Physician Master Agreement

The Physician Master Agreement (PMA), negotiated by Doctors of BC and the BC government, is the document that governs compensation and benefits for Fee for Service and Alternatively Paid Physicians in BC. Information on how the negotiations process works can be found here.

2019 Physician Master Agreement

The current  agreement was ratified by members in Spring 2019. The 3-year contract (April 1, 2019 until March 31, 2022) includes new funding for priority areas physicians identified through extensive consultation. New funding will:

  • Support GPs in full service family practice.
  • Address income disparities among Specialists.
  • Address workload issues for Alternative Payment doctors AP doctors.
  • Improve the retirement savings program, and
  • Recognize after-hours work.

For an overview summary of the 2019 PMA, click here.
The entire PMA can be found here.

Information on timelines for implementation are available in our President's Letter.  

Staff Contact

Do you have questions for us? Please e-mail:

Tod MacPherson
Director of Negotiations

Telephone: 604 638 2885 or 1 800 665 2262
Fax: 604 638 2921

2014 Physician Master Agreement

The five-year agreement included targeted funding for specialists, family doctors, rural doctors and alternatively paid physicians.  It also provided new funding for specialist disparity correction, GP Services Committee initiatives, rural priorities, APP workload challenges, and more.  The settlement also created a first-of-its kind initiative that gave facilities-based physicians more influence and a stronger voice in their relationships with Health Authorities. 

For an overview summary of the PMA, click here
The entire agreement can be accessed here.

A number of related agreements may be of interest to you, including:

The PMA was in effect until March 31, 2019. It was then replaced by the 2019 agreement, ratified by members in Spring 2019.

For additional information, please contact: , Director of Negotiations.

Historical PMAs

2012 Physician Master Agreement

2007 Physician Master Agreement (Consolidated)