Rules and Regulations

Statute of GEMMSOR.
As of December 16, 2006

Article I.
The Study Group of the Hand and upper limb orthoses in rehabilitation and was founded July 7, 1984 for a period of 99 years, with effect from 12.29.1989 this heading is followed by the name "French Society Rehabilitation of the Hand. " It is governed by the 1901 law.
The Study Group of the Hand and upper limb orthoses in rehabilitation and aims to contribute to the development of rehabilitation of the Main in coordinating and disseminating the work done by therapists qualified in the fields of rehabilitation and the apparatus. It also aims to foster exchanges and meetings between all therapists interested in this discipline, promote the growth thereof.

Article II.
The headquarters of the Study Group of the Hand and upper limb orthoses in rehabilitation and is set at 122 Avenue LODEVE, 34070 Montpellier.

Article III.
The Society organizes scientific events, either on its own behalf or jointly with other companies that bring together practitioners specializing in pathology of the hand and upper limb.
On request, following agreement of officers and manner to be determined, theoretical and practical courses can be provided on behalf of our company by one or more members.

Article IV.
The Society includes members divided into several categories:
A) French members:
They are recruited among the rehabilitators of French nationality, they must prove their competence in hand rehabilitation using the criteria defined in the rules.
1. full member
2. associate members
3. affiliates.
B) foreign members:
They are recruited among the rehabilitators of foreign nationality, they must also demonstrate their competence in hand rehabilitation using the criteria defined by the rules.
C) Honorary Members

Article V.
Admission requirements.
Application letters should be addressed to the Secretary General
Each nomination must be seconded to the French members by a member of the Society for foreigners by French godfather therapist or surgeon.
The rules of procedure shall regulate the admission.

Article VI.
The Company is managed by a board composed as follows:
The Chairman
The First Vice-President
The Second Vice-President.
The Secretary-General
The Deputy Secretary General
Treasurer
The Delegate to the Federation Internationale
The delegate from the European Federation

The Office and twelve active members constitute the board of directors.
This office is organized and operates in the manner prescribed in Chapter 3 of the Rules.
He takes advice from committees organized under the terms of Chapter 1 of this regulation.

Besides this office, there is a board member of the Admission, nt a commission of scientific education, a humanitarian commission and an ethics committee whose operation is notified in the rules.

Article VII.
The Secretary General and Treasurer represent the Company in court in all acts of civil life. The both have full power to charge and receive letters and recommended to collect the amounts of orders and manage accounts.
The Secretary General and the Treasurer jointly signing the accounts of the Company.

Article VIII.
The General Assembly of Society members meet at least once a year for the settlement of administrative cases. Its agenda is set by the Bureau. She hears the reports on the financial and moral situation of the Company, approve the accounts for the financial year, approves the budget for the following year, elects the members and appropriate renewal of officers. It will be possible for members to be represented by other members of the Company only.

Article IX.
The statutes can be changed on proposal of the board and the General Meeting or Extraordinary meeting to this effect must be a quorum of two thirds of the members. Decisions should be decided by ballot order in the two-thirds majority of members present. In the event that a quorum of two thirds of the members could not be reached, the Assembly can not validly be held and would be convened in the same manner. There would be no quorum requirement for the second meeting.

Article X.
The cancellation of a member of the Company or for serious reasons for indignities may be requested by the Board or by written request signed by ten members of the Company. The applicant will be invited to explain to a family council made up of former presidents of the Company and the President. The cancellation will be delivered following a vote of the members present unanimously that this Council will be half plus one of the former presidents.
Membership is lost by:
- Resignation
- Radiation
- Death.

Any member of the Company has not paid his dues in spite of two reminders in the year will be considered resigned.

The resources of the Company shall consist of:
- Contributions,
- Subsidies,
- Donations.

Article XI.
The Company is authorized to pursue contacts with foreign companies rehabilitation with the same goals. The Company is affliliée to IFSHT, the EFESHT and AFREK

Rules of GEMMSOR

1) Commissions.

They are four in number:

* The admission committee

This committee is composed as follows:
The Chairman, Vice-President, Secretary General, the two former presidents and three members.
The commission is to study the records of candidates.
The Committee will propose to the tenure of office associate or affiliate members.
the Bureau's decision is sovereign on the acceptance or refusal of an application.
The Admissions Committee, in agreement with the office is only empowered to define and verify the conditions of admission to the League. Prospective members must have demonstrated their interest in the rehabilitation of the hand, one hand in their work and also in attendance and effective participation in the Congress of the Company during the preceding five years.
Every member must participate actively in the life of the Company and especially to Congress.

* The Committee of Ethics.
The Ethics Committee is responsible for defining the terms in writing grants and awards. She must decide obligations entailed by the benefits to certain members of the Company.

* The scientific committee.
This committee is responsible for:
- The scientific journal,
- The scientific content of the congress,
- Promotion for the work,
- A board computer
- To the equipment.

* The Board of Education.
This committee is responsible for:
- Promotion: The committee is responsible for the promotion of the Company on French territory, at European and international level.
- It is responsible for setting up a review of early information that does not require a costly investment.

2) Admission to membership

a) General conditions.

Letters of application for Fellowship should be addressed to the Secretary General
Each nomination must be seconded to the French members by a member of the Society for French foreign sponsor a therapist or surgeon.

The sponsor is responsible to receive the record of the candidate. It must verify the extent possible, the capacity of its candidate both knowledge on the technical possibilities in a brace.
It is required to verify the veracity of the facts brought the case to the extent of its means. The sponsor then forwards the case to the Secretary General who will submit it to the admissions committee for deliberation.

Any new member entering the Company may not be readily accepted as full member. It must go by the title of associate member in the first two years.

The transition from associate member to the holder takes place after two years when the candidate is presented two papers at the congress of GEM. or GEMMSOR or two articles published in journals relevant to the rehabilitation of the hand or upper limb.

Every member has not published or made during five years of retrograde communication in an associate member.

The announcement of the results of the admission committee is made when the General Assembly. An objection may be made by a member of the Company.

b) Special Conditions:

* Any candidate for a member must:

1 - Must apply to the President of the Company.
2 - Send the list of his qualifications and work (curriculum vitae, conferences).

3 - The transition from associate member to the holder takes place after two years of either:
- Where the candidate has presented two papers at the conference or EME GEMMSOR or Congress or a specialist in occupational therapy.
- When he published two articles in professional journals relevant to the rehabilitation of the hand or upper limb
- If he holds the Diploma Interuniversity ..................

* Any candidate for associate membership must:

1 - Must apply to the President of the Company.
2 - Being a graduate in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy (attach qualifications).
3 - Have at least three years of practice as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist. 4 - Be sponsored by a member of the Company (attach letter).
5 - Be sponsored by a surgeon belonging to G. EM (attach letter).
6 - Send the list of his qualifications and work (curriculum vitae, congress).
7 - Make three depth analysis of cases of patients treated in rehabilitation of hand and upper limb.
For each patient contact
a) diagnosis,
b) the history of the disease and its socio-professional context,
c) the initial assessments,
d) treatment, explain the goals and means,
e) the results and prognosis for the social and professional reintegration.

10 - Describe (in 100 words or less) what he thinks he made or what it can make in the field of hand rehabilitation.

* Any "candidate for the title" Affiliate Member shall:

1 - Must apply to the President of the Company.
2 - Being a graduate in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy (attach qualifications).
3 - Send a letter of motivation in the case of sponsorship.
4 - Be sponsored by a member of the Company (attach letter).
5 - Send the list of possible titles and work (curriculum vitae, conferences).

3) General operation.
Following a vote by vote of Board members are elected by absolute majority of votes cast by voters:
The Chairman for a period of two years before a non-renewable period of two years.
The First Vice-President for a term of two years intended to supplement the current President and his successor.
The Second Vice-President for a term of two years.
Delegates to the International Federations (IFSHT) and European (FESRM) a hand with no time limit.
The Secretary-General
The Deputy Secretary General
Treasurer.
These last three for a term of three years and renewable.
The previous President is a member of the Bureau for two years after its fiscal year.

The office is complemented by twelve active members Holders or Shareholders of the Company, elected by simple majority of votes in the General Assembly by secret ballot of members present or represented, then renewable each year by the outgoing third after two years of bumper year the same type of ballot.
Each member accepts a position of "Member of the Board" is required to assume the burden. A serious or repeated in this duty would lead to the exclusion of function after voting in the office by the procedure adopted for the election of its members.

Contributions are requested in December for the following year, with possible recall in February and May.
The Treasurer is responsible to provide to the list of unpaid one month before the General Assembly.
The accounts must be sent to the auditors before November 20 of each year

Candidates of foreign nationality may, after notice of the commission be accepted for admission as a "Foreign Member" in the Company. Applicants must submit a written request to the Secretary General who will forward it to President. Members of foreign affiliates and the International Federation of European Societies of Rehabilitation of the Hand are exempt from dues.