A Chapter is a regional body of ISCMR, set up to represent all members within that region. Society chapters may be organized and chartered in any region of sufficient professional activity to assure stability.
Purpose and Goals of a Chapter
- The Purpose of a Chapter is to actively pursue the Purpose of the Society, specific to the Chapter region.
- The Goals of a Chapter are to actively pursue the Goals of the Society and member expansion through activities specific to the Chapter region.
- Chapters may support Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for their members relevant to the goals of the Chapter.
- Canada The Canadian SIGs are: Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, and Osteopathy
Formation of Chapters
Chapters may be formed using two different application routes (details in the Society Bylaws):
- A prospective chapter may apply to the Society for the granting of a charter by submitting to the Secretary a petition for the formation of a new chapter body. Such a petition must be signed by not less than fifteen persons eligible for membership in such chapter; or
- A regional organization (i.e., one already existing) may apply to the Society for the granting of a charter to merge into ISCMR by submitting to the Secretary a petition from the leaders of the organization for the formation of a new chapter body.