The members of the Pharmacopeial Convention shall consist of: accredited delegates representing the following educational institutions, professional and scientific organizations, and designated divisions of the federal government, hereafter designated as eligible organizations, and others as herein provided.
In this Constitution and Bylaws state or United States includes each of the several states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all territorial possessions of the United States of America.
(a) Colleges and schools of medicine in the United States with programs accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States with programs accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education; state medical associations or state medical societies, which are constituents of the American Medical Association; and state pharmaceutical associations or state pharmaceutical societies, which are entitled to voting delegates in the House of Delegates of the American Pharmacists Association.
(b) Not more than seventy-five national and state professional and scientific organizations or sections thereof, designated by the Board of Trustees as eligible to appoint a delegate. The following national and state professional and scientific organizations shall be so designated: The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists; the American Chemical Society; the American Dental Association; the American Medical Association; the American Nurses Association; the American Pharmacists Association; the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; the American Society for Quality; the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists; the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; the American Veterinary Medical Association; the AOAC International; the Association of Food and Drug Officials; the Drug Information Association; the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; the National Community Pharmacists Association; the Parenteral Drug Association; or the successors thereto.
(c) Not more than twenty governmental bodies or divisions thereof, designated by the Board of Trustees as eligible to appoint a delegate. The following governmental bodies shall be so designated: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration; the Food and Drug Administration; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the Office of the Surgeon General, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy; the Office of the Surgeon General, United States Air Force; the Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army; the Office of the Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service; and, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services; or the successors thereto.
(d) Not more than five governmental bodies designated by the Board of Trustees as eligible to appoint a delegate to represent nations, other than the United States, that give official recognition to the standards of the USP or the NF.
(e) Not more than twenty-five organizations designated by the Board of Trustees as eligible to appoint a delegate to represent organizations representing the health sciences in other nations, international health, scientific, or professional organizations or other pharmacopeial bodies.
(f) Not more than twenty-five domestic or international consumer organizations designated as eligible to appoint a delegate or individuals representing the public interest designated by the Board of Trustees to serve as public members also shall be members of the Pharmacopeial Convention.
(g) The President, the Past President, the Treasurer, the Board of Trustees, the Executive Vice PresidentCEO, and the Chairpersons of Committees directed to report at a stated meeting, serving by authority of the preceding stated Pharmacopeial Convention or the Constitution and Bylaws, also shall be members, ex officio, of the Pharmacopeial Convention.
(h) Not more than twenty-five members-at-large, selected by the Board of Trustees for their special competence in relation to the administrative or scientific needs of the Pharmacopeial Convention.
(i) Not more than twenty-five organizations or divisions thereof, either domestic, international, or from other nations, designated by the Board of Trustees as eligible to appoint a delegate to represent manufacturers, trade, and affiliated associations. The following organizations shall be so designated: the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the American Hospital Association; American Chemistry Council; the Animal Health Institute; Consumer Healthcare Products Association; Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association; Council for Responsible Nutrition; Generic Pharmaceutical Association; Healthcare Distribution Management Association; National Association of Chain Drug Stores; the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
(j) Nominees for elective offices, selected in accordance with Chapter IX, Sections 2 and 3, of the Bylaws, shall be members of the Pharmacopeial Convention for the stated meeting when their names are presented as nominees in accordance with Chapter IV, Section 1(g), of the Bylaws, whether present or not.
Each delegate and alternate delegate, at the time of his or her election or appointment, and each member of the Convention, during his or her membership, except those individuals named by the Board under Article II, Sections 1 (f), (g), and (h), shall be an officer or a member of the academic staff of the educational institution; an officer, active member, or employee of the organization; or an employee of the division of the federal government that he or she represents.
By unanimous vote the Board of Trustees may elect honorary members to the Convention in recognition of their distinguished contribution to drug standardization, drug information, the sciences of medicine and pharmacy, the public health, or other special contribution to the USP. Each honorary member shall have the rights, privileges, and duties prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws and defined by the Board of Trustees except the right to vote, to hold office, or to otherwise determine the policy and administration of the Convention.