Corporate Membership Policy
Approved by WSCA Board of Directors April 2010
It is the policy of the Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA or “Association”) to recognize and encourage building corporate relationships that can bring added value to its corporate partners and regular DC members alike.
As a corporate partner, your involvement with our individual members gives you and your organization insight into chiropractic care issues not available through any other professional association. Your insight will come from the dedication and the diversity of our members. Corporate membership in WSCA is a positive demonstration of your organization’s commitment to the patient care delivered by our doctors – support that is recognized and appreciated by our doctors.
Membership in the WSCA as a corporate partner is available to companies and individuals with commercial products and services that support the philosophy and principles of chiropractic care as demonstrated by the WSCA and its DC members. Specific ventures must comply with the Chiropractic Scope of Practice as defined in Ch. 18.25 RCW and Ch. 246-808 WAC.
Further, it is the policy of the WSCA to make corporate partnerships available on a non-exclusive basis. Membership will be made available to companies with competing products and services as well as independent representatives of the same product or service.
Rules and Restrictions
By accepting membership in the WSCA, the corporate partner understands and agrees to the following:
- Corporate partnership affiliation in the WSCA is not to be construed or promoted as an endorsement of the member company’s policies, practices, products or services. Any reference to the WSCA partnership must include the disclaimer: “The WSCA does not endorse and has not investigated the products and services offered by its corporate partners.”
- By acceptance of their membership, the WSCA does grant to its corporate partners in good standing the right to use a statement of membership, and/or a link to the WSCA website. Prior approval is required if such WSCA recognition is to be used on a company’s promotional and publicity material including their own website.
- The WSCA logo may only be used with prior written permission from the WSCA Executive Director or other individual designated by him/her.
- The WSCA logo and name “Washington State Chiropractic Association” may not be used by its corporate partners after membership expiration or termination.
Benefits of Membership
The WSCA grants benefits to its corporate members according to those listed on the addendum titled WSCA Corporate Partner Categories. These benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Suspension/Cancellation of Membership
Corporate membership may be suspended when that member’s dues, sponsorship, exhibit, broadcast or other fees are 31 days past due and adequate notification efforts have been taken by the association in order to collect the outstanding debt. Such suspension shall be made at the discretion of the Executive Director upon recommendation by the Program Director and Finance Manager. If approved, suspension will include rendering the corporate member “Inactive” in the WSCA data base, and delisting the company in the online Marketplace section of the WSCA website. Notification will be given by email and in writing immediately upon suspension. Membership shall be reinstated once all outstanding balances are paid in full. Should charges remain unpaid for 60 days, membership will be cancelled. A letter cancelling membership will be sent at the end of the 60 day period and a notice placed in the next edition of Plexus that the member is no longer active with the association.
Those wishing to establish corporate partnerships with the WSCA are required to complete a membership application. That application will then be submitted to the Board of Directors for final approval.
All applications shall include a 25-word description of the applicant’s product or service with emphasis on how it benefits the chiropractic profession. A chiropractic reference also is required.
Membership will become effective upon approval by the Board of Directors and clearance of the applicant’s payment. Once
approved, corporate partners shall be entitled to all the benefits and privileges afforded DCs and other members of the association,
with the exception of service on the Board of Directors.
Specific benefits shall be listed in a separate “Corporate Partnership” description and is subject to change without notice by the WSCA.
Membership shall renew annually on the applicant’s anniversary date. Membership shall be terminated if the annual dues are not paid within 60 days of the anniversary date.
Renewal of membership with the WSCA shall be within the sole discretion of the Board of the WSCA, with no liability for non-renewal.
Again, we welcome your involvement and support of the chiropractic profession in Washington State. We will do all that we can to
see that you receive a proper return on your investment with us.
Should you have questions, please contact:
Sara StewartProgram & Corporate Membership DirectorWashington State Chiropractic Association21400 International Blvd., Suite 207, SeaTac, WA 98198206-878-6055 Office/206-878-8699 WSCA Fax