Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
April 22, 2013

Yukon Medical Council appointed

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Medical Council (YMC) is set to resume its work.

“After positive discussions and dialogue between the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Medical Association, I am pleased to report that a new council has been appointed,” Community Services Minister Elaine Taylor said. “The council plays a vital role in regulating physicians in the territory and I would like to thank the outgoing members for their service and the new members for taking on this important work.”

The YMC performs an independent, arms-length regulatory role for the Yukon medical profession. It comprises three resident physician members, one physician member who may be from outside Yukon and two public members.

Appointments to the YMC are made by the Government of Yukon under the Medical Profession Act, with resident physician appointments based on nominations from the Yukon Medical Association.

The new members of the Yukon Medical Council are:

Dr. Robert Zimmerman (chair)
Dr. Dan Carew (resident physician member)
Dr. Adrienne Mayes (resident physician member)
Dr. Douglas Perry of Edmonton, Alberta (out-of-territory physician member)
Bev Buckway (public member) and
Ruth Wilkinson (public member).

“I am pleased that Yukon physicians have stepped forward to form a new Yukon Medical Council,” Yukon Medical Association president Dr. Rao Tadepalli said. “We are glad that we can get qualified new physicians into the territory to address the doctor shortage.”

Nominations from the Yukon Medical Association were received by government on April 17.

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Contact:

Matthew Grant
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
matthew.grant@gov.yk.ca


News Release #13-100