Any person registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is eligible for membership provided that:
- his/her professional practice is confined to the practice of the specialty of Sleep Medicine;
- the nature of his/her practice is such as to give him/her a special interest in the subject of Sleep Medicine as determined by the executive committee.
- Medical Membership
Any medical practitioner who is registered as such with the HPCSA Medical Membership. Medical members should comprise the majority of members at any time and comprise the majority of executive committee members at any time.
Persons who are not medical practitioners but are either:
- Registered in terms of the Health Professions Act and who are involved with the discipline of Sleep Medicine (examples include Clinical Technologists, Nurses, Psychologists, Counsellors, etc),
- Have a substantive academic post (e.g. Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, etc) at a University or Tertiary Educational Institution in South Africa in the area of medical science or an associated field within the broad framework of Sleep Medicine,
shall be entitled to apply for Associate Membership, provided that the professional body of which they are members, does not object. Associate Members shall have full voting rights in matters affecting the Society. Their participation in the activities of the SAMA aspects of the Society shall be limited to professional and technical matters. Associate members are eligible to be voted onto the executive committee.
- Honorary Membership
Honorary Membership, as defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of SAMA, may be granted by the Executive Committee of the Society to persons who qualify for such membership in terms of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of SAMA. Honorary Members shall be entitled to such privileges as may from time to time be determined by the Executive Committee of the Society.
- Unattached Membership
Unattached Membership, as defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of SAMA, may be granted by the Executive Committee of the Association to persons who qualify for such membership in terms of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of SAMA. Unattached Members shall be entitled to such privileges as may from time to time be determined by the Executive Committee of the Society.
Candidates for all categories of membership shall be elected by a majority of the Executive Committee after having been duly proposed and seconded in writing by any two Members one of which must be a medical member and the other a medical or non-medical. The candidates for election are to be screened for legitimacy and good standing.
Termination of Membership
Every member shall remain a member until his/her membership is terminated either by his/her resignation in writing addressed to the Honorary Secretary/Treasurer or by a decision of the Executive Committee, after due process, or by failing to pay the annual subscription.
APPLICATION FORM AND PROCESS
To apply for membership please download and complete the Individual Application Form and post to SASSM enclosing all documents and the registration and membership fee.
SASSM Membership Department
P O Box 555, Noordhoek, 7979, Western Cape, South Africa
Fax: 021 7890964