The Spine Intervention Society is a multi-specialty physician association dedicated to the conscientious, evidence-based implementation of spine interventions to improve the quality of life. The Spine Intervention Society is committed to the development, evaluation, validation, education and advocacy of percutaneous techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders.
The purpose of the disclosure policy is to protect the interest of THE SPINE INTERVENTION SOCIETY ("the Corporation”) when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an director, officer, committee member, speaker, author on Spine Intervention Society publications, or manager of the Corporation. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state laws governing Conflicts of Interest applicable to non-profit and charitable corporations.
Maintenance of the Corporation's tax-exempt status is vitally important both for its continued financial stability and for public support. Therefore, the IRS as well as state regulatory and tax officials view the operations of the Corporation as a public trust, which is subject to scrutiny by and accountable to governmental authorities as well as to members of the community.
Consequently, there exists between the Corporation and its directors, officers, committee members, speakers, authors on Spine Intervention Society publications and management of the Corporation a public fiduciary duty, which carries with it a broad and unbending duty of loyalty and fidelity. The board, officers, committee members and managers have the responsibility of administering the affairs of the Corporation honestly and prudently and of exercising their best care, skill, and judgment for the sole benefit of the Corporation. Those persons shall exercise the utmost good faith in all transactions involved in their duties, and they shall not use their positions with the Corporation or knowledge gained there from for their personal benefit. The interests of the Corporation must be the first priority in all decisions and actions.
This disclosure policy applies to all participants in any and all activities of the Spine Intervention Society, including those who serve in committee and leadership positions within the society, including but not limited to, directors, officers, committee members, speakers, faculty, instructors, authors on Spine Intervention Society publications and managers of the Corporation. There to known as, "Associates”.
Compensation Arrangement shall mean any agreement or understanding pursuant to which a person may or shall receive, either directly or indirectly, money or property from another person or organization, irrespective of whether such money or property is paid in consideration for the performance of services or the provision of other value.
Conflict of Interest (Conflict) shall mean with respect to a matter for discussion or action by the Board or Committee, shall mean any circumstance under which an Interested Person, by virtue of a Financial Interest, may be influenced, or may appear to be influenced, either in whole or in part by any purpose or motive other than the success and well-being of the Corporation and the achievement of its public charitable purposes.
Family shall include the spouse, parents, children, spouses of children, brothers, sisters, or spouses of brothers and sisters of the "Associate”.
Financial Interest means a person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment or Family (as defined above):
Interested Person means any "Associate”, with board delegated powers who has a direct or indirect Financial Interest, as defined above, or any employee who can influence actions of the Corporation ("Manager”) is an "Interested Person.” If a person is an Interested Person with respect to any entity in the health care system of which the Corporation is a part, he or she is an Interested Person with respect to all entities in the health care system.
Areas and Nature of Conflicting Interest
Areas in Which a Conflict of Interest May Arise
Conflicts of Interest may arise with any of the following third parties:
A conflicting interest might arise through (including but not limited to):
It is noted that Conflicts might arise through other areas or through other relations. It is assumed that the "Associates”, will recognize such areas and relations by analogy.
Duty to Disclose in connection with any actual or possible Conflicts of Interest, an Interested Person must disclose the existence and nature of his or her Financial Interest to the directors and members of committees with board-delegated powers considering the proposed transaction or arrangement.
Determining Whether a Conflict of Interest Exists after disclosure of the Financial Interest and all material facts and after discussion with the Interested Person, the Interested Person shall leave the board or committee meeting while the Financial Interest is discussed and voted upon. The remaining board or committee members shall decide if a Conflict of Interest exists.
Procedures for Addressing the Conflict of Interest
Violations of the Conflicts of Interest Policy
Records of Proceedings
The minutes of the Board and all committees with Board-delegated powers shall contain:
A voting member of the Board or of any committee who receives compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Corporation for services is precluded from voting on matters pertaining to that member's compensation.
Physicians who are voting members of the Board and who receive compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Corporation, whether as employees or independent contractors, are precluded from discussing and voting on matters pertaining to that member's and other physicians' compensation. No physicians or physician director, either individually or collectively, is prohibited from providing information to the Board regarding physician compensation.
Each director, officer, member of a committee, author and manager with board-delegated powers shall annually sign a statement which affirms that such person:
To ensure that the Corporation operates in a manner consistent with its charitable purposes and that it does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its status as an organization exempt from federal income tax, periodic reviews shall be conducted. The periodic reviews shall, at a minimum, include the following subjects:
Use of Outside Experts
In conducting the periodic reviews provided for in Article VIII, the Corporation may, but need not, use outside advisors. If outside experts are used their use shall not relieve the board of its responsibility for ensuring that periodic reviews are conducted.
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