The BPPC is a standing advisory committee of the Board and is responsible for maintaining and reviewing Association governance documents and recommending changes to the appropriate body for their consideration. In addition, the committee keeps a record of rulings/interpretations of the Association's governance documents. The Chairperson of the committee is appointed by the President. There are five additional appointed members to the committee one of whom is the Secretary of the Association and one who must have parliamentarian expertise.
The BPPC meets a minimum of two times per year. Depending on Association resources and strategic priorities, one meeting may be held face-to-face for approximately two days in duration. Other meetings are held online at a mutually agreeable time and may span from a few hours up to two days in duration. The meetings typically occur in advance of Board and RA meetings in order to submit documents for approval. E-mail, document editing, and other web conferencing tools are used extensively to complete work before, during, and after meetings.
- Shall be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant
- Shall have working knowledge of governance documents of the Association (Bylaws, policies, SOP/JD, AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010), Administrative SOP, and AOTA Strategic Priorities)
- Shall be able to respond to issues related to governance in a timely and objective manner using input from BPPC members and analysis of documents
Members must have consistent access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and be comfortable working in an online environment. This includes opening, saving, editing, and sending attachments as needed. The BPPC maintains a SharePoint site which focuses on the work being reviewed and revised during their meetings.
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