19.01 No part of the net earnings of the Association shall incur to the benefit of, or otherwise be distributed to, its Officers, Regents, or Members except that the Executive Committee shall be authorized and empowered to pay a reasonable compensation for services rendered.
19.02 Notwithstanding any other provisions herein, the Association shall not carry out any other activities not permitted to (a) an organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501-C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding provisions of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Laws, or
(b) an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170-C (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Laws.
19.03 In the event of dissolution of the Association, the Board of Regents shall, after paying or making provisions for payment of, all liabilities of the Association, distribute all remaining assets to an Islamic charitable organization operating under section 501-C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as now enforced or henceforth amended.
Appendix Ad-Hoc Committees:
May be appointed as deemed necessary by the President unless stated otherwise.
1. Appointed by the Board of Regents as necessary.
2. Will consist of three-five active/Life members of the Association who are in good standing for at least 10 years.
3. Preferably it should include, in addition, an Imam/religious scholar if the complaint is over a religious issue.
4. The committee will be appointed by the chair of the Board of Regents and approved by the Board.
5. The committee will review complaints against IMANA member(s) forwarded to it by the President. The committee will investigate the Complaint and report its findings and recommendations to the Executive Committee. Standing Committees
1. Arrange for parallel programs for spouses during IMANA conventions.
2. Arrange programs for youth activities during IMANA conventions or other events.
Allied Health Sciences Committee:
1. Encourage membership of Allied Health Personnel.
2. Facilitate research opportunities for IMANA members in training.
The committee will be responsible for developing and reviewing recommendations for amendments to the Bylaws to keep organizational structure and function responsive to the current needs. The chairman of this committee will serve as a resource person to the organization for parliamentary procedure and conduct of meetings, etc. The committee will organize programs for the leadership of the association to learn parliamentary procedure and conduct of meetings, etc. The term of the committee will be renewable.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee:
Will organize the scientific sessions and educational programs at the time of annual as well as regional meetings. It will serve as a resource to various regions for organizing their scientific educational programs. The committee will develop a network of Muslim physicians involved in academic activities. Will help new International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to get into training programs. The term will be renewable. Committee: Provide scholarship for needy medical students. Compile a list of IMANA members who are willing to be on the Speakers’ Bureau list.
To research the Islamic position on different biological/medical issues and report their findings in statements or policy guidelines. To answer questions by the membership regarding ethical/religious aspects of medical sciences/management. To respond to outside agencies’ inquiries about Islamic position on biological/medical issues. Arrange for programs on ethical issues within the scientific programs of IMANA. Develop liaison with other ethics committees/organizations.
Plan fundraising activities. Help raising funds during quarterly Executive Committee meetings, Council meetings and Annual General Body meetings. Help with mailing efforts to raise the funds.
Medical Relief Committee:
The committee will develop a program for disaster management, so that the members of the organization may be able to respond to natural or man-made calamities and disasters in the world. It will oversee the fundraising and training of personnel for relief effort. The committee will develop a liaison with the other health care entities in North America and Muslim countries for the facilitation of the provision of medical personnel and/or medical supplies, food and clothing in the disaster areas. The
Committee will develop policies and procedures for international relief in accordance with existing USA laws. The term of the committee will be two years.
The membership committee shall be responsible for development of programs for enrollment of new members and retention of current members. The committee will develop and organize a membership benefits package to make membership attractive for the Muslim physicians and other health professionals. The committee will study the needs and the desires of the physicians and health professionals in general, and the membership in particular, and make appropriate recommendations to the Council, so that the Association’s programs can be adjusted to meet those needs and wishes. The Committee will review the applications for membership and then recommend new members to the Executive Committee.
The Committee will provide support for Physicians-in-training to help them develop a Physicians-in-Training Section within the organization. The Committee will assess the needs of the Physicians-in-training and develop programs in the Association to help meet those needs. The Committee will develop a network of senior physicians to provide guidance and mentoring to the physicians-in-training.