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Newfoundland and Labrador Denturists Board

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 3 of the Denturists Act, 2005

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 must consist of: three persons elected from and by the denturists in accordance with the by-laws; and two persons appointed by the minister who are not denturists who represent the general public. A member of the board of directors of an association of denturists in the provinces is ineligible to be a director of the board. The board shall elect from among the elected members a chairperson and a registrar for the term set by the by-laws. The board will elect from among the elected members a chairperson and a registrar for the term set by 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:

  • Interest in health care
  • General understanding of/experience in professional self-regulation
  • 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 a minimum of hour and are held four to six times per year. Several hours in preparation for Board meetings is usually required.

Term:

A member may be elected for a term set by the by-laws which will not exceed three years and is eligible to be re-elected, but will not serve as a member for more than nine consecutive years. 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 but the time served by that member will not be counted.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
O'Keefe, Mr. Patrick MemberMinisterial2014-12-042017-12-03
Strong, Mr. Bruce MemberMinisterial2014-12-042017-12-03

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