Article I. Name and Purposes

Section 1. Name

The name of this corporation is the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (“ACOEM” or the “College”).

Section 2. Purposes

The College is organized for the purpose of providing leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments by:

Uniting into one organization physicians and selected other health professionals who champion the health and safety of workers, their families, and communities;

Educating members, other health professionals, employers, workers, organizations and the public about occupational and environmental health, and workplace health, safety and productivity;

Promoting and preserving the highest professional standards of occupational and environmental medicine practice;

Stimulating research and advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine;

Guiding public policy with the best science and practices of occupational and environmental medicine;

Representing and promoting the interests of physicians who specialize in occupational and environmental medicine.

Recognizing the diversity of its members and encouraging all segments to participate in ACOEM activities and leadership opportunities. 

In furtherance of the foregoing objectives, the College may engage in any and all lawful activities that may be incidental or reasonably related to any of the foregoing purposes, and it shall have and may exercise all of the powers and authority now or hereafter conferred upon not-for-profit corporations under the laws of the state of Illinois.

Section 3. Limitations

Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of these bylaws to the contrary:

No part of the College’s net earnings or assets shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, any member, director, officer or other private person, except that the College shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make other payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth above.

The College shall not carry on any activity not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, (the “Code”) or the corresponding provisions of any future United States revenue statute.

in the operation of a post-secondary educational institute.