The Section of Family Doctors 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 Family Doctors 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.
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.