1. The Board of Faculty

Note:  Dates in italics flag the dates of recent changes to the by-laws , for example, 10/04 indicates a change made to the above paragraph in October 2004.

 

1. THE BOARD OF FACULTY

1.1  Composition of the Board
The Board of Faculty ("the Board") will consist of:
1.1.1  Eleven Fellows of the Faculty, elected in accordance with these by-laws:
1.1.1.1   At least four shall be Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
1.1.1.2   At least two shall be Fellows of a Division or a Faculty or a Chapter of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
1.1.1.3  At least one shall be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
1.1.1.4   At least one shall be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
1.1.1.5  One elected New Fellow, defined as having been admitted to Fellowship via completion of the FPM training program, within three years of the closing date for nominations under by-law 1.5.2
1.1.1.6   The remaining two shall be any Fellows of the Faculty.
1.1.2  One Councillor nominated by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (referred to as a "Co-opted  Representative").
1.1.3  Co-opted and Nominated Representatives appointed under by-laws 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3.
 
1 2  By-laws regarding co-opted and nominated members
1.2.1  If at any time New Zealand is not represented on the Board by an elected Member, the Board will have the power to co-opt a New Zealand resident Fellow.
1.2.2  If at any time any State of Australia is not represented on the Board by an elected Member, the Board will have the power to co-opt a Fellow resident in that State.
1.2.3  If at any time a Fellow under 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, or 1.1.4 is not elected to the Board, then the relevant College will nominate one of its Fellows who is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and practising Pain Medicine to act as an elected Board Member. These members are referred to as “Nominated Representatives”.
1.2.4  Co-opted and nominated Representatives will be entitled to exercise all the same rights and responsibilities at Board Meetings as the elected Members, including the right to vote, except for voting for Officers of the Board. They shall not be eligible for election to Office of the Board. 
 
1.3  By-laws regarding the elected New Fellow
1.3.1  The New Fellow will be elected only by Fellows who are within three years of admission to FPM fellowship via completion of the FPM training program on the date on which nominations close.
1.3.2  The New Fellow will be entitled to exercise all the same rights and responsibilities as the other elected members, including the right to vote, but will not be eligible for election as an office bearer. 
1.3.3  A New Fellow, as defined in 1.1.1.5 above, who is standing for election to the Board as an elected member under by-law 1.1.1, may not also stand for election as the New Fellow member.  
1.3.4  The New Fellow will not be eligible for re-election as the New Fellow on the Board after completion of his or her term in that capacity. 
1.3.5  The New Fellow will be eligible for election to the Board as an elected member after his or her term as New Fellow is completed. The time spent on the Board as a New Fellow will not be counted towards the 12 years that an elected member may spend on the Board.
 
1.4  Terms of office of Board members
1.4.1  Elected Board members will take office at the Annual General Meeting of the Faculty following their election.
1.4.2  Elected Board Members who have held office for a continuous period of three years will retire from office at the Annual General Meeting of the Faculty. Subject to 1.4.3 they will be eligible for re-election.
1.4.3  Elected Board Members who have served on the Board for an aggregate of 12 years will retire from office at the next Annual General Meeting of the Faculty and will never be eligible for re-election.
1.4.4  The duration of the term of the elected New Fellow will be two years only.
1.4.5  Co-opted Representatives may be appointed annually by the Board for a maximum aggregate period of three years.
 
1.5  Election of the Board
1.5.1  Vacancies on the Board under 1.1.1 will be filled by election.
1.5.2  Nominations of eligible candidates for election to the Board must:
1.5.2.1  be signed by two Fellows of the Faculty, and
1.52.2  contain a consent to act and declaration, signed by the nominated Fellow, and
1.5.2.3  be in the hands of the Faculty General Manager at least sixty (60) days before the Annual General Meeting.
1.5.3  If the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies, eligible Fellows of the Faculty so nominated will be declared appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
1.5.4  Subject to the requirements of 1.1.1, if the number of nominations  exceeds the number of vacancies, then:
1.5.4.1  Ballot lists shall be prepared containing the names of the eligible candidates in alphabetical order in each section. 

1.5.4.2  One such list shall be posted or circulated electronically at least thirty (30) days before the Annual General Meeting to each Fellow of the Faculty at his or her address appearing in the Register of Fellows of the Faculty.
1.5.4.3  Voting Fellows shall vote only for as many candidates in each section as there are vacancies to be filled
1.5.4.4  Votes must be received at the Faculty Office not later than 1700 hours on the closing date advised with such notice. Votes received thereafter shall be deemed to be invalid and shall not be counted.
1.5.5  At the declaration of the poll a candidate resident in New Zealand and receiving more votes than any other candidate (if any) shall be first declared elected, in order to bring the number of elected Board Members resident in New Zealand up to one. 
1.5.6  Remaining vacancies shall be filled by declaring elected the required number from remaining candidates who received the most votes in each section.
1.5.7  If two or more candidates receive an equal number of votes in a section, then priority in election shall be determined as follows:
1.5.7.1  A candidate who is also a retiring Board Member shall be deemed to have received more votes than a candidate who is not.
1.5.7.2  A retiring Board Member who has served on the Board for a longer continuous period immediately prior to such election than another retiring Board Member shall be deemed to have received more votes than such other retiring Board Member.
1.5.7.3  In the event of two or more retiring Board Members who have served on the Board for the same continuous period immediately prior to such election receiving an equal number of votes, the retiring Members of the Board who have been Fellows or Members of their respective College or Faculty for the longest continuous period immediately prior to such election shall be deemed to have received more votes than the others.
1.5.7.4  A candidate who is not a retiring Board Member but who has been a Fellow of the Faculty for a longer continuous period immediately prior to such election than another candidate who is also not a retiring Board Member shall be deemed to have received more votes than such other candidate.
1.5.7.5  In the event of priority in election not being resolved under the foregoing provisions, the priority in election between such candidates shall be determined by the Dean.
 
1.6  Meetings of the Board
1.6.1  The Dean will be Chair of the Board. In the Dean's absence, the Vice-Dean will act as Chair, and in the absence of the Dean and Vice-Dean, the Board will elect a Chair for that meeting.
1.6.2  The presence of seven Board Members constitutes a quorum of the Board.
1.6.3  The Board may act irrespective of any vacancy in its membership, provided that a quorum is present.
1.6.4  The Board will ordinarily meet for the transaction of business at the offices of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, at such times as the Board will decide.
1.6.5  The Dean, or any four Board Members, may call an extraordinary meeting of the Board for any purpose at any time and place.
1.6.6  All proceedings and reports of the Board and any of its Committees or sub-Committees will be confidential and privileged.
1.6.7  Reports of Board business will be published at the discretion of the Dean.
1.6.8  Voting of the Board will be in accordance with the following rules:
1.6.8.1  Resolutions of the Board will be determined by simple majority except where otherwise provided in these by-laws.
1.6.8.2  The Chair will exercise a deliberative and where applicable a casting vote.  
 
1.7  Officers of the Board
1.7.1  In February each year the Board will elect from its elected Members a Dean-Elect who will take office as Dean following the Annual General Meeting of that year.
1.7.2  At last meeting of Board prior to the AGM each year the Board will elect from its elected Members a Vice-Dean who will take office following the AGM.
May 2017
1.7.3  retired May 2017
1.7.4  The election of Officers will be conducted by secret ballot.
 1.7.5  The Dean and Vice-Dean will hold office for one year. Each is eligible for re-election for a further period of one year.
 
1.8  Other
1.8.1  The Secretary of the Board will be the Faculty General Manager.
1.8.2  The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists will be an adviser to the Faculty.
1.8.3  Each Board member, whether elected, co-opted or nominated, will be appointed ex officio to the respective regional or national committee.
 

De novo Feb 2017

 

 

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