On July 19, 2018, the NAME Board of Directors approved a change to the NAME Bylaws, Article V.b.3. This change lengthens the term served by the NAME Immediate Past President from the end of the calendar year in which the President’s term ended to a one year term.

The article now reads:

Article V.b.3. Immediate Past President. The Immediate Past President must represent a State Medicaid agency or a State Education agency and shall serve a one-year term. The Immediate Past President shall carry out the duties of the President when the President and the President-Elect are absent or incapacitated and shall have the same power and duties as the President when acting in that capacity.