Proposed Amendments For Article X (FY 2016-2017)

 

ARTICLE X – THE PHILIPPINE ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY – proposed amendment 2017

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Section 1. There should be an academic and accrediting arm of the Society to be called the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM).

 

Section 1. There should be an academic and certifying arm of the Society to be called the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM).

 

Section 2. The Academy remains as an attached body to PSM but maintains independence in the promulgation of its duties as an accreditation body.Section 2. The Academy remains as an attached body to PSM but maintains independence in the promulgation of its duties as a certifying body.
Section 3. Its objectives as the accrediting arm are to complement/supplement the activities of the PSM as follows:

To accredit, certify and classify life members of the Society according to the defined standards and qualification requirements which may include written and/or oral Examination.

To formulate rules, regulations and guidelines relative to membership to PAM and accreditation, certification, and suspension or withdrawal of certification.

Section 3. Its objectives as the certifying arm are to complement/supplement the activities of the PSM as follows:

To certify Filipino microbiologists according to the defined standards and qualification requirements which may include written and/or oral Examination.

To formulate rules, regulations and guidelines relative to membership to PAM and accreditation, certification, and suspension or withdrawal of certification.

Section 4. Membership to the PAM is open only to life members of the PSM. However, acceptance will depend upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Board.

 

Section 4. Membership to the PAM is open only to life members of the PSM. However, acceptance will depend upon the recommendation of the Certification Board.

 

Section 5.  The PAM Chair is required to submit a written report of its activities and audited financial statement every year prior to the PSM Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting.

 

Section 6. A Council of Regents shall run the PAM. It shall be composed of six members – the Chair, the Vice-Chair, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the PRO, and the Auditor. The regularly-elected members of the council shall hold office for a term of three (3) years on a staggered basis so that each year only one new member shall be elected to replace the one with the expired term.

 

Section 7. The Chair of the Council with the concurrence of the members of the Council shall appoint the Chair and members of the Board of Examiners for a term of three (3) years without prejudice to re-appointment. The members shall appoint among themselves a Secretary.

 

7.1. The Council of Regents shall promulgate rules on policies, processes and procedures approved by PAM members to manage impartiality of the accreditation exam certification activities are undertaken with impartiality. These policies and procedures shall be incorporated in the Academy’s Procedural Manual reviewed regularly to cope with the changes in the field of microbiology and global realities.

 

7.1. The Council of Regents shall promulgate rules on policies, processes and procedures approved by PAM members to manage impartiality of the certification exam and other activities are undertaken with impartiality. These policies and procedures shall be incorporated in the Academy’s Procedural Manual reviewed regularly to cope with the changes in the field of microbiology and global realities.

 

Section 8
8.1  An Accreditation Board shall be  elected from among the members of  the PAM for purposes of accreditation.

 

8.1  A Certification Board shall be  elected from among the members of  the PAM for purposes of accreditation.

 

8.2  Membership in the Board shall be at a minimum of three (3) and a  maximum of  five (5) as may be deemed necessary.

 

8.3.  The Chair of the Accreditation Board should be a Fellow.

 

8.3.  The Chair of the Certification Board should be a Fellow.

 

8.4. The Board shall  evaluate membership applicants to the Academy  and accreditation, certification, recertification, expansion, reduction  of the scope of certification, and suspending or withdrawing the certification and submit to  the Council of Regents for review of the process of assessing their eligibility  for acceptance as members of PAM or eligibility for accreditation examination and/or certification.8.4. The Board shall  evaluate membership applicants to the Academy and certification, recertification and suspending or withdrawing the certification and submit to the Council of Regents for review of the process of assessing their eligibility  for acceptance as members of PAM or eligibility for certificaation examination and/or recertification.
8.5. Members  of  the Accreditation Board shall be appointed initially by the PAM Chair for 3, 4 and 5 years.  Thereafter, each new member shall be elected for a term of three (3)years on a staggered basis  so that each year a new member is elected  to replace the one with the expired term.  The PAM Chair  shall appoint from among the members of the Accreditation Board, a Chair and a Secretary who shall each serve for one (1) year.

In the event of a resignation or physical incapacity of any member, a replacement shall be appointed if the vacancy occurs  prior to the PAM Annual Meeting.

8.5. Members of the Certification Board shall be appointed initially by the PAM Chair for 3, 4 and 5 years.  Thereafter, each new member shall be elected for a term of three (3)years on a staggered basis  so that each year a new member is elected  to replace the one with the expired term.  The PAM Chair  shall appoint from among the members of the Certification Board, a Chair and a Secretary who shall each serve for one (1) year.

In the event of a resignation or physical incapacity of any member, a replacement shall be appointed if the vacancy occurs  prior to the PAM Annual Meeting.