Name of Committee: Associate Council
Date of last revision: 10/03/2020
The representing body of the UHMS Associate membership shall be the Associate Council (hereinafter referred to as the AC). The role and purpose of the AC is to advocate and represent the Associate Members on the UHMS Board and in the various committees (as assigned). Each duly elected Associate Representative is charged with advancing the professionalism, knowledge, and skills of the associate community in accordance with the overall mission of the UHMS and the field of hyperbaric & diving medicine. The AC shall provide a forum of communication among the individuals and groups; develop and support ongoing education; and work collaboratively within the UHMS and outside the UHMS, both domestically and internationally to achieve that mission.
The UHMS Associates shall nominate and elect volunteer representatives for the Associate Council and UHMS Board. The Elected Associate Positions will represent the Executive Council and shall meet separately of the full AC including stakeholder liaisons. Each alternating year, the Associate membership shall elect one (1) qualified Technician or Nurse representative to the “Elect” position. Each elected Tech/Nurse representative shall serve for a total of six (6) years on the AC and four (4) years on the UHMS Board. Separately, the membership shall nominate, and the AC shall elect from the nominees a Secretary for 2 years & also separately a Communications Associate for a 2-years. All elected Associate Council positions will be required to sign a Non- Disclosure Agreement. The AC shall consist of the following representatives: