Provisional Medical Staff
The initial appointment of all applicants applying to the active staff membership category will be to the provisional staff unless specifically exempted by the Board. This category may also apply to medical staff that are under review.
Active Medical Staff
Members of the active staff must satisfactorily complete the required period of service with the provisional staff unless exempt from that requirement by the Board.
Members of the temporary staff are appointed for a specified period not to exceed twelve months for the purpose of filling a temporary service need. Renewal of privileges may be considered upon review.
Locum Tenens Staff
Members of the locum tenens staff are appointed for a specified period not to exceed twelve months for the purpose of replacing a member of active, provisional, or consulting staff category during an absence. Renewal of privileges may be considered upon review.
Associate Medical Staff
Members of the associate staff may utilize diagnostic facilities, assist in the operating room and/or undertake other duties specifically assigned to them, but must not perform surgical or investigational procedures for which additional privileges are required.
Members of the consulting staff have special training or other qualifications in a particular discipline and have been recommended by the HAMAC to be of special advantage to the facilities and programs operated by Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Scientific and Research Staff
The scientific staff consists of qualified researchers or educators who, in recognition of their training, experience and ability have been granted this appointment.
Membership includes medical staff members the Board wishes to honor who are not active in the facilities and programs operated by the VIHA, and may include individuals with outstanding reputations or prominent physicians, dentists or midwives who have retired.
The midwifery staff consists of qualified midwives who are registered with the College of Midwives of BC.
The dental staff consists of qualified dentists who are Members of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.