Article 6

MEMBERSHIP

6.1   The Association shall have the following four (4) categories of membership –

(a)   Individual Members:

Any individual who is actively involved in all or any aspects of hospice palliative care and who adheres to the objectives and values of the Association.

(b)   Ordinary Organisational Members:

Any organisation, corporate of unincorporated, that is resident in any of the sectors and that has demonstrated a commitment to the practice, education or administration of hospice palliative care and adheres to the objectives and values of the Association.

(c)   Affiliated Organisational Members:

Any organisation, corporate or unincorporated, that is resident in any of the sectors and that has an interest in and wishes to be associated with the work of the Association and adheres to the objectives and values of the Association.

(d)   Honorary Members:

Any individual or organisation which has made a significant contribution to hospice palliative care and which adheres to the objectives and values of the Association may be invited by the Council to be an Honorary Member of the Association.

6.2   The application for membership of the Association shall be made in writing and shall be considered by the Council which shall have the absolute discretion to decide upon acceptance or rejection.  No reason will be given for its decision, which shall be final and not be questioned in any court of law.

6.3   A copy of the Constitution shall be furnished to every approved member upon payment of the entrance fee.

6.4   The Council shall maintain an up-to-date Register of Members of the Association.

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