The promotion of high standards of practice and continuing competency and quality improvement through continuing education; the administration of a registration program; and ensuring that the public interest is protected by the administration of a quality assurance program and a discipline process.
The board consists of: five directors elected from and by registered psychologists in accordance with the by-laws; two directors appointed by the minister who are not registered psychologists who represent public interest; and the registrar of the board appointed by the board who shall not have the right to vote. The board will elect from among the directors a chairperson who will chair 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 are usually held monthly and last between two and three hours. Board members may be expected to serve on a committee of the board but many of these (with the exception of the Complaints Authorization Committee) are ad hoc committees struck to serve a specific, time limited function. In addition, board members are expected to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting, educational sessions and strategic planning sessions.
A member of the council shall be elected or appointed for a term of 3 years and is eligible for re-election or re-appointment, but a member shall not serve on the council for a continuous period exceeding 9 years. Where the term of office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, that member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.
Where the term of office of a member of the council expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, the member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed.