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Pharmaceutical Audit Review Committee

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 8 of the Pharmaceutical Services Regulations

Remuneration

Level II

Purpose:

To review and advise upon matters referred to it by the Minister.

Structure:

The review committee shall be composed of seven members: the Director of the Pharmaceutical Services Division; a physician of the Physician Services Division; the Manager of Program Policy and Professional Services at the Pharmaceutical Services Division; three pharmacists who are not employees of the Department appointed by the Minister; and a chartered professional accountant appointed by the Minister.

The Minister may consult with the Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board on the appointments to be made.

The Minister shall designate one of the members to be chairperson of the review committee.

Competency Profile:

The legislation is explicit and requires the following members:

  • The Director of the Pharmaceutical Services Division
  • A physician of the Physician Services Division
  • The Manager of Program Policy and Professional Services
  • Three pharmacists who are not employees of the Department
  • A chartered professional accountant

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • Currently registered with the NL Pharmacy Board (for pharmacist representatives)
  • Currently registered with the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants of NL (for accountant representative)
  • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical sector in the province
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)

Time Commitments:

The committee holds three/four full-day meetings per year. Additional meetings can be called by the Chair if there are specific reviews to be conducted.

Term:

Public members serve for a three year term and may be reappointed for a second term of three years. When a public member’s term has expired, that member may continue to be a member of the committee until replaced or reappointed.

Vacancy Profile:

The Pharmaceutical Audit Review Committee is seeking to fill the following positions:

  • Three pharmacists
  • One chartered public accountant

Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Alteen, Dr. Lawrence MemberMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12
Director of the Pharmaceutical Services Division, Health and Community ServicesMemberMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12
Fleming, Mr. Walter MemberMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12
Hunt, Mr. Corey MemberMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12
MacDonald, Ms. Kendra ChairMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12
MacIsaac, Ms. Joanna MemberMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12
Manager of Program and Professional Services, Pharmaceutical Services Division, Health and Community ServicesMemberMinisterial2013-02-132016-02-12

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