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We offer cost effective and quality education options to enhance your expertise. Networking opportunities and the exchange of ideas at our conferences will keep you abreast of current trends in the industry. We will keep you informed of proposed legislative issues related to long term care. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION – Apply Today
We will assist you with your professional goals. Offer answers and solutions, provide peer support, and recognize your outstanding achievements in the field as an Activity Professional. As students, you will determine the future of Activity Professionals in the field of long term care. Get involved and find out how you can help.
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COMMITTEE DUTIES All NCOAP members in good standing are eligible to serve on the following committees.
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- By Law Committee: Defines, maintain and reviews by-laws annually and provides recommendations to the NCOAP Board, accepts from membership proposals for by-law changes and prepares changes for voting by the membership.
- The By-Law committee serves under the Secretary.
- Government Relations Committee: This committee monitors CMS rule changes, legislative action and industry trends that affect the long term care industry and the provision of activity services. We are also involved in advocating for our membership and those we serve through networking efforts. This committee is also involved with assisted living, adult day care and all health care entities.
- Membership Committee: This committee records member information for all new and renewed members. They send membership cards to new members and inform them of who their regional representative is. Committee members will help develop ways to increase membership in all areas of elder care.
- Professional Development Committee: To assist in planning, implementing and evaluating regional conferences, provide schedule, and oversee educational opportunities. This committee acts as NCOAP’s representative to various organizations which NCOAP maintain membership or association ex. Leading Age, Alzheimer’s Org. etc.
- Standards of Practice Committee: To develop and review all ethical statements, standards, and documents which define the scope and practice of the activity profession, NCOAP membership and NCOAP Board.
- Nominations Committee: This committee is responsible for the annual NCOAP election, assuring qualified candidates are on the ballot and proper procedures are followed. The committee encourages the membership to participate in the election process by nominating people, running for office and voting. This committee needs to assist with informational mailing, contacting NCOAP to encourage involvement, make phone calls to potential nominees, mailing ballots and ballot counting.
- Ways and Means Committee: This committee will assist with fundraising efforts to meet the budget set by the NCOAP Board. Ex. Manning a NCOAP booth at conferences, for example at the NCCAP Symposium and assist in promoting membership for NCOAP.
- Audit Committee: Check the expenses and income of NCOAP with the NCOAP Treasurer. This is done annually. One year could be an in house audit and the next year done by an accountant.