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

Mr. B.C. Bell (Chair)
Dr. S.G. Holland (Vice-chair)
Dr. G. Parhar
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC
Dr. B.A. Priestman
Dr. P.D. Rowe

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.

2018/19 Committee Reports

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. G. Parhar (Chair)
Mr. B. Sanghera (Vice-chair)
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. C.S. Leger
Ms. K. Raman
Ms. S.F.J. Ross
Dr. P.D. Rowe

2018/19 Committee Reports

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. O.G. Casiro (Chair)
Dr. M.D. Carter (Vice-chair)
Dr. L.F. Dindo
Dr. A. Du Preez
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Ms. T. O'Grady

Alternate
Dr. I.C. Hughan
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC

2018/19 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. P.D. Rowe (Chair)
Ms. S.F.J. Ross (Vice-chair)
Ms. J. Erickson
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

Alternates
Dr. M.D. Carter
Ms. L. Charvat

Panel B

Dr. B.A. Fleming (Chair)
Mr. T.T.S. Mann (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.M. Bagdan
Dr. N.P. Blair
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi
Dr. T. Cordoni
Ms. M.C. Gordon
Dr. M.J. McMillan
Dr. A.E. McNamara
Ms. H. Muller
Dr. J.A. Soles

Panel C

Dr. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Dr. G.A. Vaughan (Vice-chair)
Ms. K. Brooks
Ms. J.W.E. Dyson
Dr. R.A. Irvine
Ms. P.A. McDonald
Dr. L.K. Wong

Alternate
Ms. L. Argatoff

Panel D

Dr. L.F. Dindo (Chair)
Dr. A.I. Sear (Vice-chair)
Ms. C. Evans

Panel E

Dr. M. McCarthy (Chair)
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC (Vice-chair)
Dr. S.G. Holland

2018/19 Committee Reports

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. D.M.S. Hammell (Chair)
Dr. N.J. Byrne
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Dr. D.J. Etches

Public representative members

Ms. J. Clarke
Mr. W.M. Creed, FCA
Mr. S. Gill
Ms. V. Jenkinson
Mr. S. Kuiack
Mr. M.A. MacDougall
Mr. G.R. Toews, QC

Legal members

Ms. M. Baird, QC
Mr. H. Kushner
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. S.F.J. Ross (Chair)
Ms. L. Charvat (Vice-chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Dr. P.D. Crowell (PhD)
Dr. J.J. Kingsley
Dr. B.L. Wagner

Alternate
Dr. D.M.S. Hammell

2018/19 Committee Reports

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 Accreditation Program (NHMSFAP) Patient Safety Incident Review Panel

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

Members

Mr. B.D. Penner, QC (Chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams (Vice-chair)
Mr. B. Abbott
Dr. J.S. Arneja
Dr. C. Ho
Dr. J.M. Leith
Dr. R.L. Preston
Ms. S.F.J. Ross
Dr. W.D. Sanden
Dr. K. Seethram
Dr. N.K. Wade
Ms. B. Willson (RN)
Mr. A. Wray

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. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Dr. S.G. Holland (Vice-chair)
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Dr. K. Eva (PhD)
Dr. I. Fadyeyeva
Dr. D.R.S. Haslam
Dr. J.J. Kingsley
Dr. C.J. Kwiatkowski
Mr. T.T.S. Mann
Ms. B. Maxwell
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, and provides prescribing guidance to registrants.

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

Ms. J.W.E. Dyson (Chair)
Dr. M. Manak (Vice-chair)
Dr. M.P. Butterfield
Dr. S.H. Lu
Mr. D. Pavan (RPh)
Ms. C. Regehr
Dr. C. Sutherland
Dr. W.A. Woodfield

2018/19 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. C. Leger (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.J.F. Henry
Dr. V.C. Montessori
Dr. A. Ramji

Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program Committee

The Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program (NHMSFAP) 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 NHMSFAP 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

Mr. B.D. Penner, QC (Chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams (Vice-chair)
Mr. B. Abbott
Dr. J.S. Arneja
Dr. C. Ho
Dr. J.M. Leith
Dr. R.L. Preston
Ms. S.F.J. Ross
Dr. W.D. Sanden
Dr. K. Seethram
Dr. N.K. Wade
Ms. B. Willson (RN)
Mr. A. Wray

Role of the NHMSFAP Committee

The NHMSFAP 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

2018/19 Committee Reports

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)
Dr. R. Alaghehbandan
Ms. M. Diacu
Dr. F. Ervin
Dr. W.S. Lister
Ms. H.N. Purewal
Mr. T. Rode
Dr. W.D. Sanden
Ms. L. Vienneau

Alternates
Dr. R.R. Abrahams

Ad hoc members for specific accreditation
Dr. S. Kamel-Reid (PhD) – molecular genetics
Dr. R.E. Mueller (PhD) – cytogenetics
Dr. M.J. Somerville (PhD) – molecular genetics

2018/19 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

Mr. B.D. Penner, QC (Chair)
Dr. J.M. Bradley (Vice-chair)
Dr. P.A. Glaze
Dr. C.M. Hall
Dr. G.A. Knudson

2018/19 Committee Reports