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Local Chapter by-laws are required, should follow & conform to the TxHIMA/AHIMA bylaws, be submitted to TxHIMA for review and approval by February 1 each year or when there is a change approved by the local chapter membership.
The local chapter by-laws should outline the procedures and distribution of direct assets to TxHIMA.
Local Chapter members must be members of AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association), thus TxHIMA.
Officers and Authority
Local Chapter officers have responsibility for the organization, compliance to state and federal law. Offices should be outlined in the local chapter’s bylaws.
Local Chapter Affiliation Agreement Branding
TxHIMA grants the local chapters in good standing the rights to utilize the TxHIMA logo. Guidelines should be followed for its use and protects against any misuse. Guidelines are documented in TxHIMA policies and procedures.
Products and ServicesTxHIMA products and services, including but not limited to promotional materials and items, must be utilized as appropriate and meeting the following criteria:
TxHIMA shall provide each local chapters in good standing
TxHIMA shall indemnify and hold the local chapter harmless from any and all claims, actions, and liabilities, demands, damages and costs arising from the actions or omissions of TxHIMA or except to the extent caused by Local Chapter’s own negligence or willful misconduct. The local chapters shall indemnify and hold TxHIMA harmless from any and all claims arising from the acts or omissions of the Local Chapter, except to the extent caused by TxHIMA’s own negligence or willful misconduct.
Term and Renewal
The agreement establishing the affiliation between TxHIMA and the local chapter, once executed, shall remain in constant effect until or unless termination is desired by either party or may otherwise be necessary. Termination shall be accomplished by mutual consent with notification of 60 days written notice.
Local Chapter Affiliation Agreement
This agreement is executed by completion of the online submission form below. The form completion indicates compliance with the content of this Affiliation Agreement. This agreement is automatically renewable on a year-to-year basis until revoked. The parties may revise or modify this Agreement only by a written amendment signed by both parties.