The Medical Registration Committee reviews and decides upon applications from persons who wish to practice medicine in the Northwest Territories.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Health & Social Services
Medical Profession Act (NWT)
Members include three medical practitioners, one representative of the Department of Health and Social Services, one layperson, and a Registrar.
Three medical practitioners are nominated by the Northwest Territories Medical Association.
There are two alternate members. One alternate is nominated by the Northwest Territories Medical Association and the other alternate is nominated by the Department of Health and Social Services.
The Committee designates a Chairperson from amongst the members nominated by the Northwest Territories Medical Association.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is three members.
Members are appointed by the Minister of Health and Social Services under section 2(2) of the Medical Profession Act.
A member holds office for a term of two years and may be eligible for reappointment.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Committee meets in Yellowknife, as needed.
Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.
Category - Regulatory/Quasi-Judicial
Chairperson - up to $400 per day
Member - up $325 per day
Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Member||Dr. Pauweliena Laureijs||2020-02-16||2022-02-15||3rd term||Minister of Health and Social Services||NWT Medical Association|
|2. Member||Dr. Bing Guthrie||2018-08-30||2020-08-29||5th term||Minister of Health and Social Services||NWT Medical Association|
|3. Chair||Dr. Theresa Farrell||2019-06-07||2021-06-06||2nd term||Minister of Health and Social Services||NWT Medical Association|
|(Vacant - 2 year term)||Minister of Health and Social Services|
|Samantha VanGenne||2010-08-20||At Pleasure||n/a||Minister of Health and Social Services|
|6. Alternate||Dr. Don Giovanetto||2019-06-07||2021-06-06||7th term||Minister of Health and Social Services||NWT Medical Association|