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Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Disciplinary Panel


Health and Community Services


Subsection 14(4) of the Massage Therapists Act, 2005


No Remuneration


To hear complaints regarding licensed massage therapists.


The board shall appoint at least ten members of the college who are not directors, one of whom will be appointed to serve as chairperson, and the minister will appoint at least three persons who are not members of the college to represent the public interest.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed disciplinary panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board 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


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • General understanding of self-regulation
  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board/disciplinary panel 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 skills



Time Commitments:

Panel members meet twice a year for approximately 45-75 minutes. In addition to this, they are required if there is a disciplinary matter or upon the call of the Chair. A disciplinary matter will require approximately one week of dedicated time (hearing, deliberations and writing of the decision).


Of the persons first appointed to the panel, one half will be appointed for a term of two years and the remainder for a term of three years and all subsequent appointments of members of the panel will be for a term of three years. Panel members are eligible for reappointment.

Vacancy Profile:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists’ Board-Discipline Panel will be seeking to fill up to three positions to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest will be 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 committee is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Furneaux, Mr. AndrewMemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28
Murphy, Mr. David MemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28
Power, Ms. Kerri-LynnMemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28

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