ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1 – Membership definition and categories
The USCAP is a membership organization. Its members have voting rights, may hold office, may be appointed to committees and elect the Board of Directors (“Board”), formerly known as the Council. The following membership categories have been defined:
Regular Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:
Sustaining Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:
Junior Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:
Emeritus Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:
Honorary Membership in the USCAP recognizes individuals for meritorious achievement in medicine, especially in pathology. Honorary Members who do not hold membership under another category may not vote or serve on the Board of Directors, but may be appointed to committees.
SECTION 2 - Election to Membership in the USCAP
An individual seeking membership will submit an application supported by documentation and information as stipulated from time to time by the Board. Membership applications shall be approved by the Board of Directors. Transition to Emeritus Membership will be considered by the Board, upon request of a Member who may qualify for such status.
SECTION 3 – Membership Dues
Dues for all categories of membership shall be determined by the Board from time to time. The Board may also may impose assessments and other mandated fees. Membership in the USCAP will be forfeited by non-payment of Board mandated fees and dues in timely fashion.
SECTION 4 - Membership in the International Academy of Pathology (IAP)
The USCAP maintains an Affiliation Agreement with the International Academy of Pathology which relates to membership in the IAP for Members of the USCAP. This Affiliation Agreement, not included in these Bylaws, informs USCAP Members of the USCAP/IAP agreements and may be obtained upon request from the corporate office of the USCAP.