Meetings / Telephone Conference Meetings

ARTICLE XIII-A.  TELEPHONE CONFERENCE MEETINGS

Any one or more members of the Council, the Board of Trustees or any committee of the House of Delegates, the Council or the Board of Trustees may participate in a meeting of such Council, Board of Trustees or committee by means of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time.  Participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at the meeting.

Meetings by means of a conference telephone shall only be utilized in the event of an emergency. In order for the Council to meet by means of a conference telephone, the president of the Medical Society of the State of New York must call such meeting.  In order for the Board of Trustees or any committee to meet by means of a conference telephone, the chairman of the respective Board or committee must request such meeting by conference telephone and such request must be approved by the president of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

The quorum required for a meeting by means of a conference telephone shall be the same quorum that the body would be required to have in a regular meeting of such body.  Any action taken by conference telephone must be reported to the Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

 

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