As Revised on April 27, 2023


The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of RadNet, Inc. (the “Company”) has adopted these governance guidelines. The guidelines, in conjunction with the Company’s certificate of incorporation, bylaws, and the charters of the committees of the Board, form the framework of governance of the Company. The governance structure of the Company is designed to be a working structure for principled actions, effective decision-making and appropriate monitoring of both compliance and performance.


The Board oversees the Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”) and other executive management in the competent, efficient, and ethical operation of the Company on a day-to-day basis and assures that the long-term interests of the stockholders are being served.

To satisfy its duties, directors are expected to take a proactive, focused approach to their position to ensure that the Company is committed to business success through the maintenance of high standards of responsibility and ethics. 

The fundamental role of the directors is to exercise their business judgment to act in what they reasonably believe to be the best interests of the Company and its stockholders. In fulfilling that responsibility, directors reasonably may rely on the honesty and integrity of the Company’s senior management and expert legal, accounting, financial and other advisors.


Board Size

The Company’s bylaws authorize a Board comprised of between three to fifteen directors, with the precise number to be determined by resolution of the Board from time to time. The Nominating and Governance Committee is charged with reviewing the size of the Board annually when it considers candidates and nominees for the Board.

Qualifications of Directors

The Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of potential director candidates and recommending to the Board those candidates to be nominated for election to the Board. The Nominating and Governance Committee will consider the individual’s background, skills and abilities, and whether such characteristics qualify the individual to fulfill the needs of the Board at that time. The Board should monitor the mix of skills and experience of its directors in order to assure that the Board has the necessary tools to perform its oversight function effectively.

Stockholders also may nominate directors for election at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders by following the provisions set forth in the Company’s bylaws. Candidates should be selected for, among other things, their independence, industry background, character, reputation, ability to exercise sound judgment, diversity, age, demonstrated leadership, relevant skills, including financial literacy, and experience in the context of the needs of the Board.

Director Independence

It is the policy of the Company that the Board consist of at least a majority of independent directors who either meet or exceed the independence requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”). The Board will consider all relevant facts and circumstances, including transactions, relationships, and other arrangements, in making a determination of independence for each director and may consider, as appropriate, imposing independence requirements more stringent than those required by Nasdaq.

Chairman and CEO

The Board regularly evaluates whether or not the roles of Chairman of the Board and CEO should be separate and, if they are to be separate, whether the Chairman of the Board should be selected from the non-employee directors or be an employee of the Company. The Board believes these issues should be considered as part of the Board’s broader oversight and succession planning process.

Lead Independent Director

At any time when the role of Chairman of the Board and CEO are conferred on the same person, an important component of the Board’s leadership structure is having a Lead Independent Director in place with broad authority to direct the actions of the independent directors and regularly communicate with the CEO.

Director Service on Other Public Company Boards

Serving on the Company’s Board requires significant time and attention. Directors are expected to dedicate sufficient time and effort to the Company in order to discharge their responsibilities properly, which include, but are not limited to, meeting as often as necessary, preparing for, attending, and contributing meaningfully in all Board and applicable committee meetings, reviewing materials submitted for director approval or review, and attending stockholders’ meetings.

Directors should not have more public company memberships than would allow them to effectively and productively fulfill their obligations as members of the Board. A director who also serves as the CEO of the Company should not serve on more than two boards of other public companies in addition to the Company Board. Directors other than the CEO of the Company should not serve on more than four boards of other public companies in addition to the Company’s Board. Each director must ensure that other existing and future commitments, including employment responsibilities and service on the boards of other entities, do not materially interfere with the member’s service as director.

Director Orientation and Continuing Education

The Company will provide new directors with materials, briefings, meetings with senior members of management, and additional educational opportunities to permit them to become familiar with the Company and its strategy, and to enable the new directors to effectively perform their duties. Directors also are encouraged to visit the Company facilities and meet with Company employees throughout their tenure on the Board. In addition, the Board believes that ongoing education is key to maintaining a current, active, and informed Board. Therefore, directors are encouraged to attend and participate in accredited director education programs at the Company’s expense.


Term of Office

Directors serve for a one-year term and until their successors are elected. There are no limits on the number of terms that a director may serve. The Board believes the Company benefits from the contributions of directors who have developed, over time, increasing insight into the Company and its operations. The Nominating and Governance Committee reviews periodically the appropriateness of each director’s continued service.

Resignations, Retirements and Refusals to Stand for Re-Election

A director who intends to resign or retire or refuses to stand for re-election to the Board must submit written notice to the General Counsel of the Company. For resignations and retirements, the director must state the effective date of the resignation or retirement. For resignations, the director also must state that the director has no disagreement with the Company’s operations, policies or practices or, if the director has such a disagreement, the director must describe the disagreement. Any director who tenders his or her offer of resignation shall not participate in any deliberations or actions by the Board regarding his or her resignation but shall otherwise continue to serve as a director until the effective date of resignation. For refusals to stand for re-election, the director must state when the election in question will occur. 

Directors Who Change Their Current Job Responsibilities

Each director who retires or substantially changes his or her principal occupation or business association from the position he or she held when initially elected to the Board shall tender his or her resignation to the Board at the time of such change by sending written notice to the General Counsel of the Company. The Board does not believe that a non-employee director in this circumstance necessarily should be required to leave the Board. Instead, the Board believes that the Nominating and Governance Committee should review each situation and make a recommendation to the Board as to the continued appropriateness of Board membership under the new circumstances.


Board Meetings and Attendance

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at such times and places as determined by the Board. Special meetings of the Board may be requested by the CEO or one-third of the directors then in office. Directors are expected to prepare for, attend and participate in all Board and applicable committee meetings, and to spend the time needed to meet as often as necessary to discharge their obligations properly.


At the beginning of each year the Board will set, to the extent foreseeable and practicable, a schedule of agenda items to be discussed during the year. Any director may suggest items to be included on the agenda or raise subjects at a Board meeting that are not on the agenda for that meeting. The Chairman of the Board, with input from the CEO, establishes the agenda for each specific Board meeting. An agenda for each Board meeting, along with information and data that is important to the Board’s understanding of the business to be conducted at the Board meeting, should be distributed to directors in advance of the meeting so that Board meeting time may be focused on questions that the Board has about the materials. Certain matters may be discussed at the meeting without advance distribution of written materials, as appropriate.

Attendance of Non-Directors

The Board encourages the attendance at Board meetings, at the initiative of the CEO or at the request of a director, by members of management and staff or other persons who have responsibilities relevant to matters under consideration and can provide additional insight. At its discretion, the Board may invite independent advisors to attend Board meetings.

Executive Sessions

The Board expects to hold executive sessions without the presence of management, including the CEO and other non-independent directors. The frequency of executive sessions will depend on the particular issues facing the Company at the time. Any independent director who believes an executive session of independent directors is desirable on any reasonable subject can so indicate to the Chairman of the Board or the Lead Director, and such a session will be held. After each executive session of independent directors, the Chairman of the Board or the Lead Director may advise the CEO of relevant items, as appropriate. If the independent directors reach an agreement on any particular issue at an executive session, the independent directors can raise their conclusions at the regularly scheduled Board meetings.

Stockholder Meeting Attendance

All directors are expected to attend the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders.

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

The Board expects its directors, as well as officers and employees, to act ethically. Directors are expected to be familiar with and comply with the Company’s Code of Financial Ethics, including the provisions related to conflicts of interests. The Board believes that maintaining confidentiality of information and deliberations is an obligation of each director.


Standing Committees

The Board has three standing committees: Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee. The Board may create, discharge or revise the composition or mission of any other committee in accordance with the Company’s bylaws. 

Independence and Qualification of Committee Members

All of the members of the standing committees will meet the then-effective criteria for independence established by Nasdaq and, in the case of the Audit and Finance Committee, the independence requirements for audit committee members set forth in Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The members of these committees also will meet the other membership criteria specified in the respective charters for these committees.


The Nominating and Governance Committee makes recommendations to the Board concerning the structure and composition of the Board committees. The Board will designate the Chair, exact number of committee members and, where applicable, remove or alternate standing committee members, by the vote of a majority of the directors. From time to time, there will be occasions on which the Board may want to rotate standing committee members, but the Board does not believe that it should establish a formal policy of rotation.

Committee Charters

Each standing committee will have its own charter. The charters, which are reviewed annually and updated as appropriate, will set forth the purpose, authority and responsibilities of the standing committees in addition to the qualifications for standing committee membership.

Committee Meetings

The Chair of each standing committee will determine, in consultation with the appropriate standing committee members and members of management, and in accordance with the standing committee’s charter, the frequency and length of standing committee meetings and the standing committee’s agenda. The standing committees will meet as frequently as deemed necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities. Each standing committee will establish, to the extent foreseeable and practical, a schedule of agenda items to be discussed during the year. The schedule for each standing committee will be furnished to the full Board. The standing committee Chair, in consultation with other standing committee members, may place topics on the standing committee agendas throughout the year.


Access to Employees

Directors are encouraged to talk directly with any officer or employee of the Company as needed to fulfill their duties. Senior officers are invited to attend Board meetings from time to time to provide additional insight into the items being discussed.

Interaction with Institutional Investors, Journalists, Customers, etc. 

The Board believes that management speaks for the Company. Individual directors occasionally may meet or otherwise communicate with various constituencies that are involved with the Company, but it is expected that directors would do this with the knowledge of management and, in most instances, absent unusual circumstances or as contemplated by the committee charters, at the request of management. Directors should follow the Company’s communications and disclosure policy.

Stockholder Communications to the Board

The Nominating and Governance Committee establishes the procedures for stockholders to send communications to the Board. Such procedures address the manner in which stockholders may deliver communications to the Board and the identity of the Board member or person to whom stockholders can send communications. If the Nominating and Governance Committee determines that communications should be sent initially to a person other than a Board member, the Nominating and Governance Committee shall establish the process for determining which communications will be relayed to a Board member.


The Compensation Committee will review the form and amount of director compensation annually and recommend any changes to the Board with respect to compensation for service as a member of the Board or of a standing committee. Non-employee directors are expected to receive a substantial portion of their annual retainer in the form of equity. Employee directors are not paid additional compensation for their services as directors.


The Board should undertake an evaluation of the Board, its committees and each member annually to determine whether it and its members and committees are functioning effectively. The Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for ensuring that a process exists for the Board to routinely assess its own performance and the performance of its committees. The Nominating and Governance Committee will review and evaluate the effectiveness of the governance practices under which the Board operates and make changes to these practices as needed.


The Compensation Committee should conduct, and review with the Board, an annual evaluation of the performance of all executive officers, including the CEO. The evaluation is based on objective criteria intended to reflect the CEO’s and other officers’ contributions to the overall performance of the Company in meeting its mission. The Compensation Committee is expected to use this review in the course of its deliberations when considering the compensation, plans, policies and arrangements of the CEO and senior management. The Board also reviews the CEO performance evaluation to ensure that the CEO is providing effective leadership of the Company.


The Nominating and Governance Committee, in consultation with the CEO, is responsible for developing a succession plan for the CEO and other executive officers and submitting it to the Board for approval. The Nominating and Governance Committee will periodically review the succession planning for the Company’s executive officers and work with the Board in evaluating potential successors to the executive management positions. As part of the annual evaluation, the Board and the CEO should conduct an annual review of management development and succession planning for senior management, including the CEO.