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MSPEI MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

FULL MEMBERS

A Full Member is an individual who is registered in the Medical Registrar, or the Temporary and Limited Registrar, of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island. Full Members include Ordinary, Visiting Consultant, and Locums Tenens members.

Ordinary Members - An Ordinary Member is an individual who is registered in the Medical Registrar of the College, or the Temporary and Limited Registrar, and whose practice location at the time of the application is, or will become Prince Edward Island.

Privileges include:

  • Benefit from negotiated Master Agreement fee schedule
  • Entitled to vote and hold office
  • Entitled to participate on Society committees
  • Hold office
  • Eligible for negotiated Master Agreement programs and benefits
  • CMA membership
  • Eligible to apply for OMA insurance benefits
  • Access to all other MSPEI programs, benefits, and services
  • MSPEI communications

Visiting Consultant Members - A Visiting Consultant is an individual who is registered in the Temporary and Limited Registrar of the College, who is a member of another Provincial Territorial Medical Association, and who provides services to Prince Edward Island.

Privileges include:

  • Benefit from negotiated Master Agreement fee schedule
  • MSPEI communications
  • May participate on Society committees (upon Board approval)
  • Not entitled to vote/hold office

Locum Tenens Members - A Locum Tenens Member is an individual who is registered in the Temporary and Limited Registrar of the College and who is substituting and providing services for another fully licensed physician (or resident physician), or providing temporary service in a vacant practice under a Locum Tenens' arrangement.

Privileges include:

  • Benefit from negotiated Master Agreement fee schedule
  • Prorated CMPA reimbursement (based on number of months in practice on PEI)
  • May participate on Society committees (upon Board approval)
  • Access to Healthy Physician Workforce programming and MSPEI-funded programs, benefits, and services (upon approval)
  • MSPEI communications
  • Eligible to apply for OMA benefits
  • Not entitled to vote/hold office

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

An Associate Member is an individual who is registered on the Medical Education Registrar of the College, or a deemed equivalent, including Medical Resident and Medical Student members.

Medical Resident Members - Post-graduate trainees who are currently registered on the Medical Education Registrar of the College, and who continue to be registered on the Medical Education Registrar, upon proof of such registration, may apply to become a member of the Society.

Medical Student Members - Undergraduate medical students who are registered on the Medical Education Registrar of the College, and who continue to be registered on the Medical Education Registrar, or a deemed equivalent, upon proof of such registration, may apply to become a member of the Society.

Privileges for Medical Resident and Medical Student Members include:

  • May participate on Society committees (upon Board approval)
  • Access to Healthy Physician Workforce programing and MSPEI-funded programs, benefits, and services (upon approval)
  • MSPEI communications
  • CMA membership
  • Eligible to apply for OMA benefits
  • Not entitled to vote/hold office

LIMITED PRIVILEGE MEMBERS

A Limited Privileges' Member is an individual who holds membership in the Society, but whose rights and privileges are limited, including Non-Resident, Professionally Inactive, Retired, and Low Volume Members.

Non-Resident Members - Any member of the Society in good standing who ceases to be a resident in the Province of Prince Edward Island, but who maintains licensure in another jurisdiction, may apply to become a Non-Resident Member of the Society.

Privileges include:

  • May participate on Society committees (upon Board approval)
  • MSPEI communications
  • CMA membership
  • Eligible to apply for OMA benefits
  • Not entitled to vote/hold office

Professional Inactive Members - Members who are in good standing and whose circumstances are such that they are no longer able to practice medicine due to illness and/or disability may, on application to the Board, be granted membership in the Society as a Professionally Inactive Member. In approving an application for this membership, the Board has the sole discretion to determine the fees, special rights, and privileges which shall apply in each instance.

Retired Members - A Retired Member is an individual who, immediately preceding their application to become a Retired Member: (i) was a member in good standing with the Society in another category and/or class; (ii) has retired from the practice of medicine; and (iii) no longer holds a license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island.

Privileges include:

  • May participate on Society committees (upon Board approval)
  • Access to Healthy Physician Workforce programing and MSPEI-funded programs, benefits, and services (upon approval)
  • MSPEI communications
  • CMA membership
  • Eligible to apply for OMA benefits
  • Not entitled to vote/hold office

Low Volume Providers - (NEW) - Introduced in response to physicians who provide low volume of services to the system (i.e. surgical assist, retirement transition, etc.) that do not meet Article D1 retention threshold (i.e. bill under $20k/year).

Privileges include:

  • Benefit from negotiated Master Agreement fee schedule
  • Access to Healthy Physician Workforce programing and MSPEI-funded programs, benefits, and services (upon approval)
  • Prorated CMPA assistance based on number of months in practice on PEI
  • Entitled to participate on Society committees
  • CMA membership
  • Eligible to apply for OMA insurance benefits
  • MSPEI communications

RESTRICTED MEMBERS

A member who:

a) voluntarily surrenders their license or conditional license with the College, or other regulatory body in the jurisdiction in which the Member maintains licensure in the case of Non-Resident Members, other than for reasons of retirement;

b) is suspended from practice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island, or other regulatory body in the jurisdiction in which the Member maintains licensure in the case of Non-Resident Member;

c) whose registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island, or other regulatory body in the jurisdiction in which the member maintains licensure in the case of Non-Resident Members, is suspended; or

d) whose name is struck from the Medical Registrar or the Temporary and Limited Registrar maintained by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, or other regulatory body in the jurisdiction in which the member maintains licensure in the case of Non-Resident Members may, on application to and approval of the Board, continue as a Restricted Member of the Society.

Privileges include:

  • MSPEI general communications
  • Eligible to apply for OMA benefits

 

For any questions or concerns about your membership category, please contact Donna Lamont, Membership Coordinator/Office Manager at donna@mspei.org