Membership

Membership

Membership of DSAC provides an opportunity for networking and collegiality with others interested in this area of medicine in addition to a range of benefits including:

  • DSAC Manual online
  • DSAC News (newsletter and clinical updates)
  • Journal Club
  • Peer and expert support
  • Court support and advice
  • Reduced DSAC course registration fees for advanced training

Application for Membership is open to:

  1. Registered doctors and registered nurses who work in a NZ SAAT service,
  2. Other registered doctors and registered nurses from New Zealand and overseas who have a clinical interest in the delivery of forensic and/or medical services in the area of sexual assault medicine, and
  3. Organizations such as government, professional, academic, philanthropic or business organisations that, in the opinion of the Board, that have the potential to contribute to the development of DSAC

Membership Applications and Renewals

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member. Please view the Guide to Membership before you download the DSAC Membership Application Form. Instructions for returning it to the DSAC office are on the form.

Membership is subject to DSAC Board approval, in accordance with DSAC Inc. rules, clauses 5b and 5c (see below). Please note that by submitting the membership application form you are agreeing to abide by the DSAC Member Code of Conduct as specified below.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive notice via email that your application is pending review by the DSAC Board.

Membership Types and Benefits

Membership Category Eligibility Criteria Membership Services Voting Member Director Eligibility
DSAC Doctor Be a registered doctor in New Zealand
Hold DSAC Accreditation
All noted above Yes Elected or appointed
DSAC Doctor Advanced Advanced level (as above), plus Master or Diploma of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, or equivalent All Yes Elected or appointed
DSAC Associate Be a registered doctor in New Zealand
Have attended a DSAC training course
Be working in SAAT Service
Do not hold DSAC accreditation
All Yes Elected or appointed
DSAC Nurse Be a registered nurse in New Zealand
Have attended a DSAC training course
Be working in SAAT Service
All Yes Elected or appointed
DSAC Nurse Associate Be a registered nurse in New Zealand
Have attended a DSAC training course
Be working in SAAT Service
DSAC News (newsletter and clinical updates) No Appointed
DSAC Affiliate Be (i) a registered doctor or nurse in New Zealand not working within a SAATS
or
(ii) a registered doctor or nurse outside New Zealand, and have a clinical interest in the delivery of forensic and/or medical services in the area of sexual assault medicine
DSAC News, Journal Club, Manual Access online No Appointed
DSAC Organisational Member An organisation that has an interest in DSAC, or is a DSAC collaborator, and has the potential to contribute to the development of DSAC DSAC Newsletter No No

The Board may contact your referee in support of your application. You will be notified of the Board's decision and invoiced for payment on acceptance of your application.

The DSAC Membership/Subscription year runs for 12 months from the date your payment is received. You will automatically be emailed an invoice for renewal of your subscription when it falls due.

Please do not hesitate to contact the DSAC National Office, if you have any questions.

Code of Conduct

By submitting an application to become a member of DSAC, or by renewing a membership subscription, the member is voluntarily agreeing to:

  1. Support the aims and objectives of the Society.
  2. Represent the Society positively in the community and not act to bring it into disrepute.
  3. Not use the Society name for anything other than membership purposes.

Rules 5b and 5c

5b: Candidates for admission to membership shall make application in writing to the National Office of the Society and shall furnish such requirements as may be required by the Board
5c: Every application for membership shall be referred to a meeting of the Board and at such meeting the Directors shall consider whether:
  1. The admission of the candidate into membership is compatible with the Society's objects;
  2. The candidate has fulfilled all of the requirements and conditions for the membership for which they have applied;
  3. The candidate is a fit and proper person to be a member.
Upon being satisfied about those matters, and entirely at the discretion of the Board, the candidate's membership application may be accepted.