To ensure that persons working in this health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.
The board shall consist of: a chairperson, vice-chairperson, treasurer and two other members elected from and by members in accordance with the by-laws; two members appointed by the minister who are not members and who are suitable to represent the public interest; and the appointed registrar who does not have a vote.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Members of this Board should be available to meet at least two to three times per year, plus any additional meetings and teleconferences as required.
A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of three years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person appointed by the Minister holds office for a period of 9 consecutive years the person is not eligible for appointment as a member 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 a member appointed by the Minister expires, he or she continues to be a member until reappointed or replaced.