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than thirty (30) days before
the elections, each
candidate is required
to present to their State
Committee a written Curriculum Vitae and a Consent To Serve.
Interested in serving, when vacancies, submit
both completed forms below to your state assembly.
Candidate Statement Form Model
Board of Directors Duties
State Assembly Consent
to Serve Form
State Assembly Bylaws
Article V: Nominations and ElectionsSection 1 - NominationsA. No less than thirty (30) days before the elections, each potential candidate will be required to present to the Credentials Committee a written curriculum vitae and a consent to serve. All nominees who meet the qualifications for office shall be eligible for election.
B. No less than thirty (30) days before the elections, the Credentials Committee shall present a list of candidates for each office to be filled at the elections via a State Assembly mailing, publication, or website distributed to the entire State Assembly membership.
C. Nominations may also be made from the floor provided written consent of the nominees has been obtained in advance, and their credentials have been verified by the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee will meet the morning of, or immediately before the start of the State Assembly business meeting to accept curriculum vitae and consent to serve and determine the eligibility of candidates who will be nominated from the floor.
D. A member holding an elective position may not be nominated for another position for which the term would begin before the expiration of the term of the current position unless the member resigns from her/his current elective position.
E. A member employed by AST shall not be nominated for a State Assembly elected position.
ARTICLE VI: OFFICERSSection 1 - The officers of the State Assembly shall be the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 2 - Eligibility of OfficersA. A candidate shall have been an *active member for one year immediately preceding nomination and, if elected, shall maintain that active status and not violated the Professional Code of Conduct.
B. The required curriculum vitae, consent to serve, and one year of active membership in the state assembly are the only eligibility criteria that will be considered by the Credentials Committee.
[Proviso: The following bylaw is required for all states that have been formed for at least five years unless an exception is approved by the National Board of Directors.]
C. A candidate for the office of President shall have served at least one full term as a director or officer during the previous six years on the Board of Directors.
D. A candidate for the office of vice president shall not have served two full terms as president because such a candidate is ineligible to succeed to the office of president.
Section 2 - Eligibility of DirectorsA. A candidate for the State Assembly Board of Directors shall have been a member for one year immediately preceding nomination and if elected, shall maintain active status and not violated the Professional Code of Conduct. (Could have been a student member, as long,
certified at the time of nominations.)
B. The required curriculum vitae and consent to serve and one year of membership in the state assembly are the only eligibility criteria that will be considered by the Credentials Committee.
Definition of an Active Member: one
who is currently a member of AST, and has passed the National Board of Surgical
Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) national certifying examination in
surgical technology and maintains certification currency as defined by the