Reverie

Proposed Amendments to THIMA Bylaws

THIMA Members,

In accordance with Article XVI of the THIMA Bylaws (copied below), this is a notification of amendments to the THIMA Bylaws which will be considered by THIMA members who are present at the Annual Business Meeting on March 5, 2024, providing there is a quorum.  These proposed amendments were approved by the THIMA Board of Directors on February 2, 2024.

Two documents are attached.

  1. The Proposed Bylaw Amendments.  Areas in red are required to comply with changes in the AHIMA Bylaws.  The sections highlighted in yellow are proposed changes from the THIMA Board of Directors.
  2. The Nominating Committee Proposal.   This document provides the rationale for the proposed amendments to the THIMA Nominating Committee.

Please direct questions/concerns to wanda@thima.org.
Wanda G. McKnight, RHIT, CAE
Executive Director, THIMA

16.1 Adoption of Amendments

The power to alter, amend, or repeal the Bylaws of THIMA, or to adopt new bylaws, is vested in the Professional Members of  THIMA.  The affirmative vote of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Professional Members cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be sufficient to effectuate such action.  A proposal to the Professional Members to amend the Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of Directors and/or any Professional Member of  THIMA at any time that is at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which a vote on the proposal is to be taken.  In the absence of such prior notice, the Professional Members may still consider a proposal to amend the Bylaws upon the affirmative vote to do so if a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Professional Members cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present, and if the consideration is approved, may adopt the proposal upon the affirmative vote of at least ninety percent (90%) of the votes of the Professional Members cast at such meeting.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed revisions or amendments of the Bylaws of THIMA shall be submitted for review and approval to the AHIMA Board of Directors prior to adoption, and they shall comply with the provisions governing Component State Associations as provided for in the AHIMA Bylaws and in the AHIMA Policy and Procedure Manual.