EVSO Legal Notice

Denomination and Headquarters

  • Article 1

The association is named: European Veterinary Society for Osteopathy (EVSO®).

 

  • Article 2

EVSO® is a non-profit European association (EU and Switzerland) governed by the present statutes and subsidiarily by articles 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code. It is politically neutral and confessionally independent.

 

  • Article 3

a. The headquarters of the association is in La Neuveville, Switzerland.
b. The mailing address is determined by the Committee.

 

  • Article 4

The duration of the association is indeterminate.

 

Purpose of the association

 

  • Article 5

The purpose of the association is to ensure the quality and promotion of osteopathy and manual medicine in veterinary medical practice.

 

Members

  • Article 6

a. Members of the association may be veterinarians who have graduated from European or recognized veterinary schools in Europe and veterinary students from European schools who have made a written application and have been accepted by the Committee.
b. Membership is lost:

 

by death;

by written resignation sent at least six months before the end of the fiscal year to the Committee;

by exclusion pronounced by the Committee, for "just reasons", with a right of recourse before the General Assembly. The appeal period is thirty days from the notification of the Committee's decision;

default payment of contributions for more than one year.

 

In all cases the contribution of the year remains due.

c. The founding members are the members named in Appendix 1.

 

Organs and Procedure

  • Article 7

The bodies of the association are: the General Assembly, the Committee and the Auditor.

 

  • Article 8

The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the association. It brings together all the members of the association and makes the important decisions. It is competent in particular for:

 

the modification of the statutes;

the appointment of the members of the Committee and the Auditor;

vote the discharge of the Committee.

 

  • Article 9

a. The General Assembly meets at least once a year in ordinary session.

 

b. The General Assembly may be convened in extraordinary assembly by order of the Committee or by one fifth of the members of the association.

 

c. Invitations are sent by e-mail or exceptionally by post at least 60 days before the date of the General Assembly.

 

d. Any proposal to be submitted to the General Assembly must reach the Committee in writing or by e-mail with confirmation of receipt at least 30 days in advance.

 

e. The agenda of the General Assembly is sent by the Committee to each member by e-mail at least 10 days in advance.

 

f. In exceptional situations where an urgent decision must be taken by the General Assembly, it is possible to use an electronic vote. Votes must be made within 10 days.

 

  • Article 10

a. Each Honorary Member (EVSO®-A), each EVSO-B Member (Transitional Period), EVSO®-C Member and each Graduate Member (EVSO®-D) (Schedule 2) up to date with their annual dues for the year in progress has the right to vote.


The core members (EVSO®-B) (Appendix 2) are convened to the General Assembly and have, at least during the transition period (see definition in Appendix 2) the right to vote. The continuity of this right will have to be reconsidered at the end of transition congress


b. Decisions of the General Assembly are taken by a simple majority of the votes of the members present having the right to vote. In the event of a tie, the chair or deputy chair (in the order indicated in Article 12) has double counting.


c. Decisions concerning the modification of the statutes and / or the dissolution of the association are taken according to the voting distribution of the three following groups:


- the Committee weighs for 1/3 of the votes,

- the founding members (Appendix 1) as well as the honorary members (EVSO®-A) and the graduated members (EVSO®-D) who do not belong to the Committee account for 1/3 of the votes,
- the members EVSO®-C and EVSO-B (transition period) present not belonging to the Committee, represent 1/3 of the votes.

- each group will designate a group representative in the minutes before the vote. The latter will be responsible for presenting to the Assembly the voting result of his own group. In the event of a tie, his voice will count double within his group.

 

  • Article 11

The administration of the association is entrusted to the Committee which manages the assets and projects of the association

.

 

  • Article 12

The Committee is made up of at least three members of the association, including at least one president, a treasurer and a secretary general. In the absence of the president, he is replaced by the 1st vice-president, who is replaced by the 2nd vice-president. The members of the Committee and the two Vice-Presidents are elected by a simple majority of voting members for 2 years renewable, at a General Assembly.
 

  • Article 13

The committee is responsible for:

- taking the necessary steps to achieve the goal;

- convening ordinary and extraordinary general meetings;

- taking decisions on the admission and resignation of members and their possible exclusion;

- ensuring the application of the by-laws, to draw up by-laws and to administer the property of the association.

 

  • Article 14

The members of the Committee commit the association by the joint signature of two, including that of the president or one of the two vice-presidents who signs as substitute. For all financial transactions, the signatures of the Treasurer and the Acting Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson (in the order indicated in Article 12) are mandatory.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Article 15

The management of the accounts is entrusted to the treasurer of the Association and is audited every year by the auditor appointed by the General Assembly.

  • Article 16

The amount of the contributions is fixed by the General Assembly.

  • Article 17

The members of the association are not personally responsible for social debts that are only guaranteed by the social assets of the association.

  • Article 18

In the event of dissolution, the assets of the organization, once the accounts are completed, will be given to an organization pursuing a similar goal or to a humanitarian foundation. They have been modified by the Lyon 2017 General Assembly.

The present statutes were adopted by the Constitutive Assembly of May 11, 2012 in Lisses, France.

Annex 1

Founders

 

Dr. Frédéric Ab-der-Halden

Dr. Jean-Jacques Breton

Dr. Frank De Craene

Dr. Fabrice Fosse

Dr. Jean-Marc Hames

Dr. Eric Lebas
Dr. Alain Lecat

Dr. Yoann Le Foll

Dr. Jean-Philippe Liot

Dr. Isabelle Lussot-Kervern

Dr. Sarah Miccichè Walzinger

Dr. Jean-Pierre Pallandre
Dr. Roberto Ré

Dr. Marie-Odile Sautel

Dr. Serge Sawaya

Dr. Eva Schmidt

Dr. Sabine Scholz

Dr. Christian Struchen

Dr. Dorothea Brigitte Traenckner

Dr. Xavier Tricot ᵼ

Dr. Christine Warzecha

 

Annex 2

 

Acceptance of members

Definition

 

4 levels of EVSO® members:

EVSO®-A = EVSO® - Honorary Members (honorAry)

EVSO®-B = EVSO® - Basic Members

EVSO®-C = EVSO® - Certified Members

EVSO®-D = EVSO® - Graduate Members


Members EVSO®-A, EVSO®-B, EVSO®-C, EVSO®-D are practicing veterinarians in their country (with the exception of veterinary students who are eligible for EVSO®-B status) and in good standing with their respective legislation.

 

EVSO®-A

Honorary members are elected by the General Assembly. They must have an important place in the history of osteopathic veterinary medicine, and / or must show an important commitment in the field of research or a political implication for the promotion of the objectives of EVSO®.

EVSO®-A members have:

the right to vote at the general meeting.

their name published on the EVSO® list of the website

the right to use the EVSO® name and logo

 

EVSO®-B

 

Core members must complete the EVSO® registration form and pay an annual fee, the amount of which is set at the Annual General Meeting -. Students can only obtain the EVSO®-B member status.

EVSO®-B members:

 

have access to the website, members only section. They get preferential rates at EVSO® congresses.

During the transition period (defined below), EVSO®-B members have the right to vote at the General Assembly. It will be necessary to vote to maintain this right during the definitive period.

have the opportunity to see their name appear on the site, with a clear distinction compared to EVSO® C members

have the right to use the EVSO® name and logo.

 

EVSO®-C

 

EVSO®-C members have:

 

the status of certified members.

  • the same rights as EVSO®-B.

  • the right to vote at the general meeting.

  • their name and exact coordinates are published on an EVSO® list of certified members on the website

  • the right to use the EVSO® name and logo.

  • the obligation to pay an annual subscription, the amount of which is defined at the Annual General Meeting

Are defined:

  • An initial - transition period - from the creation date of EVSO® to the EVSO® 2020 convention.

  • A definitive period starting the day after the EVSO® 2020 congress.

1.1 EVSO®-C IN TRANSITIONAL PERIOD:

A. Modalities for veterinary practitioners who have been working in the field of veterinary osteopathy for less than 2 years:

 

They must demonstrate a minimum of 500 hours of training by specifying the name and content of the course.

They must complete online multiple choice examinations.

They must present a clinical case.

They must commit to treating a minimum of 20 cases per month.

B. Modalities for veterinary practitioners working in the field of veterinary osteopathy between 2-5 years:

 

They must demonstrate a minimum of 300 hours of training by specifying the name and content of the course.

They must complete online multiple choice examinations.

They must present a clinical case.

They must commit to treating a minimum of 20 cases per month.

 

C. Modalities for veterinary practitioners in the field of veterinary osteopathy for more than 5 years:

 

They must provide the written details of their training in osteopathy.

They must complete online multiple choice examinations.

They must present a clinical case.

They must commit to treating a minimum of 20 cases per month.

 

1.2. EVSO®-C IN DEFINITIVE PERIOD

 

A. Procedures for veterinary students studying veterinary osteopathy

 

They must be EVSO®-B.

They must testify 500 hours / 750 of the EU (45 min) of continuing education for a minimum period of 2 years.

They must take an MCQ at an EVSO® accredited school.

They must take a practical assessment at an EVSO® accredited school, according to the school's criteria.

 

B. Modalities for practitioners who have been working in the field of veterinary osteopathy for more than 8 years

 

They must submit their application in writing to the EVSO® Committee.

They must provide the written details of their training in osteopathy.

They must complete online multiple choice examinations.

They must present two clinical cases.

They must commit to treating a minimum of 20 cases per month.

This application will be examined by a validation committee of prior learning. This committee will contact the candidate after evaluating his application.

 

1.3 EVSO®-D

 

During the initial phase, EVSO®-D members may be validated without review. EVSO®-D members are EVSO®-C members that meet the following criteria:

 

Have at least ten years of experience in their specialty and have contributed significantly to the development of this specialty through teaching, research or practice.

Have an advanced practice in their specialty and have demonstrated skills in teaching or practice in such a way that they devote a large part of their professional time to this specialty.

Be the author of important publications on topics of interest to the research or practice of this specialty.

 

2. Remuneration of the members of the Committee and the active members of the various committees

 

Remuneration of Committee members and active members of the various committees was decided in AG Liège 2016. The amount of this remuneration will be decided annually and submitted to the GA for approval.

 

A Finance and Fees Regulation was created at the Lyon 2017 Annual General Meeting (see Appendix 3). It must be renewed every 2 years at the General Assembly.

 

Annex 3

 

FINANCE AND FEES REGULATIONS
SEPTEMBER 2017


Article 1: Purpose

This regulation determines the financial competences of the Committee as well as the remunerations of EVSO® members performing a service for the association.


Article 2: Legal aspect

This regulation is based on the amendment at the AG Lièges 2016, appendix 2 of the statutes, point 2)


Article 3: Financial competence of the Committee

The committee has the power to use a maximum of € 1500.- per case and a maximum of € 4000.- per year for expenses not appearing in the budget.


Article 4: Participation in the sessions as official representative EVSO®

There is no provision for compensation for participation in the various sessions, except for compensation for transport costs, calculated on the basis of the equivalent of the cheapest public transport price (train, plane), but this as far as the meeting will be announced to the Committee at least 15 days previously, and a meeting protocol will be sent to the committee within 10 days.

 

Article 5: Committee

No remuneration is foreseen for the members of the Committee, except the compensation of the expenses of transport, calculated with the equivalence of the price of the least expensive public transport (train, plane). The members of the Committee are exempt from their annual dues.

 

 

Article 6: Other remuneration

Any other remuneration that exceeds the financial standing of the Committee requires a special request at the EVSO® Annual General Meeting.

 

 

Article 7: Enforcement and duration

This regulation was approved at the AG Lyon 2017, on September 23rd
It must be renewed every 2 years at the GA.

2017

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