The original framework agreement was a complex document between the BCMA and the provincial government, first concluded in 1993, which set out the parameters of the working relationship between physicians and the government. It has put together essential elements to ensure that there is a balance between the needs of physicians who provide care and services to the citizens of British Columbia and the government responsible for managing the conditions under which they purchase those services. A number of agreements may be of interest to you, including: The initial duration of the Master Agreement and ancillary contracts is from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2012. The Physician Master Agreement replaces the amended Second Master Agreement, the Working Agreement, the 2002 Memorandum of Understanding, the 2003 Memorandum of Understanding, the 2006 Letter of Agreement and the 1993 Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan Agreement. The polytaschee of this month`s edition of the BC Medical Journal contains a guide to adhering to the new BCMA agreements, which identifies the provisions of the agreements most likely to affect individual physicians and contains a brief description of those agreements. I hope you have the opportunity to check. It is divided into key sections designed for clarity and ease of use. The AMP was in effect until March 31, 2019. It was then replaced by the 2019 agreement, ratified by members in spring 2019. The ink is barely dry on the new Master Agreement, which contains five ancillary contracts: the Physician Master Agreement covers the economic relations and agreements between the Government of British Columbia and BC physicians. The agreement is valid until 31 March 2022. VANCOUVER – British Columbia doctors have voted to adopt a new five-year agreement with the provincial government. • A multilateral relationship based on transparency, cooperation and mutual respect.

• Quality, evidence-based care is delivered by an integrated, sustainable, accountable, efficient and effective health system. • Patient-oriented and with medical support and responsible for all parties. • Defines the government`s obligation to improve and maintain the health of the population, create health laws and provide funds. • recognizes that health authorities are responsible for regional planning, operation and allocation of resources to the services of their residents. • Recognizes bcma`s objectives of maximizing physician job satisfaction and achieving equitable economic compensation. • A new framework for conflict resolution will be included. • Recognizes and implements measures that support compliance with the terms of the agreement by all parties. In these principles, the Physician Master Agreement provides: • remuneration issues, including general increases, parameters for reopening remuneration, funding of new royalties and the amount available. • Litigation – describes local and provincial disputes, conflict resolution teams and defines general principles of dispute resolution. • Information Technology – Office of e-Health and Physical Information Technology.

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