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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

According to the Memorandum and Articles, there are altogether two types of membership within the Federation: Ordinary and Associate Members. Below are membership requirements for each category:

I) Ordinary Members

Category A - Medical societies registered in Hong Kong whose voting members shall consist entirely of registered medical practitioners in Hong Kong SAR.
Category B - Medical societies registered in Hong Kong the majority of whose voting members shall consist of registered medical practitioners in Hong Kong SAR.
Category C - Dental societies registered in Hong Kong the majority of whose members shall consist of dentists registered in Hong Kong SAR under the provisions of the Dentists Registration Ordinance (Cap. 156 Laws of Hong Kong).
Category D - Hong Kong registered local chapter of overseas medical societies the majority of whose members shall consist of registered medical practitioners in Hong Kong SAR

II) Associate Members

Eligible societies consist of the following categories:

(a) Medical societies outside Hong Kong SAR.
(b) Allied health societies and societies of professions supplementary to Medicine.
(c) Medical societies registered in Hong Kong in which the majority of their voting members are (i) not registered medical practitioners; or (ii) medical practitioners with limited registration pursuant to Section 14A of the Medical Registration Ordinance or temporary registration pursuant to Section 14B of the Medical Registration Ordinance.
(d) Dental societies registered in Hong Kong in which the majority of their voting members are not registered dental practitioners.
(e) Societies composed mainly of registered medical practitioners, registered dental practitioners or professions allied with or supplementary to medicine whose main objectives are not related to the advancement of medicine, dentistry or professions allied with or supplementary to medicine. Provided always that the societies as referred to in this sub-paragraph who have already joined the Federation as Ordinary Members shall at their own discretion apply to change its status of membership.
(f) Societies whose members' professional status is recognized and assured by a government registration body, or is represented within public service such as the Hospital Authority, Department of Health and medical /health academic institutions.

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