The name of the established association: Czech Young GPs.
Headquarters of the Czech Young GPs (hereinafter 'the Association'): Prague. Current address: Vřesovická 430/2, 155 00, Praha 5.
The objects and aims of the association:
To participate in all activities related to young GPs and other parties interested in general practice.
To participate actively in negotiations concerning young GPs, particularly in issues related to education and handing over a practice.
To work in equal partnership with other young GPs associations in Europe.
To be a source of information for medical students interested in general practice as well as for young GPs.
To cooperate with other GPs associations in the Czech Republic.
To increase the prestige of the field, support its quality, and bring inspiration from countries where primary care has a long tradition and excellent results.
To organise events related to the objects of the association.
Property of the Association: Property of the Association consists of fees paid by individual members, the amount of which is determined by the General Meeting, donations of natural and legal persons, scientific and specialist publications revenue, and, alternatively, grant revenue. The Board of Directors determines the method of use of property of the Association in compliance with the By-laws of the Association. Funds as well as other things and values provided to the Association become property of the Association. Property of the Association shall be used for the sole purpose of realization of the objects and aims of the Association, in compliance with the By-laws of the Association. The Association cannot accept donations made by profit-making organizations working in the healthcare sector in case of conflict of interest (pharmaceutical companies, etc.).
Management of the Association: The Association compiles a budget for a respective calendar year and follows it. Subsequently, financial statements are prepared until the end of February of the following year. The financial statements are supervised by the supervisory body – the Audit Committee of Association – and approved by the General Meeting of the Association. The Association prepares the chart of accounts in accordance with generally applicable rules.
Membership in the Association: Membership starts upon submitting the application and due membership fees. Natural persons over the age of eighteen may become members of the Association. Persons who may become members of the Association: doctors in specialty training who want to become GPs, general practitioners within 5 years of passing the General Practice Attestation Examination, and students of general practice at the faculty of medicine.
Rights of the members of the Association: a) to participate in all activities of the Association, b) to appoint a deputy to the bodies of the Association and to be appointed a deputy to aforementioned bodies, c) to propose the appointment of new members and to appoint them, d) to supervise the activities of the Association and participate equally in the outcomes of the activities.
Duties of the members of the Association: a) to participate actively in activities aimed at fulfilling the objects and aims of the Association, b) to pay membership fees, c) to have a functioning e-mail address for contacting the Association (any type of e-mail address).
Reasons for termination of membership: a) death, b) resignation, c) attaining the period of 5 years of passing the General Practice Attestation Examination, d) not having paid membership fees up to the date of the Annual General Meeting (within the year during which the Annual General Meeting takes place), e) not having fulfilled membership duties for more than a year. In this case, the General Meeting determines the termination of membership by voting. The expulsion of a member shall be by a majority vote of the Association members present.
Bodies of the Association: General Meeting – The General Meeting of members of the Association (hereinafter 'the General Meeting') is the supreme body of the Association. The General Meeting shall meet at least once in a year and shall be convened by the Board of Directors. In addition, the General Meeting may be convened at any time if it is proposed by at least one third of all the members of the Association or by the supervisory body of the Association. All the members of the Association shall be informed about the convocation of the General Meeting and its agenda via electronic mail – via an e-mail address, which each member is required to provide for the purpose aforesaid – at least three weeks before the meeting is to take place. The General Meeting acts by the majority of the votes cast by the Association members present. Each member of the Association has one vote. The minutes of the General Meeting shall be sent to all the members of the Association, in line with invitations to the General Meeting, no later than one month from the date of the convocation of the General Meeting.
The Board of Directors – The Board of Directors is the head of the Association and decides in all matters. The Board of Directors consists of at least five members who shall be appointed for a one-year term of office at the founding meeting and the convocations of the General Meeting. The Board of Directors shall be convened, where appropriate, by the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson, or by one third of the Board of Directors members. The Board of Directors shall submit its activity report to the Audit Committee before the convocation of the General Meeting and to the General Meeting during its convocation. The Board of Directors shall appoint from among its members a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson.
Chairperson of the Association – The Chairperson is the head of the Board of Directors. The Chairperson is the statutory body as well as the representative of the Association. The Chairperson is responsible for the management of the Association, proper maintenance of financial records, and compliance with fiscal obligations. The Chairperson has the right to grant power of attorney to a deputy (Deputy Chairperson) so that the deputy can fulfil all the competencies of the Chairperson.
Supervisory Body - Audit Committee – The Audit Committee is the supervisory body of the Association. The Audit Committee consists of at least three members and shall be appointed for a three-year term of office at the founding meeting and the convocation of the General Meeting. The Audit Committee Chairperson has the right to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity. The Audit Committee shall supervise not only the management of the Association, but also the implementation of the agenda of the Association and the tasks approved by the Board of Directors and the General Meeting. The Audit Committee shall also supervise compliance with By-laws and Internal Rules of the Association. The Audit Committee is the supervisory body of the Association, which accepts and deals with member complaints and protests against decisions made by bodies of the Association. The Audit Committee shall submit its activity report to the General Meeting. The General Meeting may at any time dismiss any body of the Association.
The Board of Directors Chairperson is the Statutory Deputy of the Association.
The Board of Directors has the right to establish and dismiss bodies and committees of the Association not listed in the By-laws, which may be required for operations of the Association.
The General Meeting has the supreme right to change the By-laws of the association. The implementation of changes of the By-laws shall be by a majority vote of the Association members present.
The termination of the Association shall be by a two-thirds vote of the Association members present at the convocation of the General Meeting. The General Meeting shall decide on property.