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Hearing Aid Practitioners Board

Department

Health and Community Services

Authority

Section 3 of the Hearing Aid Practitioners 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 into practice.

Structure:

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.

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 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 one hour and are held three to four times per year. In addition, members are required to attend the Board’s Annual General Meeting.

Term:

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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Butt, Ms. Barbara MemberMinisterial2014-06-262017-06-25
Rowe, Mr. Matthew MemberMinisterial2014-06-262017-06-25

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