Financial Hardship Policy

In August 2018 the HSHPS Executive Committee adopted the following policy to support Member Institution's who may be experiencing financial hardship. 

There are times when member institution’s may need relief from their annual membership dues due to a natural disaster that affects their institution’s financial stability. The HSHPS Board of Directors recognizes that these challenges can arise and has, therefore, enacted a financial hardship policy to help members maintain their membership when it otherwise may not be feasible.

In the event a member institution faces a natural disaster and is unable to renew membership dues, the member institution may petition HSHPS to have its dues discounted for one year by completing the Dues Discount Request Form. As part of the form, the institution will need to briefly explain its request for relief from its full payment of annual membership dues.

Decisions regarding a discount on member dues for natural disasters fall within the purview of the HSHPS Membership Committee and/or the HSHPS Executive Committee. The committee(s) will review and evaluate petitions on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the institution will be offered a discounted member dues amount of $500. The renewal at the discounted rate of $500 will allow the institution to maintain its membership status, membership type and associated benefits for the dues year in question. The petitioning institution will be notified of the decision no more than 30 days after receipt of request.

Confidentiality Notice: Information about the circumstances and decision regarding this request will be limited to the HSHPS Membership Committee and the HSHPS Executive Committee.

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