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Policy & Health Issues Committee

Develops and reviews evidence-based policies, positions and perspectives on issues of interest and importance to Doctors Nova Scotia. 

The Policy & Health Issues Committee (PHIC) is responsible for developing and reviewing evidence-based policies, positions and perspectives on issues of interest and importance to Doctors Nova Scotia. 

PHIC is advisory to the Board of Directors.

Criteria

  • A member of Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Able to commit to a 2-year term
  • Possess general knowledge and/or interest in health-care Issues

Time commitment

  • 2-3 hour meetings every 5-6 weeks
  • 2 hours of preparation time to read meeting materials

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Policy & Health Issues Committee can submit an Expression of Interest form. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest for the June 2017 vacancies is Friday, April 7, 2017.

Note:  Expressions of Interest will be kept for two years.  After two years members will have to re-submit.

Contact

Jennifer Girard
Policy advisor
902-481-4912

Policy & Health Issues Committee
 Term chart
Member

TermDate elected/appointed
Term ending
Gary Ernest, co-chair
2nd
April 2011June 2017
Tim Holland, co-chair2ndJune 2013June 2019
John Sullivan
2nd
April 2011
June 2017
David Milne
2nd
September 2013
June 2019
Monika Dutt
2ndOctober 2013
June 2018
Tammy Keough-Ryan
1st
February 2014
June 2017
Sanju Mishra
2ndJune 2014
June 2019
Leslie Ribeiro1stJune 2014
June 2017
Leo Fares2ndSeptember 2014
June 2019
Howard Wightman1stSeptember 2014
June 2017
Alyson Holland2ndDecember 2014June 2019
Rodney McGory1stJune 2015June 2018
Elwood MacMullin1stJune 2015June 2018
Manoj Vohra1stJune 2015June 2018
Maria Migas 1stJune 2015June 2018
Melanie Adams1stJune 2015June 2018

Each member can serve a maximum of 2 consecutive 3-year terms. If the incumbent wants to re-offer for a second term, the appointment must be recommended by the committee and approved by the Board of Directors.