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.
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:
Information on timelines for implementation are available in our President's Letter.
Do you have questions for us? Please e-mail:
Director of Negotiations
Telephone: 604 638 2885 or 1 800 665 2262
Fax: 604 638 2921
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.
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: Tod MacPherson, Director of Negotiations.
2007 Physician Master Agreement (Consolidated)