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Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Board


Health and Community Services


Section 3 of the Massage Therapists Act, 2005


No Remuneration


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.

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


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • General Understanding of self-regulation
  • 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 conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Coates, Ms. HeatherMemberMinisterial2015-10-292018-10-28

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