Acronyms and Abbreviations

AFMC Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMP special medical activities
APDPQ Association of Councils of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists of
CAE Admission to Practice Committee
CCF Cooperative Commonwealth Federation
CCP Conseil consultatif de pharmacologie
CDPC Continuing Professional Development Committee
CEDIM Medical Disciplines Development Committee
CEMA Medical Education and Certification Committee
CH hospital centre
CFPC College of Family Physicians of Canada
CHSLD residential and extended care centres
CHU university hospital centre
CIP Professional Inspection Committee
CLSC local community service centres
CMA Canadian Medical Association
CMPA Canadian Medical Protective Association
CMQ Collège des médecins du Québec
CMR regional medical commission
CMS specialized medical centre
CN council of nurses
CPDP council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists
CPEJ child and youth protection centres
CPSPQ College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Québec (former name)
CQMF Collège québécois des médecins de famille
CR rehabilitation centre
CSSS health and social services centre
CSST Commission de la santé et de la sécurité au travail
DAE Practice Enhancement Division
DE Inquiries Division
DEM Medical Education Division
DH department head
DPS director of professional services
DRMG regional departments of general medicine
DYP director of youth protection
ED executive director/CEO
ETC full-time family physicians
FMEQ Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec
FMOQ Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec
FMRQ Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec
FMSQ Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec
GMF family medicine group
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
IA induced abortion
INESSS Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux
INSPQ Institut national de santé publique du Québec
JSC joint-stock company
LCME Liaison Committee on Medical Education
LLP limited liability partnership
LSSSS Act respecting health services and social services
MADO disease that must be reported
MATO disease for which treatment is mandatory
MC multidisciplinary council
MED Medical Education Division
MRSA Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
MSSS Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
NDP New Democratic Party
OPQ Office des professions du Québec
PAMQ Programme d’aide aux médecins du Québec
PED Practice Enhancement Division
PIC Professional Inspection Committee
PREM regional medical manpower plans
QMA Québec Medical Association
RAMQ Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec
RC rehabilitation centres
RC Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
RLS local services network
ROAE Organization and Management of Establishments Regulation
(Règlement sur l’organisation et l’administration des établissements)
RUIS integrated university services network
SAAQ Société d’assurance automobile du Québec
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
SOI structured oral interview
STD sexually transmitted disease
WNV West Nile virus
VRE vancomycin-resistant enterococcus