Section 1.

All interns, residents, and fellows possessing M.D., D.O. or D.D.S. degrees and who are employed by the Regents of the University of Michigan are eligible for membership in the Association.

Section 2.

Membership dues are $170 per year. Dues currently are paid in 4 payments from monthly paychecks received in November, December, January and February. The Executive Board may adjust the system of paying dues, but not the amount of dues, to accommodate payroll or operational requirements.

Section 3.

Residents and Fellows are automatically enrolled as members of the House Officers Association. A member who chooses not to pay dues through contractual dues payroll deduction must remit each periodic dues payment directly to the Association within 7 days after issuance of the applicable monthly paycheck.

Section 4.

A member who elects not to remit dues through payroll deductions and who fails to timely remit any periodic payment of uniform dues will automatically be considered delinquent and suspended from membership. An individual suspended from membership, whose employment by the University of Michigan has not been terminated under the provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, may apply for reinstatement by remitting to the Association all outstanding dues plus $100. Reinstatement is subject to approval by the Executive Board.

Section 5.

Any dues increase or special assessment requires prior approval by secret ballot by a majority of voting members following reasonable advance notice to all members of such secret ballot.