Governance Policies

Bylaws are the rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management. They may specify the qualifications, rights, and liabilities of membership; the powers and duties of officers and other governing bodies; and grounds for the dissolution of an organization. Bylaws must be formally adopted/amended.

Our bylaws consist of 18 articles, each covering a different aspect of the organization. Each time a change (amendment) is made to the bylaws, it must be formally approved and adopted by the Board of Regents.

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CHEST has a clear and explicit policy on conflict of interest for members holding a leadership position within the organization. Leaders annually complete a disclosure form for review, supporting our value of transparency. As with bylaws, each time a change (amendment) is made to the policy, it must be formally approved and adopted by the Board of Regents.

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CHEST’s Guiding Principles for Interactions with Commercial Entities were developed to help ensure independence of CHEST’s educational, scientific and charitable activities and to address and minimize actual or perceived conflicts of interest in CHEST’s various interaction with commercial entities.

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CHEST's Advertising Policy extends the Guiding Principles for Interactions with Industry Policy with the intent of ensuring adherence to the highest ethical standards of commercial support and to determine the eligibility of products and services for advertising in CHEST print publications and digital products.

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