About the Council
The Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council advocates for the business and interests of primary care physicians. The council's work involves developing strategies for dealing with key issues affecting the role, responsibilities, and capabilities of primary care physicians.
In fall 2017, the Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council welcomed four new members, Drs. Cook, MacDonald, Marshall and Quackenbush, and two returning members, Drs. Gorman and Sauveur.
The Council has provided feedback on new scopes of practice for pharmacists, including the Bloom Project, and on the new Workers’ Compensation Board contract, the Physician Resource Plan, the new medical staff bylaws, the collaborative care framework and medical assistance in dying.
The election for two seats on the Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council closed on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
Halifax County Metro
|Dr. Leisha Hawker, Halifax||23||21|
|Dr. Lois MacGibbon, Dartmouth||25||23|
|Dr. Cindy Marshall, Lower Sackville||59||55|
Halifax County Rural
|Dr. Alana Cormier, Musquodoboit Harbour||23||21|
|Dr. Katherine Quackenbush, Upper Tantallon||25||23|
Nominations closed on Oct. 10, 2017. The following members won a seat by acclamation.
- Dr. Mary Gorman – Guysborough and Antigonish Counties
- Dr. Michael MacDonald – Cape Breton County
- Dr. Colette Sauveur - Cumberland County (incumbent will take a second term since no nominations were received)
- Dr. Chris Cook - Colchester and Hants Counties
The following seat is still vacant:
- Pictou County
Voting ran from Oct. 16 to Nov. 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Members of the Section of General Practice may only nominate physicians from their own county, and may only vote within their own county. All positions are two-year terms.
Honoraria and travel
Council members receive a $500 honorarium for each meeting and are reimbursed for travel expenses. Physicians have the option to connect to meetings via video-conference. The Council meets about four times a year, usually on Saturday mornings.