An agreement between the Board of Directors of FHA and the Board of Governors of a post-secondary educational institution.
The process by which a Physician, Dentist, Midwife or Nurse Practitioner becomes a Member of the Medical Staff of the FHA. Appointment does not constitute employment.
The Board of Directors of the FHA which is the governing body of the FHA.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / President
The person engaged by the FHA to provide leadership to the FHA. This individual is responsible for management of the Hospitals and other facilities and Programs operated by the FHA in accordance with the bylaws, rules and policies of the FHA.
A Physician, Dentist, Midwife or Nurse Practitioner temporarily attached to facilities and Programs operated by the FHA for the purpose of postgraduate training in accordance with an Affiliation Agreement.
A member of the Medical Staff temporarily attached to the FHA for the educational purpose of gaining additional experience or training.
A Member of the Medical Staff who has been asked to evaluate a patient and provide recommendations for care (consultation only), write orders for care and follow up (consultation with ongoing care) or assume the entire care of the patient and become the Most Responsible Practitioner (consultation with transfer of care).
The Coroner's Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 72, as amended or replaced from time to time.
Refers to the qualifications, professional education and training, clinical experience and experience in leadership, research, education, communication and teamwork that contribute to the Medical Staff member’s competence, performance and professional suitability to provide safe, high quality healthcare services.
Credentials and Privileges Committee
The advisory committee to FHA on medical, dental, midwifery and nursing matters, as described in Article 8 of the Bylaws.
A Member of the Medical Staff who is duly licensed by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and who is entitled to practice dentistry in British Columbia.
A Member of Medical Staff who has the appropriate Credentials and Privileges afforded to them by the Bylaws or is an Intern, Resident, Clinical Fellow/Trainee under the direct supervision of the Most Responsible Practitioner.
A component of a Regional Department composed of members with a clearly defined sub-specialty interest.
A Member of Medical Staff appointed by and accountable to the Regional Department Head to be in charge of and responsible for the operation of and quality of care within a Division.
The Evidence Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 124, as amended or replaced from time to time.
Executive Medical Director
The Physician, appointed by FHA and accountable to the VP Medicine, to provide professional leadership for co-ordination and direction of medical care within a group of Programs.
A health care facility and owned and operated by FHA.
The (FOIPPA) Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 165, as amended or replaced from time to time.
The advisory committee to the Board on medical, dental, midwifery and nurse practitioner matters, as described in Article 8 of the Bylaws.
Head of Department (local)
The Member of the medical staff in each facility or community program where the Regional Department operates, appointed by the Board and responsible to the Regional Department Head. The Head of Department (local) is responsible for coordinating functions of the regional department in that facility and will be a member of the Multidisciplinary Healthcare Coordinating Committee.
Health Professions Act
The Health Professions Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 163, as amended or replaced from time to time.
A health care facility subject to the Hospital Act and Regulations of British Columbia and owned and operated by FHA.
Hospital Act Regulations
The Hospital Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 200 and associated Regulations, as amended or replaced from time to time.
Members of the Medical Staff temporarily engaged by or attached to the FHA for the purpose of post graduate training in accordance with an Affiliation Agreement.
Human Tissue Gift Act
The Human Tissue Gift Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 211, as amended and replaced from time to time.
A practitioner appointed to the Medical Staff for the purposes of replacing an existing Medical Staff member or a vacancy for a limited time.
For the purposes of this document, Medical Care includes the clinical services provided by Physicians, Dentists, Midwives and, Nurse Practitioners.
The physicians, dentists, midwives and nurse practitioners who have been granted privileges by the Board to practise in the facilities and Programs owned or operated by the FHA.
Medical Staff Association
The organization established pursuant to Article 7 of the Bylaws.
Medical Staff Bylaws (Bylaws)
The Bylaws promulgated by the Board pursuant to the Authority of the Hospital Act governing the relationship and responsibilities between the Board and Medical Staff, and the organization and conditions of practice of the Medical Staff in the facilities and Programs owned or operated by FHA.
Medical Staff Rules (Rules)
The Rules approved by the Board governing the day-to-day obligations of the Medical Staff in the facilities and Programs owned or operated by FHA.
Undergraduate medical students attached to the FHA for the educational purpose of gaining practical clinical experience during a specified rotation administered by the University in which they are registered.
A Physician, Dentist, Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner appointed to the Medical Staff of FHA.
A Member who is duly licensed by the College of Midwives of British Columbia and who is entitled to practice midwifery in British Columbia.
Most Responsible Practitioner (MRP)
The Physician, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner or Oral/Maxillofacial Dental Surgeon who is a Member of Medical Staff and has the overall responsibility for the management and co-ordination of care of the patient at any given time.
Multidisciplinary Healthcare Coordinating Committee
A committee with representation from medical, nursing and allied health professional staff at a facility or Community Program which functions to co-ordinate the delivery of health care in that facility or community program.
A member of the medical staff or a person given permission to practice as a non-employed allied health professional who is duly registered as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
Medical Staff Member A Member designated to be available to provide after hours service.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
A dentist who holds a specialty certificate from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia authorizing practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
A Member who is duly licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and who is entitled to practice medicine in British Columbia.
The term policy refers to all corporate and clinical policies in force at the Ministry of Health or at Fraser Health Authority.
A duly qualified licensee in good standing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, the College of Midwives, or College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia of BC who is not a Member.
President of Medical Staff
The representative of the Medical Staff elected to that office to advocate for individual or group Medical Staff interests.
Primary Regional Department
The Regional Department to which a Member is assigned according to his/her training, and within which the Member delivers the majority of care to patients.
The right granted by the Board to Members to provide specific types of medical care within the facilities and programs of the Health Authority. Privileges are differentiated into:
- Core Privileges: Those activities or procedures which are permitted by virtue of possessing a defined set of credentials usually obtained as part of a standard training program.
- Non-Core Privileges: Those activities and procedures which are outside of the core privileges, that require specific training or certification or reflect advances in medical practice not currently reflected in core privileges
A permit granted by the Board to a Member authorizing the Member to perform specific procedures within the scope and limits of each Practitioner's permit to practice in a Facility.
An ongoing care delivery system under the jurisdiction of FHA for coordinating a specified type of patient care.
Program Medical Director
The Member appointed by FHA and accountable to the VP Clinical Operations, with professional accountability to the VP Medicine, to be in charge of and responsible for the operation of and quality of care within a Program. For the purpose of these Rules a Program Medical Director may be the Regional Department Head for a Program consisting of a single Regional Department.
A major subunit of the Medical Staff composed of members with common clinical or specialty interest. Regional Department Head The Member accountable to the Program Medical Director and responsible for the operation of and quality of care within a Regional Department. For the purpose of these Rules a Program Medical Director may be the Regional Department Head for a Program consisting of a single Regional Department.
A component of a Regional Department composed of members with a clearly defined sub-specialty interest.
Regional Division Head
The Member appointed by the Board and responsible to the Regional Department Head. The Regional Division head is responsible for co-ordinating the operation of and quality of care within a Regional Division.
The Regulations made under the authority of the Hospital Act.
A medical learner in a postgraduate training program.
An authentic signature and/or electronic sign off.
A physician with "Fellowship" or "Certificate" status with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent, or relevant clinical experience and licensed to practice as a Specialist by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
A permit to practice in the Facilities and Programs that is granted to a Member for a specified period of time in order that he/she may provide a specific service.
Vice President Medicine
The Physician, appointed by the CEO, responsible for the coordination and direction of the activities of the Medical Staff.
Vital Statistics Act
The Vital Statistics Act, [RSBC 1996] Ch. 479, as amended or replaced from time to time.
The fiscal year adopted by the FHA, defined currently as April 1 of a given year to March 31 of the following year.