About KPSA

Communication and harmonization among 35 pharmacy universities,

Korean Pharmacy Students Association

KPSA Constitution

Preamble

Korean Pharmacy Students’ Association (KPSA) is an independent association of students from Korean colleges of pharmacy nationwide to promote solidarity of Korean pharmacy students under democratic principles and to settle concerns and realize demands from students of each colleges of pharmacy by collecting wisdom of 7000 Korean pharmacy students from 35 colleges of pharmacy. To realize the statement above, KPSA propose lines and directions to make a step forward and strive hard to reform healthcare system along with promotion of national Korean pharmacy students’ scholar, cultural exchange and harmony. Students at colleges of pharmacy endeavor themselves to establish true ethics of pharmacists as preliminary pharmacists to create a healthy society, and learn posture and practice as a preliminary health and medical service personnel.

CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1 (Official Name)

    1. The official name of the present Association is ‘전국약학대학학생협회(Korean Pharmacy Students’ Association)’, and it represents an organization operated by voluntary activities of Korean pharmacy students who belong to colleges of pharmacy approved by Republic of Korea.
    2. The abbreviation of the present Association is, in Korean, ‘전약협’, in English, ‘KPSA’

Article 2 (Members)

    1. Students who major in registered colleges of pharmacy approved by Republic of Korea, who are able to obtain Doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D) degreed after graduation, become member of the present Association during the period of attendance.
    2. Members of the present Association are withdrawn from the Association concurrently with their graduation.

Article 3 (Organization)

The present Association has Executive Organization, Legislative Organization, Special Organization, and Affiliated Organization of following items.

    1. Executive Organization : President’s Party of the Association, Central Steering Committee, Branch Steering Committee, Central Standing Committee, Executive Committee, Emergency Operation Committee.
    2. Decision Making Body : Whole Representatives’ Meeting, Central Management Committees’ meeting, Branch Management Committees’ meeting.
    3. Special Organization

Article 4 (Branches)

Among colleges of pharmacy approved by Republic of Korea, neighboring colleges are bound into a branch, making 7 branches.

    1. Southern Branch : Seoul, Sungkyunkwan, Sookmyung, Ajou, Chung-Ang, Hanyang
    2. Eastern Branch : CHA, Kangwon, Kyunghee, Duksung, Dongduk, Sahmyook
    3. Western Branch : Gachon, Catholic, Dongguk, Yonsei, Ewha, Jeju
    4. Yeongnam Branch 1 (Yeongnam N Branch) : Kyungpook, Keimyung, Catholic Univ. of Daegu, Yeungnam
    5. Yeongnam Branch 2 (Yeongnam S Branch): Gyeongsang, Kyungsung, Pusan, Inje
    6. Central Branch : Korea, Dankook, Chungnam, Chungbuk
    7. Honam Branch : Mokpo, Sunchon, Woosuk, Wonkwang, Chonnam, Jeonbuk, Chosun

Article 5 (Principles of Decision Making and Enforcement)

    1. Freedom of discussion, presenting problems, and mutual criticism is guaranteed and decision making is performed by the majority rule while gathering opinions of lower part as much as possible.
    2. United action is the principle to treat the settled subject.
    3. As long as the united action is premised, each branch can perform their independent services.

CHAPTER 2 DECISION MAKING BODY

Whole Representatives’ Meeting


Article 6 (Position)

The Whole Representatives’ Meeting is the highest decision-making body of the plenary.


Article 7 (Roles)

The Whole Representatives' Meeting performs the following duties.

    1. Elected President of the Association
    2. The basic direction of activities of the association.
    3. The matters concerning the enactment and revision of the rules the association.
    4. The review and vote on matters that put financial burden on members.
    5. The review and approval of budget and accounts submitted by the executive committee.
    6. The other matters requiring resolution by the overall representative council.

Article 8 (President)

    1. The President of the Whole Representatives’ Meeting shall be the chairman of the Association.
    2. If the President of the Association is unable to perform the position, one Vice President who is taking part as a chairperson of Central Steering Committee shall replace him. However, if the Vice President can not replace him, the other Vice president shall take the place.
    3. If the requirement of Article 8, Clause 2 can not be met, elected leader of the Central Committee shall take his place at the meeting.
    4. Acting Chairman shall be one of the President’s Party of the association. If none of them are available, elected leader of the Central Committee shall take his place.

Article 9 (Representative)

    1. Representatives of the meeting shall be composed of student representatives, vice-student representatives and one officer of each College of Pharmacy authorized to be established in the Republic of Korea. However, in case of a joint representative, representatives shall consist of two joint representatives and one executive. In addition, if the representative of the student affairs of the College of Pharmacy serves as the Central Steering Committee, it shall be composed of the representative of the student body and two officers.
    2. The three persons corresponding to No. 1 shall be called representatives.
    3. If both representative and vice-student representative’s seats are vacant in any College of Pharmacy, the following person shall be designated as the representative:
      • Chairman of Emergency Planning Committee, two Executive members of Emergency Planning Committee
      • Chairman and two Executive members of an organization which conforms to Emergency Planning Committee

Article 10 (Authority of Representatives)

The representatives shall have the right to vote at the Whole Representatives’ Meeting and shall comply with the detailed enforcements.


Article 11 (Regular Whole Representatives’ Meeting)

    1. Regular Whole Representatives’ Meeting shall be held once a year and shall be convened by the president.
    2. The period shall be enforced in January and February.
    3. The person to be called shall be the current Central Steering Committee of each College of Pharmacy and the next two representatives.
    4. The voting rights are to the present Central Steering Committee and to the next two representatives.
    5. At the meeting, representatives shall select the next president of the Association. However, the right to vote for the election of the President shall be reserved for the next Central Steering Committee
    6. If next term's representative and vice-student representative’s seats are vacant, the following person shall be the person to be called and have the right to vote:
      • Current Member of Steering Committee and two Executive members of Emergency Planning Committee
      • Current Member of Steering Committee and two Executive members of an organization which conforms to Emergency Planning Committee

Article 12 (Temporary Whole Representatives’ Meeting)

    1. The meeting of the Temporary Whole Representatives’ Meeting shall be convened by the President when deemed necessary by the Central Steering Committee.
    2. The persons to be called shall be the current three representatives of each College of Pharmacy.

Article 13 (Convocation)

    1. The Whole Representatives’ Meeting shall be convened by the President of the Whole Representatives’ Meeting by one of the following clauses.
      • The call of the Central Steering Committee.
      • Require a call under the joint signature of at least one-fifth of the members of the Central Steering Committee.
      • Require a call by a joint signature of at least one-fifth of the registered representatives of the Whole Representatives.
      • Require a call under the joint signature of one tenth or more members of this association.
      • The discussion of impeachment against the president of the association pursuant to Article 38.
      • The discussion of the revision of the rules pursuant to article 39.
    2. The Central Steering Committee shall decide on the work of the entire meeting within 14 days from the date of the request for a call.
    3. For urgent matters other than Clause 1, the chairman of the Whole Representatives may convene a full meeting of representatives with the approval of the central steering committee, even if it is not required to be called.

Article 14 (Convocation notice)

    1. The chairman of Whole Representatives shall announce the calling of the entire delegation one week before the date of the date of the dog. Except, however, the calling pursuant to Article 13, Clause 3 shall be excluded.
    2. The notice shall state the following clauses.
      • Date of meeting start
      • A meeting place
      • An outline of an agenda

Article 15 (Requirements for resolution)

    1. The Whole Representatives' meeting shall be held with at least one half of the registered representatives present and shall be decided by the majority vote.
    2. The Whole Representatives' meeting on which the president's impeachment motion is to be raised shall be attended by two-thirds or more of the registered representatives and shall be resolved by the approval of two-thirds or more.
    3. The Whole Representatives' meeting on which the amendment is proposed shall be attended by more than one half of the registered representatives and shall be resolved by the approval of two-thirds or more of the participating representatives.
    4. If a majority of the delegates who are present abstain, the meeting shall be held again after discussion.

Article 16 (way of vote)

    1. A vote is made by a show of hands. At this time, the list of representatives who gave a show of hands on each item shall not be recorded, but the total number shall be recorded.
    2. As an important issue, a vote may be conducted anonymously if it is proposed by the Chairman or by a representative and is decided by the entire representative
    3. The agenda of Article 17, Clause 5 must be voted by secret ballot..

Article 17 (Agenda)

The Whole Representatives ' meeting shall review the following issues.

    1. Issues proposed by the Central Steering Committee with a request to convene
    2. Issues proposed by more than one-fifth of the members of the Central Steering Committee on request for a meeting
    3. An agenda proposed by more than one-fifth of the total delegates to the delegates with a call
    4. An agenda proposed by more than one tenth of the members of this society in two or more units with a call
    5. The impeachment of the president of the association under Article 38
    6. A revision to the rules pursuant to Article 39

Article 18 (Delegation of an agenda

    1. Any agenda that has not been dealt with at the full meeting of representatives may be delegated to the Central Committee of the Committee by the vote of the full delegates. However, the revision of the rules pursuant to Article 39 and other articles of association president pursuant to Article 38 shall not be delegated.
    2. The agenda submitted to the entire meeting of the unapproved representatives shall be discarded without delegation.

Article 19 (Application and Announcement of Revised Rules)

    1. If it is necessary to organize clauses, wording or figures that are in conflict after the resolution of the revision of the rules, it can be arranged before the fear of the revision of the rules after the resolution of the general representatives ' meeting. However, it shall not be allowed to change the contents or purpose of the resolution.
    2. The revision of the rules as passed and changed shall be announced within 30 days after the end of the entire delegates ' meeting.
    3. The revision of the rules as passed and changed are applied immediately after the announcement

Article 20 (Records and announcements)

    1. The clerk shall take every note of the contents of the Whole Representatives' meeting.
    2. Minutes of shorthand and transcripts should be posted in a space that can be confirmed by the central steering committee within 7 days of closing.
    3. Minutes must be posted in a space that is accessible to all members within 14 days of closing.

Central Steering Committee Meeting

Article 21 (Position)

The Central Steering Committee is the decision-making body to which the Whole Representatives’ Meeting has delegated certain powers for the reasonable decision of the association.


Article 22 (Authority)

    1. The Central Steering Committee meeting is responsible for the overall business decisions and route proposals of the association.
    2. Central Steering Committee shall discuss the progress and suspension of business for members of the association.
    3. Central Steering Committee shall discuss business to be proposed to the Executive Committee. If necessary, Central Steering Committee may receive reports on progress of business from the executive committee.

Article 23 (Chairman)

    1. The president of KPSA will also hold the position of the Chairman of Central Steering Committee.
    2. If the Chairman of the Association is unable to perform the position, the Vice Chairman shall replace him. However, if the Assistant Secretary can not replace it, the elected member of the Central Committee shall take his place.

Article 24 (Central Steering Committee)

    1. Representatives of colleges of pharmacy approved in Republic of Korea are named Central Steering Committee members.
    2. If a member of the Committee serve as the President of the association, vice-president of the president’s College of Pharmacy is commissioned as the member of the Central Steering Committee.
    3. If the representative of the College of Pharmacy is not able to fulfill as the member of the Central Steering Committee by internal property, vice-president of college of pharmacy, representative of department of pharmacy and representative of department of medicine manufacturing shall replace the position.

Article 25 (Obligation of Central Steering Committee)

    1. Members of the Central Steering Committee must gather students’ opinions of the school they belong to as representative of each college of pharmacy and express them to the decision making body.
    2. Members of the Central Steering Committee must attend the relevant decision making body sincerely as the representative working units of the association.
    3. Members of the Central Steering Committee shall promptly notify decisions made by the decision making body or matters to be notified to the affiliated members of each college of pharmacy.
    4. Central Steering Committee shall not make any announcements or notices related to matters determined by the Central Steering Committee, and notification stating Central Steering Committee is not to be changed and announced under the member of the Central Steering Committee’s judgment.

Article 26 (Authority of Central Steering Committee)

    1. Members of the Central Steering Committee may attend the decision making body meeting as representatives of each belonged colleges of pharmacy.
    2. Members of the Central Steering Committee may submit agenda to the decision making body.
    3. Members of the Central Steering Committee are able to attend the decision making body’s vote.
    4. Members of the Central Steering Committee are able to propose and suggest new issue, task, etc. to the President’s Party of the association.
    5. The Central Committee of the Committee may propose a halt to the progress of the meeting if it finds the matters under way and contents of the work inappropriate.

Article 27 (Tenure)

Tenure of the members of the Central Steering Committee is equal to the President’s tenure.


Article 28 (Representative)

    1. If member of the Central Steering Committee is unable to attend, the representative may attend the Central Steering Committee Meeting.
    2. One of the Vice-student representatives or officer of each College of Pharmacy is elected as representative.
    3. Representative is delegated all authority of Central Steering Committee at attended Central Steering Committee Meeting.

Article 29 (Progress)

The Chairman shall hold a meeting to ensure that the opinions of the central members of the Committee are reflected democratically.


Article 30 (Temporary Central Steering Committee Meeting)

The temporary meeting of the Central Steering Committee shall be convened by the president in the following matters.

    1. Request to convene from association‘s President
    2. Request to convene from over 1/3 of the Central Steering Committee
    3. Request to convene from over 1/3 of the Central Standing Committee

Article 31 (Requirement of Meeting and Decision)

    1. Central Steering Committee Meeting shall be convened if majority of the total Central Steering Committee members are present, and the decision of Central Steering Committee Meeting shall be approved if majority of the present members vote in favor of the matter.
    2. In the following case, the matter shall be decided by the presence of more than 2/3 of the total Central Steering Committee members and the approval of more than 2/3 of the present members.
      • the Article 38 case of the impeachment of President of the Association
    3. In the following cases, the matter shall be decided by the presence of majority of the total Central Steering Committee members and the approval of more than 2/3 of the present members.
      • the Article 39 case of the amendment of bylaws of KPSA
      • the Article 42-clause
    4. case of the dismissal of Executive Committee members
    5. If majority of the present members abstain, the matter shall be decided again after discussion.

Article 32 (Way of Voting)

    1. The matter shall be voted by a show of hands in principle. Then the list of representatives with a show of hands should not be recorded, but the total number of voters shall be recorded.
    2. Important items that proposed by a chairman or a representative and decided by Central Steering Committee members may be voted by secret ballot.
    3. In either of the following cases, the decision must absolutely be voted by secret ballot.
      • the Article 38 case of whether to pass the impeachment motion of President of the Association to Whole Representatives’ Meeting
      • the Article 42-clause ② case of the dismissal of Executive Committee members

Article 33 (Matter of Meeting)

Central Steering Committee Meeting shall deliberate and decide any of the following matters.

    1. the item proposed by President's Party of the Association and their demand for meeting
    2. the item proposed by more than 1/3 of Central Standing Committee members and their demand for meeting
    3. the item proposed by more than 1/3 of the total Central Steering Committee members and their demand for meeting
    4. the item proposed by more than 1/35 of the total members of the Association who belong to two and more units
    5. the item entrusted from Whole Representatives’ Meeting according to Article 18-clause ①
    6. the proposed item of permission for the resignation of President's Party of the Association according to Article 65-clause ①
    7. the proposed item of whether to pass the impeachment motion of President of the Association to Whole Representatives’ Meeting according to Article 66-clause ②
    8. the proposed item of whether to pass the amendment of bylaws of KPSA to Whole Representatives’ Meeting according to Article 39
    9. the proposed item on Executive Committee according to Article 42 Article 34 (Delegation of Matter)

Article 34 (Delegation of Matter)

    1. The matters which are not dealt with may be delegated to the next regular Whole Representatives’ Meeting by approval of majority of the present members, if the meeting fails to deal with the matter and decides adjournment.
    2. The following matters should not be delegated.
      • the Article 37 case of permission for the resignation of President's Party of the Association
      • the Article 38 case of the impeachment motion of President of the Association
      • the Article 39 case of the amendment of bylaws of KPSA
      • the Article 42 case on Executive Committee
    3. The matter proposed to Central Steering Committee Meeting that is not convened shall be abolished without being delegated.

Article 35 (Case about Whole Representatives’ Meeting)

Central Steering Committee Meeting shall convene Whole Representatives’ Meeting according to Article 13-clause ①, and propose the items to Whole Representatives’ Meeting according to Article 17.


Article 36 (Case about Permission for the Resignation of President's Party of the Association)

Central Steering Committee Meeting shall delegate and decide whether to permit if President's Party of the Association requests permission for their resignation according to Article 65-clause ①.


Article 37 (Case about Impeachment of President of the Association)

Central Steering Committee Meeting shall decide whether to pass the impeachment motion to Whole Representatives’ Meeting if a motion to impeach President of the Association is proposed Article 55-clause ②.


Article 38 (Case about Amendment of Bylaw of KPSA)

Central Steering Committee Meeting shall decide whether to pass the motion of Amendment of Bylaw of KPSA proposed by one of the following cases to Whole Representatives’ Meeting.

    1. the request of President's Party of the Association
    2. the request of more than 1/2 of the total Central Steering Committee members

Article 39 (Case about Official Activity)

    1. Central Steering Committee Meeting shall have the right to consent for joint in or withdrawal from the permanent organizations in solidarity with the Association.
    2. Central Steering Committee Meeting shall delegate the lawsuit to President's Party of the Association if there is a problem which needs to proceed with lawsuit in the name of the total members of the Association.

Article 40 (Case about Alteration of Decision and Execution)

Central Steering Committee Meeting may alter or cancel the decision and execution of Branch Steering Committee, Central Standing Committee, Executive Committee, Special Organization.


Article 41 (Case about Executive Committee)

    1. Executive Committee should receive confirmation from Central Steering Committee Meeting in advance on any of the following matters when they are considered to be related with the status of the Association. However, the matters which can not be confirmed by Central Steering Committee Meeting should be confirmed by Whole Representatives’ Meeting.
      • business plan and basic direction of Executive Committee
      • appointment of Executive Committee members
      • alteration of the system of Executive Bureaus and establishment and alteration of affiliated Executive Bureaus
    2. Central Steering Committee Meeting may decide the dismissal of Executive Committee members.

Article 42 (Case about Special Organization)

    1. Central Steering Committee Meeting shall decide the establishment and abolition of Special Organizations prescribed by Chapter 4
    2. Central Steering Committee Meeting shall decide the execution of the Association budget.

Article 43 (Record and Notice)

    1. The clerk shall take down every detail of Central Steering Committee meeting in shorthand.
    2. The stenographic records and the meeting proceedings shall be posted where Central Steering Committee can check within 7 days after the conference.
    3. The meeting proceedings shall be posted where all the members of the Association can check within 14 days after the conference.

Branch Steering Committee Meeting

Article 44 (Position)

    1. Branch Steering Committee Meeting shall discuss specific issues or matters about the relevant branch.
    2. An Executive Branch consisting of the relevant branch members may be established if necessary.

Article 45 (Branch Steering Committee Meeting)

The president of Branch Steering Committee shall convene a meeting if the following conditions are met.

    1. Request to convene from the president of Branch Steering Committee
    2. Request to convene from the majority of Branch Steering Committee members excluding the president of the committee.

Article 46 (Decision)

    1. The decision of Branch Steering Committee Meeting shall be approved if majority of the total Branch Steering Committee members are present and majority of the present members vote in favor of the matter.
    2. If majority of the total Branch Steering Committee members are present and majority of the present members object to the matter, it shall be rejected
    3. If majority of the total Branch Steering Committee members are present and majority of the present members abstain, the matter shall be decided again after discussion.

Article 47 (Business Priority)

When the tasks of Central Steering Committee overlap with those of Branch Steering Committee, the tasks of Central Steering Committee shall take the priority. However, when the schedule of Central Steering Committee overlaps with the schedule set by Branch Steering Committee, the business priority is determined through discussions between Branch Steering Committee and President’s Party of the Association.


Disciplinary Committee

Article 48 (Status)

The rules of Korea Pharmacy Students’ Association defines the matters concerning the organization and operation of a disciplinary committee to review and determine disciplinary cases of Executive Organization, Decision Making Body and Special Organization member.


Article 49 (Business)

    1. The disciplinary committee shall take disciplinary action if a member of Executive Organization, Decision Making Body or Special Organization fails to perform the duties of the society or does damage to limit the work of the society.
    2. The member subjected to disciplinary action shall be called the subject of disciplinary action.

Article 50 (Convocation)

    1. The Disciplinary Committee shall be convened by one of the following clauses.
      • The issue of Disciplinary Committee convocation resolved by the General Representatives’ Meeting
      • The issue of Disciplinary Committee convocation resolved by the Central Committees’ Meeting
    2. Regarding Section 1 Clause 2, Disciplinary Committee convocation issue may be motioned to the Central Committee with request of Audit Committee in spite of Article 34.
    3. Position of a person who is subject to disciplinary action is suspended during the period of Disciplinary Committee

Article 51 (Chairman of Disciplinary Committee)

    1. The Chairman of Disciplinary Committee represents the committee and is responsible for affairs of the society.
    2. The president of the association will elect the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee immediately once Disciplinary Committee convocation issue has been approved; one of the Vice Presidents of the Association will become the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee as for convocation of Executive Organization and Special Organization, and Chairman of Executive Committee will be the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee as for convocation of Decision Making Body.

Article 52 (Composition)

    1. The Disciplinary Committee shall be composed with the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee and seven members of Disciplinary Committee.
    2. Members of Disciplinary Committee shall be composed with one Head member of Association group, one Central Standing Committee member, two Central Steering Committee members, two members of the Executive Committees other than the Central Steering Committee, and one Audit Committee member.
    3. he Disciplinary Committee may request for cooperation to Executive Organization, Decision Making Body, Special Organization, or consultant of the society for seamless flow of disciplinary procedure.

Article 53 (Authority)

    1. The Disciplinary Committee decides the reason for the disciplinary action and publishes the details to the Central operation Committee.
    2. The disciplinary committee decides the details of disciplinary action for the reason and notifies the details to the central operation committee.
    3. If a person who is subject to disciplinary action does not carry out the details of the disciplinary action by the deadline, disciplinary committee can ask reasons and rearrange the level of disciplinary action.

Article 54 (Obligation)

    1. The disciplinary committee shall provide objective evidence that can be presented when judging disciplinary reasons.
    2. The disciplinary committee shall rule the reason for disciplinary action based on the objective evidence in accordance with bylaws and detailed regulations of a plenary session.
    3. The disciplinary committee notifies the decision of the punishment to the person to whom it is subject and checks if the punishment is implemented within the due date.
    4. Anyone who supports the task of the disciplinary committee and the member of the disciplinary committee shall keep the office confidentiality.
    5. If a person who is subject to disciplinary action is confirmed, the relevant disciplinary committee is dissolved.

Article 55 (Resolution of the disciplinary committee)

    1. The disciplinary committee shall pass the bill with 2/3 or more members attended and with the consent of the majority of the committee including the chairman.
    2. The chairman of the committee is not given a voting right. The chairman has the casting vote in case of a tie.

Article 56 (Opportunity for explanation).

The disciplinary committee shall give the person subject to disciplinary action an opportunity for explanation if requested


Article 57 (Appeal)

The person subject to disciplinary action may appeal the decision made by the disciplinary committee within 3 days of the date of the announcement of the disciplinary action.


Article 58 (Obligation of a person subject to disciplinary action)

A person who is subject to disciplinary action should submit the evidence that the disciplinary action was followed before the due date.


Article 59 (Operating regulations of The disciplinary committee)

All other things in relations to disciplinary actions shall be decided as per 「Operating Regulations of the disciplinary committee」.


CHAPTER 3 EXECUTIVE ORGANIZATION

President’s Party of the Association

Article 60 (Composition)

    1. President's Party of the Association shall consist of President, Vice President, and Chairman of Executive Committee of the Association.
    2. If there are two or more vice presidents or two or more chairman of executive committee of the association, their division of tasks should be clearly specified.

Article 61 (Position)

    1. President shall represent the Association, and become a representative of the Central Steering Committee.
    2. Vice President shall assist the President and act as President by the President’s temporary delegation of authority or in the absence of the President. One of Vice Presidents shall serve as the chairman of Central Standing Committee.
    3. Chairman of Executive Committee shall be the chief administrator of the Executive Committee and operate the Executive Committee smoothly through his communications with the President. [Amended Feb.4.2017]

Article 62 (Authority)

    1. President may perform official activities to express the Association's official position as a representative of the Association. If the influence of his activity is significant to the members of the Association, majority of the Central Steering Committee’s agreement must be obtained.
    2. President shall have the power of appointment and dismissal for Vice President, Chairman of Executive Committee, members of Executive Committee, and the representatives of Central Steering Committee’s affiliated organizations, not even in 48 hours after the election.
    3. President shall appoint the Vice President who has one of the following qualifications.
      • a former member of Central Steering Committee
      • a current member of Central Steering Committee
    4. President shall appoint the Chairman of Executive Committee who has one of the following qualifications.
      • a former member of Central Steering Committee
      • a former member of Executive Committe
      • a current member of Central Steering Committee
    5. President’s Party of the Association shall control general business enforcement of the Association.
    6. President’s Party of the Association shall direct and supervise the Central Steering Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Central Standing Committee.
    7. President’s Party of the Association shall be able to propose alteration or retraction for the Central Steering Committee’s decision and enforcement. In case of the alteration and retraction, majority of the Central Steering Committee’s attendance and majority of the attending members’ approval must be received.
    8. President’s Party of the Association may establish special organizations for the effective progression of task, especially when it is recognized as an essential issue.
    9. As for an emergency issue that must be decided immediately, President’s Party of the Association may proceed the task under the party’s judgment. However, it must be reported and explained to the Central Steering Committee within 24 hours. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]

Article 63 (Obligation)

    1. President’s Party of the Association shall make efforts for the long-term development of the Association.
    2. President’s Party of the Association shall discuss every issue of the Association initially, submit the item to the Legislative Organizations, deliver the progression of task to Central Steering Committee, Executive Committee, and Central Standing Committee.
    3. In case of the issue that has a significant effect on members of the Association, it must be reported to the Central Steering Committee and delivered to all members of the Association through each affiliated student council.
    4. Present President’s Party shall cooperate with next President’s Party in the election and the transfer of duties and responsibilities to ensure that next President’s Party perform the work smoothly. [Amended Feb.04.2017]

Article 64 (Tenure)

    1. The tenure of President shall be from 48 hours after the election by regular Whole Representatives’ Meeting to 48 hours after next President’s election by regular Whole Representatives’ Meeting.
    2. The tenure of Vice President shall be equal to the President’s tenure
    3. The tenure of Chairman of Executive Committee shall be equal to the President’s tenure.

Article 65 (Resignation)

    1. If President's Party of the Association is to resign, it must be given a permission by the Central Steering Committee. However, in the involuntary situation such as death, the person concerned shall not be given a permission.
    2. In case that President resigns, One of Vice Presidents shall replace the duties of President.

Article 66 (Impeachment)

    1. The President may be impeached when he violates the bylaw of KPSA, or when he seriously damages the rights and interests of members of the Association or the status of the Association by reason of his wrongdoing in the execution of his obligation.
    2. A motion to impeach the President may be submitted in either of the following cases.
      • the joint signature of a majority of the total representatives in Whole Representatives’ Meeting
      • the joint signature of more than 1/10 of the total members of the Association who belong to two and more units.
    3. The temporary chairman of Central Steering Committee shall convene a meeting within 14 days from the submission of the impeachment motion, deliberate the joint signature of clause 3, and decide whether to pass the impeachment motion to Whole Representatives’ Meeting. In case that the temporary chairman of Central Steering Committee refuses to convene a meeting, a member of Central Steering Committee shall be able to directly convene a meeting according to the joint signature of more than 1/3 of total members of Central Steering Committee, and select a temporary chairman immediately after the start of the meeting.
    4. In case of the impeachment motion, Central Steering Committee shall start a meeting when more than 2/3 of total members of Central Steering Committee are present and shall decide whether to pass the impeachment motion to Whole Representatives’ Meeting when more than 2/3 of present members approve. The chairman shall fix the schedule for Whole Representatives’ Meeting immediately after the decision.

Article 67 (Suspension of Obligation)

In case that the motion to impeach President is submitted according to Article55 clause ②, the target shall be suspended from his duties until the proposal of whether to pass the impeachment motion is rejected in Central Steering Committee Meeting or the impeachment motion is rejected in Whole Representatives’ Meeting.


Branch Steering Committee

Article 68 (Position)

Branch Steering Committee shall be an executive organization in each branch of the Association.


Article 69 (Composition)

Schools registered in the Association shall be divided into branches and each branch shall have its own Branch Steering Committee. Schools’ affiliation to each branch shall refer to article 5 (branches) under General Provisions.


Article 70 (Branch Steering Committee Member)

    1. The president of each branch shall also serve as the president of Branch Steering Committee in corresponding branches.
    2. Branch Steering Committee shall consist of members of the Central Steering Committee in corresponding branches.

Article 71 (Branch Member)

Members of the Association composing each branch shall also become branch members of each corresponding branch.


Article 72 (Authority)

    1. Branch Steering Committee may perform autonomic and independent activities to manage each branch.
    2. Branch Steering Committee may have the bylaws of Branch Steering Committee for each branch’s management.

Article 73 (Obligation)

    1. Autonomic and independent activities of Branch Steering Committee should not be against the overall lines and ideology of the Association.
    2. The internal bylaws of Branch Steering Committee shall not be against the overall lines and ideology of the Association.
    3. When the whole tasks of the Association overlap with those of each branch, the whole tasks of the Association shall take the priority.

Article 74 (Tenure)

The tenure of Branch Steering Committee members shall be equal to the President’s tenure.


Central Standing Committee

Article 75 (Position)

Central Standing Committee shall be an executive organization that reciprocally transfers the issues between the President’s Party and the Association.


Article 76 (Composition)

    1. One of the Vice-Presidents of the plenary appointed by the President of the Association shall also serve as the chairman of Central Standing Committee.
    2. The presidents of each branch shall also become the members of Central Standing Committee.

Article 77 (Role)

    1. Central Standing Committee shall settle items entrusted from the Central Steering Committee.
    2. Central Standing Committee shall invigorate mutual interactions among branches.
    3. Central Standing Committee shall prevent President’s Party from doing an arbitrary action.

Executive Committee

Article 78 (Position)

Executive Committee shall enforces the business of the Association.


Article 79 (Composition and Authority)

    1. Executive Committee shall consist of Chairman of Executive Committee and members of Executive Committee.
    2. The members of Executive Committee shall be called Executive Director, Vice Executive Director, and Executive Officers.
    3. Chairman of Executive Committee may be in charge of the committee and, if necessary, compose the system of Executive Bureaus which are confirmed by Whole Representatives' Meeting or Central Steering Committee Meeting.
    4. Each Executive Bureau may have Executive Officers who are confirmed by Whole Representatives' Meeting or Central Steering Committee Meeting.
    5. If needed, each Executive Bureau may be established, altered or merged by the decision of Whole Representatives' Meeting or Central Steering Committee Meeting. In case of abolition of a bureau, executive officers of the abolished bureau must be rearranged to another appropriate bureau.

Article 80 (Executive Director)

    1. A member of the Central Steering Committee shall also serve as Executive Director of a bureau. In addition, a member who completed the tenure of Central Steering Committee or a former Executive Officer can become Executive Director.
    2. Executive Director shall generally control business operation in the relevant bureau, and have interactive exchanges of opinion with Chairman of Executive Committee.
    3. Executive Director shall ask President's Party of the Association to expel an Executive Officer in the relevant bureau only if there is a proper reason.
    4. Executive Director can offer new tasks or business to the Chairman of Executive Committee.
    5. Vice Executive Director shall replace the obligation of Executive Director in the absence of Executive Director. However, one of Executive Officers can do if there is no position of Vice Executive Director in the bureau.

Article 81 (Executive Officer)

    1. Every member of the Central Steering Committee shall be required to belong to at least one bureau and shall also serve as an executive officer obligatorily. However, a member of President's Party of the Association, president of each branch, Executive Director, and Vice Executive Director shall be an exception.
    2. A member of the Association except Central Steering Committee members may be appointed as an executive officer after selection process.
    3. Members of Executive Committee may offer new tasks or business to the Chairman of Executive Committee.

Article 82 (Finance)

The Executive Committee may use the Association’s operating expenses on their items passed by the deliberation meeting on the budget.


Article 83 (Tenure)

    1. The tenure of Executive Committee members shall be equal to the President’s tenure.
    2. Chairman of Executive Committee propose the dismissal of an Executive Committee member to Whole Representatives' Meeting or Central Steering Committee Meeting if he does not fulfill his obligation.

rticle 84 (Certification of Activities)

    1. The Association shall issue an activity certificate to the members of Executive Committee who has completed the purpose of operation or has acted faithfully for a year.
    2. The list of certified Executive Committee members shall be permanently recorded, registered, and recognized as official activity career.

Emergency Planning Committee

Article 85 (Emergency Planning Committee)

An Emergency Planning Committee will be formed 48 hours after the announcement of the relevant matters in any of the following cases : Provided, That in cases falling under subparagraph 1, it shall be organized immediately after the general delegates' meeting, and the term of office of the current president of the association shall be terminated immediately after the Emergency Planning Committee is established.

    1. If the election of the president of the association fails and there is no winner,
    2. If the president of the association resigned,
    3. If the president of the association is impeached,

Article 86 (Member of the committee)

When an Emergency Planning Committee is formed pursuant to Article 85, the student representative of each college of pharmacy shall become a member of the Emergency Planning Committee as of the time of formation.


Article 87 (Chairman of the committee)

    1. The chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee is elected from among the emergency committee members.
    2. The chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee has the authority equivalent to the president of association
    3. The chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee runs an emergency committee

Article 88 (Authority)

    1. The Emergency Planning Committee has the authority equivalent to the central operation committee.
    2. The Emergency Planning Committee shall be in charge of regular duties of the Central Steering Committee during the vacancy of the president of the association.
    3. The Emergency Planning Committee has the authority equivalent to the president of association. The Emergency Planning Committee may organize a temporary executive committee to take charge of regular duties of the Executive Committee during the vacancy of the chairperson of the association.

Article 89 (Obligation)

    1. The emergency committee establishes a specific schedule for the election of president of the association and establishes an election management committee.
    2. If an emergency committee is established due to the failure of the association president's election, the emergency committee member will not be allowed to leave the post until the next chairman is elected.

Articale 90 (Temporary Executive Committee)

    1. The Temporary Executive Committee has the authority equivalent to the Executive Committee and shall be in charge of regular duties of the Executive Committee during the vacancy of the president of the association.
    2. The chairman of the Temporary Executive Committee shall appoint a person who meets the conditions of each subparagraph of article 62 paragraph 4.
    3. The chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee has the power to appoint and dismiss temporary executvie directors.
    4. If necessary, the chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee and temporary executive directors can recruit and publicly announce temporary executive officers.

Article 91 (Tenure)

    1. The term of the Emergency Planning Committee will be up to 48 hours after the election of the next chairman of the association.
    2. The Emergency Planning Committee shall be converted to a central operation committee member 48 hours after the election of the next president of the association and shall be in the same position as the next president of the association.
    3. If the election of the president of the association has been canceled and there is no winner, The Emergency Planning Committee, which consists of the former Pharmacy Student Representatives, can delegate The Emergency Planning Committee to the current Pharmacy Student Representatives.

Article 92 (Status)

Audit Committee is a permanent committee authorized by the entire student representative for financial audit. [Amended Feb. 2019]


Article 93 (The chairman of the Audit Committee)

    1. The chairman of the Audit Committee shall be recommended by the following 3 articles and elected by the decision of Central Committee.
      • President of the Association
      • Central Executive Director
      • Executive Committee
    2. The each article of section 1 is entitled to recommend up to 1 candidate for The chairman of the Audit Committee. However, a person who belongs to Executive Organization and Decision Making Body of the plenary can’t be recommended.
    3. The term of the chairman of the Audit Committee shall be in line with the term of the president of the association. [Amended Feb. 2019]

Article 94 (Audit Committee)

    1. Those who fall under any of the following shall become audit members
      • One of the Central Steering Committee
      • One of the Executive Director
      • One who is recommended by the Chairman of the Audit Committee (2 people Maximum)
    2. Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of paragraph (1) is elected from Central Steering Committee and Executive Committee. However, the chairman of Central Steering Committee and the Chairman of Executive Committee can’t be elected for audit members.

Article 95 (Obligation)

    1. Audit members shall comply with the rules.
    2. Audit committee members should conduct a strict audit according to their conscience and rules of conduct.
    3. The Audit Committee shall conduct regular audit every six months. [Amended Feb. 2019]

Article 96 (Enforcement)

    1. The Audit Committee shall conduct regular audits every six months.
    2. The Audit Committee shall conduct regular audits 30 days before the entire representatives ' meeting.
    3. If there is no general representative meeting, the audit results shall be announced to the central operation committee by attending the regular meeting of the Central Committee.
    4. he Audit Committee may request the submission of related data by inviting representatives of the organization or business personnel to attend and listen to the statement when the audit is recognized as necessary. [Amended Feb. 2019]

Article 97 (Audit Report)

    1. Temporary audits shall be reported online.
    2. Regular audit shall be reported at the general representatives ' meeting. However, if there is no full representative meeting, it is reported to the regular meeting of the Central Committee. [Amended Feb. 2019]

Article 98 (Temporary Audit)

    1. The Audit Committee shall request the chairman of the association to approve the implementation of the temporary audit if :
      • Requesting the President of the Association to implement
      • Request the implementation of more than 1/2 of central management committee members
      • Request for implementation according to the joint signature name of at least 1/10 of the total members of the conference [Amended Feb. 2019]
    2. When requesting the implementation of a temporary audit by the committee, the group of heads of the association shall decide whether to execute it within three days of request and notify it to the committee. If the implementation is rejected, the association's leaders must express their opinions through an official online meeting within two days of resolution. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]
    3. The temporary audit can run for up to 30 days after the decision is made, and extension is not allowed.
    4. The report of the temporary audit results must be reported to the central operation committee. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]
    5. In the event that there are no special violations within the president's term, the case in which the temporary audit was conducted shall not be subject to another audit. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]

Chapter 4 Special Forces

Article 99 (Status)

In special cases, special bodies may be placed under the Central Steering Committee on a temporary or permanent basis to ensure smooth project performance.


Article 100 (Organization)

Members who are recommended by Central Steering Committee Meeting shall serve as the head of the Organization and shall constitute a member of the Committee.


Article 101 (Newly established regulation of the special forces)

All other things in relations shall be decided as per 「Newly established regulation of the special forces」.


Chapter 5 The election for president of the association

Election

Article 102 (Election)

The election of the president of the association is carried out on an indirect election.


Article 103 (Election Rights)

The right to vote will be granted to the next Central Committee member.


Article 104 (standing for election)

The eligibility to register as a candidate for the president of the association shall be granted to one or more of the following :

    1. Current Central Committee member
    2. Next Central Committee member

An election committee

Article 105 (Status)

    1. The Central Election Management Committee is the highest decision-making body, delegated authority from the Central Management Committee to execute and adjust related business under the regulations for a fair election of president of the association.
    2. The Central Election Management Committee shall have the only jurisdiction over the election and related business, and will independently decide and act upon by the rules and regulations of Korean Pharmacy Students’ Association (KPSA).

Article 106 (Composition)

    1. The Central Election Management Committee will have each of the president of Branch Steering Committee as its members, and the constitution shall be completed by 30 days before the meeting of Regular Whole Representatives.
    2. The president of the Central Election Management Committee shall be elected among the committee by the members of the committee. (If an emergency planning committee is formed, then the president of the emergency committee shall be the president of the Central Election Management Committee).

Article 107 (Roles and Authorities)

    1. It will plan and manage all aspects of business and activities regarding justice, democracy, and popularity.
    2. The Central Election Management Committee will monitor the execution of election according to the way the committee and each of the headquarters of election campaign agreed.
    3. If an election campaign act unjustly, disciplinary action will be taken against them.
    4. If a member of the Association, who is not a member of an election campaign act unjustly, his of her behavior will be prevented or at least minimized.
    5. The election campaign may be requested submissions of documents or answers for some questions.
    6. If conflict arises within an election campaign, the election committee shall have the adjustment and arbitration rights.

The timing and method of an election

Article 108 (Election Day Notice)

The Election Management Committee shall announce this 20 days before the general meeting of the general delegates and conclude the registration of candidates before the 10th opening of the general delegates ' meeting.


Article 109 (Timing)

The president of the Association shall be elected during the regular general representatives ' meeting.


Article 110 (Detailed Enforcements of election)

All other things in relations shall be decided as per 「KPSA detailed enforcements of election」.


Chapter 6 Finance

Article 111 (Principle)

This society shall manage its finances efficiently and transparently. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]


Article 112 (Management)

The finance of this meeting shall be managed by the Office responsible for the business affairs.


Article 113 (Obligation)

    1. The Office responsible for finance is responsible for managing the budget during the project of this meeting and is responsible for reporting it to the Central Steering Committee.
    2. The financial use report used during the project shall be carried out at the regular central operation committee, which opens after completion of the project.
    3. The financial report shall be posted within seven days after the first report to the central operation committee.

Article 114 (Fiscal year)

The accounting period of this meeting shall be the same as that of the President of the Association. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]


Article 115 (Import)

The financial income of the main body shall be based on other proceeds including the operating expenses of the Sponsorship Conservations by School Project. [Amended Feb. 04. 2017]

Chapter 7 Attachment

Article 116

The above conventions shall take effect immediately upon resolution.


Article 117

Matters other than the regulations shall be performed in accordance with the resolution of the central operation committee.


Chapter 8 Rules for Implementation

Article 118 (Enforcement Rules)

Regulations for Implementation of this Committee may be set according to the need for this meeting.