Meaford council has asked staff to look for a clear outline of council's role in doctor recruitment.
In a motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Shirley Keaveney, she states that the topic re-emerged following questions at a public budget meeting in November.
Keaveney says despite Meaford being in a doctor crisis, that action hasn't been taken on behalf of council because it was unclear how council should approach the situation.
"We have never really taken action because we've never really known what to do," the Deputy Mayor states, "this motion is to ask staff for a report to help us understand what our role is."
Keaveney went on to say that although the role is not entirely council's that no one else is helping Meaford.
"The province isn't going to provide us with doctors and neither is Owen Sound," Keaveney says.
The motion received a unanimous yes and the report is expected in the new year.