The Clinical/Academic Funding Plan Management Group (C/AFPMG), co-chaired by Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), provides overall governance and contract oversight. Committees supporting its work include the Committee of C/AFP Department Heads, and the Compensation, Performance Management and Issues Resolution committees.
New in the 2019 C/AFP contract
The 2019 C/AFP contract does not include the 10% holdback that was featured in the previous contract. Instead, each department will ensure its practice plan includes an “income at risk” provision that allows a Department Head to withhold funding for under performance and may also provide increased funding for exceptional performance.
Committee of C/AFP Department Heads
The mandate of the CC/AFPDH is to provide input, advice and decisions related to matters that impact departments/divisions and which arise from the negotiation, development and administration of C/AFP Agreements.
The Compensation Committee provides oversight and direction on gathering and validating national comparative compensation data. This committee ensures that the data set is maintained and updated.
Performance Management Committee
The purpose of the Performance Management Committee is to develop structures and frameworks relating to the measurement and achievement of deliverables.
Issues Resolution Committee
The Issues Resolution Committee (IRC) develops processes and procedures to address issues relating to the application, administration and implementation of the Master C/AFP Contract that arise during the term of the contract, and the impact of new occurrences on the funding, deliverables or other commitments made under the AFP contract, such as new modes of service delivery or innovation in clinical care or education.
This committee is also mandated to hear issues and make recommendations to the C/AFPMG as appropriate, in relation to such issues.
Disputes arising from a C/AFP department’s deliverables or interpretation of the contract or concerns about the impact of new occurrences should be presented to the IRC for review and recommendation to the C/AFPMG.