MTAS Bylaws

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERPRETATION
1.1    Definitions
1.2    Conflicts with Other Documents
1.3    Purposes of the Corporation
1.4    Educational Joint Participation

BUSINESS OF THE CORPORATION
2.1    Registered Office
2.2    Corporate Seal
2.3    Corporate Logo
2.4    Reporting and Publication 
2.5    Financial Year
2.6    Execution of Instruments
2.7    Banking Arrangements
2.8    Keeping of Accounts 
2.9    Borrowing Power
2.10  Donations
2.11  Financial Disclosure              
2.12  Remuneration of Officers/Committee Members 
2.13  Establishing and Governing Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes

DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
3.1    Number and Term of Directors, Director/Officers 
3.2    Eligibility for Election
3.3    Restriction on Re-election
3.4    Election at Annual General Meeting
3.5    Failure to Hold Annual General Meeting
3.6    Vacant Positions of Retiring Board Members 
3.7    Casual Vacancies
3.8    Vacancy in Office of President
3.9    Removal of Director or Director/Officer 
3.10  Retirement

POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD MEMBERS  
4.1    Powers of Management
4.2    Duties of Officers 
4.3    Conflict of Interest
4.4    Restrictions on Voting by Reason of Interest
4.5    Meetings of Board
4.6    Meetings by Conference Telephone
4.7    Waiver of Notice of Meetings
4.8    Quorum
4.9    Voting at Meetings of the Board
4.10  Consent Resolutions in Writing
4.11  Validity of Acts

PROTECTION OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND OTHERS
5.1    Limitation of Liability
5.2    Indemnity
5.3    Insurance

POWERS OF DELEGATION AND HIRING  
6.1    Delegation
6.2    Appointment of Attorney
6.3    Salaried Employees

COMMITTEES
7.1    Delegation to Committees
7.2    Committee Meetings
7.3    Report of Committees

INVESTIGATION AND DISCIPLINE  
8.1    Investigation and Discipline Committees
8.2    Resolution Procedure
8.3    Investigation Procedures
8.4    Mediation 
8.5    Investigation Committee Authority
8.6    Recommendation Process
8.7    Disciplinary Procedures
8.8    Disciplinary Hearing Procedures
8. 9   Disciplinary Committee Authority
8.10  Deference to Other Authorities
8.11  Dispersal of Evidence
8.12  Appeal Process
8.13  Review by the Board  
8.14  Reinstatement
8.15  Conflict Of Interest or Bias    
8.16  Records and Use of Decisions

MEMBERSHIP
9.1    Eligibility for Membership 
9.2    Competency of Members 
9.3    Classification of Memberships
9.4    Member Responsibilities 
9.5    Membership Fees and Annual Dues 
9.6    Membership Interests 
9.7    Code of Ethics 
9.8    Standards of Practice   
9.9    Professional Conflict of Interest

MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
10.1    General Meetings 
10.2    Special Meetings 
10.3    Place of Meetings 
10.4    Notice of Meetings 
10.5    List of Members Entitled to Notice 
10.6    Record Date for Notice
10.7    Meetings without Notice
10.8    Irregularities Do Not Invalidate 
10.9    Proceedings at Members’ Meetings 
10.10  Chair at Members’ Meetings 
10.11  Secretary and Scrutineers at Members’ Meetings 
10.12  Persons Entitled to be Present 
10.13  Voting  
10.14  Manner of Voting 
10.15  Votes of Members
10.16  Resolution in Writing 
10.17  Objections to Vote  
10.18  Votes to Govern
10.19  Ballots 
10.20  Proxies
10.21  Validity of Proxy
10.22  Deposit of Proxy
10.23  Revocation of Proxy 
10.24  Validity of Proxy Votes
10.25  Quorum
10.26  No Quorum Present 
10.27  Chair's Declaration 
10.28  Adjournment 
10.29  Ballot regarding Chair or Adjournment
10.30  Other Business Pending Ballot
10.31  Robert's Rules of Order

NOTICES
11.1  Method of Giving Notices
11.2  Undelivered Notices 
11.3  Omissions and Errors
11.4  Waiver of Notice
11.5  Mechanical Signature
11.6  Calculation of Days 
11.7  Certificate regarding Notice

APPENDIX ‘A’
INFORMED CONSENT TO MASSAGE THERAPY TREATMENT

APPENDIX ‘B’
HEALTH HISTORY FORM – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS