Proposed Changes to MoHIMA Bylaws

MOHIMA Members:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently changed its membership categories and, therefore, updated the AHIMA bylaws to be in line with those changes.

MOHIMA is required to maintain bylaws that are reflective of the AHIMA bylaws.  Therefore, the MOHIMA Board is proposing bylaw changes which can be reviewed by clicking on the links below.

Per section 15.1 of the current MOHIMA bylaws, MOHIMA members are given at least 30 days prior to voting to review any proposed bylaw changes. 

Based on this requirement, this email is considered official notification of the proposed changes and MOHIMA members can review the changes through October 10, 2021.  Voting on these changes will occur electronically from October 11, 2021, through October 24, 2021. A separate email will be sent to the members requesting their vote on the proposed changes.

Should you have questions about the proposed bylaw changes, please contact Mary Lee Harlan-Newberry at

15.1 Adoption of Amendments

Alterations, amendments, or repeals of the Bylaws of MoHIMA may be made by: the Board of Directors of MoHIMA; and two-thirds (2/3) of eligible members’ votes cast, or a majority of the members, whichever is less.  The affirmative vote of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Board of Directors of MoHIMA cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be sufficient to effectuate such action.  A proposal to the Board of Directors to amend the Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of Directors and/or any Active Member of MoHIMA at any time that is at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which a vote on the proposal is to be taken.  In the absence of such prior notice, the Board of Directors may still consider a proposal to amend the Bylaws upon the affirmative vote to do so if a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Board of Directors cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present, and if the consideration is approved, may adopt the proposal upon the affirmative vote of at least ninety percent (90%) of the votes of the Active Members cast at such meeting.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed revisions or amendment of the Bylaws of MoHIMA shall be submitted for review and approval to the AHIMA Board of Directors prior to adoption, and they shall comply with the provisions governing Component State Associations as provided for in the AHIMA Bylaws and in the AHIMA Policy and Procedure Manual.