Committees

The American College of Correctional Physicians relies on its committees to help formulate policy, guide programs, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Member Services Committee
 Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors criteria for membership, fellowship and mentors.
 Develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain members, fellows and mentors.
 Advise the education committee of mentor-related activities and issues that might be incorporated into educational programs.
 Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness of the committee’s work.
 Monitor the progress of the program over the course of the year and provide a summary report at the midyear and annual Board meetings.

Education Committee
 Recommend to the Board of Directors educational programs that should be conducted.
 Select topics for presentation at educational programs.
 Conduct and review needs assessment to help determine the educational needs of members, including input from the member services committee.
 Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness of the committee’s work.
 Monitor the progress of the program over the course of the year and provide a summary report at the midyear and annual Board meetings.
Subcommittees may be formed to divide the task of developing different conferences and seminars throughout the year.

Finance Committee
Select an outside auditor, review the annual audit, and present significant fiscal matters contained therein to the Board of Directors.
Develop the annual budget for the organization with appropriate input from the other committees and staff.
Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness of the committee’s work.
Monitor the financial activities over the course of the year, and through the committee chair provide a summary report at the annual Board meetings, or more frequently if deemed appropriate.

Policy and Practice Steering Committee
Monitor current news and correctional health care trends. Select topics for policy comment to the Board of Directors. Address topics chosen by the Board of Directors for review or comment.
Recommend comments and formal policy statements to the Board of Directors for their consideration.
Appoint members to represent ACCP in policy activities of other industry organizations, e.g, committees, panels, roundtables.
Review policies, guidelines, position statements, etc., from other industry organizations that come before the College for comment, endorsement or sponsorship.
Monitor the progress of activities over the course of the year, and through the committee chair provide a summary report at the annual board meeting and other board meetings as requested.

ABIM Specialty Certification
An ad hoc committee established to pursue specialty recognition for correctional medicine in conjunction with the American Board of Internal Medicine.