The Board of Directors controls availability of Life Memberships. Caucus members from any member category may elect to become Life Members of the Caucus by paying a one-time assessment as outlined by the Board of Directors. A life member’s category of membership (i.e. Affiliate, Honorary) and their respective privileges as outlined in the caucus bylaws do not change unless the member is no longer a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Members in this category will be referred to in the membership logs as “Lifetime Fellow Member, Lifetime Affiliate Member, etc.”
A fellow member of the corporation shall be an Honorably Discharged or actively serving Physician Assistants who is a veteran of the uniformed services and/or is currently on active duty with the uniformed services of the United States and who has concurrent fellow membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants. A fellow member shall have all the rights and privileges of the corporation including the right to vote and hold office.
A student member of this corporation shall be an individual who is a veteran and is currently enrolled as a Physician Assistant student in a CAAHEP (or its successor organization) accredited program. Student members shall be accorded the privilege of the floor, when recognized, at regular meetings. Student members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office. Student members may serve on committees.
An affiliate member shall be a Physician Assistant who has concurrent membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants and can demonstrate a familial relationship to a bona fide US Service Veteran or US Active Duty uniformed service member. An affiliate member shall have all the privileges of the corporation including the right to vote but cannot hold elected office in the organization.
An associate member shall be any person who is/is not a veteran and is interested in veterans affairs or the physician assistant profession. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
Corporations may be granted corporate membership status, on an annual basis, by approval of the Board of Directors. Corporate members shall not be eligible to vote or hold office.