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Professional Chapter Compliance

AMA professional chapters are required to comply with Professional Chapter Operating Standards.

The primary responsibility to maintain these operating standards rests with each chapter’s board of directors. The Professional Chapters Council (PCC) is available as a resource to guide chapters around meeting these standards.

If the chapter fails to meet any of these standards, the AMA may choose to communicate a compliance plan in writing to the chapter board of directors, including specific requirements and timelines for meeting standards. The PCC may offer the chapter advisory support in meeting these standards.

If the specific requirements are not met by the timelines communicated to the chapter in the compliance plan, the AMA Support Center and PCC may choose to recommend the chapter’s closure. Any recommendation for chapter closure will first be communicated to the chapter board of directors and then presented for a vote to the national AMA board of directors. Learn more:¬†What is the process for closing a professional chapter?