A Fellow member of the Academy shall be a graduate of a program accredited by the AMA Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), or successor agency. Fellow members of the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants are required to be employed as a PA or a PA educator and be members of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Fellow members are entitled to all rights and privileges of the Academy, including the rights to vote and hold office.
Associate members shall be persons who are qualified for Fellow membership except are not members of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Associate members shall be accorded the privileges of the floor at general membership meetings, but shall not be entitled to hold office or vote on national issues. They are allowed to vote on local issues, including election of officers, but cannot vote for House of Delegate representatives.
An Affiliate member of the Academy shall consist of individuals approved by the Board of Directors from the health professions, licensed physicians, and others who desire to associate with the Academy. Affiliate members shall be entitled to the privileges of the floor, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
Members in good standing of a Student Society from a(n) (provisionally) accredited Physician Assistant Program shall be eligible for membership in the Academy by such standing. Privileges shall include the right to attend all general membership meetings with privileges of the floor. However, they shall not vote or hold office with the exception of the student representatives to the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistant Board of Directors as delineated in Article V, Section 1. Physician Assistant students not members of a Student Society from a(n) (provisionally) accredited Physician Assistant Program shall be eligible for membership in the Academy upon payment of an annual fee and upon approval of a simple majority of the Board of Directors.
Persons of distinction who have rendered outstanding services to the Academy may be designated as honorary members. Nominations for Honorary membership may be made by officers, Fellow or Associate members of the Academy, and must be approved by a majority of the eligible voting membership. Honorary members shall be accorded the privileges of the floor at general membership meetings, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
Sustaining members shall consist of those CAHEA, CAAHEP or successor agency approved physician assistant program graduates who have chosen not to actively practice in the profession and opt to be classified as sustaining members. Sustaining members shall be entitled to privileges of the floor, but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.
Individuals who qualify for membership, but whose special circumstances make payment of membership dues an unreasonable hardship. The membership committee chair will review petitioners for Hardship Membership on an individual basis. Cause for petition may include, but not restricted to, service in the Peace Corps, missionary health practice, illness, injury, or medical disability.
Any Constituent Chapter in good standing of the American Academy of Physician Assistants shall be eligible for chapter membership in the Nebraska Academy by such standing. One individual shall represent each Chapter Member. This individual shall be recognized as the Chapter representative by a letter from the Constituent Chapter stating the individual is the representative and this letter shall appear on Chapter letterhead and signed by the Chapter Secretary. The representative individual shall be accorded the privileges of the floor, but cannot vote or hold office.