VNAA Members Approve New Bylaws to Guide Industry's Future
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: VNAA Updates




Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) members have approved revised bylaws designed to allow the organization to work more closely with other national industry organizations. VNAA’s Board of Directors developed and supported these new bylaws to allow VNAA to expand collaborations, to provide leadership for the home-based care industry and to strengthen the industry’s voice in Washington policy efforts. 

The new bylaws retain VNAA’s name, brand and current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable organization status and allow VNAA to support development of a new industry coalition organization, or 501(c)(6) organization, that is envisioned to have VNAA as a subsidiary organization.
 
The annual business meeting of Affiliate Members of VNAA convened on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Miami, Florida, in conjunction with the VNAA 2016 Annual Meeting. A quorum of Affiliate members was present in the meeting room or represented by proxy.

The annual business meeting was adjourned until Thursday, May 5, 2016 to permit members not present at the Annual Meeting the opportunity to submit ballots in response to the proposed bylaws documents. Ultimately, a quorum of VNAA members voted in favor of the proposed bylaws and revised Certificate of Incorporate.

The new bylaws will not become effective until the official creation and incorporation of a new 501(c)(6) organization. In the interim, VNAA will continue to operate under the existing bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation. VNAA’s leadership will launch efforts with other national home-based care organizations to discuss formation of the new organization.
 
Please contact Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, at tmoorhead@vnaa.org if you have questions about the new bylaws.
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