To many life-long Christian Scientists it is unthinkable, but some churches are indeed permitting members who are having medical care or treatment to remain active members in good standing, even to hold elective or appointed offices or positions. To allow this or be one who indulges in this apostasy is a disrespectful repudiation of Christ Jesus, Mary Baker Eddy, and Christian Science.
Not so many decades ago a church member who decided to seek medical attention would voluntarily withdraw from active membership, i.e., he or she would not serve in any position or attend meetings and vote. This was done by the member out of respect for fellow church members and Christian Science. When such a person was again relying solely on Christian Science, he was restored to full membership.
Surely it is clear that to accept anything less is to befoul Christian Science and the very quality that has attracted so many people to it over the years: Christianly scientific healing. Without this quality, what does Christian Science offer that would unquestionably be an improvement on what a new-comer might already have? And a church without meaningful standards is little more than a social club.
The argument has been made that to take any action against those choosing medicine over Mind is unloving. That argument is arrant nonsense. To permit apostates the rights and privileges of loyal and true Christian Scientists is being unloving to the latter, not the former. The argument against taking an unloving action is quite probably being made because those who make it would like to keep this convenient fig leaf available to themselves should the need arise.