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