The role of Executive Management is to ensure administration of all the regional board’s activities and fulfilment of the regional board’s mission. It executes the decisions of the board of directors and provides the latter with the information relevant to such decisions. Its responsibilities are:
- to define the regional board’s mission;
- to ensure each department and each organization under the regional board’s authority fulfils its role;
- to ensure the protection of the users and promote their participation in the system;
- to support the institutions and sector partners in Nunavik in adapting the services to the needs of the 14 communities;
- to see to respect for the Act respecting access to information.
This department also has the role of ensuring the translation of publications in the three languages—Inuktitut, English and French—and ensuring that the services offered throughout the Nunavik network are available in those three languages.
Moreover, the department is also responsible for the communication service and the information systems.
The Regional Department of General Medicine (RDGM) was created in Nunavik in February 2006 and was officially recognized by the RAMQ and the FMOQ in June 2006. Its mandate is to provide recommendations for the regional board’s Executive Management relative to planning of medical manpower in general practice, formulate proposals and clinical projects and provide its opinion on the planning and provision of general medical services.
More specifically, the RDGM must provide recommendations for the regional board and ensure the execution of its decisions relative to:
- the regional medical manpower plan in general medicine;
- the medical services under programs taking priority;
- the list of specific medical activities.
Further, it must define, propose, apply and evaluate:
- the regional plan for organizing general medical services;
- the access network for general medical care which could include a network for integrated duty services.
The RDGM plays an essential role of rapprochement between the physicians of both Nunavik subregions and permits an understanding of the realities of members working in the field in order to identify their problems. Its composition is representative of the territory’s two subregions and the isolated practices in the points of service and the institutions.