Physican Organization Checklist
Working Towards Better Patient Outcomes
A physician organization is defined by the Royal College as a not-for-profit group of health
professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others,
its physician members through
• continuing professional development,
• provision of health care, and/or
The physician organization is accountable to and serving, among others, its physician
members through a governance structure that enables the membership to vote on strategic
directions and initiatives of the organization as a whole.
The following are criteria that CHEP+ has met in order to be considered a Physician Organization by the Royal College of Canada:
☐ The organization is not-for-profit. Refer to the Canadian government website for federal corporations.
☐ The organization has a governance structure such as a Board of Directors. Refer to the “About Us” section on the website.
☐ The organization has a membership comprised of individual specialist physicians (amongst others)
☐ There is a membership that is not solely comprised of the Board of Directors. There is defined criteria on who is eligible to be a member.
☐ There are defined expectations of members (i.e. members must participate in 2 accredited events per year, or membership is discontinued).
☐ The organization is accountable to a membership comprised of individual physicians
☐ The membership can vote at regularly scheduled meetings, such as annual general meetings, regarding the strategic direction of the organization as a whole.