Doctors Nova Scotia is committed to supporting its members as they work to establish or improve MSAs in their communities. The association’s new MSA resources are intended to support DNS members as they work to develop MSAs in their communities, with the long-term goal of furthering physician engagement in health-system planning.
Medical Staff Associations in Nova Scotia: A Primer introduces physicians to the potential of MSAs for supporting their colleagues and shaping health care in Nova Scotia. It outlines the basic requirements for forming an MSA and outlines the various functions of MSAs across the province.
Medical Staff Associations in Nova Scotia: A Tool Kit is an in-depth guide to forming an MSA and helping it grow. The tool kit includes guidance on forming policies and procedures, drafting terms of reference and forming subcommittees to support an MSA’s work.
Finally, the Doctors Nova Scotia MSA Grant Program will provide a limited number of financial grants to support the formation or development of community- or zone-based MSAs. Download, complete and submit the application form to Kevin Chapman , director of partnerships and finance, by July 15 (Intake 1) or Nov. 15 (Intake 2) to be considered.