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. P.D. Rowe (Chair)
Dr. M.D. Carter (Vice-chair)
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi
Dr. B.A. Fleming
Dr. S.G. Holland
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC

Committee Meetings

  • Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Friday, December 15, 2017

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.

2016/17 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. S.G. Holland (Chair)
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi (Vice-chair)
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. G. Parhar
Dr. P.D. Rowe
Mr. B. Sanghera

Alternate
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

2016/17 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. M.D. Carter (Chair)
Dr. B.A. Fleming (Vice-chair)
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. O.G. Casiro
Dr. L.C. Jewett
Mr. G.R. Toews

Alternates
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Mr. B.D. Penner

2016/17 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)
Mr. S.S. Gill (Vice-chair)
Dr. M.D. Carter
Ms. L. Charvat

Alternates
Ms. J.N. Choi
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

Panel B

Dr. B.A. Fleming (Chair)
Dr. B.M. Bagdan
Dr. O.G. Casiro
Dr. T. Cordoni
Dr. L.F. Dindo
Ms. J. Erickson
Ms. C. Gordon
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Dr. G. McFetridge
Dr. A.E. McNamara
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC
Dr. F.M. Sutter

Panel C

Dr. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Dr. R.A. Irvine (Vice-chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Ms. L. Argatoff
Ms. K. Brooks
Ms. P.A. McDonald
Dr. L.K. Wong

Panel D

Dr. G. Parhar (Chair)
Dr. S.G. Holland (Vice-chair)
Ms. C. Evans

Panel E

Dr. G.A. Vaughan (Chair)
Mr. B.C. Bell (Vice-chair)
Dr. D.J. Etches

Alternates

Mr. B. Bell
Dr. A.I. Sear

2016/17 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. M.A. Docherty (Chair)
Dr. N.J. Byrne
Dr. C. Chan-Yan
Dr. D.M.S. Hammell
Dr. C.S. Johnston
Dr. T.K. Sidhu

Public representative members

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

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

Dr. L.C. Jewett (Chair)
Ms. L. Charvat (Vice-chair)
Dr. P.D. Crowell (PhD)
Dr. D.J. Etches
Dr. D. Hammell
Dr. D.A. Unger

2016/17 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 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. L.C. Jewett (Vice-chair)
Mr. B. Abbott (MOH)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Dr. J.S. Arneja
Mr. B.C. Bell
Ms. L. Charvat
Ms. J. Choi
Dr. C. Ho
Dr. J.M. Leith 
Dr. J.J. Marsden
Dr. R.L. Preston
Dr. K. Seethram
Dr. K. Wade
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. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Dr. G. Vaughan (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.H. Chang
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Dr. K. Eva (PhD)
Dr. I. Fadyeyeva
Mr. S.S. Gill
Dr. D.R.S. Haslam
Dr. C.J. Kwiatkowski
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, 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. V.R. Karapareddy
Dr. S.H. Lu
Mr. J.A. Mah
Dr. M. Manak
Mr. D. Pavan (RPh)
Dr. S.R. Wiseman
Dr. W.A. Woodfield

2016/17 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. D.A. Unger

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. L.C. Jewett (Vice-chair)
Mr. B. Abbott (MOH)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Dr. J.S. Arneja
Mr. B.C. Bell
Ms. L. Charvat
Ms. J. Choi
Dr. C. Ho
Dr. J.M. Leith
Dr. J.J. Marsden (BCQ)
Dr. R.L. Preston
Dr. K. Seethram
Dr. K. Wade
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

2016/17 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)
Ms. J. Crickmore
Dr. L.F. Dindo
Dr. F. Ervin
Dr. W.S. Lister
Dr. M.A. Moss
Mr. B.D. Penner
Mr. T. Rode
Dr. T.F. Ward

Alternates
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Mr. S.S. Gill

2016/17 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. G. Parhar (Chair)
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi (Vice-chair)
Dr. J.M. Bradley
Dr. C.M. Hall
Dr. G.A. Knudson
Dr. S. Tranquilli-Doherty

2016/17 Committee Reports