Open appointment process
Duties and time commitments
All committee meetings are scheduled during regular business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Committee meetings may be scheduled for an entire day, a half day or for several hours at a time during a day.
All College meetings are currently being held virtually until the provincial health officer declares the COVID-19 emergency over. It is anticipated that in the future, committees will meet both virtually and face-to-face, so some travel to the College office in Vancouver will be required.
The duties and time commitments of the various committees are as follows:
The Diagnostic Accreditation Program Committee approves standards and procedures for the operation of a diagnostic facility, grants accreditation, evaluates performance, and assesses and resolves matters of non-compliance.
The committee reviews accreditation reports weekly and meets four half days per year.
The Discipline Committee meets as panels on an as-needed basis.
Hearings may last for several days.
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 committee meets at least five days per year.
The Inquiry Committee meets as panels and adjudicates complaints brought to the attention of the College.
Each panel meets at least five times per year, sometimes more frequently.
The Library Committee sets strategic direction and policy for the College’s medical library.
The committee meets four times per year.
The Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program Committee approves standards and procedures for the operation of a non-hospital facility, grants accreditation, evaluates performance, and assesses and resolves matters of non-compliance. It reviews reportable patient safety incidents and makes recommendations for improvement.
The committee meets at least four days per year.
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 committee meets four days per year.
The Physician Practice Enhancement Panel develops and administers an ongoing program of peer assessment to assist registrants in maintaining proper standards of practice.
The panel meets four days per year.
The Prescription Review Panel supports the Prescription Review Program (PRP), one of the College's quality assurance programs aimed at ensuring patient safety through assisting physicians to adopt and enhance safe prescribing practices.
The panel meets four days per year to discuss select files from the PRP.
The Registration Committee considers an applicant’s knowledge, skills and ability and grants registration on the basis of demonstrated qualifications.
The committee meets nine times per year.
College committee members are compensated for their time attending meetings in accordance with the Board’s honoraria policy.
Committee members are not compensated for preparation time or travel time. If travel is required to attend in-person committee meetings, committee members are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with the Board’s travel and expense policy.
Guidelines and policies
- Oath of Office
- Code of Conduct Policy
- Confidentiality Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Media Relations Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Board and Committee Use of Electronic Communication Policy
- Consent Agenda Policy
- Board Composition Matrix
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Principles of Good Governance
- Board Meeting Guidelines
- Committee Meeting Guidelines