Debating an Accreditation Council

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Should those who purport to train individual clinical ethics consultants using the ASBH educational core competencies as a guide establish an Accreditation Council on Graduate Bioethics Education (ACGBE)?

Potential officers of the Provisional Accreditation Council on Graduate Bioethics Education (pACGBE)

Three officers of the pACGBE have been proposed:

a Chair;

a Secretary; and

a Parliamentarian

The founding signatories—those persons who sign the compact establishing the pACGBE—will elect the initial three (3) officers of the pACGBE. Each founding signatory, or designated successor, will be a member of the pACGBE and have one vote in any elections or proceedings. A slate of candidates will be nominated for each office in an open forum and the candidate for each office who receives a greater than a fifty-percent (50%) majority of the voting members of the pACGBE will be acknowledged as officer elected. Officers of the pACGBE will hold office until their successors are installed after the establishment of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Bioethics Education (ACGBE). No two (2) officers may be employed or affiliated with the same educational program; no two (2) officers may be residents of the same state or province. The Chair will be the presiding officer and chief executive officer of the pACGBE; the secretary will keep and record minutes for any meetings and make these minutes and records available upon request to any member of the pACGBE. The parliamentarian will aid the chair and secretary  in organization functions and carrying out the directives to the officers of the pACGBE. Should an office become vacant, the two remaining officers of the pACGBE will nominate a slate of two (2) candidates to fill the vacant office and organize and oversee the election. The candidate for the vacant office who receives a greater than a fifty-percent (50%) majority of the voting members of the pACGBE will be acknowledged as officer elected to the vacant office.

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