Bylaws

BYLAWS OF THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF
CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

Chapter I General

Article 1 (Name of Association)
The official name of this Association shall be the Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (hereinafter referred to as 쐔he Association).
Article 2 (Objects)
The objectives of this Association is to promote the progress of academic communities in clinical neurophysiology, help foster the spirit of fraternity among its members, and improve human health through associated academic projects.
Article 3 (Headquarters and Branches)
This Association shall be headquartered at #1111, Daeil Building, Insa-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea, and may have branches as necessary.
Article 4 (Main Activities)
This Association shall implement the following in order to achieve the objectives set forth in Article 2 hereof.
  • 1) Conduct neuroscience studies in the field of clinical neurophysiology.
  • 2) Host academic forums.
  • 3) Publish journals and periodicals.
  • 4) Collaborate on research and projects with the government, industry, and public institutions.
  • 5) Develop and introduce applications of clinical neurophysiology.
  • 6) Promote academic exchange and collaborate on research at home and abroad.
  • 7) Implement projects that are deemed necessary to achieve the Association셲 objectives.

Chapter II Membership

Article 5 (Composition of Membership)
The KSCN membership shall be classed into the following:
  • 1) Medical practitioners holding a doctoral degree in clinical neurophysiology and associated fields shall be eligible for regular membership.
  • 2) Individuals with deep knowledge and good reputation in the field of clinical neurophysiology and those who are credited with the advancement of the Association shall be eligible for honorary membership.
  • 3) Individuals or organizations supporting the objectives of the Association shall be eligible for special membership.
  • 4) Medical practitioners with a doctoral degree in clinical neurophysiology, including those working in the public healthcare industry, shall be eligible for associate membership.
Article 6 (Membership Requirements)
Individuals or organizations in full support of the objectives of the Association may become a regular or special member of this Association upon approval by the Board of Directors by means of submitting the membership application form after agreeing with the terms and conditions of this Association셲 policy to collect private information and a letter of recommendation from a regular member of this Association, paying the initial membership registration fees or the first year셲 membership fees or lifetime membership fees.
Article 7 (Rights and Obligations of Members)
  • 1) Regular members of this Association shall hold voting rights. However, only medical doctors with regular membership shall hold the right to run for an election.
  • 2) Those with regular, honorary, special, and associate membership shall pay annual dues and lifetime membership fees on a yearly basis.
Article 8 (Disqualifications for Membership)
Those failing to execute the obligations set forth in these Bylaws or those harming the reputation of this Association shall be subject to membership disqualification at a General Assembly upon adoption of a resolution by the Board of Directors.

Chapter III Directorship

Article 9 (Directorship)
This Association셲 Board of Directors shall be comprised as follows:
  • 1) One President
  • 2) Less than three Vice Presidents
  • 3) Less than twelve Directors
  • 4) Two Auditors
  • 5) One Secretary
  • 6) Less than five Advisors
  • 7) One Director of Qualification Exams
Article 10 (Governance Appointment)
  • 1) President and Auditors shall be appointed at a General Assembly.
  • 2) Vice Presidents and Secretary shall be appointed by President after obtaining approval at a General Assembly.
  • 3) Directors shall be appointed at a General Assembly upon recommendation by President.
  • 4) Appointment of Advisors shall be approved at a General Assembly upon recommendation by the Board of Directors.
Article 11 (Term of Office)
The term of presidency shall be a period of two years and can be extended in succession.
A person filling in the vacancy for the unexpired term of a director who is unable to hold office for whatever reasons shall succeed to the unexpired remainder thereof and continue through his/her term.
Article 12 (Roles and Responsibilities)
  • 1) On behalf of the Association, President shall exercise general supervision over the operations of the Association, and chair general assemblies and the Board of Directors.
  • 2) Vice Presidents shall assist President and take over the duties of President in his/her absence.
  • 3) Directors shall assist President and shall be tasked with corresponding duties.
  • 4) Auditors shall audit accounts of the Association and project details, and report the results at a General Assembly.
  • 5) Advisors shall provide advice on the Association셲 projects and future directions for the advancement of the Association.

Chapter IV Meetings

Article 13 (Types of Meetings)
The Association shall have General Assemblies and Board of Directors meetings (hereinafter referred to as 쏝OD meetings).
Article 14 (General Assembly)
  • 1) Any operating issues, such as appointment or approval of directors or amendment of these Bylaws, shall be determined by a majority vote of those present at a General Assembly. (A warrant of attorney shall hold the same voting right for the absentee.)
  • 2) General Assemblies shall be convened on a yearly basis. However, President may issue a call to convene a temporary meeting where appropriate.
Article 15 (Board of Directors)
  • 1) The Board of Directors shall be comprised of President, Vice Presidents, directors tasked with general affairs, academic events, treasury, publication, PR, planning, and qualification exams, and auditors. President shall preside over the Board of Directors.
  • 2) The Board of Directors shall execute decisions made with regard to the operations of this Association.
Article 16 (Roles and Responsibilities of Directors)
  • 1) Director of General Affairs: Perform paper work, liaison duties, publish minutes and proceedings, etc.
  • 2) Director of Academic Events: Host academic forums and conferences, and prepare supplementary training programs.
  • 3) Director of Publications: Publish journals of the Association.
  • 4) Treasurer: Perform general accounting duties.
  • 5) PR Director: Public relations and casting.
  • 6) Director of Planning: Review long-term development plans for the Association.
  • 7) Director of Qualification Exams: Perform duties relating to the Association셲 qualification exams.
  • 8) Director of Ethics: Establish and enforce research ethics codes.
  • 9) Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring: Perform duties relating to intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
  • 10) Auditors may attend BOD meetings, but shall not hold voting rights.
  • 11) Secretary: The Secretary shall mainly be tasked with assistance duties, such as taking minutes and publishing proceedings at General Assemblies and BOD meetings to submit them to the Director of General Affairs, without holding voting rights.
Article 17 (BOD Resolutions)
The Board of Directors shall review and determine the following issues to obtain approval at a General Assembly.
BOD meetings shall come into effect by the attendance of a majority of board members.
  • 1) Screening of membership qualifications
  • 2) Host academic forums, implement supplementary training programs and lectures.
  • 3) Project planning, communication, budgeting
  • 4) Project approval by committee
  • 5) Establish administrative, accounting, and associated rules.
  • 6) Establish reward and disciplinary measures.
  • 7) Approve the establishment of branches.
  • 8) Determine issues to be presented at general meetings.
  • 9) Other issues that are deemed necessary for the advancement of the Association
Article 18 (Committees)
Special-purpose committees may be established to assist the subdivisions of the Board of Directors, and the chairperson of each committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors upon recommendation by President.
Article 19 (Resolution)
All resolutions shall be reached by a majority vote of board members in attendance.
Article 20 (Minutes and Proceedings)
All minutes taken at General Assemblies, BOD meetings, and committee meetings shall be preserved after being signed by those presiding over the meetings.

Chapter V Accounting

Article 21 (Fiscal Year)
The fiscal year of this Association shall start on January 1 and end on December 30 of the same year.
Article 22 (Funding)
The operation costs of this Association shall be covered by membership subscription fees, annual dues, lifetime membership fees, special membership fees, donations, and subsidies.
Article 23 (Use of Surplus Funds)
  • 1) All surplus funds resulting from profit-generating activities, such as academic forums, exhibitions, advertising, shall solely be allocated to the Association셲 projects and shall not be redistributed to its members.
  • 2) In the event of the dissolution of this Association, the assets of this Association, such as remaining surplus funds, shall be transferred to the Korean Neurological Association upon adoption of a resolution reached at a General Assembly.
Article 24 (Asset Stewardship)
President shall exercise general supervision over assets of the Association; and cash assets, by default, shall be deposited at bank accounts by the name of the Association.

Chapter VI Amendments

Article 25
  • 1) These Bylaws shall come into force in no time upon approval by the Association셲 Inauguration Meeting on December 14, 1996.
  • 2) Any other issues not specified in these Bylaws shall be subject to general practices widely employed in the field of clinical neurophysiology.
  • 3) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on December 14, 1996.
  • 4) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on February 10, 2001.
  • 5) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on November 11, 2005.
  • 6) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on April 18, 2009.
  • 7) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on April 2, 2010.
  • 8) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on April 8, 2011.
  • 9) These Bylaws shall take effect upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly on March 23, 2012.