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Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 5 of the Pharmacy Act, 2012

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.

Structure:

The Board shall consist of seven members registered and licensed under the Act, elected in accordance with the bylaws; two members appointed by the minister who are not pharmacists to represent the general public; two members appointed by the board who are not pharmacists to represent the public interest; the Dean of the School of Pharmacy of Memorial University; and a pharmacy technician elected from and by pharmacy technicians in accordance with the by-laws; and the registrar of the board appointed by the other members of the board in accordance with the by-laws.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise

Qualifications:

The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • General understanding of self-regulation
  • A willingness to become informed about the structure and resources of the regulatory entity
  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and skills
  • A commitment to attendance

Time Commitments:

Board meetings generally last five hours and are held a minimum of four per year. An additional two hours in preparation for Board meetings is usually required to review the meeting package. In addition, members are required to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting, any education sessions and strategic planning sessions.

Board members are expected to be a member of at least one of the committees of the Board. The committees of the Board generally meet a minimum of four times per year for a two hour meeting; depending upon the nature of the work, committees may meet more often.

Term:

A person appointed holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed holds office for a period of nine consecutive years, the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the council until the expiration of 12 months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member.

Where the term of office of a member of the Board expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, the member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.

Additional Information:

Members shall serve without remuneration but may be paid the amounts for travel and other expenses.

Vacancy Profile:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board is seeking to fill 2 positions to represent the public interest. 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)
Chaytor, Ms. Ruby MemberMinisterial2013-05-062016-05-06
Thompson, Ms. Gerri MemberMinisterial2013-09-192016-09-18

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