TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
Membership of the Union is open to all physiotherapists in Hong Kong who agree on the Union’s objectives and are willing to be abided by the Union’s Rules. There are five types of members, upon applicants’ present status, to be applied and renewed.
(a) Full Members (Voting Member)
Practicing physiotherapists in Hong Kong registered with the Hong Kong Physiotherapists Board are eligible to apply as Full Members. Full Members membership would cease if physiotherapists no longer registered with the Hong Kong Physiotherapists Board. Full Members have the right to convene and vote in General Meetings; and have right to be nominated and elected as members of Executive Committee of the Union; and are entitled to the benefits provided by the Union.
(b) Life Members (Voting Member)
Full Members may become Life Members provided he has paid the designated one-off subscription. Life members are not required to pay the annual fee but shall be subject to other fees/contributions endorsed at general meetings. Life Members are entitled to the same rights, privileges and obligations as Full Members.
(c) Associate Members (Non-voting Member)
Physiotherapists who are not registered with Hong Kong Physiotherapists Board are eligible to apply for Associate Members. Associate Members do not have the right to convene and vote in General Meetings, nor the right to be nominated and elected as Executive Committee and President of the Union; but they may participate in the activities organized by the Union and entitled to the benefits provided by the Union.
(d) Honorary Members
Physiotherapists who met the requirements in Rule 3.1 and have significant contribution to the physiotherapy profession, subject to the decision of the Executive Committee, may be appointed as an Honorary Members. If an Honorary Member satisfies 3.1(a), he should be entitled to the rights of a Full Member.
(e) Student Affiliates
All full-time physiotherapy students currently enrolled in local accredited physiotherapy program are eligible to apply for Student Affiliates. Student affiliates are not members of the Union (i.e. they do not have the right to convene and vote in General Meetings, nor the right to be nominated and elected as Executive Committee and President of the Union), but they may participate in the activities organized by the Union and entitled to the benefits provided by the Union.
An applicant for membership of the Union shall fill in an application form in the first instance. The applicant shall pay the membership subscription fee. When the application is approved by the Executive Committee, a membership he/she will become a member of the Union. Any omission from or inaccuracy or misrepresentation in the particulars relating to the applicant shall render his admission voidable at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
(a) The subscription for Membership shall be:
i. Full Members: HK$400 per person per annum.
ii. Life Members: HK$2,000 per person
iii. Associate Members: HK$400 per person per annum
iv. Honorary Members: Free (Invited by and subject to the decision of EC)
v. Student Affiliates: HK$80 per person per annum
(b) Subscriptions shall be payable on admission and thereafter due in the month of January every year.
(c) Life Members and Honorary Members shall not be required to pay annual subscriptions but shall continue to, like any other members, pay other levies as may be decided by the Executive Committee.
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