Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
A quorum is a minimum
number of AST Active Members of a state assembly that must be present at any of
its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid. This applies to
State Assembly Annual Business Meetings and Board Meetings.
The quorum requirement for elections is based on the number of *Active
Members (Eligible Voters), not total members of your state. Active members
are eligible to vote and have a voice.
ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS
Section 1 - The State Assembly shall meet annually, and that meeting shall be
known as the Annual Meeting, the date and place of which shall be determined
by the State Assembly Board of Directors.
Section 2 - The voting body for the Annual Meeting shall be the *active members
of the State Assembly. Voting by active members shall be in person, and each
active member will be entitled to one vote.
Section 3 - Business Meetings
A. There shall be a minimum of one
business meeting at each Annual Meeting.
B. Sixty (60) days written notice shall be
given via a State Assembly mailing or publication distributed to the entire
State Assembly membership of the time, place, and business to be considered at
C. Business meetings shall be open to AST
members in the State Assembly. Every member shall have voice, but only active
members may make motions and vote.
D. The quorum requirement for
With less than 50 active members is 3
With 50-100 active members is 5
With 101-150 active members is 10
With 151-500 active members is 15
With 501-800 active members is 20
With 801-1100 active members is 25
With 1101-1400 active members is 30
With 1401-1700 active members is 35
With 1701-2000 active members is 40
With over 2000 active members is 45
*An Active Member
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 2 - Classification
A. Active Member
l. One who has passed the National Board of Surgical
Technology and Surgical Assisting (hereinafter referred to as the NBSTSA)
national certifying examination in surgical technology and maintains
certification currency as defined by the NBSTSA.
2. One who has passed the national certification examination and not maintained
certification currency as defined by the NBSTSA but who is retired or disabled.
However, eligibility for elected office and delegate status will continue to
require certification currency.
3. Active members have voice and vote.
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