NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Note: Please complete the form in English and return it to:

International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science

33 Wellington Street North

Hamilton, ON L8R 1M7                                                                E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The application must be accompanied by:

1. Copy of the Statutes/By-laws of your Organization – together with an English translation.

2. Copies of the latest editions of official publications.

3. The programme(s) of educational system(s) or curriculum for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists/Biomedical Laboratory Technologists education in your country.

  Organization Name (Please print):

  Accepted Abbreviation/Acronym:

  Organization Address:

  Website:

  E-mail:

  Country:

  Tel:

  Fax:

  Mailing Address:

  (If different than above)

  Contact Person(s):

  E-mail :

  Tel:

  E-Mail:

  Tel:

  What year was the organization founded?

  Please list official publications of the organization:(Titles)

  (Copies or web-links must be submitted with application for membership)

  Does your organization have a membership comprised of individuals, a majority of whom are Locally Qualified Biomedical Laboratory Scientists or   Students of the same profession*? Y/N (if no please give details)

  Does your organization have a non-discrimination policy which applies to, among other things, admission of its members? Y/N (if no please give   details)

  Number of Members


Please read the Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 regarding the conditions of membership as laid out in the official By-laws relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science. Once read please sign indicating the conditions have been read and understood. If you need further clarification contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by mail at the address on the first page of the membership application

CONFIRMATION OF INFORMATION PROVIDED

I, ___________________________, hereby confirm that the information provided on

Name of official representative

the Application for Membership in IFBLS is a true indication of the protocols and operations of the Biomedical Laboratory Science Organization applying for membership in IFBLS.

I have also read and understand the official position on membership with respect to IFBLS as per Section 2 - Article 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and Section 3 - Article 3.1, 3.2 of the by-laws relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS).

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Signature of above named official

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Signature of organization President (if different than above named)

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(For IFBLS office use only)

Date application Received by Office:_____________________________________________

Date application Received by Membership Committee Chair:________________________

Application: Accepted _________ Rejected_______________

(N.B.If rejected please attach documentation explaining reason and return with completed

application to IFBLS office. )

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Membership Committee Chair signature


Appendix 1.

Conditions of membership as laid out in the official By-laws relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science

SECTION 2 – MEMBERSHIP

2. Membership

2.1. Members – The Corporation shall recognize the existence of Members comprised of three groups: BLS Association Members, Provisional BLS Association Members and Group Members.

2.2. BLS Association Members and Provisional BLS Association Members

2.2.1. A BLS Association Member is an association of individuals that has applied for and been recognized as such initially by the Membership Committee (upon which it will be a “Provisional BLS Association Member”) and subsequently by the Board (upon which it will be a “BLS Association Member”).

2.2.2. In order to be recognized as a Provisional BLS Association Member or a BLS Association Member and to continue to be recognized as a Provisional BLS Association Member or a BLS Association Member in good standing, an association of medical laboratory technologists or medical laboratory scientists:

2.2.2.1. shall have a membership comprised of individuals, a majority of whom are Locally Qualified Biomedical Laboratory Scientists or Students;

2.2.2.2. shall have a non-discrimination policy which applies to, among other things, admission of its members;

2.2.2.3. shall have a council or board, the majority of members of which are Locally Qualified Biomedical Laboratory Scientists, which governs its affairs;

2.2.2.4. may have regional subdivisions;

2.2.2.5. may be a part of another professional body or be a section thereof; and

2.2.2.6. shall have paid the applicable annual administration fee (pro rated for the remaining portion of the year where the association gains recognition part way through the year).


2.3. Group Members

2.3.1. A “Group Member” is a group of individuals that has applied for and been recognized as such by the Board.

2.3.2. In order to be recognized as a Group Member and to continue to be recognized as a Group Member in good standing, a group of medical laboratory technologists or medical laboratory scientists:

2.3.2.1. shall be comprised of a minimum of 10 individuals, a majority of whom are Locally Qualified Biomedical Scientists or Students, who reside in a country or, if such persons do not reside in a country, in a jurisdiction, where no BLS Association Member or Provisional BLS Association Member exists; provided that the Board shall be entitled to set a limit on the maximum number of persons who may constitute a Group Member;

2.3.2.2. shall meet the requirements and have the benefits of the provisions of Section 2.2.2.2, 2.2.2.4, 2.2.2.5; and

2.3.2.3. shall have paid the annual administration fee applicable to Group Members (pro-rated for the remaining portion of the year where the group gains recognition part way through the year).

SECTION 3 - MEMBERSHIP DUES AND DE-RECOGNITION

3. Membership dues and de-recognition

3.1. Membership Dues

3.1.1. Each Association Member shall pay an annual administration fee to the Corporation, as determined by the Board. Such fee shall be payable in advance, between November 1 and December 31 of each year in accordance with Schedule “A” appended hereto and subject to revision from time to time.

3.1.2. In the case of each Group Member, the fee will be determined from time to time by the Board.

3.1.3. An Association Member that fails to pay its annual administration fee shall have its recognition suspended until such time that the arrears have been paid.

3.1.4. Penalties for a delay in payment shall be $100.00 CAD during January, $200.00 CAD during February and $300.00 CAD during March.

3.2. De-recognition

Association Members and Group Members that no longer meet the recognition requirements set out in Sections 2.2.2.1 to 2.2.2.6 and Sections 2.3.2.1 to 2.3.2.3, as the case may be, or fail to pay their annual administration fees by March 31 of the year to which they pertain, may be derecognized by the Board.

Appendix 2.

SCHEDULE “A”

To By-law No. 1 of the

International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as low income Countries pay $300 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as middle income Countries pay $375 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries and with less than 250 members pay $450 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with 251 - 400 members pay $500 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with 401-8000 members pay a unit fee per member of $1.25 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with 8,000-11,000 members pay an annual fee of $8,500 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with 11,001-14,000 members pay an annual fee of $9,500 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with 14,001-17,000 members pay an annual fee of $10,500 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with 17,001-20,000 members pay an annual fee of $11,500 CAD

Association Members in Countries defined by the World Bank as high income Countries with more than 20,001 members pay an annual fee of $12,500 CAD

[1] http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications

[2] June 2, 2016: 1,25CAD = 0,68Euro; 1,25CAD = 0,76US Dollar; 1,25CAD = 83.09 Yen; 1,25CAD = 0,60GBP 1,25CAD = 5,94HKD


* “Locally Qualified Biomedical Laboratory Scientist” means Biomedical Laboratory Scientist/Biomedical Laboratory Technologist who has been educated as such and is qualified and authorized to practice as such in his or her place of residence.

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IFBLS Membership Application Form 2018