To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry into practice.
The board consists of four persons elected from and by licensed hearing aid practitioners in accordance with the by-laws; and two persons appointed by the minister who are not hearing aid practitioners who are suitable to represent the public interest. The board must elect from among the members a chairperson and, from among the elected members, a registrar.
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 one hour and are held three to 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 an appointed person holds office for a period of nine consecutive years the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the board until the expiration of 12 months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member of the board. Where the term of office for an appointed member expires, he or she continues to be a member of the board until re-appointed or replaced.