A physician licensed in the jurisdiction in which he/she practices, who is engaged in the practice of or who is especially interested in the medical subspecialty of Ambulatory Anesthesia, and who possesses a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, or an individual with an equivalent degree and who has completed a residency training program in anesthesia accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Post-Doctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association, or the equivalent of such accrediting bodies of other countries, and who is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, shall qualify for active membership. Only active members of the Society shall be permitted to vote, hold office, and serve on the Board of Directors. Unless otherwise defined or qualified, the terms "member" or “membership" as used in these Bylaws shall refer to active members.
Affiliate membership may be granted by the Society to physicians who otherwise do not qualify for active membership, to scientists and teachers who have an interest in ambulatory anesthesia care, or to non-physician providers of anesthesia care in ambulatory settings. Such membership shall allow the member to participate in educational programs and activities of the Society, but shall not carry any other privileges of active membership. Affiliate members shall be eligible for appointment as adjunct members of Society committees.
A physician who meets the qualifications for Active Membership but who practices outside the USA shall be eligible for International membership. An International member does not hold voting privileges nor is eligible to hold office unless the physician is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Otherwise, the International member has all the privileges of active membership.
A physician who is in full-time training in an approved residency in the specialty of anesthesiology shall qualify for resident membership, provided, however, that no member may be classified in this category for more than a total of four (4) years. Except as provided in Section 3.2.a. of these Bylaws, resident members shall have all of the privileges of active membership.
The designation of Fellow of this Society shall be conferred upon each Past-President of the Society. Such designation shall be conferred at the completion of his/her term as President. A Fellow may continue in another category of membership in the Society and shall have the privileges of that category of membership. A Fellow of the Society shall not be assessed membership dues.
A physician who qualifies for active or resident membership shall be granted provisional membership in the interim between receipt of his/her application and the time the application is considered by the Board of Directors. Except as provided in Section 3.2.a of these By-Laws, Provisional members shall have all the privileges of active membership.
Any person who has attained exceptional eminence in anesthesiology or related fields, or who has made a significant contribution to anesthesiology and whom the Society desires to honor, shall qualify for honorary membership. Honorary membership shall be conferred by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Board of Directors. Honorary members shall not be active members of the Society and at no time shall the number of living honorary members exceed twenty-five (25). Honorary members shall not be assessed membership dues. Except as provided in Section 3.2.a. of these Bylaws, Honorary members shall have all of the privileges of active membership.
Any member who has remained in good standing for ten (10) consecutive years and has attained the age of seventy (70) may be nominated for Emeritus membership. Nominations for Emeritus status shall be submitted by the membership, and Emeritus membership shall be conferred by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Except as provided in Section 3.2.a. of these Bylaws, Emeritus members shall have all the privileges of active membership. Emeritus members shall not be assessed membership dues.
A Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathy Bachelor's of Medicine, or an individual with equivalent degree who has been a continuous active member of this Society for ten (10) or more years and who has completely retired from professional practice shall qualify for retired membership. The Executive Committee shall have discretion to modify the number of years of active membership required for retired membership. Retired membership shall terminate upon resumption of professional practice. Except as provided in Section 3.2.a. of these Bylaws, Retired members shall have all the privileges of active membership. Retired members shall not be assessed membership dues.