State Membership

If the opioid treatment programs within your state are interested in applying for STATE MEMBERSHIP within AATOD, Interested parties should contact Mark W. Parrino, President, directly to obtain more detailed information about the State Membership Application process. There is a separate dues structure for state membership in the Association.

State Membership Guidelines

  1. State members of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence are recognized state opioid provider groups.
  2. State opioid provider groups seeking membership must be in existence for no less than one year and have elected officers and bylaws.
  3. State opioid provider groups may seek membership in the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence by sending a letter of request to the President, who will forward the letter to the Membership Committee for action.
  4. A state opioid provider group must include the majority of the licensed opioid treatment programs in that state and be recognized by the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence as the legitimate provider group to be considered for membership within the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
  5. If accepted for membership, the state opioid provider group must be able to pay the dues assessment on an annual basis to maintain membership.
  6. Membership entitles a representative of the state provider group to attend and vote at AATOD Board Meetings and receive all American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence publications and services.
  7. The state opioid provider group must subscribe to the Ethical Canon of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. The state’s Board member will sign a statement that she/he certifies to the best of her/his knowledge that the opioid programs in their state are following the principles of the Ethical Canon.
  8. The Board of Directors of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence has the authority to expel any state provider group and/or its Board member from the Board of Directors if that individual’s or organization’s activities are harmful to the goals and purposes of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and/or the state provider group fails to pay its annual dues.
  9. No Board member shall represent more than one state.

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