Committees

The American College of Correctional Physicians relies on its committees to help formulate policy, guide programs, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

 

ABIM Specialty Certification

  • An ad hoc committee established to pursue specialty recognition for correctional medicine in conjunction with the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Advocacy Committee

  • Attend AMA conferences
  • Report on AMA conferences
  • Assist with writing Advocacy policies


CorrDocs Committee

  • Gather Articles
  • Review articles
  • Place articles in PDF
  • Review proofs of CorrDocs


Education Committee

  • Recommend to the Board of Directors educational programs that should be conducted.
  • Select topics for presentation at educational programs.
  • Conduct and review needs assessment to help determine the educational needs of members, including input from the member services committee.
  • Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness of the committee’s work.
  • Monitor the progress of the program over the course of the year and provide a summary report at the midyear and annual Board meetings.
  • Subcommittees may be formed to divide the task of developing different conferences and seminars throughout the year.


Fellowship Committee

  • Review fellowship applications to make sure member meets criteria
  • Present Fellowship applications to the board of directors for approval
  • Review and recommend change to the advancement to fellowship requirements
  • Assist members to obtain fellowship


Finance Committee

  • Select an outside auditor, review the annual audit, and present significant fiscal matters contained therein to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop the annual budget for the organization with appropriate input from the other committees and staff.
  • Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness of the committee’s work.
  • Monitor the financial activities over the course of the year, and through the committee chair provide a summary report at the annual Board meetings, or more frequently if deemed appropriate.


Member Services Committee

  • Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors criteria for membership, fellowship and mentors.
  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain members, fellows and mentors.
  • Advise the education committee of mentor-related activities and issues that might be incorporated into educational programs.
  • Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness of the committee’s work.
  • Monitor the progress of the program over the course of the year and provide a summary report at the midyear and annual Board meetings.


Policy and Position Development

  • Monitor current news and correctional health care trends. Select topics for policy comment to the Board of Directors. Address topics chosen by the Board of Directors for review or comment.
  • Recommend comments and formal policy statements to the Board of Directors for their consideration.
  • Appoint members to represent ACCP in policy activities of other industry organizations, e.g, committees, panels, roundtables.
  • Review policies, guidelines, position statements, etc., from other industry organizations that come before the College for comment, endorsement or sponsorship.
  • Monitor the progress of activities over the course of the year, and through the committee chair provide a summary report at the annual board meeting and other board meetings as requested.