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HAMAC (Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee)

HAMAC was established in April 2015 as a provincial committee that “advises the Board and the President and CEO on matters concerning the provision of quality patient care and service, teaching and research as prescribed by the mandate of the NSHA” (see NSHA Medical Staff Bylaws, Section 7). 
The functions of HAMAC include:

  • administering privileging and discipline issues
  • reviewing and approving policies including recommendations/decisions stemming from the Drugs and Therapeutics committee 

In 2019, HAMAC was reformatted to address the gaps mentioned above and to include an expanded membership.

In the new committee structure:

  • Planning and service updates will be shared with zone level Medical Advisory Committees, senior medical directors and Medical Staff Associations for further dissemination
  • Strong physician leaders are essential to achieve a high functioning organization. HAMAC will now work to break down silos in programs, zone leadership and medical staff and collaboratively plan and implement change
  • HAMAC structure has changed to reflect the physician leadership structure of Nova Scotia Health

HAMAC meets each week on Wednesday between 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Zone Medical Advisory Committees(ZMACs)

These committees discuss issues pertinent to the Zone department heads and site leaders. ZMACs ensure a strong connection to Zone Operations.


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