Committees

The Board of the College establishes standing committees made up of board members and other professionals who review issues, and provide guidance and direction to the Board and the College’s staff, ensuring a well-balanced and equitable approach to medical self-regulation.

Statutory Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee may perform all duties and exercise all powers of the Board under the Act, except those set out in Section 39(2)-(10) of the Act and the power of the Board to appoint the registrar under Section 21 of the Act.

The scope of the Executive Committee is set out in section 1-13(1)-(6) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Dr. G.A. Vaughan (Chair)
Dr. A.I. Clarke (Vice-chair)
Ms. L. Charvat
Dr. D.J. Etches
Mr. S.S. Gill
Dr. P.D. Rowe

Committee Meetings

2016
Thursday, February 18
Friday, April 22
Friday, June 24

Portions of the Executive Committee meetings are open to the public. Public wishing to attend one of the open portions of a meeting must contact the College to reserve a seat. Reservations can be made by speaking with a College services representative at 604-733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008 (toll free in BC). For security purposes, photo identification is required and all bags will be checked. Please note that the use of cameras and recording equipment is strictly prohibited.

Minutes

Note: The College lists minutes in two-year increments. Open minutes from the previous years are available upon request.

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Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee reviews the College's finances and provides recommendations to the registrar or the Board regarding accounting practices and systems, budgets, the safekeeping of all assets, and investment strategies.

The scope of the Finance and Audit Committee is set out in section 1-14(1)-(4) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Dr. P.D. Rowe (Chair)
Dr. D.J. Etches (Vice-chair)
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi
Dr. B.A. Fleming
Mr. B. Sanghera
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

Alternates
Mr. S.S. Gill
Dr. G. Parhar

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Registration Committee

The Registration Committee considers an applicant's knowledge, skills and abilities and grants registration on the basis of demonstrated qualification.

The scope of the Registration Committee is set out in section 1-15(1)-(4) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Dr. A.I. Clarke (Chair)
Dr. P.D. Rowe (Vice-chair)
Mr. B.C. Bell
Ms. C. Evans
Dr. S.G. Holland
Dr. L.C. Jewett

Alternates
Dr. M. Corfield (DM)
Dr. M.A. Docherty

2015/16 Committee Reports

Inquiry Committee

The Inquiry Committee meets as committee panels. The following panels have been appointed by the Board.

The scope of the Inquiry Committee is set out in section 1-16(1)-(2) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Panel A

Dr. G.A. Vaughan (Chair)
Dr. A.I. Clarke (Vice-chair)
Ms. L. Charvat
Ms. J.N. Choi

Alternates
Mr. S.S. Gill
Dr. L.C. Jewett

Panel B

Dr. B.A. Fleming (Chair)
Dr. N.D. James (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.M. Bagdan
Dr. O.G. Casiro
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Ms. C. Gordon
Dr. P.T. Gropper
Mr. M.A. MacDougall
Ms. P.A. McDonald
Dr. G. McFetridge
Dr. A.E. McNamara
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC
Dr. F.M. Sutter

Panel C

Dr. M.D. Carter (Chair)
Dr. R.A. Irvine (Vice-chair)
Mr. W.M. Creed, FCA
Dr. D.M.S. Hammell
Mr. G.R. Toews
Dr. L.K. Wong

Panel D

Dr. G. Parhar (Chair)
Dr. S.G. Holland (Vice-chair)
Ms. V. Jenkinson

Panel E

Dr. L.C. Jewett (Chair)
Mr. S.S. Gill (Vice-chair)
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

Alternates

Ms. J.N. Choi
Ms. C. Evans
Dr. B.A. Priestman
Dr. A.I. Sear
Dr. J. Stogryn
 

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Discipline Committee

The Discipline Committee appoints panels to hear and determine a matter set for hearing by citation under section 37 of the Act.

The scope of the Discipline Committee is set out in section 1-17(1)-(4) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Physician members

Dr. P.A. Mitenko (Chair)
Dr. N.J. Byrne
Dr. C. Chan-Yan
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Dr. P.T. Gropper
Dr. D.M.S. Hammell
Dr. N.D. James
Dr. C.S. Johnston
Dr. T.K. Sidhu

Public representative members

Ms. J. Clarke
Dr. M. Corfield (DM)
Mr. W.M. Creed, FCA
Ms. C. Evans
Mr. S. Kuiack
Mr. M.A. MacDougall

Legal members

Ms. M. Baird, QC
Ms. K.F. Nordlinger, QC
Ms. A.R. Westmacott, QC
Ms. J.P. Whittow, QC

Patient Relations, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee

The Patient Relations, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee establishes and maintains procedures and programs for dealing with complaints of sexual misconduct of registrants and reviews the standards of professional ethics and recommends to the Board guidelines to assist registrants.

The scope of the Patient Relations, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee is set out in section 1-18(1)-(4) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Ms. L. Charvat (Chair)
Dr. L.C. Jewett (Vice-chair)
Dr. M. Corfield (DM)
Dr. P.D. Crowell
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Mr. S. Kuiack

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Quality Assurance Committee

The Quality Assurance Committee reviews and promotes high standards of practice among registrants, assesses the professional performance of registrants and recommends mandatory continuing education to the Board.

The scope of the Quality Assurance Committee is set out in section 1-19 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program (NHMSFP) Patient Safety Incident Review Panel

The NHMSFP Patient Safety Incident Review Panel of the Quality Assurance Committee consists of members of the NHMSFP Committee with expertise in the investigation and review of adverse events.

Members

Dr. S.G. Holland (Chair)
Dr. M. Carter (Vice-chair)
Mr. B. Abbott (MOH)
Dr. J.S. Arneja
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. A. Giligson
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Dr. C. Ho
Dr. L.C. Jewett
Dr. J.M. Leith 
Dr. J.J. Marsden
Dr. R.L. Preston
Dr. K. Seethram
Ms. B. Willson (RN)

Physician Practice Enhancement Panel

The Physician Practice Enhancement Panel of the Quality Assurance Committee develops and administers an ongoing program of peer assessment to assist registrants in maintaining proper standards of practice in the careof patients and in the keeping of medical records.

The scope of the Physician Practice Enhancement Panel is set out in section 9-1 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members

Dr. D.J. Etches (Chair)
Dr. B.A. Priestman (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.H. Chang
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Dr. K. Eva (PhD)
Dr. M.J. Fahy
Dr. C.J. Kwiatkowski
Ms. B. Maxwell
Dr. E.E. Payne
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC
Dr. J.D. Slater
Ms. W. Winslow

Prescription Review Panel

The Prescription Review Panel of the Quality Assurance Committee reviews and determines the information provided by registrants on a controlled prescription form, reviews the prescribing of selected drugs requiring use of a controlled prescription form, provides prescribing guidance to registrants, and makes recommendations to the federal minister of health for methadone analgesia prescribers.

The scope of the Prescription Review Panel is set out in section 9-3 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members

Dr. B.A. Fleming (Chair)
Dr. E.R. Turski (Vice-chair) 
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. G.M. Fyles
Dr. D.G. Hunt 
Dr. S.H. Lu
Mr. J.A. Mah
Ms. S. Solven
Dr. W.A. Woodfield

2015/16 Committee Reports

Blood Borne Communicable Diseases Committee

The Blood Borne Communicable Diseases Committee establishes guidelines for the practice of affected registrants.

The scope of the Blood Borne Communicable Diseases Committee is set out in section 1-21(1)-(12) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Dr. M. Krajden (Chair)
Dr. B.A. Priestman (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.J.F. Henry
Dr. V.C. Montessori
Dr. A. Ramji
Dr. H.G. Stiver

Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program Committee

The Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Program (NHMSFP) Committee recommends standards and procedures for the operation of a non-hospital facility, grants accreditation, evaluates performance and assesses and resolves matters of non-compliance.

The scope of the NHMSFP Committee is set out in section 5-1(1)-(5) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

Dr. S.G. Holland  (Chair)
Dr. M. Cater (Vice-chair)
Mr. B. Abbott (MOH)
Dr. J.S. Arneja
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. A. Giligson
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Dr. C. Ho
Dr. L.C. Jewett
Dr. J.M. Leith
Dr. J.J. Marsden
Dr. R.L. Preston
Dr. K. Seethram
Ms. B. Willson (RN)

Role of the NHMSFP Committee

The NHMSFP Committee is committed to promoting excellence in medical and surgical care through the following accreditation activities:

  • establishing performance standards that are consistent with professional knowledge to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care
  • evaluating a facility's level of actual performance to achieving performance standards
  • monitoring the performance of facilities through the establishment of robust quality indicators or performance
  • providing education and consultation to medical/surgical facility professionals on quality improvement strategies and "best practices" delivery of care
  • reporting to government, stakeholders and the public on the performance of the medical/surgical facilities as assessed through accreditation
  • assisting facilities to reduce risks and increase safety for patients and staff
  • serving and safeguarding the public

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Diagnostic Accreditation Program Committee

The Diagnostic Accreditation Program Committee (DAP) recommends standards and procedures for the operation of a diagnostic facility, grants accreditation, evaluates performance, and assesses and resolves matters of non-compliance.

The scope of the DAP Committee is set out in section 5-21(1)-(6) of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Members of the Committee

 

Dr. V.J. Astrope (Chair)
Dr. R.C. Reyes (Vice-chair)
Ms. J. Crickmore
Dr. S.G. Holland
Dr. W.S. Lister
Dr. M.A. Moss
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC
Dr. T.F. Ward

Alternates
Dr. A.I. Clarke
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Ms. V. Jenkinson

2015/16 Committee Reports

Standing Non-statutory Committees

Library Committee

The Library Committee is a standing non-statutory committee that sets strategic direction and policy for the College's medical library, including ensuring the library's collection is current and accessible to all registrants, maintaining relationships with other libraries and consortia, implementing new online and print resources, and supporting teaching initiatives hosted by the library staff.

Members of the Committee

Dr. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi (Vice-chair)
Dr. J.M. Bradley
Dr. C.M. Hall
Dr. G.A. Knudson

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