Excerpts from the internal regulation of the medical cluster “Health Romania”
EXCERPTS FORM THE INTERNAL REGULATION OF THE MEDICAL CLUSTER “HEALTH ROMANIA”
It is established the Medical Cluster “Health Romania”, unincorporated body formed by expressed consent of the members, in order to increase the reputation and strengthen confidence in the quality of medical services from Romania.
I. The founding members of the cluster are:
|2||Romanian Cluster Association|
|3||Romanian Association for Medical Tourism|
|4||Aegeea Consulting Group|
|5||Romanian College of Physicians|
|6||Center for imaging diagnostic Neuromed|
|7||Neolife Medical Center|
|8||Regina Maria Private Health Network|
|9||Medlife Medical System|
|13||“Sf. Lucia” Gynecology Clinic|
|14||Polimed Dacia Clinic|
|15||Arcadia Hospitals and Medical Centers|
|16||University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi|
|17||Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre – CardioRec|
The Medical Cluster “Health Romania” is functioning from the signing date of the protocol.
II. AIM AND OBJECTIVES
Objectives of the Medical Cluster “Health Romania”:
- development of health services and competitive products;
- initiation and development of research and innovation projects within the medical field;
- modernization and development
- developing a coherent cluster policy
➢ joint participation in regional, national and international events (conferences, fairs and exhibitions, economic events);
➢ joint participation in national and international projects;
➢ development of regional, national and international relationships;
➢ identifying and monitoring funding programs;
➢ collaboration with organizations, clusters in the country or abroad;
- developing legislative proposals and disseminate legislation among the actors of the field;
- continuous training of human resources in the field;
- raising funds for the cluster daily activity;
- development of a marketing strategy;
- creating and promoting the status of medical tourism destination for its members and Romania;
- developing and implementing strategies for research and innovation, human resources and management
III. MEMBERS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
Can become a member of the Medical Cluster “Health Romania” any organization, no matter the legal form of its constitution (company, public institution, NGO etc.) or any individual recognized as a specialist in health or related sectors who meet the accepted quality standards from the cluster.
Resignation from membership shall be made in writing and submitted to the Board of Directors, provided by the obligations assumed by that date.
Membership of the cluster stops:
a) by withdrawal, based on a withdrawal request which is not to be motivated;
b) by exclusion, in the following situations:
– Serious violation of the provisions of this Regulation and the decisions of the governing bodies;
– As a result of a conviction by final court decision for committing criminal acts inconsistent with the mission and principles of the cluster and which could harm its image;
– In the case of non-payment of financial obligations;
– If the member does not attend two consecutive meetings;
2. Rights and obligations of the cluster members
a) To receive information;
c) to express any opinion on the documents produced;
d) To request and receive support for issues related to the work of the cluster;
e) To be informed about the developed programs and projects;
f) To formulate proposals regarding cluster development;
g) To benefit from the outcome of the activities of cluster;
h) to use the member status in promoting their own image;
i) To benefit from the use of the common facilities;
j) To receive technical support from the Cluster Management regarding accessing funding, including non-refundable;
k) benefit from programs initiated by the Cluster;
l) to participate in its programs.
II. Members obligations:
a) To comply with the present regulation and the decisions of the Board of Directors;
b )To support the cluster in achieving its objectives, in developing and implementing projects;
c) To not damage the interests of the cluster and nor of its members;
d) To pay its financial obligations;
3. New members affiliation
Approval of membership is the attribute of the Board. May become a member of the cluster any entity that meets the items mentioned in section III.1. of the present Regulation.
Receiving members is made by:
a) Adhesion Invitations to potential members who can contribute to the goal and objectives of the cluster;
b) Requests from potential members;
Steps to obtain membership:
-The candidate send the adhesion form to the cluster management;
-The Board of Directors examines the applicant’s request and communicate the outcome of the decision;
IV. CLUSTER FUNCTIONING PRINCIPLES
The organizational structure of the cluster:
1) The General Assembly of the Cluster
2) Board of Directors
3) Cluster’s Management
1. The General Assembly of the Cluster is the main organizational structure and unites all members of the cluster. The General Assembly takes decisions by majority vote of the present members (50% +1).
Cluster’s General Assembly meets at least once a year or whenever it is requested by the Board of Directors, by the Cluster Manager or one third of the members of the cluster.
The duties and responsibilities of the General Assembly of the Cluster Medical Health Romania:
a) Approves the activity program;
b) Approves the development and promotion strategies of the cluster;
c) Analyze the reports, studies and projects presented by the working groups;
d) Establish committees and working groups for various programs or projects.
2. The Board of Directors is the governing body made up of all the founding members. In the Board of Directors are established the following positions: president, 17 vice-presidents and the cluster manager.
a) Proposes the strategy and the objectives;
b) Approves the budget;
c) Approves the internal regulations, and other documents related to the functioning of the cluster;
d) Appoints and dismiss the president and vicepresidents (including the assignation of the portfolio managed by each vice president);
g) Mandates the president / vicepresident to represent the cluster, depending on the managed portfolio;
h) Approves new members, and the exclusion of members of the cluster.
Board decisions can be taken either in the meetings of its members or through electronic mail. If using electronic mail method, cluster management will ensure tabulation and transmission of the result to all members. Decisions in the Council shall be adopted by simple majority.
a) represents the cluster in relation to third parties;
b) engages himself in cluster development strategies and policies;
c) engages himself in the general activity of the cluster in order to achieve the objectives set;
d) keeps in touch with board members in fulfilling their responsibilities;
e) engages himself in cluster development.
a) managing the assigned portfolio: drawing the policy and coordinating the activities of the department;
b) representing the cluster in relation to third parties, according to the mandate of the Board of Directors;
c) involvement in developing the overall strategy of the cluster;
d) other activities necessary to achieve the objectives of the cluster.
3. Cluster’s Manager Responsibilities:
a) carry out the decisions of the Board of Directors and General Assembly;
b) Coordinates and manages the daily operations of the cluster;
c) Assign the individuals / legal entities responsible for implementing the activities program and establish their responsibilities;
d) Manage movable property, immovable property and the funds of the cluster;
e) reports to the Board and General Assembly;
f) Make proposals on the affiliation or exclusion of members;
g) Propose internal regulations and other documents related to the functioning of the cluster (work program, budget, etc.);
h) represents the cluster in relation to third parties;
V. CLUSTER’S INCOME
The income of the Medical Cluster “Health Romania” consist from:
b) resources received from the state budget / local and other national and international funding;
The main expenses of the cluster are:
a) expenditures related to the cluster’s programs and objectives;
c) purchase of supplies, printing, equipment and other goods and services needed for the daily activity of the cluster;
d) rents, interests, taxes, bank fees;
e) utilities: electricity, heating, gas, water etc;
f) other expenses.
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