Requirements for Joining
Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors
- a. Membership of the Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors shall be open to directors of private medical laboratories, who must be medical laboratory scientists and must fulfill prescribed minimum criteria for admission into the Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors including but not limited to: 5 years post- intern experience with 2 years as head or manager of a private laboratory, payment of prescribed membership fees, fulfillment of facility infrastructure requirement. The following categories of membership are listed below:
- b. Membership of the Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors shall equally be open to Medical laboratory scientists who are owners of and are engaged in sales and supply of IVDs , Equipment and disposables - recognized as Guild IVD division. IVD division executives are eligible to vote and be voted for provided they are up to date financially and participate in Guild activities and meet the criteria for elective offices.
- Medical Laboratory Scientists engaged in academia (Lecturers) - recognized as Guild Academia Division equivalent to chapters. Members are eligible to hold divisional executive offices. They can vote and be voted for during National Elections provided they are up to date financially and participate in Guild activities and meet criteria for elective offices.
- Medical Laboratory Scientists working in private health establishments - shall participate in Guild Assembly and National AGM, such members are eligible to vote and be voted for provided they are up to date financially and participate in Guild activities and meet criteria for elective offices
Categories of Membership
A full member shall fulfill the following criteria:
(i) He/ She shall be a 50% part owner or full director of the Medical Laboratory testing Facility, including IVD company or any other privately owned establishment engaging in any aspect of medical laboratory science service to the
public. The establishment must be registered by the appropriate regulatory bodies (CAC, Local Government Health Office or State Ministry of Health / Any regulatory agency and MLSCN) and staffed with qualified and currently licensed Medical Laboratory Scientists.
(ii) His/ Her application shall be approved by the state Guild, and confirmed by zonal Vice President in his/her zone.
(iii) Full members are eligible to vote and be voted for provided they are up to date financially and participate in Guild activities.
(i) A provisional member shall be a full-time Medical Laboratory Scientist/ director who has applied for membership but has not met the full requirements for full membership.
(ii) A provisional member may also be a full time Medical Laboratory Scientist with a minimum of 5% active director status, in a partnership and must accent to and submit the legally signed MOU of the Guild and relevant documents of the partnership to the Guild.
(iii) A provisional member may also be a staff of a full member that presents a certificate of shareholding from the full member to the Guild to act on his behalf.
(iv) He/ She shall attend meetings, be financially up to date, can vote but shall not possess the right to be voted for.
(v) A provisional membership shall be automatically terminated if confirmation is denied by the zone or denied completely by the National Executive Council of the Guild, if the partnership is dissolved, if the full member ceases to be a member or if the provisional member ceases to be an employee/appointee/shareholder of the private medical laboratory of the fulltime member.
(vi) Medical Laboratory Scientists working in private health establishments – shall participate in Guild Assembly meetings and National AGM, such members are eligible to vote and be voted for provided they are up to date financially, participate in Guild activities and meet criteria for elective offices
(i) The registered trustees may at their discretion propose for admission an honorary member at a general meeting. A majority of full members present may admit as honorary member any person who has rendered exceptional service to the Guild or distinguished himself or herself in any National Service such will however be subject to ratification at an AGM.
(ii) Such name(s) of a person(s) for which there is no limitation in number shall be placed in a prominent position within the secretariat of the Guild.
(iii) Honorary member(s) shall have no voting rights.
(iv) He shall not pay any subscription or dues.
Corporate membership shall be awarded to the private medical laboratories owned by full members for the purpose of recognition for distinguished service and centers of excellence, that bring the Guild to good repute and for participation in some activities of the Guild. Recommendation for award of corporate membership shall be received from the states every five years for ratification at an AGM. A list of corporate members will be circulated by the Guild’s National Executive Council.
There shall be a minimum of three and a maximum of six patrons to be appointed by the National Executive Council in consultation with the Board of Trustees.
FUNCTIONS OF PATRONS:
COUNCIL OF PATRONS
i. The patron shall be an elder statesman who has great social, economic, and political influence in the country.
ii. The council of patrons shall perform the following duties
a. Act as advisers to the Guild
b. Assist the Guild to achieve its set objectives
c. Perform any other functions as may be assigned to them by the Guild.