healthcare coalition governance simply means how the coalition is administered; the key players in a healthcare coalition are the directors, officers, committees, members, staff, and volunteers
Lower ranking governing documents cannot be in conflict with higher ranking documents. All governing documents are ratified by the full membership, generally under different levels of vote thresholds as stated in the coalition's bylaws.
the framework of rules and practices by which a board of directors ensures accountability...
The framework of rules and practices by which a board of directors ensures accountability, fairness, and transparency in a company's relationship with its all stakeholders.
Per the IRS, good governance includes the following:
healthcare coalition governance changes little whether the organization is a legally established nonprofit or not
When it comes to governance, the only difference between an independent nonprofit coalition and one using a third-party fiduciary agent is the charter. The charter is required only of a coalition with independent nonprofit status with the state.
healthcare coalition governance is superseded by federal and state laws and regulations
No portion of the coalition's charter, bylaws, polices, procedures, or parliamentary procedure can be in conflict with the the U.S. Constitution, federal laws and regulations, or state laws and regulations. And any motion made by a member that is in conflict must be ruled out of order by the chair and not subject to vote of the body.
healthcare coalition's that decide to establish independent nonprofit organizations require a charter with their state of operations
The charter reigns supreme for the nonprofit healthcare coalition. Nothing except a judge or the law of the land supersedes it. It’s a grant of authority by the state that lists the minimum conditions under which the coalition must operate.
every healthcare coalition, whether independent nonprofit or not, requires bylaws
The bylaws contain the most important single set of rules for defining the healthcare coalition and its governance. The content of the bylaws remains binding and enforceable only to the extent it doesn’t conflict with a nonoprofit charter, if applicable.
Bylaws are of such importance that they can’t be changed without 'previous notice' and the consent of a large majority of the coalition's members.
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