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PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

Enabling Legislation

1.b.i College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan –

Bylaws

(10) PRACTICE ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE

(a) There shall be a standing committee appointed pursuant to Section 6(2)

(p) and 6(2)(q) of the Act for the purpose of peer assessment of medical office

practices which shall be known as the Practice Enhancement Committee.

(b) The purpose of the Practice Enhancement Committee is to establish,

develop and administer an ongoing program of peer assessment of the office

practice of members of the College in the member’s chosen field to the end

that the public may be served by helping members of the College to maintain

proper standards of practice in the care of patients and the keeping of records.

(c) The Practice Enhancement Committee shall be composed of six persons

appointed by the Council, three of whom shall be nominated by the

Saskatchewan Medical Association.

(d) The members of the Practice Enhancement Committee shall be appointed

by the Council annually. The Council may fill a vacancy in the Committee by

appointing such person or persons as the Council thinks appropriate.

(e) Subject always to the direction of the Council, the Practice Enhancement

Committee shall conduct its business in such manner and may adopt, use and

vary such programs and forms as it sees fit.

(f) The Practice Enhancement Committee may from time to time appoint any

one or more of its members or other persons as assessors and delegate to

persons so appointed the authority to conduct an assessment and to report

thereon to the Practice Enhancement Committee.

(g) Every member of the College whose standards of practice are the subject

of an assessment as part of a peer assessment program shall co-operate fully

with the Practice Enhancement Committee and with its assessors. The co-

operation required of a member includes:

(i) permitting assessors appointed by the Practice Enhancement Committee

to enter and inspect the premises where the member engages in the

practice of medicine;

(ii) permitting assessors appointed by the Practice Enhancement Committee

to inspect the member’s records of the care of patients;

(iii) providing to the Practice Enhancement Committee or its assessors

information requested by the Practice Enhancement Committee or the

assessors in respect of the care of patients by the member or the member’s

records of the care of patients;