Proposed Changes to ILHIMA Bylaws

ILHIMA Members:

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

ILHIMA is required to maintain bylaws that are reflective of the AHIMA bylaws.  Therefore, the ILHIMA Board is proposing bylaw changes which can be reviewed by clicking on the links below.

Per section 15.1 of the current ILHIMA bylaws, ILHIMA members are given at least 30 days prior to voting to review any proposed bylaw changes.

Based on this requirement, this email is considered official notification of the proposed changes and ILHIMA members will have until September 21, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CST to review the changes.  Voting on these changes will occur electronically from September 22, 2021, through October 5, 2021. A separate email will be sent to the members requesting that they vote on the proposed changes.

15.1 Adoption of Amendments:

The power to alter, amend, or repeal the Bylaws of ILHIMA, or to adopt new bylaws, is vested in the Active Members of ILHIMA.  The affirmative vote of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Active Members cast by one of two methods as determined by the Board of Directors, shall be sufficient to effectuate such action.  The two methods shall be:

  1.  At an ILHIMA membership meeting at which a quorum is present
  2.  By internet.

A proposal to the Active Members to amend the Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of Directors and/or any Active Member of ILHIMA. Notice of a proposed bylaws amendment must be sent to the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the membership meeting at which a vote on the proposal is to be taken or at least thirty (30) days prior to internet voting.  The Affirmative vote of two-thirds of the active members participating shall be required to consider a proposal to amend the Bylaws without prior notice. An affirmative vote by ninety percent (90%) of the active members participating shall likewise be required for adoption of such amendments.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed revisions or amendment of the Bylaws of ILHIMA shall be submitted for review and approval to the AHIMA Board of Directors prior to adoption, and they shall comply with the provisions governing Component State Associations as provided for in the AHIMA Bylaws and in the AHIMA Policy and Procedure Manual.