Becoming a Member of ISEAI
ISEAI has several membership categories, with different levels of benefits. Please read below, to determine which category best fits your needs. To become a member, submit your completed application along with the required supporting documents and a one time, nonrefundable application fee of $25 (fee does not apply to Affiliate members). The Membership Committee meets regularly to review applications and you will be notified of your application status after they meet. Approved applicants then pay the full annual membership fee appropriate to their membership category. Applications that are not approved for membership may be appealed to the Board of Directors.
Those who apply for Full memberships must meet higher sets of requirements. We are obliged to gather background information on applications for this level of membership. This includes the option to set up a profile on our referral lists for those seeking professional help with health, environmental, or legal matters related to environmentally acquired illness. Meeting these higher credentialing standards will speak to the advanced professional qualities sought by ISEAI in our Full members.
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*Medical and naturopathic students
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Membership Ethics Policy
The ISEAI Membership Ethics Policy is based on and complementary to the high standard of medicine expected of its Members and Diplomates. Members who are health care professionals must adhere to the following ethical standards. A member who violates these standards may be counseled or expelled from ISEAI.
Each ISEAI health provider must:
- Seek to develop and maintain core competencies in environmentally acquired illness (EAI) and seek to maintain a high level of professional qualification through continuous education, as EAI is an evolving field of expertise.
- Practice and promote evidence-based medicine in EAI. Members must not claim results or outcomes unsupported by documented, verifiable evidence. When members have an opinion regarding treatment that is based on personal or financial ties rather than clinical judgment, they nevertheless must share alternative perspectives and treatment options with patients.
- Comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing their individual scope of practice.
- Conduct themselves honestly, fairly, and in good faith, and treat patients and other healthcare professionals with respect.
- Uphold these standards of professionalism. A member who knows that another ISEAI member has engaged in conduct that violates these standards or otherwise could cause harm to patients must report this to an officer of the ISEAI board of directors.
- Present any research findings with complete honesty and accuracy, and, if conducting research, shall behave ethically towards human subjects. Members who publish research must disclose any conflicts of interest that are arguably relevant to the work published.
- If prescribing or recommending a product or service (other than direct medical care) from which they would profit, provide patients with full and complete disclosure, orally and in writing, of their financial interest in the product or service.
- Seek to provide a portion of services to patients who cannot afford to pay a provider’s usual fees.
Clinicians, researchers, or those in allied fields who have shown some evidence of continuing, active involvement or expertise in environmentally acquired illness, shall be eligible to apply for Full Membership of the Society.
Requirements: Complete your application, copy of current license (if applicable), copy of CV, letter of recommendation, verification of current certification(s) if applicable.
Full Member – IEP
Indoor environmental professionals (IEPs) who perform onsite assessments of residential and commercial properties, oversee remediation efforts, and have experience working closely with clinicians treating environmentally acquired illness (EAI) shall be eligible to apply for Full Membership of the Society.
Minimum requirements for Full Membership (including a listing of your name/company on the iseai.org Get Help page): Completed online application, completed ISEAI IEP Interview Form, demonstrate 10 years of (verifiable) field experience, at least (1) letter of recommendation from a functional/diagnostic clinician (non-familial), signed/dated ISEAI Code of Conduct.
Trial period may apply: Applicants that do not meet the 10 years of field experience and letter of recommendation requirements can still join as a Full Member – IEP and will be under a 1-year trial period. A $75 discount will be applied to the first year of membership dues, and access will be granted to the Forum during that first year. At the end of the trial period, the member will be reviewed by the Board to help determine eligibility to have their name/company listed on our website. The Board will review continued experience in the field, demonstrated level of EAI knowledge, and verification of a current (within 3 months of this review) letter of recommendation.
Individuals involved in, or who have shown interest in, issues related to environmentally acquired illness shall be eligible to apply for Student or Fellow Membership in the Society, by providing written documentation of such status from a teacher or advisor. Student/Fellow Members can apply to be Full Members once eligible to do so. Non-voting.
Requirements: Complete your application, copy of student ID, letter from teacher or advisor
Individuals whose business, organization, or association provides products or services, including consulting and marketing services to clients that are active in the field of environmentally acquired illness, or those with personal interest in areas of environmentally acquired illness. Affiliate Members can apply to become Full Members once eligible to do so. Non-voting.
Requirements: Complete your application, including your affiliation with EAI-related organizations and/or your personal interest in environmentally acquired illness. Once you become a member of ISEAI you can be listed on the Affiliate Member List page if you choose so (name, state/province, country of residence, and website).
Diplomates are clinicians (MD, DO, ND*, PA, NP, PharmD) with advanced clinical and/or research expertise in the area of environmentally acquired illness. Diplomates have obtained expertise through ISEAI’s certification program or other EAI certification program, have a minimum of 3 years of clinical or research experience in EAI, and are active participants in ISEAI. Diplomate status is currently offered by invitation only.
- Active membership in ISEAI,
- Sponsorship letter from a current ISEAI Diplomate,
- Verification of certification in EAI,
- Evidence of advanced expertise in EAI (3 years minimum),
- Participation in ISEAI activities (conferences, listserve, board or committee engagement),
- Actions consistent with ISEAI core values
*Naturopathic Physicians who have graduated from an AANMC accredited Naturopathic Medical school