CPME Bylaws

The contents of this document include the bylaws and the operating rules and procedures of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). This document is provided to all Council and committee members, and members of the community of interest, upon request, for the purpose of guiding and directing the conduct of affairs and activities of the Council and its related committees. This document complements other CPME publications that identify specific procedures, standards, requirements, and criteria used in the conduct of the accreditation, approval, and recognition processes. All members of the Council and its committees, and staff are expected to be knowledgeable of the bylaws and rules and procedures identified in this document.

The CPME Bylaws were updated at the Council’s April 2021 meeting to address the following issues:

  • The procedures concerning guests signing the conflict of interest and confidentiality statement
  • CPME elections
  • Clarification of the administrator member on the Accreditation Committee
  • Creation of an appeals panel pool for college appeal processes

An additional Bylaw revision was reviewed and approved, which is eligible for adoption at the fall meeting of the Council, to address adding the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards (JCRSB) as a standing committee of the Council per the recent APMA House of Delegates decision.

Bylaws of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (April 2021)