Antitrust Compliance Policy
It is the undeviating policy of the New Mexico Chiropractic Association (NMCA) to strictly comply with the letter and spirit of all federal, state and applicable international trade regulations and antitrust laws. Any activities of the NMCA or NMCA-related actions of its staff, officers, directors or members, that violate these regulations and laws, are detrimental to the interests of the association and are unequivocally contrary to NMCA policy.
Implementation of the antitrust compliance policy of the NMCA shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
NMCA Membership, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other Committee meetings shall be conducted pursuant to agendas distributed to all attendees either prior to or at the beginning of each meeting; discussions shall be limited to agenda items and appropriate new business items presented during the meeting; there shall be no substantive discussions of association matters other than at official meetings; minutes shall be distributed to attendees promptly.
All association activities or discussions shall be avoided which might be construed as tending to: (1) raise, lower, or stabilize prices; (2) allocate markets; (3) encourage boycotts; (4) foster unfair trade practices; (5) assist in monopolization; or in any way violate federal, state or applicable international trade regulations and antitrust laws.
No officer, director or member of the NMCA shall make any representation in public or in private, orally or in writing, which states, or appears to state, an official policy or position of the association without specific authorization to do so.
When appropriate, General Counsel shall attend NMCA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Membership meetings. Attendance of Counsel at other meetings shall be at the discretion of the President or Executive Director.
Associate members, officers, directors or employees who participate in conduct which the Board of Directors, by a two-thirds majority vote, determines to be contrary to the NMCA’s antitrust compliance policy shall be subject to disciplinary measures, up to and including termination.
Adopted by the NMCA Board of Directors at its meeting on December 11, 2004.