Membership Agreements

  1. I agree to attend at least four meetings per year. I also understand that I am expected to have a substitute (e.g. colleague, office manager, etc.) represent my services in the meetings if I cannot attend. I understand that it is important that my category and services be represented in each meeting. I understand that not meeting these requirements and expectations can jeopardize the status of my membership with Integrative Change. I understand that my yearly attendance will be tracked by IC.
  2. I agree to only promote my “category” in the meetings and respect the categories of other members. 
  3. I agree to complete the New Member Orientation.
  4. I understand that I must pre-register for all IC events on the IC website under “Upcoming Event”. This helps IC effectively coordinate these events, track attendance, and provide you with a payment invoice.
  5. I understand that I can bring a visitor to any of the meetings as long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing IC member. I understand that my visitor is allowed to attend a maximum of one 1 IC meeting after which point they must submit their on-line application. 
  6. I understand the importance of providing and attending clinical trainings with other IC members. Although I am not required to attend or provide these trainings, I understand that this is an opportunity to educate others about my specialty and to contribute to the network. If I do provide a training, I will be responsible for providing all training material. All revenue goes to IC as this is a discounted training for members and because IC will be providing the facility, coordinating logistics and sponsoring the trainer.
  7. I understand that subscription to the monthly IC newsletters is mandatory as this is the primary way information is given to members and partners.
  8. I understand the importance of providing and seeking clinical consultation with other practitioners within IC. I understand that this enables me to provide a higher quality of treatment to my clients as well as enhance my professional skills.
  9. I am willing to embrace a “Helpers Reward” philosophy. I realize that the more I selflessly support and refer potential clients to other IC members, that my practice will grow as well.
  10. I am willing to refer clients, whose issues are beyond the scope of my practice, to other IC practitioners. I am willing to accept referrals from other IC members.
  11. I am willing, although not required, to periodically contribute published pieces to the “Articles” section on the Integrative Change website. Appropriateness of content will be left to the discretion of IC.
  12. I understand that IC is not responsible for legally handling any complaints from a patient towards an iC member. However IC does reserve the right to speak with, and possibly terminate the contract of, the IC member if a patient complaint is made to IC about the practitioner they were referred to by IC.
  13. I agree to the yearly membership fee; this Investment is non-refundable. I understand that I will pay for myself, not Integrative Change, for the networking events, which is typically a professional luncheon or professional meeting. 
  14. IC acknowledges and confirms that my membership in IC will not expose me to malpractice or other liability for the actions or inactions of IC or of any other members of IC. IC is not responsible for any illegal or unethical actions of any of its members.
  15. I understand that this contract will be reviewed by IC every six months for the first year of membership. IC reserves the right to terminate the contract if the member is not in good standing with the agreements outlined in this form. I understand that I also have the option to terminate my contract with IC at any point.
  16. I understand that if I move offices or open a second office that is in conflict with another Network member in the same category (e.g. Anxiety) that I may not promote this office address on the IC website. You have the option of switching categories however this must be discussed with IC first. 
  17. I agree to link on my professional website. Cross-linking improves the visibility of the website. You will be sent the official IC seal.
  18. I agree that all materials, handouts, etc. provided to me are property of Integrative Change, Inc. and are not available for distribution among non-members of the IC Network.
  19. If I am facilitating a professional or therapeutic workshop, seminar or training within my category, I am permitted to send this information to IC who will send an email blast to the IC Network. IC will not publish or market the services of non-members including training, consultation or clinical services. 
  20. I agree that Banner Ads purchased and placed on the IC homepage must follow the ad specifications as outlined by IC.
  21. I agree to never disclose patient information via public listserve (“IC Bulletin Board”). I understand that  if I am making an announcement about my services, this MUST pertain to my category. 
  22. I understand that Founding Members consist of the first ten practitioners who start a new regional chapter. FM’s receive a discount on their first year of membership; the rate returns to the regular annual rate during the second year of membership. The membership start date for a FM begins when the first monthly meeting is held for that region; therefore, if you pay your membership dues in January 2012 and the meeting begins in March 2012, then the beginning of your membership technically begins March 2012 (and thus, your renewal in March 2013). If the FM’s group does not come together within six months then you have the option of being refunded in full or waiting until the FM’s group is finalized.
  23. Refer a Member Reward Program. I agree that if I refer a health professional who joins Integrative Change, I will receive 10% of their annual membership fee. I understand that I must have this new member submit the on-line application, which must be reviewed and approved by the IC Membership Committee. I understand that I will receive this payment in the form of a check after the new members application has been submitted and approved. 
  24. Membership Renewal Guidelines
    1. At the beginning of your membership, you will be notified about your renewal date. You will also be notified by IC at least two weeks prior to this renewal deadline. All members must submit payment and complete the brief Renewal Application (under “Current Members”) in order to be current with any of the updated membership benefits and agreements. IC requests that you complete this renewal application at least one week prior to your renewal deadline in order to allow adequate time for processing of your application.
    2. If your renewal application and/or payment is two weeks or more past due, you will be charged a 5% late fee (e.g. if your annual membership rate is $250 you will be charged a late fee of $12.50) and charged a 10% late fee if it is one month or more past due. If your renewal application and/or payment is past due, you understand that you put your membership status in jeopardy. Exceptions are to be discussed with IC directly.
    3. Members are not allowed to temporarily suspend their membership and then rejoin. That member must wait a minimum of six months before they are allowed to rejoin the IC Network. Members understand that during this six month grace period, that their profile will be removed from the IC website and they will lose all membership privledges, including attending quarterly meetings. 

Membership Agreements are subject to change. Member’s will be notified by IC of any major changes in these agreements. If a member has a conflict with any specific agreement or it was not an existing agreement at the time the membership application was submitted, then this will be handled on a case-by-case basis directly with IC.