Statute of the assotiation

with the name:

Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology​

Chapter I.

General provisions

Name

Article 1

The full name of the association (‘the Association’) reads: Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The abbreviated name of the association reads: Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology.

In his performance outside the borders of the Republic of Slovenia and in international cooperation, his translation into English, which reads: The Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is also used.

The association is a legal person governed by private law.

Seat

Article 2

The seat of the association shall be at:

Health Spa Market 9, 3250 ROGAŠKA SLATINA

Functioning of the association

Article 3

The association operates in the field of Slovenia and abroad. The members of the association can be Slovenian citizens and foreigners.

The association cooperates and liacesds with related organizations in Slovenia and abroad and can join various domestic and foreign associations according to its purpose. 

How to ensure that the work of the association is public

Article 4

The functioning of the association shall be based on the principles of voluntary and public, as ensured by appropriate organisation and management of documentation, and in particular by:

  • allow representatives of the media to be present at meetings;
  • that the media representatives have provided material for their meetings and other information about their work;
  • participates in press conferences with representatives of the public.
  • publication of invitations and minutes on the notice board at the premises of the
  • informs about its work and the topics related to the objectives and purpose of the association through the media, by publishing other printed publications, brochures and books.

The meeting of the association’s bodies shall be public. If necessary, journalists or other persons shall be invited to invite them.

The president of the association shall be responsible for ensuring the public.

Duration of the association

Article 5

The association is established for an indefinite period.

Legal ancestor

Article 6

The association continues the tradition of the previous Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the SZD, in substantive terms, it continues the tradition of the Medical Reading Association in Ljubljana, founded on 28 October 1861, which was renamed the Association of Physicians in Kranjska, 2 November 1918 into the Slovenian Medical Association and 16 May 1980 at the Local Assembly into the Slovenian Medical Association-Association of Medical Societies.

Purpose of establishment

Article 7
General purpose

The purpose of the establishment of the association is voluntary, independent, professional, stanovsko, nonpartisan, non-profit association of natural persons, i.e. primarily doctors working in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology (internists, surgeons, oncologists, pediatricians, infectologists, pathologists, x-rayologists), are united for the sake of common interests defined in this act in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Societies and this Association Statute.

Professional purpose

The professional purpose of establishment is determined by Chapter 17 of these Statutes.

The association will seek to obtain the status of an association acting in the public interest.

Seal and trademark

Article 8

The association uses a seal with the inscription “Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology”, on the perimeter and sign of the association and the serial number of the seal in the middle.

The association shall be branded, the form and content of which shall be determined by decision by the Bureau. Such a sign of its own is used in the business, on the stamp, in zyezi with the overall image of the association, and on the business cards of the elected authorities when they act in connection with the business of the association.

CHAPTER II.

Association funding

Article 9

The association shall obtain funds for its operation:

  • by fee-related meetings, of which honorary members and residents are exempted from
  • with membership fee
  • from the material rights and activities of the
  • from the compensation received for the exercise of public powers
  • with gifts and voters
  • with donor contributions
  • from other sources, in particular public funds.

The surplus of revenue above expenditure is used exclusively for the implementation of the activities for which the association was established.

An association may engage in a gainful activity under the conditions laid down by law for the pursuit of that activity.

Any division of assets among its members shall be voh.

Funds obtained by the association for its business shall be collected in its giro account.

With these funds is exclusively available to the Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The authorising officer and the independent responsible shall be the president and treasurer of the association, who shall acquire his powers by means of an act of appointment.

Membership of the Association, Honorary Member, Sympathizer, Support Member and Donor

Article 10

The Association is an association of doctors of gastroenterologists and hepatologists and scientific professionals, whose research is carried out in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology and doctors who are otherwise associated with the performance of work in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.

A member of the Association may become a person referred to in the first paragraph of this Article who wishes to become a member of the Association, adopts the terms of these statutes and makes a written accession declaration for that purpose. A member of the association may also become a foreign national if he shows an interest that is in line with the objectives of the association.

Membership of the association is voluntary.

Admission to association membership is decided by the Presidency of the Association.

Members of the Association may be honorary or regular.

Article 11

Members of the Association have the same rights and obligations.

The rights of the members of the Association are:
  • to vote and to be elected to the organs of the Association;
  • to use all means owned or in use by the association;
  • participate in all activities of the Association;
  • to make proposals and suggestions to the bodies of the Society for Work and Fulfillment;
  • to bear the sign of the association and to receive a membership card
The duties of the members of the Association are:
  • to vote and to be elected to the organs of the Association;
  • that their work complies with the statutes of the Association and other acts of the Association;
  • to participate actively in the work of the association’s organs;
  • to participate in all activities with which the association generates income that strengthens the material base of the association;
  • to comply with these rules and the decisions of the association’s organs;
  • to comply with the decisions of the association’s organs;
  • to take care of the facilities and other assets of the association in their possession and put into service and management.

The association may have a membership card. The form and content of the membership card shall be determined by decision by the Bureau.

Each member receives notices of professional meetings and the journal Gastroenterologist.

Article 12

In addition to regular members, honorary members and other sympathisers, in particular support members and donors, may participate in the work of the Association.

An honorary member of the Association can become a person of impeccable moral qualities, who through his work has made an outstanding contribution to the development and reputation of the profession and society, or otherwise contributed to its functioning and which the Association calls as such.

The title of honorary member of the Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is the personal right of the institution, which together with the sign of the association may be used in its presentation (business card, memorandum, envelope) if it obtains the prior consent of the secretary on a concrete overall image of the use of the title with the sign. The unanimity graphics documentation shall be archived.

Article 13

A legal or natural person, a state body or an official may be awarded the honorary title by a member or donor by a special charter by the general meeting of the association if it considers that its contribution to the maintenance or development of the association’s activities so warrants.

This title may also be limited by delivery for a given year or period, provided that the contribution is of this nature. Such titles may also be awarded several times to the same legal or natural person, body or official.

The institution of the honorary title, the contribution of which can be financially valued and shown in the accounts, sc shall also, in accordance with the financial regulations and policy of the association, issue an appropriate certificate to the tax authority.

The certificates referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be issued by the Registrar before approval at the general meeting. If the decision of the Registrar is not confirmed by the General Meeting, the corresponding new document shall be released to that institution.

Title of supporting member or donor of the association for the year … (or period) is the personal right of the institution which, together with the sign of the association, may use in its presentation (business card, memorandum, envelope) if it obtains the prior consent of the registrar on a concrete overall image of the use of the title with the sign. The unanimity graphics documentation shall be archived.

Article 14

The rights and duties of the members of the Association shall be honorable. As a rule, members do not receive remuneration or reward for their work in the bodies. Only for the extraordinary achievements and sacrifice shown by a member of the association in the performance of the Association, the Bureau may grant such a member an appropriate award.

Article 15

Membership of the Association shall cease:

  • by exit;
  • by deleting it from the register;
  • exclusion by decision of the Bureau;
  • with death.

A member may withdraw from the association on a voluntary basis. On withdrawal, it shall make a written statement of withdrawal to the authorities of the association.

A member shall be removed from the association if he does not pay the membership fee by the deadline set.

A member shall be excluded from the association if he grossly infringes the rights and obligations listed in this Statute, if he knowingly acts against the interest and reputation of the association, or may he be convicted of any dishonorable act.

Financial operations

Article 16

The financial conduct of the association shall be shown in accordance with the applicable accounting standard for the associations.

The reports on the operations are prepared by the treasurer of the association and adopted by the association’s general meeting.

CHAPTER III.

Professional objectives, purposes and tasks

Article 17

The objectives are, in particular, to preserve the role and importance of the medical profession, the role of doctors as intellectuals in Slovenian and international society, thus ensuring the best quality and ethics of providing medical services to patients entrusted.

In order to achieve the objectives referred to in the first paragraph of this Article, the association shall, in particular, develop the following tasks in the field of its action:

  1. participates in the preparation of the proposal for a professional medical doctrine in the field of gastroenterology in cooperation with the relevant chairs of medical faculties,
  2. coordinate, promote and direct membership towards continuing professional education and training,
  3. participates in the preparation of the proposal for the content of postgraduate education and training and continuing professional education of doctors in the field of gastroenterology in cooperation of the University of Ljubljana,
  4. promote the scientific research activities of its members in the framework of professional sections and associations of the association,
  5. ensure the planned and coordinated professional development and training of membership in the field of gastroenterology, in particular by:
  6. organises or participates in the derivation of postgraduate professional development in the field of gastroenterology,
  7. he leads, organises or participates in the implementation of permanent medical education and training in the field of gastroenterology, participates in the management and coordination of the postgraduate medical education calendar in the Republic of Slovenia, prior to the official publication of this calendar or part of it in the official gazette of the SZD Medical Vestnik,
  8. ensure an appropriate professional level of postgraduate education programmes and for ensuring the quality of programmes and professional supervision of that quality in the field of gastroenterology,
  9. organise or participate in the organisation of professional congresses, sympoles, courses, exhibitions and expert meetings in particular in the field of gastroenterology,
  10. participates in the design of postgraduate education in the field of gastroenterology,
  11. collect professional, statistical and other data relevant to the development of gastroenterology and in the interest of membership,
  12. develop methods and forms of gastroenterology work in the interests of membership,
  13. participates in the review of the effectiveness of new gastroenterology medicinal products and proposes their registration,
  14. make recommendations for obtaining professional and honorary titles in the field of gastroenterology,
  15. Together with the Medical Chamber, the ZZZS and the Ministry of Health, it participates in the creation of a health network in the field of gastroenterology,
  16. published by the professional journal Gastroenterologist.
  17. Within the association has sections for Endoscopy, hpb section (diseases of the liver, bile pathways and pancreas), section for Coloproctology and section of private dealers,
  18. leads, supports and facilitates publishing and publishing of professional and popular medical literature in Slovenian and foreign linguistic fields of gastroenterology,
  19. co-inshape the code of the medical profession in accordance with the Code of Medical Deontology and the World Medical Association’s guidelines in the field of gastroenterology,
  20. voluntary and independent, it joins in appropriate professional associations
  21. cooperates with the Medical Chamber of Slovenia and other chambers, other bodies and other organisations and bodies in the field of gastroenterology, in accordance with the association’s statutes,
  22. participates and lias with international organisations,
  23. cooperate with chambers and trade unions in accordance with the association’s statutes,
  24. provides protection and legal protection to its members,
  25. participates in the direction and formulation of health policy in R Slovenia, in accordance with the association’s statutes,
  26. actively participate in the preservation and development of the cultural and historical heritage of Slovenian doctors,
  27. takes care of the cultural, social and sporting pursuits of its members,
  28. in accordance with the demonstrated functioning of the association in the public interest and the public powers conferred on the association, exercise such public powers in accordance with the law and the award act,
  29. in accordance with the association’s statutes, it shall lia it with related domestic foreign and international organisations as a founding or associate member or as an observer.

Chapter IV.

The bodies of the association

Article 18

The Association shall have the following authorities:

  • general meeting of the Association
  • Presidency
  • Secretary of the Association
  • Treasurer
  • permanent and temporary sections
  • Expert Council
  • honorary tribunal.

The general meeting of the association may take the decision that, due to a small number of members of the association, the elections of the organs of the association are not to be held, but only by the representative of the association. In such a case, the President of the Association shall carry out the duties of chairman of the Bureau.

In accordance with the association’s statutes, it may designate a representative, guest or observation body with other organisations and bodies in the country or abroad.

Assembly

Article 19

The assembly is supposed to be a senior body of the association. It shall be composed of all members. The Assembly shall be regular or extraordinary.

Regular assembly:

The Assembly shall meet at least 1 times (once) a year. An invitation with a proposed agenda must be received by the members of the association at least 14 days before the proposed date of the general meeting. If it is not specifically specified, a majority of all the members present of the grouping shall be sufficient to adopt each decision. The assembly shall have a quorum if at least half of the members are present. If the assembly is not quorum at the scheduled time, the session shall be postponed by 30 minutes. At the end of this period, the assembly shall have a quorum if at least 10 % of the members are present.

Extraordinary Assembly:

An extraordinary assembly shall be convened when the operation of the association so requires. The Bureau shall decide on the convening of an extraordinary assembly. The President shall be obliged to convene an extraordinary general meeting at the request of at least one quarter of the members of the association no later than 45 days after the request has been made. The convening of the extraordinary general meeting and its decision-making shall be subject to the same rules as the regular general meeting.

Correspondence assembly:

In the event that there are reasonable grounds, the General Meeting may also be convened by the correspondence method, provided that a written invitation is sent simultaneously to all members with the drafting of the decisions drawn up and the final deadline for the written vote. Decisions may be voted on only: yes, no or abstention.

The decisions of the Assembly shall be confirmed by a simple majority of the members present. Where the Assembly decides on several alternative decisions, a decision is adopted and several participants in the assembly have voted. At the correspondence session, the Assembly shall act by a majority of all votes received.

Article 20

The agenda and proposals for the decisions of the Assembly shall be determined by the Bureau of the Association and communicated together with the convening of the Assembly.

Proposals for decisions to opposing decisions may be made by each member during the debate on each item on the agenda.

Any member of the association may, no later than 3 days before the general meeting, make his proposals for the agenda with proposals for decisions of the assembly of the association. The Assembly shall decide on the inclusion of additional items on the agenda with proposals for decisions before deciding on the agenda.

The Assembly is convened by the President of the

The bodies of the General Meeting shall be the working chairman, the recorder and two members of the minutes appointed by the assembly from among the members of the association present. The Working Chairman shall keep the work of the General Meeting, the minutes of the general meeting shall be drawn up by the minutes and the certification-service-members of the minutes shall confirm, by their signature, the compliance of the minutes with the decisions taken.

Article 21

The powers of the Assembly shall be:

The Assembly shall appoint:
  • the President, the Vice-President and the other members of the Association’s Bureau,
  • members of the Supervisory Board.
The Assembly shall address and accept:
  • the association’s programme,
  • the accounts,
  • decide on appeals against decisions of the Bureau and the Supervisory Board,
  • decide on the purchase and sale of immovable property,
  • a decision to discontinue the association,
  • amendments to this Act,
  • reports of the association’s bodies,
  • proposals from the Presidency,
  • the association’s short-term and long-term financial plan and internal financial liabilities, in accordance with the association’s obligations and in accordance with the level of the association’s financial resources.

For individual tasks, where the participation of all members is not required, the General Meeting may organise select committees.

For operational tasks, the Assembly may appoint special commissions.

Minutes shall be kept of the work of the Assembly, signed by the Working Chairman, the Recorder and two certification authorities.

The Presidency and the President

Article 22

The Bureau shall consist of: The President, the First Vice-President, the Second Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, may also include additional members and chairs of the sections. A member of the Bureau may exceptionally perform several functions.

The Association’s General Meeting shall appoint the first vice-president of the association during the term of office during the previous term of office. The President of the Association shall be appointed as the second vice-president of the Association during the term of office during the previous term of office. The first Vice-President of the Association shall be appointed by the General Meeting of all members of the association.

The term of office of the members of the Bureau shall be 4 years without restriction of reappointment and shall end as a rule with the organisation of the International Congress of SZGH.

The term of office of the members of the Bureau who are members by office shall cease in the event of termination of office.

The Bureau shall meet at least four times a year.

The Bureau shall be chaired by the President of the Association.

The Bureau shall be responsible for its work to the Assembly of the Association. It shall exercise its function in the period between the two meetings of the Assembly.

The Bureau shall take a valid decision if all its members have been invited to the meeting and at least half of them are present at the meeting. The conclusions are confirmed by a simple majority. If the number of votes cast in the vote is uniform, the vote of the President of the Association shall be considered a vote.

The Bureau shall be invoked by the President of the Association. At the request of at least one third of the members, the President shall be obliged to convene the Bureau within 8 days (upon receipt of the request for reference).

Minutes shall be kept of the Bureau’s decisions, signed by the President of the Association and by the minutes. The minutes must be submitted for approval at the first subsequent meeting of the Bureau.

The tasks of the Bureau shall be to:
  • convene the assembly of the association,
  • ensure the implementation of the association’s work programme,
  • prepares proposals for the acts of the association,
  • prepare a draft financial plan and a final account,
  • takes care of the financial and material operations of the association,
  • manages the assets of the association,
  • perform other tasks further assigned to it by the Assembly,
  • he shall conduct proceedings against the members of the association and take disciplinary action in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations.
Article 23

The President of the Association shall be the honorary and representative body of the association. It shall be elected by the Assembly for a period of four years, with the possibility of repeated re-election. In his capacity, he shall preside over the Bureau of the Association.

The President of the Association represents and represents the association before state and other bodies and organisations in the country and abroad. He is responsible for his work to the Assembly and the Presidency.

In the course of his office, in the event of a tie, his vote shall be decisive.

Article 24

The Secretary shall be the organisational executive body of the association with the right of full representation of the association on the basis of the statutes and others in the association of acts in force. It shall be elected by the Assembly for a period of four years, with the possibility of repeated re-election.

The Secretary of the Association carries out technical and administrative work and shall ensure coordination between the organs of the association. He is responsible for his work to the Assembly and the Presidency.

The Secretary shall be authorised to grant an individual or general authorisation to another person for each operational type of task. If it gives its mandate for an indefinite period, it shall inform the Bureau thereof.

Article 25

The Treasurer is responsible for the financial material operations of the association, which he conducts in cooperation with the association’s accounting officer. The Treasurer is authorised to sign invoices and other financial documents. It shall be elected by the Assembly for a period of four years, with the possibility of repeated re-election.

The Treasurer shall be responsible to the Assembly and the Presidency for his work.

Permanent and temporary sections

Article 26

In order to ensure the needs of certain members of the association and to carry out individual tasks, the association shall have permanent and temporary sections.

The permanent sections of the association are:

  • Endoscopic
  • Hepatobiliary,
  • Co-co-or tingoological and
  • Section of private women dealers.

All members of the association can be involved in the work of the section. The section’s work is led by the section president, who is also a member of the Association’s Bureau. The presidents of the sections shall be appointed by the Assembly of the Association. The same person may lead the work of several sections or lead a section and perform another function in the presidency of the company.

Article 27

The functions and the chairperson of the temporary sections shall be determined by the Assembly at the time of their establishment. The sections are accountable to the Presidency for their work. Exceptionally, the association may invite external staff to participate in the work of the sections. Sections shall not be legal persons and must act in accordance with the statutes of the association.

Expert Council

Article 28

The Expert Council is a consultative body of the Presidency, whose aim is to ensure, through its proposals and initiatives, the association to the greatest extent possible the needs of membership in the field of monitoring the development of medical fields, acquiring new knowledge, familiarising with new methods of diagnosis and treatment and other professional issues.

The Expert Council is composed of members of the Bureau, the heads of the gastroenterological and gastro-surgical departments of UKC Ljubljana and Maribor and representatives of regional hospitals In addition, a representative of the paediatric gastroenterologists, pathologists, x-rayologists, oncologists, oncologists and representatives of the association of nurses and technicians in endoscopy, a stoma therapist, the patient’s rights ombudsman and representatives of civil society. The Council of Experts shall meet at least once a year.

Honorary tribunal

Article 29

The honorary tribunal shall be composed of the President and 4 members. Everyone has a deputy.

The members of the honorary tribunal shall be appointed by the Assembly for a period of four years, renewable. The Honorary Tribunal adjudicated in cases where the members of the association acted in contravention of the Code of Medical Deontology of Slovenia, with tenfakt, as the highest act of the association or with the regulations of the association and the guidelines of the WMA.

The work of the honorary tribunal shall be governed by rules of procedure adopted by the Bureau.

Dismissal of an individual officer

Article 30

Every official of the association shall be elected as a natural person.

The same body which elected him shall be relieved of the official if there are reasonable grounds for doing so. Action contrary to the interests of the association is considered to be a valid reason.

An official may also be dismissed if he so requests.

Association awards

Article 31

The Association awards honorary membership for outstanding achievements in the development of Slovenian gastroenterology and hepatology and achievements and work in the association. As a general rule, they are awarded at the general meeting of the association. The conditions for honorary membership of the association and for obtaining recognition, their purpose and other details shall be governed by specific regulations in accordance with the acts in force.

Each honorary member receives a gold sign and a plaque.

Chapter V.

Termination of the association

Article 32

The association shall cease to operate:

  • by decision of the Assembly, for which 2/3 of the members present must vote
  • by merged with other associations
  • by association with other societies
  • by law itself

In the event of the winding-up of the association by decision of the general meeting, all its movable and immovable property shall be supplied to an association with the same or related activity determined by the general assembly by a winding-up decision.

In the absence of such an association, the property will be moved to the Municipality of Rogaška Slatina. The appropriations shall be returned to the budget.

Chapter VI.

Amendments to the Statutes

Article 33

These Statutes shall be amended by a majority of the general meeting of the association, as a general rule at a meeting of the general meeting. Members who are not present at the meeting of the General Meeting shall vote by post on the amendment of the statutes in writing. The postal vote shall be carried out by the Bureau within 7 days of the meeting of the Assembly. Members wishing to vote on an amendment to the statutes must return the completed ballot by post or submit to the secretary of the association within 7 days of receipt of the ballot paper. The outcome of the vote shall be determined by the Bureau, which is obliged to inform the members of the decision in the newsletter of the association or by other appropriate means.

Chapter VII.

Final provision

Article 34

This Statute shall enter into force on the date of its read on at the meeting of the General Meeting.

Portorož, May 5th 2009

President:

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