The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g.,
Documentation related to one of the elements is outdated or does not reflect current practice.
Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
Documentation related to two or more elements are outdated and do not reflect current practice; or
One of the elements is not addressed at all, e.g., no written delegation of authority.
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.
The governing body establishes in writing:
eligibility requirements for membership, including the prohibition of having staff and/or relatives of staff on board;
mechanisms for recruitment, selection, rotation, and duration of membership; and
mechanisms for election of officers and duration of terms.
If the chief executive retains board privileges as a voting member, the organization’s by-laws and/or conflict-of-interest policy must clearly define limits for the use of those privileges. The chief executive should be excused from deliberations on matters related to executive compensation, evaluation, and other areas that present apparent conflicts of interest.
Examples:The board orientation may include: information on the organization's history, goals and objectives, governing body structure and procedures, ethics, programs and activities, introductions to staff, and facility and program tours.