Bylaws

Bylaws are considered USP’s primary governing document, second only to the organization's Articles of Incorporation, which incorporated USP in 1900. Bylaws define Convention Member Organizations’ rights and the flow of authority, and is a Member-owned document that can be revised only by Delegates. They provide the framework within which USP operates, sets standards, and governs itself. It is critical, therefore, that the USP Bylaws contain sufficient safeguards to preserve the credibility of USP's standards setting authority, and at the same time, are flexible enough to allow the organization to evolve and grow over time.

Amending USP Bylaws

Learn how Member Organizations amended the USP Bylaws at the 2015 Convention Meeting.

 

2015–2020 USP Bylaws