Article II: Purpose and Jurisdiction

Section 1a: The purpose of this CHAPTER shall be: a) to encourage interest in the field of physics in medicine and biology and its application to human welfare, b) to promote and improve the practice of medical physics, and c) to promote research and training in medical physics and related fields. It is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

Section 1b: No part of the net earnings of the CHAPTER shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the CHAPTER shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth herein.

No substantial part of the activities of the CHAPTER shall be the carrying on the propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the CHAPTER shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the CHAPTER shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (a) a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, or (b) a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or any other corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

Section 1c: In the event of dissolution of the CHAPTER, the Executive Committee of the CHAPTER shall pay or make provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the CHAPTER. The residual assets of the CHAPTER will be turned over to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 9 of 1954 or corresponding sections of any prior or future Internal Revenue Code, or to the Federal, State, or Local government for exclusive public purpose, as the Executive Committee of the CHAPTER shall determine.

Section 2: The jurisdiction of this CHAPTER shall be the District of Columbia, Maryland, southern parts of Delaware, Virginia, and southern parts of West Virginia. The CHAPTER shall have the authority to solicit members in this region without prejudice toward future formation of other Chapters within this region.