The AAFP Congress of Delegates, held September 20-21, 2016 in Orlando, FL, adopted several Bylaws amendments which clarified eligibility and requirements for active membership and removed redundant and potentially confusing language.
One change extends the minimum amount of years to qualify for Life membershipfrom 20 years to 25 years.
The revised Bylaws state:
Eligibility. Life members shall be persons who have continued held active membership in the AAFP for a minimum of 25 years and who have had 5 years of continuous membership immediately prior to election as life members. Such persons must have also attained age seventy (70) or who are be totally retired from the practice of medicine. No person may hold life membership who does not hold a current medical license because such license has been revoked as a result of a disciplinary action.
If you have any questions about this change, don't hesitate to contact the MAFP office.