NEW HAMPSHIRE SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS, INC. CONSTITUTION


ARTICLE 1.

NAME AND MISSION:

A. Name

The Society shall be known as THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOCIETY OF HEALTH SYSTEM PHARMACISTS, INC.


The mission of the Society shall be:

1. To advance public health by promoting the professional interests of pharmacists practicing in the integrated health care system through:

a) Fostering pharmaceutical services aimed at promoting patient health by means of appropriate drug use and related drug therapy.

b) Leading in the development of professional standards for the practice of pharmacy.

c) Fostering the growth and development of well-trained, competent pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students.

d) Developing and conducting programs for maintaining and improving

the skills required of pharmacists , pharmacy technicians, and students.

 e) Disseminating information about medication and medication therapy management to all members of the interdisciplinary health care team.

f) Collaboration with pharmacists from all practice settings.

2. To apply evidence based medicine to actively promote the concept and value of pharmaceutical care and rational medication use to all health care consumers

and providers.

3. To participate in legislative/regulatory process’ that affect the practice of pharmacy.


B.The post office address is:

New Hampshire Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.

1 Medical Center Drive

Lebanon, NH 03756


ARTICLE 2.

MEMBERSHIP:

The membership of the Society shall consist of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students, and supporting members as provided by the Bylaws.


ARTICLE 3.

OFFICERS:

The officers of this Society shall be President; a President Elect; a Secretary; a

Treasurer; and a Government Affairs Liaison, all of whom shall be elected annually. The terms of the President and President Elect shall not exceed two

consecutive years. There will be no limit to the number of consecutive terms to

which the Secretary and Treasurer may be elected.


ARTICLE 4.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

There shall be a Board of Directors of the Society consisting of the Officers, the Immediate Past President and appointed Directors as provided by the Bylaws.


ARTICLE 5.

AFFILIATION:

The Society is affiliated with the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS (ASHP) and subject to such rules and regulations as set forth by

the Bylaws of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATLH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS

(ASHP).


ARTICLE 6.

AMENDMENTS:

Proposed amendments to this constitution shall be made in the form of a motion

at any regular meeting. If a majority of members present at this meeting approve, the proposed amendment shall be incorporated in the notice of the following meeting and voted on at that meeting. Amendments may be proposed to the membership via electronic communication and voted on within a specified

amount of time by the same means.


Written: 10/89

Revised: 11/96, 04/05

New Hampshire Society of Health System Pharmacists

Email us at boardofdirectors@nhshp.org

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