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Assessors:

Assessments will be carried out by trained Saskatchewan Physician Assessors

selected by the Practice Enhancement Program Committee based on the following

criteria:

The physician assessor:

1.

has had an office assessment carried out on his/her practice.

2.

will have practiced in Saskatchewan for 5 or more years, and must

be currently in practice.

3.

must be willing to commit to carrying out 4 to 10 assessments per

year.

4.

Will not have been the subject of a review with adverse conclusion

within the last 5 years from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of

Saskatchewan, the Joint Medical Professional Review Committee, or any

significant body determining adequate competency.

5.

is not a current member of the College Council, SMA Board or the

Joint Medical Professional Review Committee (JMPRC).

Selection of Physicians Eligible for Assessment:

1.

All Saskatchewan practicing physicians are eligible to participate at least

once every five (5) years.

2.

Possible exemptions:

a) physicians completing a residency within the previous five (5)

years

b) physicians in exclusively administrative roles, hospital-based

practice such as administrative medicine and laboratory

medicine (e.g. no office-based practice)

c)

physicians who have been assessed within the past five (5) years

d) physicians who have not practiced in Saskatchewan, or at their

current practice location, for at least three years.

3.

Selection is based on a stratified randomized selection (within identified

groupings of doctors, individuals will be randomly selected.)

Groupings:

greater than 65 years of age

50 - 64 years of age

less than 50 years of age

family physicians

specialists

4.

Under no circumstances will assessments be conducted on physician

practices referred to the Practice Enhancement Program or requested

by a physician to fulfill a requirement of another agency.