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 October 2021 meeting to address the following issue:
Add the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards (JCRSB) as a standing committee of the Council with an interim policy created to conform with the newly adopted CPME Bylaws. The interim policy will remain in effect until the underlying JCRSB documents, CPME 220 and CPME 230, can be revised and updated to reflect the new CPME/JCRSB Bylaw revisions including its membership.