To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.
The board consists of five directors elected from and by members in accordance with the by-laws; and two directors appointed by the minister who are not members and represent the public. The board elects from the directors a chairperson who chairs all meetings of the board.
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:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
Board meetings generally last 45-75 minutes and are held a minimum of four times per year. In addition, members are required to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting.
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 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 person appointed by the Minister expires, he or she continues to be a member of the council until re-appointed or replaced.