Members - Important ratification vote taking place

November 21, 2014

There is currently an important vote taking place seeking members’ approval for a new 5-year Physician Master Agreement – an agreement that provides significant new funding for physicians. 

We have negotiated a strong tentative agreement with new funding that will benefit physicians, and patients. The bulk of new funding is being directed to the issues members told us were important and needed to be improved upon – issues such as:

  • Disparity correction for specialists, including funding for interprovincial disparities;
  • Priority areas within GPSC to benefit family physicians;
  • AP workload funding corrections; and
  • Growth in rural retention utilization.

Also, there is new funding to support facilities-based physicians – through their Medical Staff Associations (MSA) – to engage in a meaningful way their local Health Authorities.  

The agreement was unanimously approved by the Board of Doctors of BC and was announced publicly in a press release made by the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC on October 29, 2014. 

For information on the Agreement go to:

President’s Letter – October 29, 2014

Note: The President's Letter includes a highlights document. The full ratification package as well as the highlights document can be accessed within the ballot package that has been e-mailed to you from Everyone Counts Canada.

For information on how to vote:

Please check your e-mail inbox for a message sent from Everyone Counts Canada on November 12

If you cannot find it, a reminder e-mail from Everyone Counts Canada was also sent on November 19.

These e-mails will have the information you need for voting, and also include the full ratification agreement as well as a highlights document.

The deadline for voting is December 4 at midnight.

If physicians are having trouble with voting, please contact Jessica Cavers at jcavers@doctorsofbc.ca or 604 638 2891 (TF 1 800 665 2262 ext. 2891).