INFECTION CONTROL SOCIETY OF TAIWAN
Mission statement /Propose of the society
The goals of the Society are to promote the development and exchange of knowledge, information and ideas in support of the prevention and control of hospital and community associated infections.
Aims and objectives of the societies
The objectives of the Society include the following:
- To disseminate information by way of publication, networking, congresses and scientific meetings plus the accreditation of practitioners in infection control
- To advance education and training of practitioners in infection control
- To facilitate academic exchange and cooperation among members
- To collaborate and work with non-government and government organizations on international, national or regional research
- To assist in formulating recommendations, guidelines or standards
- To engage in infection control activities in response to the government health policy and to promote the physical health of the citizens
- Other infection control related matters
Structure of societies (members, Council, Executive etc. with numbers)
The supreme power of the Society lies in the general assembly. When the number of members exceeds three hundred, delegates to the general assembly may be elected in proportion to the number of members in the different geographical areas. The delegates serve a term of three years. The rules of delegate election are decided by the Board of Directors subject to the approval of the government authorities.
List of positions on Council / Executive
The Board of Directors shall be formed by twenty-one directors with seven alternative seats and the Board of Supervisors shall be organized by seven supervisors with two alternative candidates, which shall all be elected by the members (member delegates).
Other society members includes seven executive directors, the Chairperson and one executive supervisor selected from all the supervisors. In addition, a Secretary General with three Deputy Secretary General and a number of staff workers are part of the Council as well.
Mechanisms for appointment of Council/Executive committee and the length of terms of office
Seven executive directors are elected by and among all the directors. The Chairperson of the Board shall be elected from the executive director by the directors. The Board Chairperson shall oversee the execution of the internal affairs and operations of the society and represent the Society in all capacity. Moreover, the Board Chairperson shall preside over the General Assembly meetings and the Board of Directors meetings. Where the Board Chairperson is absent for any reason, he/she shall designate an acting Chairperson from among the executive directors. And in any case when the designation is not made, the acting Chairperson shall be elected by and among the executive directors. In the case when the position of the Chairperson or that of an executive director is vacant, an election shall be held within one month to fill in the vacancy.
The executive supervisor shall supervise the daily affairs of the Society and preside over the meetings of the Board of Supervisors. Where the executive supervisor is absent for any reason, he/she shall designate an acting executive supervisor from among the supervisors, and in any case when the designation is not made, the acting executive supervisor shall be elected by and among the supervisors.
The directors and supervisors are positions without remuneration. They serve a term of three years and may be renewed upon reelection. The number of re-elected directors and supervisors shall not exceed two-thirds of the total number of directors and that of supervisors. The Board Chairperson shall be re-elected only once.
Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General shall attend to the affairs of the Society according to the instructions of the Board Chairperson. The appointment and dismissal of these personnel are based on the motion by the Board Chairperson and resolution by the Board of Directors and subject to the approval of the government authorities. The dismissal of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General is valid only with the approval of the government authority in advance. The elected officials may not serve as staff workers. The jobs and responsibilities of the said staff workers are to be established by the Board of Directors.
Frequency of meetings
The general assembly meeting may be either a regularly scheduled meeting or an extraordinary meeting, subject to the convening of the Chairperson of the Board. Other than the extraordinary meeting due to emergency, the notice of the meeting shall be delivered in writing to all delegates no less than fifteen days in advance. The regular general assembly meeting is held once a year, and the extraordinary meeting shall be held if the Board of Directors deems it necessary or at the request of no less than one-fifth of the General Assembly members (member delegates), or at the written request of the Board of Supervisors.
The meeting of the Board of Directors and that of the Board of Supervisors are held once every three months. A joint meeting of directors and supervisors is held when it is deemed necessary. The said meeting shall be held with no less than seven days of advance notice, unless in cases of emergency. The meeting resolutions shall have the agreement of majority of the attending members, and meeting shall be attended by at least 50% of the total directors and supervisors.