                                                                                               determination whether indemnification of this person is required because the                                                                                               criteria set forth in 12.1.2 have been satisfied and whether this person is                                                                                                       entitled to payment of reimbursement of expenses in advance of the final                                                                                                     disposition of a proceeding as provided in 12.1.3 may be made by an annually                                                                                               appointed Committee of the Board of Directors having at least one (1)                                                                                                           member who is a Director. The Committee shall report at least annually to the                                                                                               Board of Directors concerning its actions.

                                                     Subsection 12.1.7    Insurance

                                                                                     The Corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of a person in that                                                                                        person's official capacity against any liability asserted against and incurred by the                                                                                          person in or arising from that capacity, whether on not the Corporation would                                                                                              have been required to indemnify the person against the liability under the                                                                                                    provisions of this section.

 

        Article 13.0             Waiver of Notice

                           Whenever any notice is required to be given under the provisions of the Bylaws or under the provisions of the Articles                               of Incorporation or by the STATE of KANSAS, a waiver thereof in writing signed by the person or persons entitled to                                 such notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such notice.

 

        Article 14.0             Amendments

                                      Section 14.1   Amendments Generally

                                                             The Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws of the Corporation may be amended by either the                                                                     Active Members in good standing of the Corporation or the Board of Directors.

                                      Section 14.2   Amendments by Members 

                                                             Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws of the Corporation may be proposed                                                                 either by a majority of the Board of Directors, or by a Petition signed by at least ten percent                                                                       (10%) of the Active Members in good standing of the Corporation. In the event of a properly                                                                       proposed amendment, the Board of Directors will review the Proposed Amendment, and will                                                                       prepare a ballot containing the proposal and send it to the respective Members of the                                                                                 Corporation. The ballot shall provide a reasonable period of time not to exceed thirty (30)                                                                           calendar days in which it may be returned. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and/or                                                               Bylaws is adopted when it receives the support of a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote in the returned                                                               ballots of Active Members before the expiration of the specified time.

                                      Section 14.3   Amendments by Directors

                                                             The Board of Directors may amend the Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws provided that                                                                       proper notice of the Meeting has been duly given. Duly announced meetings are specified in 6.6                                                                 for Annual Meetings of the Members, and in 7.5 for Special Meetings of the Board of Directors.                                                                   An amendment is adopted when it is approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Directors                                                               who are present and eligible to vote on the matter.

 

        Article 15.0             Reimbursement for Travel Expenses

                           Members of the Board of Directors are eligible for reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses to the                                       Annual Meeting or Special Meetings. Transportation (coach or tourist rate) and accommodations (single room rate) shall                             be paid by the Corporation treasury for those Officials if funds are available and if funding is not available from other                                 sources. Reimbursement will not include food and/or other incidental expenses. An itemized, substantiated claim for                                 reimbursement must be submitted to the Treasurer before payment will be made.

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