European Baromedical Association
for nurses, operators and technicians
(These statutes are a translation of the original
french statutes, and can therefore not be used as original. The
European Baromedical Association for nurses, operators and technicians
Part I - Formation, name, registered office, purpose, duration
Article 1. Within the Law of May 2; 2002 , an international association with scientific purpose has been set up under the name of European Baromedical Association for Nurses, Operators and Technicians, i.e, EBAss
Article 2. The address of the registered office is in Belgium, Sainte Anne
9, B 7880 FLOBECQ.
Article 3. The main purpose of the association which is devoided of any sense
of profit-making is to get a better integration for nurses, operators and technicians
belonging to the Baromedical European Centres and this, especially:
Article 4. The association is made up for an unlimited duration, by decision of the general assembly, it can be broken up at any time.
Part II - Members
Article 5. The number of associates is not limited, the minimum number is 3.
Article 6. Anyone who wants to join the association is requested to write to
the Board of Directors.
Article 7. Three types of members exist.
2. The adherent members include :
3. Honorary members:
Article 8. Conditions of admission:
Article 9. The annual entrance fee cannot be superior to 2.500 euros. At the
beginning of each financial year, this amount is adjusted to the cost of living
index in Belgium.
Article 10. The members are free to leave the association, at any time, and are requested to do so, in sending their resignation to the Board of Directors, by registered mail.
Article 11. Is considered having resigned, any member who is not in order with its own affiliation.
Article 12. The exclusion of members of the association may be suggested by
the Board of Directors after hearing the defendant, and may be pronounced by
the general assembly by the majority of the 2/3 of the attending or represented
Article 13. The excluded members or those who resigned as the executors and claimants cannot claim any refunding about the paid fees or any other provided prestations.
PART III – general assembly
Article 14. The General Assembly is the supreme power, which fulfil the objective
of the association.
Article 15. The following points are of its competence :
Article 16. A general assembly must be held at least, once a year. As many
times as the social interest of the registered office requires it, a special
meeting will take place. This applies when at least, on fifth of the associates
Article 17. The General Assembly is convened by the Board of Directors by letter,
fax or e.mail, at least thirty days before the date of the assembly, by letter
signed by the president, the general secretary or by three administrators in
the name of the board of directors.
Article 18. The president of the Board of Directors takes the chair, In his absence, it’s the oldest administrator attending the meeting.
Article 19. A deputy of their choice, member or non-members of the association may represent the full and honorary members and who will be able to vote in their place. A deputy with a maximum of 5 procurations may represent the members for one attending member.
Article 20. Unless opposite legal or statuary dispositions, the decisions of
the general assembly are a majority decision; since as 25% of the members must
attend or be represented at the meeting.
Article 21. The decisions of the general assembly are recorded in a special
register, signed by the president and the secretary and the members who too
asked for it. It’s kept to the headquarters of the association where the
concerned persons would be able to read it, but without moving or copying the
registers. If the concerned persons aren’t associates, but justify of
their legitimate interest, this communication is dependent of the written authorization
of the president of the Board of Directors.
Part IV - The Board of Directors – Executive committee – Interne rules
Article 22. A board of Directors is elected by the general assembly. It consists of at least 3 (three) administrators for 15 (fifteen) maximum.
Article 23. Duration of the mandates :
Article 24. The application for a post of director, signed by at least three effective members, must be sent to the board of directors, by registered mail, thirty days before the assembly. The votes towards those applying for this function and presented of this manner, are the only valid ones. Anyhow, the outgoing administrators may be re-elected without the obligation of a previous presentation of the application. They have the prerogative, of doing it.
Article 25. The Board of Director is made up of a third of quality effective members.
Article 26. The General Assembly is convened by the Board of Directors by letter, fax or e.mail, at least thirty days before the date of the assembly, by letter signed by the president, the general secretary or by three administrators in the name of the board of directors. The convening stipulates the place and the agenda. A deputy with a maximum of 1 procuration may represent a Director. The Board of Directors may only deliberate with the necessary authority if only at least half of the members are attending or are represented. A Board of Directors must be held at least, twice a year.
Article 27. The Board of Directors has the largest competences for the management of the association and its representation, without prejudice of the attributions of the general assembly.
Article 28. The resolutions of the Board of Directors are taken by the majority
of the attending or represented administrators. In case of sharing votes, the
president has a casting vote.
Article 29. Legal actions, as well as on the plaintiff side or the defendant side, are followed by the Board of Directors, represented by the president or an administrator appointed for this purpose.
Article 30. All legal acts, which involve the association, are, unless special procurations, signed by two members of the board of directors, who don’t have to justify themselves towards third parties about their powers.
The executive committee
Article 32. The Board of Directors elects an executive board formed, at least, of the following main functions: A president, one or more vice-president, a general secretary, a general treasurer. A vice general secretary and a vice general treasurer may complete those Functions.
Article 33. The executive board ‘s members are voted by the board of directors for a year’s length. The members may be re-elected.
Article 35. The internal rules have to be accepted by the general assembly, before its application.
Article 36. The general secretary is in charge of the supervision and the follow-up of the internal rules.
Article 37. The executive board or the board of directors is the only competent authority re any proposal of modification about the internal rules.
Article 38. Any proposal of modification re the internal rules submitted to the general assembly by the Board of Directors, will be voted by at least 25% of the present effective members, present or represented.
PART V - Budget, accounts
Article 39. Each year, on the 31st of December, the financial year will be interrupted and the budget for the following year will be established. Both will be presented for approval to the following ordinary general assembly.
PART VI - Dissolution, liquidation
Article 40. In case of voluntary dissolution, the general assembly which pronounces it, will name, if necessary, trustees and will determine and will decide of the destination of the properties and assets of the broken-up association, after payment of the liabilities, and will give to those properties and assets a destination. In case of official receivership, a general assembly will follow and the associates will be called to a meeting for the same purpose by one trustee, or more, if appropriate.
Part VII – Final disposition
Article 41. Anything, which is not considered within the present statutes, will be ruled by the law of May 2, 2002.
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