SECTION 1. Execution of Instruments

The Board of Directors, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, may by resolution authorize any officer or agent of the corporation to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances. Unless so authorized, no officer, agent, or employee shall have any power or authority to bind the corporation by any contract or engagement or to pledge its credit or to render it liable monetarily for any purpose or in any amount.

SECTION 2. Checks, Notes, and Expenditures

Except as otherwise specifically determined by resolution of the Board of Directors, or as otherwise required by law, checks, drafts, promissory notes, orders for the payment of money, and other evidence of indebtedness of the corporation shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President of the corporation in excess of $50.00. Any board member and/or committee shall disburse or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the corporation as may be directed by the Board of Directors, but not to exceed $50.00 of the approved amount. If the expenditure is expected to exceed $50.00 over the approved amount, the President and Treasurer must either approve or postpone the additional expenditure.

SECTION 3. Deposits

All funds of the corporation shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select. Member will have responsibility for payment of bank charges due to checks returned for insufficient funds.


The amount of membership application fees and/or annual dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Changes in membership dues shall be in effect for a two (2) year period to ensure that dues do not increase on a yearly basis.

SECTION 5. Gifts

The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the corporation any contribution, gift, bequest, or devise for the nonprofit purposes of this corporation.


NAP recognizes the popular use of social media networks, such as FaceBook and LinkedIn, and blogs to communicate, but when those users are psychometrists, challenges to the patient-psychometrist relationship can arise.  Similarly, NAP recognizes that the professional conduct of its members on social media networks can adversely affect the profession as a whole.  Thus, representation of the corporation on any and all of these platforms shall be uniform and shall be monitored by the Board of Directors.

Guidelines for social media presence for the corporation shall include, but are not limited to the following:
(a)  Privacy settings that safeguard personal information and content shall be used on all social networking sites, to the fullest extent possible.
(b) Members are responsible to insure that all confidential information is handled appropriately.
(c)  Members should routinely monitor their own Internet presence to ensure that the personal and professional information on their own sites and content posted about them by others, is accurate and appropriate.
(d) Personal and professional content online should be separated.
(e) Members should recognize that actions online and content posted can negatively affect their reputations among patients and colleagues, and may even have consequences for their careers.
(f)  Control or ownership of groups on social media networks shall remain with the corporation.

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