Council Members’ Period Motions – Status Update
Learn about the Council Members’ Period Motions
Council Members’ Period Motions – Status Update
Learn about the Council Members’ Period Motions

Council Members’ Period occurs during Council meetings for two hours. It allows members of Council to bring forward advisory motions directing the Board of Directors to investigate a matter or issue, and report back to Council.

Read the Council Members’ Period Motions Policy to learn more.

Fall 2020 Council Members’ Period Motions – Updated November 29, 2020

Mover/ SeconderMotionDecision
Koka, Rayudu / Joseph, BenThat the OMA research and distribute a survey to all of the members to delineate any experience of personal or Institutional systemic racism/discrimination.Carried
Shaban, Joseph / Summerfield, JessicaThat the OMA declare that obesity is a chronic medical disease requiring enhanced research, treatment and prevention efforts.Carried
Meloff, Keith / Abdulla, AlyThat the OMA investigate with the Ministry of Health to provide a "Good Faith" billing code for physicians who treat patients without OHIP coverage receiving emergency or after hours care.Carried
Rai, Sharadindu / Mammoliti, MarynaThat the OMA pursue working with the CPSO to garner ethnicity, gender, and racial data related to CPSO complaints.Carried
Rai, Sharadindu / Mammoliti, MarynaThat the OMA pursue working with the CPSO to foster awareness of how systemic racism and gender discrimination influences the regulator's handling of CPSO complaints.Carried
Rai, Sharadindu / Mammoliti, MarynaThat the OMA pursue working with a qualified third-party and the CPSO to create a "Bias Reflection Sheet" for use by ICRC when managing CPSO complaints."Carried
Rai, Sharadindu / Mammoliti, MarynaThat the OMA encourage the CPSO to publish research related to the role that systemic racism and gender discrimination plays in its handling of patient complaints.Carried
Curea, Delia / Nowak, DominikThat the Ontario Medical Association form a physician advisory group with broad representation, to support the provincial government in its COVID-19 vaccination strategy, especially in regards to effective distribution and administration.Carried
Kucherepa, Nadia / Abdulla, AlyThat the OMA puts a spotlight on patient-physician abuse in Ontario by examining its prevalence, opportunities for prevention and supports for physician-victims. Carried
Joseph, Ben / Cooper, StephenThat the OMA petition the Provincial government to declare the number of overdose deaths in Northern Ontario to be a crisis, and that the provincial government form a delegation to address the crisis with participation from experts in the field and in collaboration with members of District 9.Carried
Joseph, Ben / Cooper, StephenThat the OMA analyse the evidence and create a policy paper around when dedicated residential Level 3 withdrawal management facilities are needed.Carried
Joseph, Ben / Cooper, StephenThat OMA support the endeavours of District 9 physicians to protect their natural environment.Carried
Nasello, Connie / Tai, Christine JoanThat the OMA endorse Cover Contraception, the provincial campaign advocating for universal no-cost contraception in Ontario.Carried
Kell, John / Tai, Christine JoanThat the OMA disclose all relevant criteria that are weighted in choosing members appointed to committees. This includes diversity criteria.Carried