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Prerequisites

Requirements for membership of the NPG are:
A medical practitioner who is:
  • registered as a specialist pathologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • a paid-up member of the South African Medical Association (SAMA); and
  • one who pays the application and/or subscription fee and
    • who, whilst not excluding other conditions, shall include compliance with the terms and conditions of the code of conduct and the guide to utilisation, and
    • agrees to comply with the requirements regarding the giving of evidence before peer review procedures as set out in the code of conduct and guide to utilisation.
  • Willing to comply with the other requirements laid down from time to time by the Executive Committee of the NPG shall be entitled to apply for membership of the Group.
 
Application
A person wishing to become a member shall:
  • complete an application form in which he or she shall be proposed and seconded as a member by two full members in good standing; and
  • submit proof of his/her registration as specialist pathologist with the HPCSA and membership of SAMA with his/her application; and
  • pay the prescribed fees.

An applicant whose application has been approved by a majority of the Executive Committee of the Group shall be entitled to have his/her name entered into the register of members to be kept by the Executive Committee.

Termination of Membership
Every member shall remain a member of the Group until his/her membership is terminated:
  • by his/her resignation, in writing, addressed to the Secretariat of the Group;
  • by a decision of the Executive Committee of the Group; provided that:
    • such decision has been taken only after procedurally fair administrative action;
    • reasons for such decision are given;
    • the decision is justifiable in relation to the reasons given.
  • by failing to pay the annual subscription within two months of the account being rendered;
  • in terms of Part D of the Code of Conduct.

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