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Articles of association of biomedical engineering society of Iran
 


Chapter one: Generalities and purposes
Article 1: Biomedical-engineering society of Iran. Hereafter in these articles of association is called society is formed with following purpose:
1-1: expansion, advancement and promotion of biomedical engineering level of science and development of advanced applications in it in production of materials and manufacturing of parts, devices and equipments used in medicine through improvement of training development quality and encouragement of research activities, struggle towards reciprocal cooperation scientific, industrial and executive centers and creating connection between experts of this field for cooperation and exchange of thoughts.
1-2: promulgation of correct biomedical engineering applications through compilation and suggestion of scientific, technical and professional standards, surveying impact of technology on health of society and hygiene, familiarizing people of society with advantages of using biomedical engineering technology and assistance of using biomedical engineering technology and assistance in adapting protective and preserving rules pertaining to biomedical engineering technology and assistance in adapting protective and preserving rules application.
1-3 conveying biomedical engineering technical knowledge to manufactures consumers and providers of medical services and movement to wands ending scientific and technological dependence and national self- sufficiency in field of medical engineering.
Article2: the society is a non-profit foundation and merely enjoys scientific and expertise aspect which makes activities in training, research and technical fields connected with biomedical engineering and isn’t dependent on any organization whether social, political, scientific or executive. Society and members dependent to with name of society haven’t any right to engage in political activity or dependence on parties or dependence on parties or political groups. This society from the time of it’s board of directors is legal representative of society.
Article3: the main jurisdiction for activities of society is in Iran, but intact with societies and scientific and specialty institutions out of the country for advancement of society’s goals is possible. The centre of society is in Tehran and it’s branches at any region of country rah be formed by consent of board of directors of society by obtaining license from commission of scientific societies of ministry of sciences, research and technology.
Note: if necessary board of directors can change address of main center of society providing the matter be announced in widely circulated formal news paper and commission of scientific societies of ministry of sciences, research and technology be notified in written.
Article 4: the society by allegiance to Islamic republic of Iran, from the time of adapting these articles of association is formed for unlimited time and is bound to observe lows of Islamic republic of Iran. 

Chapter 2: Duties and activities
Articles: for access to goals mentioned in article (1) Of this articles of assertion society will accomplish activities of follows:
5-1 accomplishing scientific and cultural investigation scientific and research relations at national and international levels among biomedical engineering researchers and experts on one hand and industrial, research, health treatment centers and institutions connected with medical sciences and biomedical engineering on the other hand.
5-2 cooperation with training, research and executive centers in fields of designing, assessing, assessing and review of designs and training and research program connected with biomedical engineering and holding expertise courses
5-3 cooperation with responsible organizations for classification of expertise’s and biomedical engineering occupations for assessing curriculum vitae, expertise’s and experiences.
5-4: encouraging, support and persuasion of researchers’ industrialists and active experts and appreciating distinguished researchers and professors.
5-5 holding scientific get-togethers, workshops and, workshops and expertise exhibitions at provincial, national, regional and inter national levels.
5-6: publishing books, scientific publications, bulletin and technical report in biomedical engineering fields and dependent fields.
5-7 help in status of needed standards of biomedical engineering and provision of training, of training, research and consulting servicing and also encouraging scientific technical and man power exchanges.

 Chapter 3: Types and requirements of membership
Article 6: types of membership and its requirements at society are of flows:
6-1 consistent membership:
founders of society and the whole persons who at least have master degree in field of biomedical engineering and dependent fields (as per discretion of board of directors ) can have permanent membership all those who hold master degree and at least for 5 years are active and occupied one of biomedical engineering fields and join dependent membership of society.
6-3 student membership
all students busty studying in biomedical engineering fields and dependent fields ( as per discretion of boar of directors) at one of universities or high education creditable centers in or outside of country wish certificate of concerned centre.
6-4 honorary membership
Iranian in field of biomedical engineering is noticeable or have offered effective and magnificent help for furthering goals of society with approval of board of directors are admitted as honorary members.
6-5 organizations or institutes interested in helping for furthering goals of society or active in scientific, research field related with biomedical engineering (with confirmation of board of directors) can be admitted to membership of society.
Note 1: people of activity in biomedical engineering field or dependent fields with approval of board of directors can join society permanently.
Note2: honorary members, enjoy all advantages of permanent members of society except the right of being chosen for membership at board of directors.
Note 3: institutional members are considered dependent members of society.
Article7: every volunteer of membership should send filed questionnaire of membership along with necessary documents to secretariats of society. Application for membership is explored at board of directors of society.
Articles: any of members will pay an amount of membership fee annually whose extent is deter mined by board of directors
Note 1: payment of membership fee doesn’t accrue any right and claim as to property of society and claim as to property of society to member
Note2: honorary members are exempt from paying membership fee.
Article9: any of following cases causes cancellation of membership of persons from society
9-1 written resignation of member
9-2 Non-payment of annual member fee
9-3 Lack of qualifications of member because of any unauthorized activity of member in name of society.
Note: confirming end of membership is with board of directors

 Chapter 4: Elements of society
Article 10: main elements of society are
a) general assembly
b) board of directors
c) Inspectors
d) general assembly
Article 11: general assembly is for med by 9 get-togethers of permanent members ordinarily or extra ordinarily.
11-1 Ordinar session of general assembly is for meal once a year and with presence or written vote of half plus one of the whole per moment member of society is found fro mal and decisions are valid with majority of vote
11-2 in case at initial invitation of general assembly is mot found formal, second session is formed with at least 20 days interval and with present number of member session will final formality.
11-3 extra ordinary general assembly in emergency eases and with invitation of board of directors or inspectors and with written request of one thing of permanent members is formed and requirements for it being for mal are like provisions 11-1 and 11-2.
Note: invitation for formation of genera assembly is done written or by announcement in widely circulated newspapers and permanent members should be notified 15 days before formation of general assembly.
Note 2: one third of permanent members can directly take steps for invitation of extra ordinary general assembly providing board of directors
And also inspectors would have given them negative response, under such state they should explicitly refer to non-compliance of board of directors and inspectors to their request in invitation announcement.
Note 3: in case of achievement of above note agenda of general session will exclusively be subject which has been mentioned in application form and board of chair men will be chosen out of members.
Note 4: general assembly is run by a board of chairmen consisting of one chairman one secretary and two supervisors.
Note 5: members of board of chairmen are chaser by announcing and accepting their nomination at assembly.
Note 6: members of board of chair men should not be from those who have nominated themselves for election of board of directors and inspectors
Article 12: duties of ordinary general assembly and extra ordinary one are as follows:
12-1: electing members of board of directors and inspectors.
12-2: approval of procedure of activity and general policy of society
12-3: survey and approval of suggestion of board of directors and inspectors
12-4: determining the extent of membership fee
12-5: approval of changes in contents of articles of association.
12-6: deposing board of directors and inspectors
12-7: approval of dissolution of society.
12-8: survey and approval of balance sheet and statement of account of incomes and financial expenses of past year and next year budget of society.
Note: extra ordinary general assembly is formed for decision- making regarding provisions 12-5, 12-6 and 12-7.
B) Board of directors
Article 13: board of directors of society consisting of 9 main members and 2 alter native members which are selected each 3 years by confidential vote out of permanent members
13-1 board of directors within 10 days after election hold meeting and by written vote decide about separating duties.
13-2 selected board of directors of general assembly elect out of them selves’ chainman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer of society.
13-3 none of members can be selected more than 2 times of member of board of directors
13-4: membership at board of directors is honorary.
13-5 all binding documents and valuable are valid with signature of treasurer and chairman or vice-chairman of board of directors along with seals of society and official letters with signature of chairman or vice-chairman along with seals of society.
13-6 board of directors is duty bound to hold meetings as per need once a month. Interval between sending invitation or phone with data of formation (holding) session of bound of directors is at least 3 days.
13-7 sessions of board of directors becomes formal with presence of at least 5 persons of members, in this case made-decisions are valid with absolute of agreed votes in ease session to be held with all of members of the board made decisions are valid with majority of agreed votess
13-8 all approvals of board of directors are recorded and after signature of members are kept in notebook of minutes of sessions of board of directorss
13-9 participation of board of directors members at sessions is essential and absence of any of members which are implausible according to discretion of board of director until 3 consecutive sessions and 5 alternate sessions are deemed of warrant for resignation of absent member.
13-10 in case of resignation, withdrawal or death of any of members of board of directors, alternate members membership.
13-11: in case chair man, vice chairman, secretary or treasurers withdraw form their position before expiring of 3 years period his predecessor will be elected out of reaming members of board of director and by members themselves.
13-2: participation of inspectors at session of board of directors without having voted right is permissible.
13-13 board of directors is duty bound to take steps 4 months before expiry of their office by calling for general assembly and choosing new board of directors
And along with minutes of session of general assembly send the results to commission of scientific societies of ministry of science, research and technology for survey.
Note: Previous boards of directors have the responsibility of society’s affairs until commission of scientific societies of ministry of sciences, research and technology confirms new board of directors.
Article 14: board of directors it the legal representing of society and is duty bound to struggle for accomplishing goals of society and is responsible before general assembly and duties and authorities of board of directors is of follows:
14-1: running affairs of society of per articles of association and approvals of general assembly.
14-2: activity for getting credit, attracting awards and financial help.
14-3: forming scientific groups of society, determine duties and supervision on their activities.
14-4: board of directors can take any step and finalize any transaction which deems necessary regarding transfer of immovable property or changing to better or mortgage or breaking mortgage and borrowing except definite submission of immovable property which necessitates approval of general assembly.
14-5: except about subjects which according to contents of constitution making decision and taking steps about them is within jurisdiction of general assembly, board of directors has the whole authorities for running the affaire proving observing limits for subject of activity of society.
14-6: procurement and compilation of by lows of society.
14-7: decision- making regarding member ship of society at scientific inner or foreign bodies with observing currant laws and regulations of country.
14-8: choosing and introduction of representatives of society for participation at scientific inner and foreign bodies.
14-9: preparing annual report and regulating financial balance and statement of accounts of incomes and express of society for approval at general assembly and submitting to supervision authority at due time.
14-10: lodging complaint and responding to complaints of real or legal entities at all organizations and procedures of judgment with having the right to attorney and the right to transfer letter of attorney to third party .
14-11: sending necessary reports to commission of scientific societies ministry of sciences, research and technology.
14-12: encouragement of researchers and granting awards to industrialists and researchers and also granting research and training scholarships.
14-13: implementing projects and scientific programs within the frame work of society’s duties.
14-14: determining employment requirements and extent of wages of personnel needed for society.
14-15: founding office of society and centers for meetings of members.
14-16: preserving and maintenance of society’s mane able and immoveable property
G) Inspectors
Article 15) general assembly chooses 2 as main ills Ector anal one of alternative for a period of one year.
Article 16: duties of inspectors are of follows.
Note: Re-selection of inspectors is permissible.
16-1: surveying documents anal financial books of society anal preparing report for general assembly.
16-2: surveying annual report of board of directors and preparing report from performance of society for information of general assembly.
16-3: reporting of any departure of board of directors form constitution to general assembly.
Note L all documents and papers of society including financial or non-financial at any time and with out any precondition should be placed at disposal of inspector or inspectors by board of directors.

 Chapter 5: Scientific groups of society
Article 17: society can form following groups and committees to make activity of per details of duties which board of directors assigns to them:
1- Expertise groups
2- Committee of training and research
3- Committee of publications
4- Committee of admission anal public relations
5- Committee of admission anal public relations
6- Committee of scientific get-togethers
7- Committee of industry and transfer of technical knowledge.

Chapter 6: Budget and miscellaneous matters
Article 18: financial resources of society are as follows:
18-1: membership fee of members
18-2: incomes resulting from provision of training, research anal consulting services.
18-3: receiving awards and helps (contributions)
Note: all incomes and earnings of society will be used for foals, subject of article 5 of this constitution.
Article 19 : incomes and express of society are registered at legal books and its details often approval at general assembly are sent to commission of scientific societies of ministry of sciences, research anal technology.
Article 20: all funds of society ate kept in bank of country in a special account in name of society.
Article 21: note of founders or owners of capital have the right of collecting or allocating any profit including interest of shares or capital and themselves or their first class dependents can proceed with finalizing business with institute.
Article 22 : all documents and files whether financial or non-financial concerned with activities of society are kept at central office of society and at time of attendance of supervision authorities or other authorized authorities will be placed at their disposal.
Article 23: any change, reform or completion of contents of this constitution is valid often suggestion by board of directors, agreement of two thirds of permanent members of society and often approval of commission of scientific societies of ministry sciences, research and technology.
Article 24: In case approval for dissolution of society by general assembly, the same assembly, the same assembly will choose a reckoning board for payment of debts and collecting credits of society. Board of reckoning is duty. Bound to deliver the whole more able and immoveable property o society to one of training or research institutes of country with supervision of ministry of sciences research and technology after collection of credits and technology after collection of credits and payment of debts.
Article 25: This article of association including 64 sub articles and 1 note was approved at session dated of general assembly.
Signature place of
General founding board
Signature place of presiding board of assembly session

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