OMA statement regarding new process for the tentative Physician Services Agreement
Toronto, ON, July 25, 2016 – The Ontario Medical Association has received a petition calling for a general meeting of our membership to vote on the tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA), as provided for in our by-laws.
OMA statement regarding new process for the tentative Physician Services Agreement
Toronto, ON, July 25, 2016 – The Ontario Medical Association has received a petition calling for a general meeting of our membership to vote on the tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA), as provided for in our by-laws.
July 24, 2016

Toronto, ON, July 25, 2016 – The Ontario Medical Association has received a petition calling for a general meeting of our membership to vote on the tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA), as provided for in our by-laws. We believe the petition is in order, and our OMA Board has initiated planning for that general meeting.

In simple terms, this means that the vote that will occur as part of the general meeting will provide a binding decision by OMA members on the tentative PSA.

I welcome this opportunity to continue engaging with each and every OMA member about the proposed agreement and what it means for the future of our profession - just as I’ve done since the OMA first announced the tentative agreement to members

As is well known, the OMA’s Board of Directors is recommending members vote to accept the agreement. We did not make that decision lightly. Rather, after careful consideration, it was and remains clear that the tentative PSA will provide our members with much-needed stability and predictability, and will ensure doctors and the OMA have direct involvement in decisions about physician services. That is in stark contrast to continued unilateral action and cuts to funding for physician services.

Dr. Virginia Walley,
President
Ontario Medical Association