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)
Mr. B.C. Bell
Dr. B.A. Fleming
Dr. S.G. Holland
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC

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.

2017/18 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)
Mr. B. Sanghera (Vice-chair)
Ms. J.N.Y. Choi
Dr. G. Parhar
Ms. K. Raman
Dr. P.D. Rowe

Alternate
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

2017/18 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
Ms. T. O'Grady

Alternate
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC

2017/18 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)
Dr. M.D. Carter (Vice-chair)
Ms. J. Erickson
Ms. S.F.J. Ross

Alternates
Ms. L. Charvat
Dr. G.A. Vaughan

Panel B

Dr. B.A. Fleming (Chair)
Dr. L.F. Dindo (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.M. Bagdan
Dr. T. Cordoni
Ms. C. Gordon
Mr. D. Goldsmith
Mr. T.T.S. Mann
Dr. G. McFetridge
Dr. A.E. McNamara
Ms. H. Muller
Dr. F.M. Sutter

Panel C

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

Panel D

Dr. G. Parhar (Chair)
Dr. A.I. Sear (Vice-chair)
Ms. C. Evans

Panel E

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

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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. M.A. Docherty (Chair)
Dr. D.M.S. Hammell (Vice-chair)
Dr. N.J. Byrne
Dr. D.J. Etches
Dr. T.K. Sidhu

Public representative members

Ms. J.N.Y. Choi
Ms. J. Clarke
Mr. W.M. Creed, FCA
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. B.L. Wagner

2017/18 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.C. Bell (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. K. Seethram
Dr. N.K. Wade
Ms. B. Willson (RN)
Mr. A. Wray

Alternate
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC

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.A. Vaughan (Vice-chair)
Dr. B.H. Chang
Dr. M.A. Docherty
Dr. K. Eva (PhD)
Dr. I. Fadyeyeva
Dr. D.R.S. Haslam
Dr. C.J. Kwiatkowski
Mr. T.T.S. Mann
Ms. B. Maxwell
Ms. H.N. Purewal
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

Dr. B.A. Fleming (Chair)
Mr. B.C. Bell
Ms. J.W.E. Dyson
Dr. S.H. Lu
Dr. M. Manak
Mr. D. Pavan (RPh)
Dr. C. Sutherland
Dr. S.R. Wiseman
Dr. W.A. Woodfield

2017/18 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

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.C. Bell (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. K. Seethram
Dr. N.K. Wade
Ms. B. Willson (RN)
Mr. A. Wray

Alternate
Mr. B.D. Penner, QC

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

2017/18 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. M. Diacu
Dr. L.F. Dindo
Dr. F. Ervin
Dr. W.S. Lister
Mr. T.T.S. Mann
Dr. M.A. Moss
Mr. T. Rode

Alternates
Dr. R.R. Abrahams

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

2017/18 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. G. Parhar (Vice-chair)
Dr. J.M. Bradley
Dr. C.M. Hall
Dr. G.A. Knudson
Dr. S. Tranquilli-Doherty

2017/18 Committee Reports