The CMA’s Board of Directors is responsible for the good functioning of the CMA enterprise and to manage its affairs. The CMA Board of Directors will:
- support physicians and CMA's mission of empowering and caring for patients
- support CMA's vision of a vibrant profession and a healthy population
- unite and inspire physicians on health issues and causes that matter
- promote and encourage courageous and influential dialogue and advocacy
Doctors Nova Scotia has one representative on the CMA board.
Any CMA member residing in Nova Scotia may self-nominate for the Doctors Nova Scotia CMA board representative position. The representative can serve a maximum of two terms that are three years in duration.
The Doctors Nova Scotia CMA representative also sits on the association’s Board of Directors as a non-voting member.
Physicians wishing to represent Doctors Nova Scotia on the CMA board of directors must:
- Possess integrity, common sense and good judgment
- Have an understanding of CMA, its vision and mission statements and business
- Have a strategic vision of where the corporation should go and how to get there in practical terms
- Understand accounting, financial, planning and strategic concepts
- Embody leadership, civic-mindedness and the ability to participate on a team
- Be available to attend meetings
- Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization and the profession
- Be willing to get involved on other committees and/or working groups
Serving on the CMA Board of Directors requires:
- Attending at least five in-person meetings per year
- Additional telephone conferences if required
- Attending DNS Board of Directors meetings
The current Nova Scotia CMA Board representative is Dr. Gerard MacDonald. Dr. MacDonald's first three-year term ends in 2023, with the option to renew for a second three-year term if desired.