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Medical Registration Committee

Overview

Function

The Medical Registration Committee reviews and decides upon applications from persons who wish to practice medicine in the Northwest Territories.

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Health & Social Services

Authority

Medical Profession Act (NWT)

Board Composition

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.

Alternate Members

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.

Chairperson

The Committee designates a Chairperson from amongst the members nominated by the Northwest Territories Medical Association.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

Quorum is three members.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the Minister of Health and Social Services under section 2(2) of the Medical Profession Act.

Term Duration

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.

Remuneration

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

Other Considerations

N/A

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Member Dr. Pauweliena Laureijs 2018-02-16 2020-02-15 2nd 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
4. Member
(Lay Member)
Patricia Winter 2018-06-11 2020-06-10 9th term Minister of Health and Social Services
5. Member
(Registrar)
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

(Board details as of Nov 15, 2019)