The name of the organization is Davis County Medical Society.

ARTICLE II – Purpose

The purpose of the Society shall be to form an organization of physicians of Davis County.  The Society shall encourage among the members of the profession the interchange of views on all phases of professional advancement to equip each member of the profession to serve society and promote public health, maintain a program of scientific education for members of the Society, advance the standard of medical practice and insure observance of the ideals and ethics of the medical profession.

ARTICLE III – Membership

Section 1.  Eligibility -- Any person holding the degree of Doctor of Medicine or equivalent medical degree from a reputable medical school, who resides or practices in Davis County.

Section 2.  Classes of Members -- This Society shall consist of:
(1)    Active Members – active members must be licensed to practice medicine and meet the qualifications listed in section three.
(2)    Retired Members – retired members must have been an active member in good standing in this or another component medical society and must be sixty-five years of age or more.
Section 3.  Qualifications for Membership -- Members shall:
(1)    Possess the degree of Doctor of Medicine or its equivalent
(2)    Be a member or the Utah Medical Association
(3)    Not support, practice or claim to practice any exclusive system or healing.
(4)    Be of good moral character
(5)    Abide by the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association
(6)    Abide by the constitution and laws of the state of Utah and the United States of America.
Section 4.  Application for Membership -- The candidate for membership shall
make application in writing to the secretary of the Society.  The application must be endorsed by the executive committee who shall insure that the candidate is in good standing with and has met all the eligibility requirements of the Utah Medical Association.  Election shall follow a two-thirds acceptance vote by the members present at the next meeting of the Society.
Section 5.  Physicians in adjoining counties -- A physician residing in an adjoining county having his/her principal office in this county may become a member of this Society in like manner and on the same terms as a physician living in this county.
Section 6.  Rights of Members -- All members in good standing shall be equally privileged to attend all meetings of the Society.  The right to vote and to hold office in the Society is limited to active members.  Only active members shall be required to pay dues. Members under suspension or expulsion shall not pay dues, nor shall they be eligible to vote, hold office or take part in any of the proceeding of the Society.
Section 7.  Discipline -- A member who has been convicted of a felony, who is in violation of the Medical Practice Act or the Principals of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association, shall be liable to censure, suspension, or expulsion.  Charges against a member must be made in writing and be delivered to the executive committee who shall furnish a copy to the accused.  The executive committee shall investigate the charges on their merits, giving ample opportunity for the accused and accusers to be heard.  A final report shall be issued stating (1) that the charges are not sustained; or (2) that the charges are sustained and that the accused is (a) censured, (b) suspended or a defined period of time, (c) expelled.  Censure or suspension shall require a two-thirds vote of the members present at the next Society meeting.  Expulsion shall require three-fourths vote of the members present at the next Society meeting.
Section 8:  Attempts to Conciliate -- Kindly efforts in the interest of peace, conciliation, or reformation, so far as reasonable, should precede the filing of formal charges affecting the character or standing of a member.  The accused shall have the opportunity to be heard in his/her own defense in all trials and proceedings of this nature.  Failure to attempt reconciliation shall not preclude or otherwise affect the investigation, hearing, report, or action on charges.
Section 9.  Reapplication after Expulsion -- Members expelled from the Society for any cause shall be eligible for membership after one year from the date of expulsion and on the same terms and in like manner as original candidates for membership.

ARTICLE IV – Officers and Committees

Section 1.  General -- The officers of the Society shall be elected in December of each year.  All election shall be by written ballot.  The vote of a majority of members present shall be necessary for election.
Section 2.  President -- The president shall be elected for a one year term.  He/she shall preside at the meetings of the Society, and perform such other duties as custom and parliamentary usage may require.  He/she shall be the real head of the profession in the county during the year, and it shall be his/her pride and ambition to leave the Society in better condition than at the beginning of his/her term of office.
Section 3.  President-elect -- The president-elect shall assist the president in the performance of his/her duties, shall preside in his/her absence, and on his/her death, resignation or removal from the county.  He/she shall be president after being president-elect for one year
Section 4.  Secretary/treasurer -- The secretary/treasurer shall record the minutes of the meetings and receive and care for all records and papers belonging to the Society.  He/she shall notify each member of the Society as to the time and place of each meeting.    He/she shall make and keep a list of the members of the Society in good standing and shall note the same for qualified physicians in the county who are not members of the Society.  It shall be his/her duty to coordinate such lists with the secretary of the state association.  He/she shall keep account of all funds of the Society and shall pay out the same only on order of the president.
Section 5.  Delegates -- The president, immediate past-president, president-elect, secretary-treasurer and state trustee are automatic delegates to the state convention.  Additional delegates and alternate delegates shall be chosen by the executive committee as circumstances allow.  Delegates shall attend faithfully and shall represent the members of the Society and the profession at the state convention and shall report the proceedings of the convention to the Society at the earliest opportunity.
Section 6.  Committees -- Executive Committee -- The executive committee shall consist of the immediate past-president, president, president-elect, secretary/treasurer, and the state trustee.  The executive committee shall have and exercise the powers and authorities to act for the Society in the interval between meetings.  The executive committee shall appoint and have supervision over any and all special committees, their appointive officers, agents, and employees.

ARTICLE V – Meetings

The annual meeting of the Society shall be held in December of each year.  Additional meetings shall be held at the discretion of the executive committee.  Adequate notice of all meetings shall be given to each active member of the Society by the secretary/treasurer.
Special meetings may be called by the president or on the written request of five percent of the active membership who shall state the particular purpose for which the meeting is called.  Notice of a special meeting shall be given as required for regular meetings.

ARTICLE VI – Funds, Dues, Disbursements

The annual dues of active members of the Society shall be prescribed by the executive committee and shall be payable on January 1, of each year.  State association dues shall be determined by the state association.  Any member who shall fail to pay his annual county society or state association dues in a timely manner may be held as suspended without action on the part of the Society.  A member suspended for non-payment of dues shall be restored to full membership on payment of all indebtedness.   The fiscal year of the Society shall be from January 1 to December 31, inclusive.
Additional assessments may be made of all members regardless of class, unless otherwise provided, if such assessment is approved ay a two-third vote of active members present at the meeting at which the matter is discussed.

ARTICLE VII – Powers and Responsibilities

Section1.  Powers -- The Society shall have the power to acquire and hold title to such real and personal property as may be necessary to accomplish its purposes and to carry on such functions and activities as are deemed necessary to accomplish effectively the purposes of the Society.  It shall engage in no activity that cannot reasonably be considered incidental or necessary to its charitable, educational, or scientific purposes.
Section 2.  Community Responsibilities -- The Society shall endeavor to educate its members to the belief that the physician should be a leader in his community, in character, in learning, in dignified bearing, and in courteous and open treatment of his fellow physicians and patients to the end that the profession may occupy that place in its own and the public estimation to which it is entitled.

ARTICLE VIII – Amendments

These bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Society by a two-thirds vote of members present, providing that such amendment has been read in open session preceding the meeting and a copy of the same has been sent to each member by the secretary/treasurer in advance of the meeting at which the final action is to be taken.