Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

TSA Membership Application Procedure

The following is an excerpt from the TSA Bylaws outlining the membership application process.



All applicants shall be investigated by the Membership Committee of the Board of Directors, who shall recommend acceptance or rejection to the Board of Directors. A member shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of this Society.


Active and Active Disabled. Active and Active Disabled Members of this Society shall be entitled to full voting privileges.

Affiliate, Resident, Honorary, and Retired. These members shall be entitled to attend meetings and to participate in all functions of the Society, including membership on committees, except that they shall not serve as officers, delegates, or other officials and shall not be entitled to vote, except at meetings of committees on which they serve.

Life. These members shall have all the privileges of active members but shall not pay dues or assessments.


By making application for membership or by continuing membership in this Society, each member agrees to abide by and be bound by the Articles and Bylaws of this Society and to abide by the Statement of Policy of the Texas and American Societies of Anesthesiologists, Inc., and the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association.


Required Membership of American Society of Anesthesiologists. Each active and affiliate member of this Society shall be required to maintain membership in the active and affiliate categories, respectively, of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.

Active and resident members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc., upon transfer of their location of principal professional activities to the State of Texas, shall make written application for membership in this Society within ninety days thereafter.

Failure to Maintain Another Membership. Upon receipt of written notice from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc., that a member of this Society is not a member of such organization, the Secretary of this Society shall give written notice to such member that he or she will be dropped from membership in this Society unless he or she regains membership and gives evidence thereof to the Secretary within sixty days.

Upon receipt of notice after the sixty day grace period from such organization that a member of this Society has been dropped or expelled from membership in such organization, the Secretary shall drop such member from the membership rolls of this Society and shall notify him thereof.