Members of the Association are composed of the following classes of members:
- General members
- Life members
- Associate members
- Honorary members
Any doctor possessing post graduate qualification in physical medicine and rehabilitation, duly registered by the BMDC is eligible for general membership.
This category also includes trainees (residents) in PM&R. General members are entitled to attend, take part in and vote at all meetings of the Association and also eligible for membership on the Executive and the various committees.
The physician possessing qualification as General Member who pays a lump sum in lieu of subscription according to the bylaws of the organization and enjoy all the privileges as the General members.
Associate members consist of medical practitioners who have a significant clinical or research involvement in physical medicine and rehabilitation but who are not accredited as specialists there in. They may be drawn from specialties such as rheumatology, neurosciences, pediatrics, and orthopedics as well as physicians employed by Workers' Compensation Boards and family physicians. Associate members may attend meetings and participate in discussions but cannot vote or hold office.
This type of members will consist of persons who have rendered outstanding service in the realm of PM&R in Bangladesh such that the Association desires to give recognition there to. Honorary members may attend meetings and participate in discussions but cannot vote or hold office.
Election to membership:
Election to membership and changes to membership category take place at the AGM.
The Executive Committee shall accept and classify members in accordance with its own fair judgment.
If any specific reason for non-acceptance is raised, the Executive may, after due investigation, either:
(i) Accept the application in spite of the objection;
(ii) Defer the application pending further information; or
(iii) Reject it.
In the latter case, full documentation shall be required which will be kept on file indefinitely. The Executive is not obliged to inform the applicant of the reasons for the rejection.
Annual membership dues shall be set by the Executive and recommended for approval by the membership at each AGM.
The Association may vary membership dues from year to year as deemed appropriate in the interests of the Association including special assessments. Special assessments may be levied at the discretion of the Executive.
Termination of Membership:
Membership in the Association shall cease if:
(a) The member becomes ineligible to continue the practice of Medicine in Bangladesh by virtue of suspension or restriction of privileges by the BMDC; or
(b) Upon death or resignation; or
(c) If annual dues are in arrears by more than one year; or
(d) If the terms of membership have significantly changed.
A member may be suspended during any investigation which might show that continuation of his membership is detrimental to the Association.
A member shall be reinstated-
- If the member's name has been restored to the BMDC.
- If the current dues plus one year of past dues are paid in full.
- Notwithstanding this proviso, a repetition of such an offence will require payment in full of all arrears prior to reinstatement.
A member shall be reinstated if the matter involving suspension has been resolved in a manner satisfactory to the Executive.