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Dispensing Opticians Board


Health and Community Services


Section 4 of the Dispensing Opticians 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 shall consist of: 5 persons elected from and by dispensing opticians in accordance with the by-laws; and 2 persons appointed by the Minister, who are not dispensing opticians and are suitable to represent the public interest.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board 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:

  • Interest in health care
  • Previous board experience
  • Knowledge of the dispensing opticians profession
  • 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:

Members of this Board should be available to meet four times per year (meetings usually last 2-3 hours), plus any additional meetings and teleconferences as required.


A person appointed by the Minister holds office for a term of 3 years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where the term of office of a person appointed by the Minister expires, he or she may continue to be a member of the board until reappointed or replaced. Where a person appointed by the Minister holds office for a period of 9 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.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
LeDrew, Mr. RogerMemberMinisterial2018-09-072021-09-06
Power, Mr. ChristopherMemberMinisterial2018-09-072021-09-06

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