Frequently asked questions
- What are the eligibility requirements for KMS membership?
- How much are KMS dues?
- Do I have to join my county society in order to be a member of KMS?
- What portion of KMS dues are deductible as a business expense?
- Does my KMS invoice include dues for the American Medical Association?
To be eligible for membership in KMS, an individual must be:
a graduate of an accredited medical school holding the degree of Doctor of Medicine and/or Doctor of Osteopathy and be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Kansas, or
a full-time student attending a recognized medical school in Kansas
Please refer to this chart for information regarding our membership categories and current dues.
Yes. Our bylaws require physicians to belong to their county medical society in order to be a member of KMS. County medical society dues vary from county to county. Members who have questions or concerns about their county society, should contact the President or Secretary of their county medical society.
The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 states that association dues used for lobbying activities are not deductible as a business expense. After reviewing the current budget and evaluating the staff time allocated to various activities, we have determined that 85 percent of your 2014 and 2015 KMS dues may be deducted as a business expense for federal income tax purposes.
No portion of any dues paid to KaMPAC, the KMS political action committee, may be deducted as a business expense.
Gifts made to the Kansas Medical Foundation, a 501C(3) organization are fully tax deductible.
Your annual statement from KMS does not include dues for the AMA; the AMA will bill you directly. We encourage you to consider joining the AMA when you receive your statement; if you have any questions about AMA membership, you may contact them at 800.262.3211.