Discipline ¶651

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  ¶ 651. There shall be a joint committee on incapacity in each annual conference. It shall be composed of a minimum of two representatives each from the board of ordained ministry and the conference board of pensions, who may be elected by those boards at the beginning of each quadrennium and at other times when vacancies occur, and a district superintendent appointed from time to time by the bishop to represent the cabinet. The joint committee shall be encouraged to include in its composition a person with a disability, preferably someone under appointment. Unless and until other
members are elected, the chairperson and registrar of the board
of ordained ministry and the chairperson and secretary of the conference board of pensions, or others designated by them, shall be authorized to represent their respective boards. The committee shall organize at the beginning of each quadrennium by the election of a chairperson and a secretary. The duties of the joint committee on incapacity shall be:
    a) To study the problems of incapacity in the annual conference.
b) To provide for a continuing personal ministry to any disabled clergy of the conference and to aid them in maintaining fellowship with the members of the conference.
c) To determine what medical doctor or doctors it will approve for medical examinations and reports regarding disabled clergy, and what medical doctor or doctors it will recommend to the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits for that purpose.
d) To make recommendations to the board of ordained ministry, the conference board of pensions, and the cabinet on matters related to incapacity, including steps for its prevention, incapacity leave, benefits, and programs of rehabilitation.
e) To cooperate with and give assistance to the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits in its administration of incapacity benefits through the Ministerial Pension Plan, amended and restated effective January 1, 2007, as the Clergy Retirement Security Program,  or the Comprehensive Protection Plan.