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.

Committees of the Board are comprised of members who reflect the importance of diversity, gender equality, varied professional experience, and qualification.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee may perform all duties and exercise all powers of the Board under the Act, except those set out in sections 39(2) to (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 sections 1-13 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Executive Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Dr. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Mr. T.T.S. Mann (Vice-chair)
Ms. J.W.E. Dyson
Dr. C.S. Leger
Dr. J.J. Kingsley
Ms. S.F.J. Ross 

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.

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Finance and Audit Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Dr. C.S. Leger (Chair)
Mr. B. Sanghera (Vice-chair)
Mr. T.T.S. Mann
Dr. B.A. Priestman
Ms. K. Raman
Ms. S.F.J. Ross
 

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Registration Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Ms. T. O’Grady (Chair)
Dr. A. Du Preez (Vice-chair)
Dr. L.F. Dindo
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Dr. A. MacNeily
Dr. S.M. McDonald
Dr. A.R. Patel, DPM
Dr. J. Yee, DPM

Alternates
Dr. I.C. Hughan
Mr. B.D. Penner, KC

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Inquiry Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Members of the panel
Dr. B.A. Priestman (Chair)
Ms. J. Erickson (Vice-chair)
Dr. M.D. Carter
Ms. J.W.E. Dyson

Alternates
Ms. L. Charvat
Dr. M.L. Greenwood, PhD
Dr. C.S. Leger 

Members of the panel
Dr. J.T. Wale (Chair)
Mr. T.T.S. Mann (Vice-chair)
Ms. L. Argatoff 
Dr. B.M. Bagdan
Ms. M. L. Casavant 
Dr. G. Chang
Dr. T. Cordoni
Dr. J.P. Kerrie
Ms. L. Shore 
Dr. J.A. Soles
Dr. D.A. Spooner
Mr. L.R. Yip
Dr. D.S. Ksienski 

Members of the panel
Dr. L.K. Wong (Chair)
Ms. P.A. McDonald (Vice-chair)
Dr. K.E. Bennett
Ms. K. Brooks 
Dr. R. McCallum
Dr. N.E. Severin
Dr. S. Sohmer
Mr. M. Thompson

 

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

Members of the panel
Mr. B.D. Penner, KC (Chair)
Dr. F.A. Dossa
Dr. S. Tsuchiya 

Members of the panel
Dr. W.G. Chalmers, DPM
Dr. Z.N. Ladha, DPM

Panels A to E
Ms. H.A. Muller

Panels B to E
Dr. M. Aron
Dr. F.A. Din
Dr. G. Gracias
Ms. T. Salehi
Dr. S. Teja

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

Dr. D.M.S. Hammell (Chair)
Dr. D.J. Etches
Dr. J.H. Finkler
Dr. R.A. Irvine
Dr. B.J. Kane

Dr. Z.N. Ladha, DPM
 

Mr. S. Gill
Ms. V. Jenkinson
Mr. S. Kuiack
Mr. M.A. MacDougall
Ms. B.A. Martin 
Ms. B.J. Round

Ms. A.R. Westmacott, KC (Vice-chair)
Ms. M. Baird, KC
Mr. K. Bracken
Mr. H. Kushner
Ms. K.F. Nordlinger, KC
Ms. J.P. Whittow, KC

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Patient Relations, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Ms. S.F.J. Ross (Chair)
Ms. L. Charvat (Vice-chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Ms. M.L. Casavant 
Dr. J.J. Kingsley 
Dr. S.M. McDonald
Dr. B.L. Wagner

Alternate
Dr. D.M.S. Hammell

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.

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.

See Accreditation Programs Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Members of the panel

Dr. R.L. Preston (Chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams (Vice-Chair)
Ms. J.M. Barens 
Ms. P. Foster, RN
Dr. C.D.S. Ho
Dr. P.A. Lennox
Dr. K. Seethram
Dr. K.B. Sexton
Mr. K. Stewart
Mr. A. Wray, BCPSQC
Mr. L.R. Yip

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 care of 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.

See Physician Practice Enhancement Panel Meeting Guidelines.

Members of the panel

Dr. J.J. Kingsley (Chair)
Mr. T.T.S. Mann (Vice-chair)
Ms. J. Berry
Dr. F. Chan, DPM
Dr. K. Eva, PhD
Dr. I. Fadyeyeva
Dr. D.R.S. Haslam
Dr. D.S. Holowenko
Dr. C.D. Icton
Dr. B.O. Kassen
Dr. C.J. Kwiatkowski
Dr. L.K. Mackenzie
Dr. D.L. McLachlan
Dr. H.N. Postowski, DPM
Dr. S. Tsuchiya
Ms. A. Wainwright, RN

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 9-2 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Prescription Review Panel Meeting Guidelines.

Members of the panel

Ms. J.W.E. Dyson (Chair)
Dr. W.A. Woodfield (Vice-Chair)
Mr. A. Alladina, RPh 
Dr. P.J. Bach
Dr. M.P. Butterfield
Dr. R.J. Elefante 
Dr. K. Haddow
Ms. M. Sam 

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Blood Borne Communicable Diseases Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Dr. M. Krajden (Chair)
Dr. C.S. Leger (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.J.F. Henry
Ms. S. McDonnell (RM)
Dr. V.C. Montessori
Dr. A. Ramji
Mr. N. Steel
Dr. P. Stevenson-Moore (BDS)
 

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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Accreditation Programs Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Dr. R.L. Preston (Chair)
Dr. R.R. Abrahams (Vice-chair)
Ms. J.M. Barens 
Ms. P. Foster, RN 
Dr. C.D.S. Ho
Dr. P.A. Lennox
Dr. K. Seethram
Dr. K.B. Sexton
Mr. K. Stewart 
Mr. A. Wray, BCPSQC 
Mr. L.R. Yip

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

Diagnostic Accreditation Program Committee

The Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) Committee 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 of the Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, RSBC 1996, c.183.

See Accreditation Programs Committee Meeting Guidelines.

Dr. R.C. Reyes (Chair)
Dr. W.W. Yap (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.A. Bradshaw
Dr. H.E. Clark
Ms. M. Diacu (ex-officio member)
Dr. B.A. Farnquist
Mr. T. Rode
Ms. L. Vienneau 

Alternates
Dr. R.R. Abrahams
Dr. D.A. Adams (Neurodiagnostics) 
Dr. R.S. Attariwala (Diagnostic imaging) 
Dr. K.M. Brown (Medical imaging services)
Dr. C.V. Cheng (Pathology)
Dr. J.L. Diggle (Neurodiagnostics)
Dr. J.A. Fleetham (Polysomnography)
Dr. G. Han (Pathology)
Dr. S. Hume (Molecular diagnostics)
Dr. W.W. Lai (Polysomnography)
Dr. S. Malhotra (Pulmonary function)
Dr. R. Mueller (Cytogenetics)
Dr. R. Onell (Hematopathology)
Dr. G.V. Segal (Pathology)
Dr. G.P. Sexsmith (Bone densitometry)
Dr. M. Somerville (Molecular genetics)
Dr. M.E. Stilwell (Bone densitometry)
Dr. A. Vawda (Hematopathology)
Dr. T.T.T. Wong (Pathology)
Dr. M.T.S. Yan (Pathology)